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Jacob Bodenheimer
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Birth: 1808, Germany
Death: Mar., 1865
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA

Sadly, on September 18, 1913, a demented man, Abe Walchansky, pulled up twenty headstones in the Jewish portion of Oakland Cemetery in an effort to test the story of Resurrection. Graves that were vandalized were those of Michel Bompet, Julius Asher, I. Frank, Leopold Bahr, Annie E. Brooks, Henrietta mayer, L. Mayer, Morris Englander, Jacob Bodenheimer, D. K. Weil, Julius Levy, Simon Levy, Barbara Simon, Clara Weinstock, Moses Sameck, Harriet Bodenheimer, A. Loeb, Nathan Lowe, Henry Roth and Amelia Lorent. [Source: The Shreveport Times; Fri. Sept. 19, 1913; pg. 1.]

According to JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry:

Jacob Bodenheimer was the area's first Jewish settler, a cotton planter in Bellvue, Bossier Parish, LA. He was born in Niederhochstadt, Germany in 1808. He arrived in New Orleans from Speyer on the Rhine at the age of 14 in 1822.

After spending several years in New Orleans, where in 1832, he married his wife, Eliza Weil

Hebrew inscription:

He Died & Was Buried (March 1865). May His Soul Be Placed In The House Of The Lord.

The monument is carved with Masonic emblem minus the traditional "G" in the center.
Stonecutter was marble works of Hecox & Kinney.

Jacob shows up on the 1850 Slave Schedules for Louisiana.

He married Eliza Weil and they had one daughter, Harriette Bodenheimer. Both are buried at Oakland. 
Family links: 
  Eliza Weil Bodenheimer (1823 - 1906)
  Harriette Bodenheimer Levy (1850 - 1878)*
  Henry Bodenheimer (1853 - 1938)*
  Emmanuel Mahne Bodenheimer (1860 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 32.48873, -93.73823
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Feb 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48236119
Jacob Bodenheimer
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