JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cohn/Kohn family Poland-New York and New Jersey #general

Ira Leviton

Dear Cousins,

F. Iwaniski is looking for the Kohn/Cohn family >from New Jersey, and mentioned that
Laibush Cohn died around 1968 to 1970 in Queens, New York. Bernard, Murry and Eli
were the names of his sons.

Obviously, the surnames Kohn and Cohn are too common to easily track except when
paried with very unusual first names, which may not be the case here.

The easiest thing to do first is check the on-line databases for Mount Ararat,
Mount Zion, Mount Hebron, Mount Carmel, Mount Lebanon, Mount Judah, Montefiore, and
New Montefiore Cemeteries, and also JOWBR. If he finds Laibush, the cemetery
should be able to provide some information about the next of kin, including where
they lived, which should help narrow things down even though it's old information.
(I concede that it also may depend on the mood of the person who answers the phone
in the cemetery office.) With a little luck, like annual care payments to maintain
the grave, the cemetery will have more recent information, but 40 years later, his
sons may have also died and the process may have to be repeated in some form.

If Laibush is not in an on-line listing and Iwaniski lives in the New York City
area, he can obtain the date of death and the death certificate number >from the
N.Y.C. death indices in room 103 of the main branch of New York Public Library (if
not, maybe somebody can check for him?), and then obtain the death certificate from
the N.Y.C. Department of Health. It will have the cemetery name.


Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.

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