07 January 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Louis Liebross

Here lies
Eliezer son of Maneh haLevi
 Died 28 Sivan 5695
Died June 29, 1935
A beloved husband and devoted father

Louis Liebross, my great grandfather on my mother's mother's side of the family, is buried in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Queens, New York (Workman's Circle block, Section J, Line 1, Grave 8) next to his wife Bertha Wenkert Liebross. I recorded the Liebross family graves in the cemetery in September 2008. 

Leizer Liebross was born about 1863.[1] He lived in Radauti, Romania (then Radautz, Austrian Empire) before emigrating.[2]

The New York Times ran the following death notice on June 30, 1935: 
LIEBROSS - Louis, beloved husband of Bertha Liebross, June 29. Services at Flatbush Memorial Chapel. 1,283 Coney Island Av., Sunday, June 30, at 12:15.
1. Kings County, New York, Certificate of Death no. 14091 (29 June 1935), Louis Liebross, New York City Municipal Archives, New York.

2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 Sep 2009), manifest, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Bremen to New York, arriving 23 Dec 1897, list 805, line 0004, Leiser Lebros, citing National Archives Microfilm Serial T715.


  1. Emily,
    Just curious, how high is the monument? From this pic I don't have a perspective on the size.
    my great grandparents
    diana liebross steinman

    1. Good question. I believe it's probably about 5 feet tall - but don't quote me on that!

      One think I neglected to mention in this summary of the information on the stone is that Maneh is often a shortened form of Emanuel. You grandfather's stone does not have a Hebrew name on it, but I would hazard a guess that he was named after Louis' father Maneh.

    2. Thank you for the additional information. Max Liebross was the first son, and naming him after Maneh, seems correct. Max is still a mystery to me... but I am not doing the research yet. I am working hard at finding employment. Thanks again for the great blog with perfect citations.... a blog any librarian would love.

  2. Don't know if the citations are perfect - they're definitely time-consuming! Glad you appreciate them. And Max is definitely a mystery. Our black sheep.


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