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Ashley Jewish Cemetery: {10194} 3.5 miles north of town, near the South Dakota line.

Information is in Postal & Koppman Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S. Phila., PA: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954, p.487-488-489. Contact: the Trustee, Robert Tilsen, 625 S. Snelling Ave. St. Paul, MN 55116. Source: Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen. Ashley Jewish Cemetery Association.See Picture Collection at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.An article about this cemetery appeared in the newspaper Tribune on 11/29/1987, Sunday Section but exact source is unclear.

In ND REC Magazine, July 1986, "The Lost Jews of McIntosh" appeared. The cemetery, which belonged to sixty Jewish families and holds 21 graves, is just off the highway winding outside of the county seat of Ashley. The Jewish community existed until about the 1920s. Some tombstones have photographs inset under recessed glass. Source: Cecelia H. Comroe, No. 218, 8940 Krewstown Rd., Phil. PA 19115.

UPDATE: The cemetery web site is www.ashleyjewishcemetery.org. Trustees: Robert Tilsen, 285 Westview Drive, West St. Paul, MN 55118, USA and Stuart Kaufman, 6343 52nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118, 206-725-1584, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Source: Jon-Jay Tilsen, Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel, 85 Harrison Street at Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT 06515-1724, www.beki.org. [October 2003]

 

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