Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Joseph Feinstein (1899-1901)

Hebrew Transcription:
Yosef son of Simcha Zelig
Died on the 11th of Elul, 5661 (August 26, 1901)

One of the sadder discoveries in family history research are those who died in infancy, usually from disease. In some branches of my family, more notably on my mother's side, records of these children were kept by the family. In other cases, knowledge of their existence wasn't passed down. If it weren't for the tombstones or the death certificates, they would be completely forgotten. It's unclear whether the parents and siblings were blocking painful memories, or didn't feel it was important.

Joseph was the son of my second great grandparents, Selig and Annie (Perlik) Feinstein. He is buried in the Feinstein plot at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

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