Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
I had many replies to my inquiry, and not a few urgings to persevere and
contact Mt. Hebron again. Thank you all for your suggestions and
encouragement! I did so today, and indeed the fellow I sought is there;
the surname was misspelled in their database.
One question answered, though, frequently spawns one or more new
questions. So, not only do I have the exact location of the grave, I
also have the name of the landsmanschaft associated with the burial.
The cemetery spelling given to me was First *Kristinopoler K.U.V.* In
"googling" the operative term, I also found that either one or both of
the "I's" were also rendered as "Y's." I also learned that the AJHS has
a collection of NY County incorporations which includes the Independent
First Krystynopoler Sick and Benevolent Assn. And YIVO has in their
landsmanschaft collection information on the First Krystonopoler Sick
and Benevolent Society. I assume these are all one and the same
A translation on JewishGen >from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin suggests that
there may be an association with the town of Lwow. This would make
eminent sense, as the wife of the deceased was >from Lwow.
So, my new question is, can anyone provide more specific information
about this society? I ask, because I am in California and the locations
mentioned above that have information are in NY.
San Diego, CA