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Minsker Independent Benevolent Association

by Jean Arbeiter

There were two major Minsk landsmanschaften in New  York City -- the Minsker Independent Benevolent Association and the United Minsker Benevolent Association.  At their height, I've read, each had over 1,000 members.

My grandfather was active in the Minsker Independent Benevolent Association, which was founded in 1892.  I have in my possession a huge frame containing head shots of the membership in 1901. 

Each photo has the first initial and last name written beneath it.  There are 27 vertical rows of photos, about 450 photos in all.

I've gone through the photos, taken down all of the names that are still legible, and put them in alphabetical order by row, so that they can be searched by row.

If you find a family name and want to proceed further to look for death dates and other information, the Minsker Independent Benevolent Association had cemetery property in the following cemeteries: 

Mount Hebron, Flushing, Queens, NY, 1-718-939-9405

Mount Lebanon, Glendale Queens, NY, 1-718-821-0200

Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, 1-718-377-8690.  

I believe Mount Lebanon was the most significant.  Washington was the site of the earliest burials, I think.

A  B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q  R   S   T   U   V   W   X  Y   Z

Abramson, H (row 26), Altman, A (row 8), Altshuler,  S (row 14), Altus, S (row 23), Amdurer, H (row 9), Asch, J (row 13), Ashbel, B (row 18), Auerbach, B (row 27), Axilrod, B.Z. (row 17), Axilrod, G (row 8), Axilrod, H (row 8), Axilrod, I (row 3), Axilrod, M (row 10), Axilrod, N (row 19)

Bakst, J (row 10), Banis, J.P. (row 7), Barkan, J (row 1) , Barkan, J (row 13), Barkan, L (row 26), Baronowitz, H (row 5), Barshansky, M (row 14), Basin, J (row 24), Baskin, B (row 16), Basoff, J (row 11), Becker, B (row 15), Beilin, H (row 4), Beilin, L (row 23), Beilis, M (row 17), Berkowitz, H (row 3), Berman, A (row 15), Berman, L (row 4), Berman, M (row 15), Berman, S (row 22), Bernikow, A (row 19), Blankstein, H (row 14), Bliss (Dr.), B (row 12), Blitsteine, M (row 16), Bogdanoff, F (row 8), Bogin, I (row 18), Bogin, S (row 11), Bogin, V (row 13), Bogin, W (row 6), Bokstansky, S (row 24), Bornstein, S (row 7), Botein or Gotein (Dr.), H (row 4), Bressler (Dr.), M (row 3), Brestow, J (row 13), Brigadier, H (row, 5), Brooks, J (row 12), Brooks, J (row 21), Brooks, L (row 11), Brooks, N (row 13), Brown, A (row 3), Brown, H (row 19), Brown, L (row 1), Buch, I (row 11), Bushel, D (row 14)

Cantor (Dr.), S (row 12), Cantor, L (row 4), Cantor, M (row 10), Chargin (Dr.), M (row 11), Charick, S (row 20), Chereskin, S (row 14), Chertoff, N (row 7), Cholavsky, S (row 21), Churgin, A.J. (row 8), Cohen, A (row 3), Cohen, Ab (row 4), Cohen, B (row 11), Cohen, D (row 6), Cohen, H (row 14), Cohen, I (row 5), Cohen, Ike (row 20), Cohen, J (row 23), Cohen, J (row 4), Cohen, L (row 14), Cohen, L (row 24), Cohen, L (row 27), Cohen, M (row 22), Cohen, M (row 8), Cohen, M (row 9), Cohen, S (row 7), Cohen,  J (row 24)

Dain, I (row 7), Davidoff, D (row 15), Davidoff, Z (row 10), Davidson, M (row 6), Deinoff, A (row 19), Dillion, J (row 25), Dinerstein, H (row 14), Dinerstein, M (row 11), Drasner, N (row 19), Dreisin, D (row 15), Dreisin, H (row 22)

Edelman, A (row 24), Edelman, J.C. (row 24), Edelson, K (row 2), Eidim, W (row 23), Eisman, M (row 17), Elterman, D (row 9), Elterman, N (row 3), Epstein, A (row 7)

Feigin, R (row 6), Feldman, I (row 17), Feldman, J (row 19), Ferdinand, J (row 3), Ferdinand, L (row 26), Fine, B (row 14), Fine, I (row 12), Fine, M (row 10), Finestein, J (row 18), Fishkin, M (row 16), Fisnt, H (row 13), Foians, R (row 9), Frank, A (row 3), Frank, J (row 25), Freedman, N (row 4), Freedman, Z (row 12), Freiman, J (row 4), Fried, I (row 24), Friedland, H (row 5), Friedland, I (row 1), Friedland, M (row 15), Friedlander, H (row 7), Friedlander, I (row 20), Friedman, A (row 20), Frumkin, H (row 23)

Garmesh (?), I (row 16), Garson, I (row 21), Getoff, A (row 9), Getzoff, D (row 6), Getzoff, I (row 13), Ginsberg, L (row 25), Glass, J (row 2), Glass, W (row 1), Gleichenhouse, I (row 26), Gleichenhouse, J (row 25), Gleichenhouse, L (row 26), Glickhprul (?), L (row 23), Glickman, H (row 7), Goldberg, D (row 27), Goldberg, H (row 20), Goldberg, I (row 11), Goldberg, J (row 17), Goldberg, M (row 22), Goldberg, M (row 6), Goldfarb, J (row 6), Goldfarb, N (row 2), Goldstein, B (row 18), Goldstein, L (row 18), Goldstein, M (row 24), Golin, M (row 6), Golinko, A (row 21), Goodman, A (row 2), Goodman, A (row 4), Goodman, J (row 18), Goodman, L (row 14), Goodman, M (row 11), Goodman, M (row 18), Goodman, S (row 18), Gordon, D (row 9), Gordon, J (row 11), Greenhouse, A (row 25), Greenman, I (row 4), Greenwald, I (row 17), Grif, S (row 24), Grundfest, S (row 9), Guiterman, B (row 6), Gurian, P (row 22)

Halpern (?), D (row 25), Halpern, S (row 11), Hamer, J (row 11), Harkavy (Dr.), S (row 3), Herman or Henran, H (row 8), Herrick, A (row 11), Herrick, J (row 10), Hindenburg, J (row 1), Hoberman, J (row 8), Hochstein, L (row 9), Hurwitz, B, (row 12), Hurwitz, H (row 11), Hurwitz, I (row 17), Hurwitz, I (row 23), Hurwitz, J (row 10), Hurwitz, J (row 12), Hurwitz, J (row 4), Hurwitz, M (row 24), Hurwitz, M (row 24), Hurwitz, N (row 20), Hurwitz, S (row 19)

Hablow, N (row 18), Jailer, J (row 2), Janowitz, S (row 1), Japekewitz, S (row 21), Japkewitz, J (row 2), Jeshrun, G (row 15), Johnson, C (row 16), Joselev, W (row 17)

Kait, G (row 3), Kalsman, H (row 4), Kantorowitz, J (row 23), Kantorowitz, L (row 21), Kapilow, M (row 11), Kapilowitz, H (row 16), Kapilowitz, I (row 6), Kaplan, A (row 18), Kaplan, I (row 1), Kaplan, I (row 18), Kaplan, L (row 3), Kaplan, M (row 13), Kaplan, S (row 5), Kaplan, S (row 8), Kaplinsky, H (row 20), Karmen, L (row 16), Karp, G (row 1), Kasdin, D (row 12), Kasdin, M (row 13), Kasdin, M (row 26), Kasdin, M (row 8), Kasdin, N (row 23), Kasdin, S (row 17), Katz, M (row 21), Kaufman, H (row 5), Kaufman, S (row 27), Kenigsfest, B (row 17), Klaper, E (row 25), Klein, I.K. (row 24), Klein, N (row 3), Klein, S (row 23), Kolodkin, E (row 16), Kolodkin, K (row 19), Kopelson, L (row 19), Kovarsky, S (row 5), Kreines, I (row 1), Krieger,  A (row 20), Krilevsky, M (row 26), Kruger, A (row 13), Kugel, J (row 10)

Landres, I (row 22), Lapidus, H (row 25), Lapidus, S (row 7), Lapkin, H (row 7), Lazinsky, B (row 5), Lechowitz, H (row 19), Lechowitz, S (row 17), Leder, G (row 1), Leder, G (row 17), Ledkr (?), J (row 14), Lefkowitz, M (row 14), Lesnick, L (row 9), Lesseman (Dr.), H (row 22), Leventhal, D (row 21), Levin, G (row 6), Levin, J (row 24), Levin, P (row 14), Levine, D (row 13), Levine, D (row 2), Levine, E (row 14), Levine, H (row 13), Levine, H (row 2) , Levine, I (row 7), Levine, J (row 20), Levine, M (row 19), Levine, M (row 5), Levine, M (row 7), Levine, M (row 8), Levine, S (row 19), Levine, S (row 22), Levine, Sol (row 12), Levine, W (row 13), Levy (?), L (row 27), Levy, H (row 15), Levy, H (row 20), Liebman, I (row 10), Lifrez, S (row 1), Lifschitz, H (row 16), Lifshitz, A (row 25), Lifshitz, B (row 20), Lifshitz, J (row 16), Lifshitz, L (row 10), Lifshitz, M (row 13), Lifshitz, M (row 21), Limenoff, L (row 7), Liphshitz, L (row 18), Lipzin, C (row 18), London, M.D. (row 20), Luball, K (row 12), Luboshitz, L (row 9), Luebhoff, J (row 17), Luebhoff, S (row 5), Luria, I (row 20)

Marshal, S (row 26), Menacher, M (row 25), Merlis, M (row 9), Merson, J (row 18), Meyer, M (row 24), Meyer, N (row 23), Meyerson, M (row 21), Miller, A (row 1), Miller, H (row 5), Minsky, L (row 5), Mirkin, A (row 16), Mirsky, J (row 15), Mishkin, H (row 19), Mishkin, M (row 11), Mogulevsky, S (row 13), Moliavsky, S (row 24), Moross or Maross, A (row 2), Munvez, S (row 25)

Naiditch, L (row 17), Naiditch, M (row 12), Naitove, S (row 12), Napelbaum, M (row 4), Napolsky, J (row 20), Nappelbaum, I (row 18), Nefach, S (row 26), Nemizansky, A (row 13), Neveloff, N (row 5), Newman, H.L. (row 1), Newman, M (row 15), Notovitz, D (row 3)

Odess, Ph (row 9), Okun, H (row 4), Okun, L (row 5), Olin, A (row 10), Olin, S (row 16), Oliphand, H (row 3), Oliphant, Geo (row 27)

Paley, S (row 16), Paller or Palles, S (row 14), Palley, L (row 15), Passman, N (row 4), Perelman, S (row 1), Perlman, A (row 15), Perlman, D (row 27), Perlman, H (row 8), Perlman, J (row 25), Perlman, L (row 2), Perlman, S (row 5), Perlman, S (row 9), Perlstein, M (row 15), Persky, F (row 20), Persky, S (row 6), Pleshet, L (row 21), Plinus, I (row 22), Plinus, M (row 25), Pollack, M (row 8), Pollack, S (row 2), Pollant, H (row 6), Pricklas (?), I (row 10), Privin, M (row 11), Prob, M (row 27), Prob, S (row 15), Prusansky, L (row 23), Pullman, H (row 2), Pullman, M (row 26)

Rabinowitz, J. (?) (row 12), Reingold, D (row 17), Reiser, H (row 6), Resnick, M (row 17), Retzkin, A (row 7), Rifkin, J (row 3), Rifkin, J.S. (row 24), Riger, E (row 25), Riger, P (row 4), Robinson, E.M. (row 22), Robivgton or Robington, J (row 22), Rodman, H (row 19), Rosansky, L (row 20), Rose, H (row 13), Rosenberg (Dr.), E (row 1), Rosenberg, A (row 8), Rosenberg, M (row 26), Rosenberg, S (row 8), Rosenblum, M (row 27), Rosenblum, Z (row 11), Rosenhauer, N (row 21), Rosinn, S (row 2), Rosoff, M (row 18), Rubenstein, H (row 6), Rubenstein, W (row 10), Rubin, B (row 21), Rubin, J (row 9), Rubin, R (row 12), Rudensky, J (row 10), Ruderman, J (row 12), Rugel, L.G. (row 27), Rumanoff, I (row 12), Rumanoff, J (row 26), Rumanoff, M (row 3), Rusoff, B (row 7), Rusoff, L (row 1)

Sandler, A (row 19), Sarnoff, A (row 17), Sarnoff, S (row 1), Schect, H (row 12), Schmidt, S (row 17), Schwartz, B (row 15), Seglin, H (row 6), Seldin, G (row 2), Seldowitz, S (row 13), Serlin, J (row 19), Severoff or Sveroff, L (row 27), Sevirsky or Sevinsky, J (row 5), Shapiro, A (row 14), Shapiro, B.S.. (row 3), Shapiro, D (row 16), Shapiro, H (row 23), Shapiro, I (row 14), Shapiro, J.S. (row 10), Shapiro, L (row 20), Shapiro, M (row 14), Shapiro, R.G. (row 19), Sharowitz, J (row 5), Sheinker, C (row 25), Shifrin, N (row 7), Shillman or Skillman, A (row 6), Shintman or Shautman, W (row 26), Shleiff, M (row 22), Shleinfenkrug, L (row 15), Shlimovitz, F (row 20), Shorsher, B (row 2), Shwartz, S (row 13), Shwartz, S (row 15), Siegel, A (row 7), Siegel, B (row 27), Siegel, H (row 27), Siegel, I (row 14), Siegel, J (row 11), Siegel, J (row 24), Siegel, N (row 24), Silverman, B (row 22), Silverman, H (row 10), Silverman, I (row 18), Silverman, S (row 3), Simchovitz, D (row 8), Simon, S.H. (row 10), Simonoff, A.S. (row 24), Simonoff, H (row 4), Sindenband, S (row 16), Sirkin, N (row 17), Sklar, I (row 21), Slepian, A (row 27), Slepian, M (row 14), Slepian, M (row 27), Slepian, N (row 27), Slepian, P (row 19), Sliosberg, N (row 19), Slotkin, M (row 4), Smilevsky, I (row 6), Smith, B (row 21), Smith, M (row 7)., Smush, B (row 21), Snansky, I (row 16), Sokolsky, H (row 3), Solomonoff, D (row 23), Sonkin, Ch (row 1), Sonkin, P (row 10), Sonkin, W (row 23), Sontag, A (row 2), Sontag, M (row 25), Sparber, S (row 15), Spreiregen, M (row 8), Storowitz, H (row 27), Strongin, E (row 23), Strougate, A (row 26), Strougate, S (row 18), Summer, W (row 1), Sussman, L (row 13), Sussman, M (row 25), Sussman, M (row 26), Sverin, H (row 20)

Tonis, M (row 6), Tunik, Ab (row 25), Turetzky, T or G (row 8)

Ufland, L (row 26), Ufland, W (row 17), Uslaner, J (row 4)

Weinberg, M (row 26), Weinger, H (row 2), Weinstein, H (row 12), Weinstein, J (row 12), Weinstein, S (row 21), Weisbord, J (row 18), Werner, L (row 15), Wiener, S.J. (row 9), Wigodsky, J (row 22), Williams, S (row 22), Winogradoff, J (row 5), Wisoky or Wisosky, J (row 2), Wisoky or Wisosky, J (row 9), Witkowsky, D (row 21)

Zapkewitz, W (row 9), Zechnowitz, M (row 16), Zeitlin, , B (row 22), Zeitlin, J (row 16), Zernin, S (row 2) , Zipkin, L (row 22), Zitron, J (row 25), Zuchman(?), J (row 9), Zuckerman, H (row 22), Zuckerman, I (row 5)