Help requested - death certificate for an infant #general


Lisa Dashman <lisa.dashman@...>
 

Hello, Genners,
It has always been my understanding that a death certificate is needed in
order for a body to be transported to a cemetery. In fact, several
cemeteries have confirmed this fact. With that in mind, I have spent a lot
of time searching for a death certificate for the infant born to my
grandfather Isidor Gisser and his wife Dora. The family story is that the
child was stillborn, and that it and Dora died more or less together.

I have a copy of Dora's death certificate: she died 29 September 1918 at
Lebanon Hospital (Bronx, NY) of "Pneumonia of both lungs" and the
contributory cause of "Pregnancy and Labor." (Lebanon Hospital merged with
Bronx Hospital in 1962, and states they do not have records that old.) She
is buried at "Old" Mount Carmel Cemetery, as is my grandfather. So is the
infant (under the name Gesser), buried on 27 September 1918. The cemetery
has the location of the grave, but neither they nor the burial society
(Workmen's Circle) have any other records.

I have searched different ways online for a death certificate listing, and
have tried to reach the NYS Health Dept. for information. I would welcome
your help on how to find this death certificate.

Thank you in advance!

Best regards,
Lisa Dashman
Croton, NY

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