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See Ligonier. and have general Allen County information.

Allen County death index. [September 2005]


Synagogues:See for records available such as records and publications of the city's two primary congregations, Congregation B'nai Jacob (1914-1994) and Congregation Acduth Vesholom (1848-1991).  [September 2005]


Congregation B'nai Israel Cemetery: Congregation records and list of charter members, 1857-97; and a minute book of the Jewish Cemetery Association, Dec. 10, 1911 - June 7, 1960. Microfilm No. 515. Source: AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.

Lindenwood Cemetery, Achduth Vashalom Congregation Section: 2324 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808; 1-219-432-4542. Founded in 1848 as a Chevra Kaddisha, the cemetery dates back almost that far. Moved to its present site in the 1860's, Achduth Vashalom is medium-size but active Reform congregation of about 275 families. They maintain the cemetery and its records that may be computerized. Began as an Orthodox synagogue, they became one of the founding congregations of the Reform Movement. Many small Jewish cemeteries throughout this area are remnants of "once upon a time" Jewish communities. The county maintains them with a dozen or so Jewish graves in them. Temple: Achduth Vesholom Congregation, 5200 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46807; phone: 219-744-4245;fax: 219-744-4246; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Rabbi: Sandford Kopnick. Source: Richard B. Safran, Rabbi Emeritus.

UPDATE: has burials. [September 2005]

  • Orthodox Cemetery: AKA Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery. Located on the Old Decatur Road, between Paulding and Tillman Roads. Private. Founded 1912. Basically Russian Jews. There is a section of Lindenwood Cemetery that has a Jewish section, basically German Jews. [September 2005]

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