Seeking tombstone translation for Meyer Siegel #translation #usa

Mary D. Taffet


I would like to get a translation of the text on the tombstone of Meyer
Siegel; a photo of the tombstone is included here.  I'm hoping that the
text is clear enough on the image to be able to read it. This isn't a
great photo, but it's the only one I have.

Meyer Siegel died February 20, 1915 in New York City (Manhattan borough)
and is buried at Mt. Zion.  He was born about 1850 in Bialystok, Grodno,
Russia.  I don't have a lot of information about him, other than the
fact that he was very religious and spent so much time away from his
family that his son chose to go the opposite route and have very little
to do with the synagogue.

The surname was changed to Siegel after they came to the US, sometime
prior to 1900.  The original surname was something like Saminowitch,
Saminowitz, Saminovitz, Simonowitz, Zerminowitch, Zeiminowitch, etc.,
all of which have appeared in various records. According to his death
certificate, his parents were Nehemiah Saminowitz and Sarah Lebin.

-- Thank you,
     Mary D. Taffet
     Syracuse, NY  USA

Yitschok Margareten

Here lies
A straightforward man who went with integrity
Fearful of God he was all his days
In God's Torah he toiled all his times
And with his whole heart he kept all his commandments
His soul will shelter in the shadow of God forever
And he will rest and raise for his destiny at the end of days
Reb Meyer Yosef son of Reb Nechemya the Levit Segal
Died six days of the month Adar 
Year 5675
May his soul be bound in the bond of everlasting life
Yitschok Margareten

Dubin, David M. MD

A poem in the form AABBCCDD...

H(ere) L(ies)
An upright man, who walked righteously
He feared God all his days
He studied God's Torah at all times
And kept His commandments with his whole heart
His soul will rest with the Eternal One forever
He will rest and rise to receive his reward at the end of days
Mr Meir Josef son of Mr. Nehemiah the Levite SEGAL
Died six days in the m(onth of) Adar
In the year 675 by the short count (ie, 5675 = 1915)
May his soul be bound in the bonds of (everlasting) life (a boilerplate abbrev.)

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ