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Beverly Bratman (#47274158)
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Bio Photo My father is in the moderate stages of altzheimers, and my mother is disabled.

As such, I have been bestoed a lot of old paper and pictures to "hold" for them. I have been given the okay to go through all the boxes one at a time, so I could pair down the paper, and ended up very curious as to the people in the photos.

My wonderful belated, grandmother was a prolific letter writer and my father saved a boat load of her letters.

Reading through them brought me closer to who my family really was, from an adult perspective.

I have now offically become obsessed when I get a spare moment, I read letters and research, so I can try to put the pieces all together for our family tree. It's fun and interesting, and I am always amazed how much I have in common with my realatives whom I only saw as a child or not at all.

While doing my research, on my own family, I came across some Jewish Cemeteries that are kind of obscure, so I have started the task of adding them to this site, in hopes that it will help more folks who are looking to take a peek back and connect with their heritage. It's a wonderful thing!

I work full-time and live with my kids and husband in Texas.
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Bellaire Cemetery
I saw in your messages that you have family at the Jewish cemetery in Bellaire. I'll be adding photos of the cemetery in the next few days.
Added by LF on Apr 20, 2013 3:29 AM
Alana H.
RE: Castner & Dezen Photos!!
You have no idea how happy your message made me! I'm so glad you told me their story. It really feels good to be able to help other people. I'm so glad I had that overwhelming feeling that I had to take those pictures when I didn't even know anyone was looking for them.
Added by Alana H. on Sep 14, 2011 8:05 PM
Alana H.
I have to tell you that I decided to take random pictures at Union Cemetery today to add to this site. The cemetery is so big I didn't think I'd happen to find anyone that someone was actually looking for. I had actually gotten in my car and was leaving because it started to rain. I was driving slowly and trying to read names on headstones when I saw Castners and Dezens. I have no idea why, but I just had to get out and take those pictures even though it was still sprinkling! It must have been fate! :)
Added by Alana H. on Sep 11, 2011 8:12 PM
Mary Ann
Anna K Dezenrick's Photo Request
I just wanted to let you know that the only other Dezenrick buried near Anna K is her husband Edward R. I've attached photos to his memorial page as well.
Added by Mary Ann on Sep 10, 2011 4:50 PM
RE: Thank you so much!
I'm starting to add all the photos for Bnai Israel. So far the Freezmans, Levines and Levinsons have been added.
Added by LF on Sep 06, 2011 7:59 AM
Belle Duga Levin Greenberg
Hi Beverly:

In response to your comments, I first want to thank you for pointing out the duplication. You are mostly right -- this is a duplication. But it is also an understatement, the full name is actually Belle Duga Levin Greenberg Martin. I had inadvertently omitted Belle's third husband, Ruben Martin, who is also buried in this cemetery. Belle was my great-great-aunt. The source that you came across must have been the Jewish Online Wordwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), an international effort to catalogue Jewish burials from all over the world, and an activity that is sponsored under the auspices of JewishGen, the major Jewish genealogy organization.

Terry Magyar is technically correct in his note that there is no cemetery known as the "Bellaire Cemetery". The Jewish burial grounds in Bellaire is in an area that is adjacent to, but separate from, the Davis cemetery to which he referred. Many Jewish cemeteries throughout the US (and presumably elsewhere) were established as totally separate entities, while others were established next to (or sometimes sectioned off within) larger community cemeteries. When I submitted the Bellaire information to JOWBR (along with data on many other Jewish cemeteries) I must have referred to it as the Bellaire Cemetery -- along with a side description of where it was actually located.

There are surely some other errors in my data, as there are in other cases, and I will correct them as I -- or other people -- find them. thanks to both you and Terry for bringing these matters to my attention.
Added by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2011 2:53 PM
RE: Israel & Elizabeth Dezen
What are the other names you are looking for at Bnai Israel?
Added by LF on May 14, 2011 11:31 PM
Israel & Elizabeth Dezen
I found the photos of their stones. Their last name is spelled DEZEN.
Added by LF on May 12, 2011 12:22 AM
Bnai Israel
I signed up to take photos of your family at Bnai Israel. I have photos of all the stones there. Unfortunately, I could not locate the stones for your g-grandparents. There were some stones missing at the cemetery. Please add the other names and I'll add those photos.
Added by LF on May 12, 2011 12:08 AM
Terry Magyar
Bellaire Cemetery
Hi Beverly,

I'm glad to see you enjoy this site. It's been a little while since I've visited the Find A Grave - Bellaire Cemetery, Bellaire, OH. It's grown. I was only expecting a few names.

You see, I grew up in Shadyside, OH, just south of Bellaire. My brother Skip and I enjoy doing geneology. However, there is no "Bellaire Cemetery". I have a listing and map co-ordinates for over 100, Belmont Co. cemeteries. Many of them have multiple names. However, I once spotted "Bellaire Cemetery" referenced on a map, near Belaire, OH. It was located where the Davis-Workman Cemetery is.

I suspect your memorials are actually ajoining the Davis-Workman Cemetery where there is a Jewish Cemetery, with over 275 graves dating from 1855. Perhaps the Jewish section was referenced the "Bellaire Cemetery" ? Perhaps the "Bellaire Cemetery" was a common, but not officvial name ? I don't always remember the Davis-Workman name, but I remember the cemetery in on a hill, above Bellaire, OH.

I have relatives in the Davis-Workman Cemetery, but not in the Jewish section. I'm Catholic, but none of my relatives in the Davis Cemetery were. I've walked all thru this cemetery. It's not too large and always well cared for.

The Jewish section has some beautiful memorials and someday, I may have time to photogragh yours (provided they are there).

Tomarrow, I'm visiting Mom, in Shadyside. She's starting her 90th year. She's very, very frail. I plan on visiting a couple of cemeteries, but perhaps not Davis - Workman.

You may be interested in the MyFamily - Belmont Co. site. It has over 10,000 tombstone photos, and thousands of other photos. Each cemetery has an album. Hundreds of visitors help each other with geneology. It's a private site, which requires a password. Membership is free.

The site presently has tombstone photos from the Jewish section, for Jacob Kapner, Ben franklin, Ales Matyer, and Adolph Freedman.

I was curious about any documentation or source that identified the burial location for your memorials as the "Bellaire Cemetery". Please advise. I've seen this on a few death certificates.

Take care of your folks and give me a reply when time permits.

Terry Magyar
Added by Terry Magyar on Aug 10, 2010 12:15 AM
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