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Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Jewish Cemetery

 
 
The Jewish Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
1. The Jewish Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The earliest known Jewish settler in the Alexandria-Pineville area was Henry Michael Hyams, whose name appears in the 1830 census. The earliest grave marker identifiable on this site tells that Augusta Bernstein, daughter of Samuel Bernstein, was buried here after her death on September 19, 1852. At least six other early burials were of victims of the 1853 yellow fever epidemic. The Hebrew Benevolent Association of Rapides, also known as Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim, was chartered October 2, 1859. First officers were Isaac Levy, president; Henry Greenwood, vice-president; Julius Levin, secretary; M. Steinfels, treasurer; and B. Weiss, M.L. Wagner and A. Sterne, directors. According to a re-recorded deed, land for this cemetery was sold to this association on January 15, 1861 by Bertha Mitchell Weinberg, Henry Klotz and Samuel Bernstein.
 
Erected by Jewish Welfare Federation of Central Louisiana.
 
Location. 31° 18.991′ N, 92° 26.391′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 165) north of Hardtner Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville LA 71360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
The Jewish Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
2. The Jewish Cemetery Marker
this marker. 300 Block Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 200 Block of Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Olivet Chapel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Olivet Cemetery and Chapel (about 500 feet away); Pineville #3 (about 500 feet away); Pineville #2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pineville #4 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pineville #1 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
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The Jewish Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
3. The Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish Cemetery entrance gate image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh
4. The Jewish Cemetery entrance gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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