26 March 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Chaye Sarah Myers

Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New York, Gate 156/N, Block 89, Row 003L, Grave 6,
photographed 2 September 2008.
Here lies
Chaye Tsiril
daughter of Baruch Yisrael
Died 1st of Kislev 5687
May her soul be bound in the bonds eternal life
NOV. 17, 1926

My great great grandmother Chaye (known in the United States as Ida) Myers was born Chaye Tziril Kesselman in Labun, Russian Empire (today, Yurovshchina, Ukraine). She married David Malzmann in Europe and emigrated with him in 1913. [1]

Ida was buried within one of the two First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association (landsmanschaft) burial plots in Old Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New York.

This tombstone and her death certificate indicate advanced age, with an estimated year of birth of 1842. I believe, based on other records for Ida, that this birth estimate may be a bit early. [2]

1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 January 2009), manifest, Lapland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 27 January 1913, David and Chaie Maltzmann, citing National Archives Microfilm SerialT715; Microfilm Roll: 2007; Lines: 15 & 16; Page Number: 19.
2. More on that in another post.

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