02 April 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: David Myers

Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New York, Gate 156/N, Block 89, Row 003L, Grave 7,
photographed 2 September 2008.
Here lies
Our beloved father
David son of Yisrael
Died 17 Adar Bet 5689
May his soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life
MARCH 29, 1929

My great great grandfather David Myers was born David Malzmann in Labun, Russian Empire (today, Yurovshchina, Ukraine). He married Chaye Tsiril Kesselman in Europe. They had six children who lived to adulthood. David and Chaye (who was later called Ida) and all their children emigrated to the United States and resided in New York City. David and Chaye emigrated in 1913. [1]  

David 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 his death certificate indicate advanced  age, with an estimated year of birth of 1832. I believe, based on other records for David, 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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