Also known as: Gates of the Righteous, Hopkins Road Cemetery
|1615 W.Chambers St. /(1612 W.Hopkins St.)|
Postal Code: 53215
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Hopkins Road Cemetery: (See Greenwood Cemetery) [Also known as Schaarei Tzedek (Gates of the Righteous)]. Main Entrance is at 1615 West Chambers Street. Presently maintained by Congregation Emanu-El B'Ne Jeshurun that also has records in its archives. Milwaukee's first Jewish cemetery and reported to be the oldest Milwaukee cemetery remaining on its original site, the location address is 1612 West Hopkins Street, although the entrance is on Chambers Street. In use from 1848 through 1888, it was first referred to as "Jew's Cemetery" and later as "Hopkins Street Cemetery". Early all-German records show about 360 burials. When a portion of the property was condemned in 1896 by the City of Milwaukee to widen Chambers Street, a number of graves were relocated, mostly to Greenwood Cemetery. In May 1981, the cemetery was rededicated and renamed Schaarei Tzedek (Gates of the Righteous). Records show 87 bodies are still buried there. A monument listing the names was unveiled at the rededication. The first burial appears to be in 1849. For questions regarding this cemetery contact Congregation Emanu-El B'Ne Jeshurun at 414-228-7545. Source: Penny Deshur; firstname.lastname@example.org
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