HALLETTSVILLE, LAVACA COUNTY, TEXAS
The following was taken from Jewish Cemeteries, La Grange, Columbus, Hallettsville, copyrighted 1999, with the permission of the author, Norman C. Krischke.
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Hallettsville was, according to tombstone inscriptions, established in 1873 upon burial of Lena August. The cemetery is located on South Dowling Avenue between Church and Crawford Streets. It is situated between the Eason Building and the Church of God encampment building. It is enclosed with a 40'6" X 41' chain-link fence with 15 Hackberry trees on the fence line. At one time the cemetery was enclosed with a cast-iron fence; a part of which, 8 feet, remains in the northwest corner. There are several unmarked graves in this cemetery.
Photos courtesy of Norma Casey.
See photos of individual markers at the Old Jewish Cemetery at the Texas Tombston Project.
Name Birth Death Notes August, Lena 25 Aug 1864 25 May 1873 Aged 8 yrs, 9 mos. August, Judith Henrietta 31 Oct 1838 29 Nov 1877 G., R. Small footstone used as a headstone Green, Rosalie 10 Feb 1848 14 Apr 1886 Born in Erlenbach, Bavaria, died in Hallettsville, Tex. Joseph, Marie 5 Jul 1887 Kahn, Arthur Joseph 8 Spr 1887 20 Aug 1888 Kauffman, Seligman 11 Nov 1823 20 Jul 1883 Born in Galveston, Tex., died in Hallettsville, Tex. Rice, Abraham 7 Dec 1887 9 Feb 1888 Aged 2 mos, 2 days, son of L. & C. Rice S., S. Footstone. Hebrew inscription. Samusch, Janette 8 Sep 1872 4 Oct 1883 Schwartz, _____ 27 Oct 1868 24 Aug 1876 "May her soul rest in peace"; stone broken, part with first name not found Schwartz, Fanny 1841 2 Jul 1884 Wife of B. Schwartz. Born in Ernebach, Wurtemburg, Germany, died in Hallettsville, Tex. at age 43 years Schwartz, Isaac 16 Aug 1836 20 Dec 1885 Born in Busenburg, died in Schulenburg, Tex. in his 49th year Schwartz, Lehman 1849 1884 Schwartz, Sarah 1815 1887 Wife of Moses Schwartz
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