Help reading Hebrew gravestone - ViewMate #8115 #austria-czech


Bob Lenk
 

I have posted to ViewMate a photograph of a Hebrew gravestone. It is in
Mikulov (Nikolsburg), Moravia. I can read pieces. I have more photos,
including single photos of words. They are large (mostly .5 - 1.5Mb
each) which I can send if they will help.

The URL of the Viewmate posting is:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8115

The name of the deceased is Loeb Pollak, in lines 5-6. He is probably
my g-g-g-grandfather. The year is in the 3rd line.

I am especially interested in getting the father's entire name and the
entire date, though I am interested in the entire text.

This is a diagram of the words on the gravestone, along with my best
guesses of their letters. The number of question marks shows my degree
of uncertainty. In the right column is any guess I have about the
entire word. The words designated T1 and T2 are not in this photo.

T2 T1

3 2 1
7 6 5 4
11 10 9 8
17 16 15 14 13 12
23 22 21 20 19 18
29 28 27 26 25 24
33 32 31 30
34

T1 lamed shin mem yud mem-sofit l'shamayim
T2 yud tzade aleph bet shin kuf

Line 1:
1 bet(tzade)? yud?(vav?) vav (mem-sofit?) b'yom?
2 resh(aleph???) shin vav?(yud?) nun-sofit rishon?
3 ?? ?? gimmel ?? pey nun ??
Line 2:
4 shin?(vav aleph)? lamed
5 ayin?? mem?? ?? ?? lamed?
6 lamed lamed kaf? (bet?) resh???
7 bet? kaf? samech? vav? chav-sofit?
Line 3:
8 lamed mem? ? ? ? ?
9 bet? shin nun? tav? b'shenat
10 tav? resh/kuf? tet/mem [year] 5609,5640,5509 or 5540
(1849,1880,1749 or 1780)
11 lamed pey kuf <year without thousands>
Line 4:
12 aleph yud? shin
13 yud?? shin? lamed??
14 ?? yud?? tzade?? lamed??
15 nun? chet? nun? kuf? (or hay? chet??) choked??
16 mem ayin (or yud gimmel)
yud (or vav) ayin (???) dying??
17 kaf? peh yud?
Line 5:
18 ayin? ?? ?? mem-sofit?
19 mem? vav? ?? ??
20 hey?? ??
21 tav? nun? ayin? lamed? kuf(or hey)? one whose
spirit went up ??
22 samech?? hey?? dalet????
23 lamed yud bet Loeb
Line 6:
24 bet nun-sofit ben
25 hay? (or resh)? mem ayin? (or nun yud)? ??
26 lamed? ?? ??
27 aleph yud tzade kuf Aitzak/Itzak
28 pey aleph lamed lamed alph kuf Pollak
29 zayin lamed z"l
Line 7:
30 yud shin kaf? bet?
31 bet? shin?(mem?) lamed vav kaf?(mem-sofit??) b'shalom??
32 yud? ??? shin nun-sofit
33 b'shalom b'shalom
Line 8:
34 Tav nun tzade bet hey abbreviation
May his soul be bound up in
the bond of eternal life

Thank you for any help.

Bob Lenk
Greeley, Colorado, USA

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