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Beth El Cemetery
Bessemer, Alabama
Photo by Lynn Franklin

You can learn more about the community of Jews in Bessemer by reading A Shtetl Grew in Bessemer by Terry Barr (Southern Jewish History, Volume 3, 2000). There is a close historical connection between this cemetery and community and the larger Jewish community in nearby Birmingham, AL.

Beth El Cemetery
Hueytown
19th Street at 26th Avenue
Bessemer, AL
Plaque
Synagogue
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Barr Dave Nov. 20, 1889 July. 3, 1969 . . . .
Barr Jennie 1877 1942 . . . .
Barr Lizzie Wangenheim June. 6, 1862 Nov. 22, 1922 Wife of Max Barr . . .
Barr Martin 1874 1941 . . . .
Barr Mary Cotton 1886 1948 . . Hebrew .
Barr Max 1863 1938 . . . .
Berzin Nathan Apr. 15, 1900 Sept. 24, 1907 . . . .
Bloom Robert Feb. 21, 1882 May. 17, 1952 His love will never leave us . . .
Bonfield Fannie 1859 1925 . . . .
Boshwitz Ben Feb. 2, 1975 Oct. 10, 1932 . . . .
Boshwitz Otelia S. Aug. 30, 1845 June. 4, 1933 Mother . . .
Cherner Bennett Lee Nov. 5, 1936 Aug. 27, 1972 Now cracks a noble heart Good night sweet prince Hebrew .
Cherner Hirsch 1879 1944 Beloved Father . Hebrew .
Cherner Rebecca 1881 1917 Beloved Mother . Hebrew .
Damsker Helen R. Dec. 1, 1896 Mar. 12, 1982 . . . .
Damsker Louis Oct. 25, 1889 Jan. 27, 1983 World War I . . .
Erlick Estelle Horwitz Oct. 6, 1865 Nov. 18, 1910 . . . .
Erlick Ethel Feb. 6, 1876 Jan. 4, 1939 . . . .
Erlick Infant Son . June. 9, 1905 Infant Son of Rose & Philip Erlick . . .
Erlick Nathan May. 16, 1902 Mar. 30, 1934 . . . .
Erlick Philip L. 1877 1929 . . . .
Erlick Samuel Aug. 5, 1866 May. 6, 1953 . . . .
Forst Anna L. Feb. 22, 1869 Mar. 10, 1955 . . . .
Forst Louis July. 27, 1870 Sept. 25, 1927 . . . .
Forst Matilda July. 12, 1846 Oct. 4, 1913 Wife of A. Forst. . . .
Furst Fannie Cherner Apr. 21, 1908 Jan. 3, 1991 . . . .
Gans Herman 1869 1943 . . . .
Goldberg Herman Apr. 18, 1863 Feb. 3, 1921 . . . .
Goldberg Ray. B. Oct. 6, 1867 Dec. 31, 1962 . . . .
Green Arthur Jan. 28, 1895 Dec. 1, 1946 Alabama 2 Lieut Field Artillery World War I . .
Green Beatrice Katz Aug. 27, 1901 Nov. 26, 1990 . . . .
Green Henry Nov. 1896 June. 1960 . . . .
Green Jacob Apr. 15, 1871 July. 11, 1919 . . . .
Green Jacob David Aug. 29, 1921 May. 17, 1923 . . . .
Green Marion Nov. 21, 1902 Mar. 11, 1905 . . . .
Green Mary R. Apr. 20, 1887 Sept. 21, 1960 . . . .
Green Morris W. Aug. 20, 1884 Feb. 13, 1969 . . . .
Green Nathan Dec. 15, 1893 Mar. 27, 1964 . . . .
Green Rosa Apr. 1870 June. 1953 . . . .
Hunter Sallye B. Mar. 24, 1878 Dec. 29, 1969 Daughter . . .
Jospin David July. 1889 Oct. 7, 1973 . . . .
Jospin Rachel S. Oct. 14, 1898 Apr. 13, 1974 . . . .
Kartus Esther Jan. 8, 1896 July. 11, 1989 . . . .
Kartus Harry Dec. 3, 1895 June. 10, 1966 . . . .
Katz Anna 1875 1956 Beloved Mother . . .
Kirk Yetta Barr June. 30, 1897 Apr. 27, 1949 One worthy of remembrance . . .
Landau Sybil Green Dec. 27, 1914 June. 8, 2005 . . . .
Landau William Irving Nov. 25, 1909 June. 21, 1977 US Army . . .
Lazarus David Feb. 3, 1826 Apr. 21, 1912 . . . .
Lazarus Hannah Oct. 26, 1827 Apr. 12, 1904 Wife of David Lazarus . . .
Lefkovits Dottie Friedberger 1879 1941 . . . .
Lefkovits Flora B. Apr. 19, 1870 Nov. 5, 1932 . . . .
Lefkovits Ida K. Apr. 5, 1892 Oct. 23, 1981 . . . .
Lefkovits John Alan June. 3, 1925 Sept. 13, 1961 . . . .
Lefkovits Max 1872 1959 . . . .
Lefkovits Norman L. Sept. 27, 1891 June. 1, 1966 . . . .
Lefkovits Norman L. Sept. 13, 1909 Nov. 6, 1996 Tec 5 US Army World War II . .
Lefkovits Rebecca Krentzman Mar. 26, 1894 Sept. 4, 1961 . . . .
Lefkovits Samuel Sept. 14, 1861 Oct. 17, 1948 . . . .
Lefkovits William Feb. 28, 1884 July. 13, 1960 . . . .
Lesser Harriette Barr Sept. 7, 1916 Nov. 22, 1922 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. M. G. Lesser . . .
Lesser Monroe G. 1886 1934 Husband . . .
Levy Minette June. 15, 1839 July. 2, 1906 Born in Minversheim Alsace Died in Bessemer Ala. . .
Marks Isaac Oct. 29, 1888 May. 31, 1952 . . . .
Marks Rachel Dec. 15, 1859 Jan. 26, 1914 Wife of J. Marks Footstone . .
Newberg Harry Apr. 14, 1894 Feb. 26, 1934 . . . .
Panetz Samuel Dec. 22, 1905 Dec. 27, 1905 . . . .
Schaffer Sheldon Apr. 4, 1923 Apr. 13, 2006 . . . .
Seal Maxine G. Oct. 3, 1901 Mar. 9, 1983 . . . .
Seal Roland Apr. 1, 1901 Oct. 16, 1985 . . Hebrew .
Seigel Maurice A. Mar. 23, 1916 Feb. 18, 1923 Son of A. L. & Lena Seigel . . .
Shapins Etta 1894 1948 . . Hebrew .
Siegel Sigmond July. 7, 1905 Sept. 29, 1909 Son of Sam & Dora Siegel . Hebrew .
Spivak David Mar. 15, 1869 July. 12, 1949 . . . .
Spivak Freida Aug. 15, 1870 Mar. 19, 1957 . . . .
Starkopf Milton Bernard Mar. 25, 1915 May. 30, 2001 . . . .
Starkopf Wynelle Upton July. 3, 1921 Mar. 28, 2008 . . . .
Stein Bessie May. 1, 1864 Nov. 15, 1922 Mother . . .
Stein Jacob Nov. 8, 1889 Jan. 15, 1918 Alabama Captain 114th Engineers 39 Div. H .
Stein Miriam Sept. 11, 1900 Apr. 28, 1970 . . . .
Stein Robert Alan June. 25, 1896 Feb. 7, 1964 . . . .
Stein Sam'l. Dec. 25, 1859 Jan. 27, 1932 Father . . .
Wittenstein Anna 1878 1858 . . . .
Wittenstein Fannie Apr. 18, 1901 Nov. 8, 1982 Beloved Mother and Grandmother . Hebrew .
Wittenstein Fay G. Aug. 5, 1907 Sept. 6, 1980 . . Hebrew .
Wittenstein Harry 1905 1964 . . Hebrew .
Wittenstein Morris May. 13, 1912 Mar. 20, 1975 . . Hebrew .
Wittenstein Nathan Mar. 13, 1919 Oct. 12, 2005 US Army World War II . Hebrew .
Wittenstein Yetta Sept. 12, 1921 July. 7, 1991 . . H .
Wittenstein ? Hannah . . Bat Yehuda Le'ev . Hebrew .
Wittenstein ? Hebrew . . 4136/4137 . Hebrew .
Wittenstein ? Hebrew . . 4145 . Hebrew .
Zinaman David Ivan Mar. 19, 1961 Mar. 21, 1961 . . . .


Entrance Gate
Beth El Cemetery
Bessemer, Alabama
Photo by Lynn Franklin