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Submitted by Ralph N Baer

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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 7/31/2013 4:52 PM
Family Surname: LEVI (S'G'L)
Country: Germany
Town: Gunzenhausen
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I have attached a transcription of a gravestone from the Bechhofen (Bavaria) Jewish cemetery. I am interested in an English translation. The original is at That file also contains three images of the stone, but even the blowups on the second page seem illegible to me.

It is for my 5-great-grandfather Jekutiel Löb LEVI of Gunzenhausen, son of Joseph. He was the husband of my previous submission #28306, but from the responses it is clear that she was not my ancestor who was probably his second wife Edel whose gravestone I could not find. It should be on the same row as Jekutiel's but probably has been destroyed or deteriorated.

In any case, an English translation is much appreciated. Thanks again to the responders who replied to the earlier post.

Edit: I apologize for the size of the image. It should still be legible, but if not, go to the original that is linked above.

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7/31/2013 10:52 PM The dear Jekutiel Leyb Segal of Gunzenhausen

Here lies
An honest man and loyal to all...

Jekutiel Leyb son of Joseph Segal.
died at 16/04/1803

8/1/2013 11:10 AM The dear Yekutiel Leib Segal
from Gunzenhausen
Here lies
a man, righteous, kasher, and loyal to all
commandements, was occupied
in the Torah days and nights, in the mornings
and evenings at the synagogue to do his prayers
with concentration__(gived ?) from his bread to the poors
and did his buisness (?) with confidence - Yekutiel
Arie sonf of Yosef Segal passed away on the holy Shabbat
24 Nisan and was buried the day after [5]563 from the creation
May his soul rest in peace
8/2/2013 1:49 PM The dear Rabbi Yekutiel Leib Segel from
is buried here.
A man righteous and kosher and
in every matter of mitzvah (fulfilling Divine Commandment)he was ready, involved in Torah night and day
Coming morning and evening to the synagogue to offer his prayers with proper intention
(giving) of his bread to the poor
and doing business faithfully (reliably, honestly).
The honored Rabbi Yekutiel Ari, son of Yosef Segel
died on the Holy Sabbath, 24th of Nisan, and buried the the next day, 5563 (=16 April, 1803)
May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.
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