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Were there markings on Jewish headstones in the United Kingdom that identify who the stonecutters were? #unitedkingdom


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Hi all:
Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. I apologize for my possible error in assuming that adding the hashtag"#unitedkingdom" would automatically identify the location that my post refers to. I wish to pose my question again noting that the location is #united kingdom specifically. I must comment though that the topic has brought forth fascinating details that relate to other parts of our Jewish world! Perhaps the moderators would please assign an appropriate hashtag to cover these and future posts on this topic.

Many thanks to all.

Stay safe and well.

Best,
Jacquie

Jacqueline GRUSZECKI
Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Researching IUZIS and POPPEL/POPEL/POPIL
from Dorohoi,București,Herța & Panciu


Michael Hoffman
 

In London the stone cutters engrave their name usually on the front "Kerb Stone" I cannot comment on the graves in the cemeteries in other UK towns and cities.

Michael Hoffman

Borehamwood,
HERTS UK.  


Adele Lester
 

London stonecutters also indicate their names on side and occasionally back of stone.

Adele Lester


Madeleine Isenberg
 

To all,
I have been trying to learn more about Jewish stonemasons, to understand how they gained their skills and expertise.  Also, I want to know what kind of religious knowledge they might have needed, to ensure that inscriptions were appropriate.  I still haven't found enough information.

However, this website has some interesting observations as well as including names of some "monumental stonemasons: that you might find useful for London at least:
http://cemeteryscribes.com/blog/stonemasons-and-monumental-masons/

Best,
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching:  GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Lopuszna, Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, Trstene, and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania 
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Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.