I am seeking information on the history of the Cremieux Benevolent
Society in New York which operated >from about 1851 to 1938. My
ancestors named MEHRINGER are buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery in
graves owned by the Cremieux Benevolent Society. Any background
information on the Society would be appreciated.
Alice Wolfteich Atlantic Beach, New York firstname.lastname@example.org
MOD NOTE: The Cypress Hills area is on the border of Brooklyn and Queens
and is served by the "Jackie Robinson Parkway" aka Interboro Parkway.
A number of Jewish cemeteries are located there including the one mentioned
above. Others include Union Field Cemetery which was founded by Cong. Rodeph
Shalom, one of the major Reform Jewish congregations in New York.
It is difficult to reach this area using public transportation. 2006 Conference
organizers might be encouraged organize group trips to this area. Otherwise,
GerSIG can help setting up car pools. I'm a frequent visitor to Union Field
Cemetery and can testify to both the large number of German Jewish family plots
there and also the difficulty involved in getting there. John Lowens - MOD 1