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Jesse Nasta
RE: Brith Sholom Cemetery (old)

I found another article (on about a Tenenbaum in South Bethlehem, PA. Another tragedy, regarding the death of a Chas. Tenenbaum. Do you think he was related? Maybe Harry's brother?? The article (below) refers to Chas's brother, but not by name. But this Chas. Tennebaum, it says, worked at the "zinc works." Didn't the 1910 census say that Harry also worked at a zinc factory? I would speculate that Harry and Chas. were brothers and worked at the same factory. But other sources would be needed to confirm.

Here's what the article says:

The Allentown Leader, 18 Oct 1893, page 1:

The Father of Six Children Receives Severe Injuries While Gathering Fuel.

Chas. Tenenbaum, of South Bethlehem, was struck by the second section of Lehigh Valley train No. 23, in the cut above St. Luke's Hospital, this morning, and fatally injured.

Tenenbaum lived at 416 Wood Street. He is about 40 years old and has a wife and six children. He was formerly employed at the zinc works, but has been idle since they shut down.

He and his brother were picking coal when he was caught. His skull was fractured, his left shoulder mashed and several ribs broken. He was removed to St. Luke's Hospital."
Added by Jesse Nasta on Oct 24, 2016 8:46 AM
Jesse Nasta
RE: Brith Sholom Cemetery (old)
You're welcome! :) I see that the 1910 census indicates that Anna was Harry's second wife (his "M2"...second marriage), and that they'd been married for 12 years.

So it seems that Harry re-married about 1898, about 1 year after Fannie (Fruma) died.

Did you get marriage and death records for Harry and Fruma's children? That should help you identify Fruma's maiden name. And, as her gravestone indicates, HER father's Hebrew name was Tzvi (Hirsh, in Yiddish).

Unfortunately, PA didn't start keeping statewide, standardized death records until 1906. But a record of Fannie's death in 1897 MIGHT be at the courthouse in Easton, PA, the county seat of Northampton, County....
Added by Jesse Nasta on Oct 23, 2016 7:46 PM
Jesse Nasta
RE: Brith Sholom Cemetery (old)

Also, have you seen Henrietta Tenenbaum's birth certificate on (Born in So. Bethlehem on Jul 23, 1908). Importantly, it gives her father Harry's exact birthplace: Jezierzauer, Austria. (Probably in present-day Poland).

And it says the mother Anna Wesler (Harry's second wife) was born in Brut, Austria....Those town names might have been written phonetically, but they're good clues!
Added by Jesse Nasta on Oct 23, 2016 7:21 PM
Jesse Nasta
RE: Brith Sholom Cemetery (old)
Hi Susan,

I'm so glad this information helped!

I pay to subscribe to That's where I found the newspaper article about John today.

Then I tried to find his death certificate in the "Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963" database on But I couldn't find anything under "Tennenbaum either."

So I searched for anyone who died in South Bethlehem, PA on Apr 30, 1908 (the newspaper article gave me that information). That's how I found him. mistakenly indexed his death record as "John FANNBAUM." You'll find him under "John Fannbaum." :)

By the way, the article says the trolley was coming from 6th and Hamilton Street. That is downtown Allentown, PA, the city next to Bethlehem. My family has lived in Allentown since the 1880s, when they immigrated there from Lithuania. That's why I have photos of the Tennenbaum gravestones...My family is buried in the adjoining Jewish cemetery (also on Fountain Hill), a small township bordering Allentown and Bethlehem.
Added by Jesse Nasta on Oct 23, 2016 7:10 PM
Jesse Nasta
RE: Brith Sholom Cemetery (old)
Hi again, Susan,

I just figured out it: John Tennenbaum's death certificate indicates that he was buried at Fountain Hill (like his parents), even though it seems no gravestone survives for him.

So I will create a memorial for him in Brith Sholom Cemetery now and attach the two records I just found (the newspaper article and death certificate) to the memorial. That way, you can view and download them directly from his memorial. I hope that's helpful.
Added by Jesse Nasta on Oct 23, 2016 4:13 PM
Jesse Nasta
RE: Brith Sholom Cemetery (old)
Hi Susan,

I am so glad that my photos from Bethlehem, PA helped you! Thank you for letting me know. It makes all the effort worth it. (As a fellow volunteer, I know you understand).

I checked, and I definitely do NOT have a photo of John Tennenbaum's gravestone.

However, I just found a very sad newspaper article about his death, along with his death certificate. Apparently he was hit and killed by a trolley car in 1908, at age 15. I know it's the right person because the death certificate gives Harry as the father's name. I assume Fannie was his mother? The death certificate only says "dead" in the column for John's mother's maiden name. That makes sense, since she died before her son and her husband (even if that's a perfect example of lazy record keeping)!

Do you subscribe to (where I found the newspaper article)? And what about (They have a database of all Pennsylvania death certificates- with scans of the actual documents- from 1906 to 1963).

If you do not subscribe to both websites, we will figure out a way to get you these two documents, for sure.
Added by Jesse Nasta on Oct 23, 2016 4:02 PM
Mary Hazard
Mary Hazard


Birth 16 JUL 1722 Matunuck, Washington, Rhode Island, USA

Death 04 APR 1805 South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA

Mary was Benjamin Peckhams wife. Did you happen to see any stones there near his that might have been hers? I cannot find her buried elsewhere, and suspect she is in the same Peckhan-Hazard lot (SK73) as Benjamin. I do know that early Quaker burials did not have any inscription, just rude stones to mark them and am afraid this my be the case.
Added by Dickc49 on May 03, 2016 1:35 PM
Benjamin Peckham
Thank you for the photograph. I have tried in the past to gain access to this cemetery, and had no luck as its in the midst of a working farm. I do not get to RI often enough, so this is a really nice thing you have done.

Thanks again!
Added by Dickc49 on May 03, 2016 1:26 PM
Jere Flores
grave photo
Thanks for getting the photo of the grave of Benjamin Greene for me. I'll sponcer the sight.
Added by Jere Flores on Feb 26, 2016 9:59 PM
Stephen Arnold
Thank you for your efforts in trying to locate his headstone.

Added by Researcher on Jan 15, 2016 2:19 PM
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