"Rochelle Gershenow" <rpgersh@...> wrote
Sometimes the cemetery records are correct and the name on the stone isI seem to recall that we realised we made a mistake on the fact of whether
or not my grandmother's father was a Cohen on her tombstone when visited
her grave not so long ago.
People make mistakes and not for nothing is the expression "carved in stone"
used for something that is not easily changeable - not that it is correct.
One organisation that I used to work for, before its abolition recorded on
the exterior of its building carved or indented in the stone in large
characters, the history of the organisation and its predecessors in the
knowledge that it would be very difficult for a future owner to reinstate
the stonework to its original state.
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)