Anshe Dowig

Mark Dionne

[photo of sign at Anshe Dowig Cemetery]

Many Jews from the town of Dowig, Lithuania, came to the Boston, Massachusetts, area starting around 1880. They formed a Landsmanshaft named Anshe Dowig (or Anshey Dowig), and many are buried in a cemetery named Anshe Dowig on Centre Street in West Roxbury (part of Boston).
Photos of all of the gravestones

On May 15, 1938, Anshe Dowig held a fiftieth anniversary celebration at the Aperion Plaza in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The following information is from a copy of the printed program for that event. The program also had several photos: Group Photo, Charter Members

The cemetery is maintained by the JACM, which produced a brief history.

Membership

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Abrahams
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Abrams
Mr. & Mrs. David Adelson
Mr. Nathan Adlow
Mr. & Mrs. Max Alfred
Mr. & Mrs. Max Andrews
Mr. Benjamin Baltimore
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Baltimore
Mr. Arthur Berenson
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Berenson
Mr. & Mrs. Julius L. Berenson
Mr. & Mrs. Phineas Berenson
Mr. Samuel Black
Mr. Samuel Bloom
Mrs. Brown
Mr. Harry Caplan
Mrs. Annie Cohen
Mrs. Benjamin Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Cohen
Mrs. Etta Cohen
Mrs. Fannie Cohen
Mrs. Jennie Cohen
Mr. Jacob B. Cohen
Mr. Max Cohen
Mrs. Rose Cohen
Mr. T. L. Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Julius Coill
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Corin
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Coven
Mrs. Rose Cutler
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Cutler
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Cutler
Mr. Samuel Cutler
Mrs. Samuel Davidson
Mr. Hyman Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dobis
Mr. Israel Einstein
Mr. Isadore Fish
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Fish
Mr. Joseph Fish
Mr. & Mrs. Hyman Fisher
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Forman
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Freedberg
Mrs. Jacob Freedman
Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Fritz
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Fritz
Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Fritz
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Gerstein
Mr. & Mrs. Hymar. Godess
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Goldberg
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Goldberg
Mr. Max Goldberg
Mr. & Mrs. Max Goldberg
Mrs. Bessie Goldstein
Mr. & Mrs. H. Goldstein
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Goodman
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph N. Goodman
Mr. Nathan Gordon
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Gordon
Mrs. Catherine Heller
Mr. & Mrs. Hyman Ilgovsky
Mr. & Mrs. Israel Ilgovsky
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Jacobs
Dr. Jonas R. Kagan
Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell Kahn
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Kahn
Mr. & Mrs. David Kaplan
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Kerrch
Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Lerner
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Levenson
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan M. Levenson
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Levenson
Mr. & Mrs. Zarah Levin
Mr. Benjamin Levine
Mr. & Mrs. Elliot Levine
Mr. & Mrs. Hyman Levine
Mrs. Isaac Levine
Mr. 5 Mrs. Samuel Levine
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Liberman
Mrs. Dinah Liberman
Mrs. Jacob Liberman
Mr. Leo Liberman
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Liberman (Revere)
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Liberman (Brookline)
Mr. Rubin Lipsky
Mr. & Mrs. William Lipsky
Mr. & Mrs. Abraham London
Mr. & Mrs. Zeilg London
Mr. Harry London
Mrs. Isaac Mason
Mr. & Mrs. David Mazonson
Mr. & Mrs. David Merelis
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Merelis
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Miller
Mr. & Mrs. J. Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Barnet Newman
Mrs. Charles Odence
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Odence
Mr. & Mrs. Ephraim Ollman
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin B. Packer
Mr. & Mrs. H. Saul Packer
Mr. Morris L. Pines
Mr. & Mrs. Israel Polansky
Mrs. Dora Prensky
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Prensky
Mrs. Annie Quint
Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Rabinovitz
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Radnofsky
Mrs. Ida Randall
Mr. & Mrs. I. H. Randall
Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Randall
Mr. & Mrs. D. E. Richmond
Mr. George M. Richmond
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Richmond
Mr. Morris Richmond
Mr. Samuel W. Richmond
Mr. & Mrs. Julius Robbins
Mrs. Romanoff
Mr. & Mrs. Leon Rosen
Mr. Philip Rosen
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Rosenblatt
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenbloom
Mr. Jacob S. Rosenbloom
Mr. & Mrs. Willis A. Rosenbloom
Mr. & Mrs. David L. Royte
Mr. Israel N. Sadow
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sadow
Mr. Julius Sadow
Mrs. Dora Sandier
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Sandler
Mr. & Mrs. Max Sandler
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Sandler
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Sandler
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Segal
Mrs. J. B. Segal
Mr. & Mrs. James I. Sigol
Mrs. Rose Simon
Mr. & Mrs. Hyman Smith
Mr. Robert Stohn
Mrs. Annie B. Stone
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Stone
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Stone
Mr. Samuel Stone
Mr. & Mrs. Israel Strauss
Mr. & Mrs. Harris Tanenholtz
Mr. & Mrs. David Waldman
Mr. & Mrs. Morris Weiss
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Wernick
Mrs. Dora White

[iron sign at Anshe Dowig Cemetery]

In Memorium

Bravman, SamuelJanuary 29, 1895
London, Mrs. GisheOctober 29, 1896
Fritz, Mrs. DoraMarch 21, 1897
Stone, RascheaApril 9, 1902
Freeman, ZeligMay 18, 1904
Fritz, IdaJanuary 21, 1907
Cohen, SimonAugust 20, 1907
Goldberg, Mrs. Sarah D.Dec. 14, 1907
Quint. AbrahamMarch 22, 1908
Fritz, BaynesJune 27, 1909
Odence. CharlesApril 20, 1910
Berenson, Mrs. SaraMarch 4, 1911
Bravman, MorrisMarch 31, 1911
Bercowitz, AnnaApril 18, 1911
Rice, HarryApril 27, 1911
London. JosephMay 5, 1911
Bravman. MaxJune 30, 1912
Lipsky, Mrs. CeliaJuly 2, 1914
Stone, Mrs. FannieJune 1915
Rubin, Mrs. RoseDecember 1916
Mason, Mrs. SirleFebruary 27, 1917
Warshawsky, H.July 15, 1917
Stone, Mrs. VickneSeptember 27, 1918
Danzig, Mrs. EvaOctober 11, 1918
Berenson, LouisNovember 7, 1920
Romanoff, JacobSeptember 2, 1921
Schilinsky, Mrs. AnnaJanuary 10, 1924
Sadow, Mrs. BessieJune 16, 1924
Mason, MorrisJune 27, 1924
Robert, HarryDecember 16, 1924
Galiad, LouisSeptember 29, 1925
Rosenbloom. Mrs. Sarah M.Jan. 22, 1926
Adiow, Mrs. BessieMarch 1, 1926
Rice Mrs. MaryMarch 7, 1926
Richmond, Mrs. MaryDecember 25, 1926
Brown, PhilipMarch 10, 1928
Heller, CharlesJanuary 30, 1929
Levin. IsaacFebruary 1, 1929
Fine, JosephJune 4, 1929
Cohen, L. H.August 26, 1929
Stone, JacobSeptember 23, 1929
Segal, J. B.January 7, 1930
Miller, Mrs. SarahJanuary 27, 1930
Liberman, AbrahamMay 5, 1930
Fine, Mrs. BessieJune 10, 1930
Goldberg, Mrs. BallyJuly 27, 1930
Bloom, Mrs. I. R.
Simon, JacobAugust 21, 1930
Levenson, LeonDecember 17, 1930
Sandier, AbrahamApril 26, 1931
Randall, I.May 15, 1931
Goldstein, MaxAugust 23, 1931
Cohen, SholemMay 18, 1932
Wies, Mrs. CeliaJanuary 4, 1933
Cutler, AbrahamJanuary 19, 1933
Stone, H.March 28, 1933
Cohen, Max DobesApril 7, 1933
Freeman, Mrs. BessieJuly 4, 1933
Cohen, AbrahamOctober 30, 1933
Freeman, IsaacSeptember 25, 1934
Fritz, NathanNovember 16, 1934
Mason, IsaacMarch 22, 1935
Cohen, Mrs. AdeleSeptember 28, 1935
Pines, Mrs. SarahOctober 2, 1935
Rubin, MorrisOctober 21, 1935
Prensky, LouisJanuary 25, 1936
Cohen, SamuelJune 26, 1936
Miller, ZeligJuly 25, 1936
Freedman, JacobOctober 10, 1936
Cohen, BeynesFebruary 2, 1937
Wies, H.April 14, 1937
Liberman, JacobJune 6, 1937
Davidson, SamuelDecember 23, 1937
Stone, Mrs. MaryJanuary 12, 1938
London, FannieJanuary 16, 1938
Richmond, Mrs. S. W.April 6, 1938
Bloom, Mrs. SamuelMarch 26, 1938
Richmond, Mrs. AnnaApril 6, 1933
Berkowitz, Samuel LMay 8, 1938

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