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http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/la/st_francisville.htm has Jewish community history and photos. [January 2009]

 

Hebrew Rest Cemetery: 1877; source: Eric J. Brock, Historic Preservation & Planning Consulting, P.O. Box 5877 Shreveport, LA 71135-5877 (318) 797-6765, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it li> Hebrew's Rest: Jewish Cemetery in St. Francisville, LA. Located on Business 61, also known as Commerce Street. Cemetery opened in 1891 and is maintained by Mrs. Hannah Woods, (504) 635-3325, P.O. Box 116, St. Francisville, LA 70775. source: Philip W. Bennett, Baton Rouge, LA 70808; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jews lived in St. Francisville by the 1850s, but Julius Freyhan only purchased the original plot of land that would become Hebrew Rest Cemetery in 1891. Then, 1901,  Temple Sinai incorporated. Soon thereafter the temple inherited the title to the cemetery from Freyhan. No Jews live in St. Francisville today. Hannah Rosenthal Woods, whose father was Jewish though she was raised Catholic, spent many years caring for the local Jewish cemetery. Source: [January 2009]

Burial list. [January 2009]


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