Przedbórz burial societies

Landsmanshaftn were organizations started by Jewish immigrants as a multi-purpose fraternal organization, health insurance, death benefits, and aid society. There were two New York landsmanshaftn for Przedbórz, the First Przedborzer Benevolent Association and the Independent Przedborzer Friends Society. The former has sections at three cemeteries in New York, at Floral Park, Montefiore (Block 53 Gate 469/E), and Union Field (Block 72). The latter has one at Beth David Elmont (Section G Block 7).

The First Przedborzer Benevolent Association was the first port of call for many newly arrived immigrants from Przedbórz.

Unfortunately, the paperwork for these organizations has not yet been donated to YIVO (and if anyone reading this has stumbled onto their archives or knows anything about these landsmanshafn, please contact me), so there isn’t a lot of information currently available about them.

The only notable mention of the groups was that the Przedborzer Friends Society got into some hot water in recent years when Eric Bennett, the current president of the society, was found to be selling burial plots in the classifieds of the Jewish Forward (rather than to members of the now-defunct society).

One thing I’ve been able to dig up is a listing of the burials for the First Przedborzer Benevolent Association at Montefiore Cemetery, and a map of the burial plot for the First Przedborzer Benevolent Association at Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, New York. These lists may help you find additional relatives from Przedbórz that you might not be aware of. I was researching Goldberg relatives buried at Union Field when I saw there was another Goldberg in the Przedbórz section that I wasn’t familiar with, and I believe he’s a distant cousin. I’ll post about it once I prove it.

The First Przedborzer Benevolent Association section at Union Field Cemetery.

First Pzedborzer Benevolent Association at Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, New York burial plot

NameDeathRowGrave
Moses Rosenzweig
Row 1, left1
Rachel Rosenzweig3/1/64Row 1, left2
Frimmet Freilich
Row 1, left3
Kate Rosenbloom
Row 1, left4
Beckie Makofsky
Row 1, left5
Celia Gross5/13/25Row 1, left6
Lena Kaufman
Row 1, left7
Sarah Goldberg
Row 1, left8
Helen Harris
Row 1, left9
Witte Stein
Row 1, left10
Lilly Ryshpan
Row 1, left11
Rachel Weinbloom
Row 1, left12
Mary Kirman
Row 1, left13
Bertha Goldring
Row 1, left14
Rachel Dolinsky
Row 1, left15
Lena Ellentuch
Row 1, left16
Leah Ryshpan11/2/41Row 1, left17
Sarah Zymler
Row 1, left18
Fanny Kaufman3/14/46Row 1, left19
Anna Zacharias5/28/52Row 1, left20
Devorah Meshenberg8/17/53Row 1, left21
Rebecca Ryshpan1/4/54Row 1, left22
Sylvia Wenglinsky4/26/54Row 1, left23
Rose Gross2/3/84Row 1, left24
Philip Gross8/4/54Row 1, left25
Frieda Rosenzweig3/31/56Row 2, left (side)1
Esther Bukowsky4/28/63Row 2, left (side)2
Katie Wivietsky12/29/57Row 2, left9
Anna Kaufman10/7/59Row 2, left10
Freida Ryshpan8/4/62Row 2, left11
Esther Milchman6/24/55Row 2, left12
Anna Friedman2/11/61Row 2, left13
Pauline Kreisler Jacobson4/4/68Row 2, left14
Aita Rooal5/2/67Row 2, left15
Rebecca Weinberg6/29/72Row 2, left16
Gertrude Miller5/21/73Row 2, left17
Fannie Linsky3/17/77Row 2, left18
empty
Row 2, left19
Anna Melz2/4/90Row 2, left20
Sophie Wicentowsky8/13/74Row 2, left21
Paula Gelbtrunk
Row 2, left22
Shaye Bukofsky10/19/52Row 2, right1
Henry Weinbloom7/15/53Row 2, right2
Abraham Rosenzweig12/6/68Row 2, right3
Moses Ryshpan6/3/56Row 2, right4
Isaac Ryshpan2/25/57Row 2, right5
Harry Zacharias10/3/57Row 2, right6
Pincus Ryshpan11/17/57Row 2, right7
Max Ellentuck3/16/64Row 2, right8
Rose Ryshpan12/23/67Row 2, right9
Nathan Ryshpan1/2/73Row 2, right10
Irving Miller12/27/77Row 2, right11
Morris Gelbtrunk
Row 2, right12
Jacob Kaufman3/7/82Row 2, right13
blank
Row 2, right14
Sol Linksky8/14/89Row 2, right15
Jack Finkel11/7/93Row 2, right16
Betty Finkel8/12/2001Row 2, right17
Harvey FinkelreservedRow 2, right18
Ann FinkelreservedRow 2, right19
Edna Bregman, child
Row 2, side1
Sylvie Jacobs
Row 2, side2
Roslyn Jacobs, child
Row 2, side3
Samuel Skdorka, child
Row 2, side4
Emanuel Wicentowsky
Row 2, side5
Rachel Plachinsky
Row 2, side6
Arnold Milchman
Row 2, side7
Moses Stein
Row 1, right1
Daniel Guterman
Row 1, right2
Jacob Goldring
Row 1, right3
Saul Dotter
Row 1, right4
Cheser Shalkow
Row 1, right5
Jacob Harris
Row 1, right6
Solomon Fishman
Row 1, right7
Isaac Rosenzweig
Row 1, right8
Max Gross
Row 1, right9
Aaron Weinberg
Row 1, right10
Harry Friedman
Row 1, right11
Jacob Kirman
Row 1, right12
Sam Dolinsky
Row 1, right13
Philip Wivietsky
Row 1, right14
Sam Kaufman
Row 1, right15
Harry Zymler
Row 1, right16
Max Miller
Row 1, right17
Afraim Goldberg
Row 1, right18
David Wenglinsky
Row 1, right19
Paul Miller
Row 1, right20
Emmanuel Goldberg
Row 1, right21
Sam Rodal1/15/45Row 1, right22
Morris Rosenblum10/8/49Row 1, right23
Abraham Wicentowsky3/14/50Row 1, right24
Harry Meshenberg7/23/53Row 1, right25

Note that this map structure and layout is the society’s construction, not my own, and the numbering is not entirely logical based on where the headstones are located.

The section for the First Przedborzer Benevolent Association at Union Field has been pretty well cataloged on jewishdata.com, so if you are looking for a photograph of a specific headstone, check there.

First Pzedborzer Benevolent Association at Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield Gardens, Queens, burial plot

First NameLast NameAgeDate of DeathGate & BlockRow & Grave
HelenAlexander943/20/2012469/E-533R-3
SolAlexander05/16/2003469/E-533R-4
WilliamAlexander603/3/2014469/E-534R-5
HelenAppelbaum6211/30/1973469/E-532R-9
HenryAppelbaum535/28/1958469/E-532R-6
CharlesBrooks8211/16/1993469/E-535L-9
RoseBrooks636/18/1980469/E-535L-10
FannyChinsky836/20/1959469/E-534L-3
JosephChinsky5712/29/1930469/E-534R-2
BettyDavner871/30/1988469/E-536L-6
HarryDavner7310/11/1967469/E-536L-5
LouisDavner7712/17/1978469/E-535L-5
SylviaDavner8810/4/1993469/E-535L-4
GussieDenova524/23/1954469/E-534L-8
JackDenova579/4/1961469/E-532L-3
AnnDykman794/9/1996469/E-535R-9
TammyDykman427/31/1989469/E-535R-10
GussieEmansky422/27/1990469/E-536L-8
SidneyEmansky841/22/1989469/E-536L-7
JosephFinkel349/3/1944469/E-533R-3
SabinaFinkelstein879/19/2010469/E-536L-3
JosephFlat485/26/1965469/E-536L-4
IrvingGarfinkel925/12/2012469/E-534R-7
MollieGarfinkel513/16/1973469/E-534R-8
HenryGershon (Gershonowitz)7510/17/1999469/E-535L-6
ShirleyGershon (Gershonowitz)748/17/2000469/E-535L-7
BennyGershonowitz529/30/1969469/E-536R-4
MaryGershonowitz8811/2/2012469/E-536R-3
ChaimGersznowicz742/12/1984469/E-535R-8
SaraGersznowicz994/26/2015469/E-535R-7
GoldieGlantz803/12/1956469/E-534L-7
KatieGlantz689/3/1956469/E-534L-6
Fanny I.Goldberg5511/14/1971469/E-534R-2
SylviaGoldstein711/9/1991469/E-532L-10
DavidJacobs704/24/1938469/E-534L-4
EstherJacobs821/1/1900469/E-534L-3
MaxKaiser792/21/1982469/E-53014L-5
PaulineKaufman566/18/1971469/E-533R-9
SolKaufman728/19/1983469/E-533R-10
FannyKlein525/10/1957469/E-533L-5
FriedaLevitz823/9/1948469/E-533L-4
HarrisLevy811/1/1900469/E-534L-10
MaxLevy536/6/1940469/E-532R-1
YettaLevy763/30/1937469/E-534L-9
AnnaLichtenstein656/3/1951469/E-533L-7
SamuelLichtenstein8611/5/1971469/E-532L-6
AbrahamLisaband691/14/1967469/E-536R-1
AbrahamLoberstein891/17/1981469/E-535R-5
ClaraLoberstein847/4/1986469/E-535L-8
WalterLoberstein714/11/1984469/E-535R-6
RachelMargolis289/19/1924469/E-534L-1
EdithMiedzinski9311/7/2017469/E-535R-2
NathanMiedzinski6611/25/1978469/E-535R-3
MiltonMoshlak5411/25/1977469/E-536R-6
MollieMoshlak5112/27/1951469/E-534L-2
NathanMoshlak691/4/1957469/E-535L-2
RuthMoshlak843/21/2010469/E-536R-5
CharlesMoshlok42/16/1931469/E-531R-1
MotilPilchik2812/8/1935469/E-533L-1
BerthaRitchie832/14/1960469/E-534L-4
FlorenceRosenbloom823/9/1972469/E-534L-7
AnnaRosenblum7112/30/1978469/E-534L-6
Fred JeffreyRosenblum268/30/1971469/E-534L-10
LillianRosenblum604/12/1973469/E-534L-9
SamuelRosenblum7912/27/1979469/E-534L-8
Alexander B.Rosenzweig554/30/1956469/E-533L-9
FannieRyshpan9812/5/1999469/E-536R-8
PhyllisRyshpan588/29/1992469/E-532R-10
SolomonRyshpan752/28/1982469/E-536R-7
EmanuelSaland6110/9/1973469/E-534R-9
Abraham F.Schmulewitz886/2/1952469/E-533L-5
BlancheSchwartz231/1/1900469/E-534L-2
BlancheSchwartz2310/5/1931469/E-534L-2
ChajaSchwartz967/9/1999469/E-531R-5
HymanSchwartz959/22/1994469/E-531R-4
RoseSchwartz585/1/1939469/E-533L-3
SolomonShtecher891/4/1970469/E-532L-8
SamSiegel491/11/1950469/E-532R-5
SamuelSpeshinsky718/26/1941469/E-533R-2
IdaSpishinsky6311/20/1936469/E-533L-2
AnnetteStenzler748/10/1997469/E-536L-2
IrvingStenzler891/11/1993469/E-536L-1
Sylvia WeinmanUsher934/19/2011469/E-533R-8
LouisWeinberg7110/1/1947469/E-533R-4
SamuelWeinman595/1/1968469/E-533R-7
SamuelWeinrit651/1/1900469/E-534R-1
EttaWeisfuse747/13/1966469/E-533R-5
GeorgeWeisfuse938/8/2012469/E-534R-4
JacobWeisfuse825/21/1983469/E-533R-6
LouisWeisfuse5311/25/1968469/E-534R-6
LucilleWeisfuse9810/19/2020469/E-534R-3
LenaWillinger679/18/1960469/E-532R-8
MorrisWillinger905/30/1983469/E-532R-7
LeahWishinsky812/18/1986469/E-535L-1
SamWishinsky722/17/1972469/E-534L-1

2 thoughts on “Przedbórz burial societies

  1. I am looking for officers of First Przedborzer Benevolent Association.
    Does the association still exist? Can you help me?
    Thanks

    1. Unfortunately I don’t know; I am looking for the same information myself! Please do let me know if you find out anything.

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