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information about Temple Beth El. [August 2005]

Hebrew Cemetery Association: at 2nd & East Madison Streets, 1868, Temple Beth El. Hebrew Cemetery 1; Source: Cemeteries of the US. Deborah M. Burek, ed. Detroit MI: Gale Research Int., 1994. ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield,. This is the second oldest cemetery in the state. There are two Jewish cemeteries in this city. Source: Philip J. Leonard 

UPDATE: Hebrew Cemetery: County: Cameron. Historic Site since 1996. Marker Location: 2nd and East Madison Streets, Brownsville. Marker Text: Jewish settlers came to the Brownsville/Matamoros area in the mid-1840's. In 1868 one half acre of land next to the city cemetery was purchased by the Hebrew Benevolent society from Charles Stillman for $1. Victims of an 1858 yellow fever epidemic, who were originally buried in the city cemetery, were later reinterred here. This was the only Jewish burial ground to serve the lower Texas Valley and Matamoros until 1950. Among the many civic and business leaders buried here are immigrants from Europe and Veterans from every American War since 1845. Source:  [August 2005]

burial list and photos [Mar 2014]

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