Contacting Oheb Shalom Cemetery in New Jersey, USA #usa


David Ziants
 

Thank you everyone for all the responses on this thread.

I did put a photo request on findagrave, but a fellow researcher who lives close to the cemetery in NJ, USA reached out to me off list in response to this post (or possibly in response to my post on the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook), and after a few visits to this unfortunately neglected cemetery and with help of another neighbor of hers who is involved in the cemetery, she was able to locate and photograph the graves of Harry and Rose, and three of their children buried there. Although on gravestone of Harry and Rose we have the Hebrew dates of birth and passing, we do not have their Hebrew/Yiddish names with their patronymics. So I am unable to know Harry's father's name from this. On gravestone of daughter Dorothy, we have both Yiddish patronymic  הערשל (Hershel) for Harry and Hebrew matronymic רבקה (Rivka) for Rose. These are the names that also appear (in English letters) on some of the immigration documents, etc.

So, I uploaded the photos to finadagrave, and If anyone is interested, the link for Harry is:-

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196623054/harry-zients

(From there, there are links to the gravestone memorial pages of the three children whom I mentioned.)

I wish to add, that on what very much seems to be my third great-grandfather's gravestone in Bialystok (which resonates with my oral family history and also resonates that this is after whom my grandfather was named):-

https://sztetl.org.pl/en/towns/b/397-bialystok/115-memory-in-stone/7074-jewish-cemetery-in-wschodnia-street/93482-zajac

the transcription mentions (in Polish) that he was originally from Brisk (Brest), which resonates with the known family history of the ZIENTS family that is the focus of this thread.

So any further help in trying to find out who Harry ZIENTS' father was, would be welcome.

David
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David Ziants

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


Ellen
 

David,

I can't promise they will be able to help, but I'd suggest contacting an organization called Friends of New Jersey Cemeteries, Inc.  It is based about 30 minutes from Oheb Shalom, and someone in the group may know what the situation is or have a contact there.  I've found the organization to be very responsive, though I believe it is mostly run by volunteers, so you may not hear back right away.

Website:  https://friendsofjewishcemeteries.org/
Email contact:  FPMCJC@...

Best of luck!

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Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY

Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


dasw5@...
 

Have you tried to put the request on Find-A-Grave site? 

Dassy Wilen
dasw5@...


alan moskowitz
 

My suggestion is to send them a letter.  There is an address on the website.
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Alan Moskowitz


David Ziants
 

The contact phone number , with time slot on Wednesdays, is given at the following URL:-

https://www.countyoffice.org/oheb-sholom-cemetery-association-hillside-nj-da4/

(but as mentioned, they did not answer the phone during that time).

David

In addition to Bialystok, Narewka, Bielsk, I have some of my paternal ancestries from Lomza, Lodz, Warsaw and Bransk. Also, possibly Brest (Brisk) now Belarus.  


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David Ziants

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


David Ziants
 

I posted this almost a month ago on Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook, concerning contacting Oheb Shalom Cemetery in New Jersey, because their grave search engine has not been working:-

http://www.ohebshalomcemetery.org/services.php?term=

They give a phone number, and a two hour window on Wednesdays where they say that there will be someone in the office, and a kind lady in NJ tried to contact this number then, but no answer. Neither have they yet answered my emails or contact attempt through their web form.

Does anyone have any contacts in this cemetery - or know what the situation is? (It is understood that during the sukot festival they would not be have been available for non-emergencies but we are well after that now.)

My specific need is that I am trying to obtain a grave stone photo of:-
as well as other family members. Am especially interested to know who the father of Harry (maybe Hershel in Yiddish) was as I am trying to ascertain whether he (and his descendants) are my family.
 
Many thanks ahead.
David
Searching ZIANTS, ZENETSKI (became SCHLOSBERG and BLOOM), ISMACH (became DAVIDSON and OSMAN), FRIEDMAN, ALPERT from Bialystok, Narewka, Bielsk


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David Ziants

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel