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Arlington National Cemetery:

In the 1990s, Kenn Poch, the self-appointed historian of the Jews buried at Arlington, was collecting and researching data, with the intention of writing a book based on his research. Ken passed away in December, 2003. Fittingly, Ken is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 5-JJ, Row 2, Site 4.At the time of his death, Ken had documented 2,554 Jewish burials at Arlington. His research includes photos of the grave markers, millitary documents, letters from family members, and photos donated by family and friends.
[UPDATE] In May, 2008, the family of Ken Poch donated his research and photographs to the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW). A website is under development as of August, 2008. Until the site is opened, comments and inquiries are being received by JGSGW at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Source: Marlene Bishow, JGSGW [July, 2008] .

website for about 3,900 [as of August 2009] Jewish American patriots buried at Arlington National Cemetery (service men and women, astronauts, Federal judges, spouses and children) [September 2009]


  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery: P.O. Box 6237, San Diego, CA 92166. Located at Catalina Boulevard, Point Loma, the military cemetery has approximately 64,000 burials. Records are not kept by religion. The cemetery began as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery with the first recorded burials in 1856. In 1935, Fort Rosecrans became a National Cemetery. (619) 553-2084 Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
  • San Francisco National Cemetery: Presidio of San Francisco; San Francisco; 415-561-2211, -2208, -2986; Jewish veterans are known to be buried in this military cemetery.


  • List of Jewish soldiers killed during the Civil War and buried in Chattanooga, TN; Richmond, VA; Elmira, NY; Andersonville, Georgia; and Louisiana compiled by Melvin Young. Chattanooga, Tennessee July, 1987. Miscellaneous file at the (AJAcontact form. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJAcontact form.


  • Punchbowl National Cemetery: temple memorial list supplied by Leonard Spialter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Civil War. List of Jewish veterans buried in and around Chicago, Ill. 1862-1932. Vital Statistics file. [sic: location?]

  • Pine Lawn Cemetery: Records of Pine Lawn Cemetery, 1871-1976; records of Jews from Fort Scott who served in the Civil War; letters and papers of Fort Scott residents; questionnaires; and miscellaneous items 1871-1992. SC-13723
LOUISIANA: see Georgia

  • Annapolis National Cemetery: Location: Corner of West Street and Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD. Contact: Ms. Jones at Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Avenue. Baltimore, MD 21228. Telephone: 410-644-9696. The cemetery opened during the Civil War (1860's) and closed to burials in the 1970's/ The Records of Interment from this cemetery are maintained at the Baltimore National Cemetery. These computerized records only include name, rank, organization or vessel, date of death, and plot location. This information was "supposedly" taken from the "application for burial". The headstone descriptions are not available in the data. The applications for burial for all before 1996 [?] have been destroyed and were not microfilmed according to Ms. Jones). Unfortunately, these destroyed applications for burial had information such as religion, next of kin, date of birth, etc. The only way identify Jewish graves in this cemetery is walk the cemetery and locate Star of David or other indications on the stones.
  • United States Naval Academy Cemetery: On the grounds of the USNA (Annapolis. MD) campus, near the old hospital. Contact: Chaplain (Rabbi) Lieutenant Commander Irving Elson, CHC, USN; Chaplain Center, US Naval Academy, 101 Cooper Road, Annapolis, MD 21402-5027; phone: 410- 293-1100, extension 1111; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The USNA Cemetery has burials dating back to the early 1800's. There is no Jewish section per se; however, there have been three recent Jewish interments: Admiral Morris Smellow and his wife Minnie during late 1990s and Midshipman 4th Class Joanna F. Simer, who was buried there on August 21, 1996 (DOD was Aug 18, 1996). There are undoubtedly other Jewish burials, but according to the USNA Security Department (410- 267-2498), their records show only Catholic or Protestant as religion.
  • Rosedale Cemetery: Location: 6300 Hamilton Avenue; Baltimore 21237 Used by the Jewish Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Source: Sharlene Kranz, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Fort Meade Post Cemetery #l: Location: Rock Avenue (nearest cross street is Huber Ave,), Fort Meade, MD. Fort Meade is located in Oddenton, MD. Contact: Nice Ginter, Directorate of Engineering and Housing, AFKAZI-EH-P (Alice Ginter), Building 2212, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5115. Telephone: 410-677-2757. There are 290 burials in this cemetery used from 1933 to 1955. A computerized list of burials is available; however, the information includes only name and date of death (in a few cases, the date of birth.) There is no separate Jewish section. Only Stars of David or some other specific information on the headstones identify Jewish graves.
  • Loudon Park National Cemetery: Location: 3445 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore. MD 21228. Contact: Ms. Jones at Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21228. Telephone: 410-644-9696. Records of Internment have been fully computerized with field for religion. See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583 in American Jewish Year Book 5680 (September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920); vol. 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.
  • Crownsille Veterans Cemetery: 1080 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, MD 21032. Telephone: 410-987-6320. Contact: George Tittle, Superintendent; also Richard Shatzer, Maryland Veterans Commission, Rm. 110, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201. The Maryland Veterans Commission runs this cemetery, one of about seven such state-run veterans cemeteries in Maryland such as the one in Owings Mills. These are not be confused with the Federal National Veterans Cemeteries located in Annapolis, Baltimore (Frederick Ave) and others. The Crownsville Veterans Cemetery was established about 1990 and has a separate Jewish section surrounded by shrubbery. Mr. Tittle indicated that there are about 20 Jewish burials in the main part of the cemetery. A Star of David on the headstone distinguishes these graves. According to Mr. Tittle, most of the Jewish families requested that their loved ones be buried with their comrades in the main part of the cemetery. He also suggested that Mr. Shatzer, program director for all Maryland veteran cemeteries, may have information.
NEW YORK: see Georgia
  • BATH: Record of deceased Jewish veterans buried in the cemetery of the Veterans Administration Center, Bath, NY. n.d. Vital Statistics File
  • BROOKLYN: Cypress Hills National Cemetery: 625 Jamaica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11208. Veterans Cemetery. The beautiful and well-kept cemetery has been full for years and is not manned on a regular basis. The records are at the national cemetery at Pinelawn "Long Island National Cemetery" in Suffolk County on Long Island or at Calverton National Cemetery (631-727-5410). Source: Stephen B. Nathan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [on "JewishGen Digest" 24 Nov 2000]
  • Veterans Cemetery: 14 Veterans Way Fernley NV. Veterans Cemetery is a State of Nevada operated cemetery, free to Veterans. Fernley, Nevada is located to the immediate South of US Highway 80, 33 miles East of Reno, Nevada. (702) 575-4441.

Jewish and Veterans Cemeteries in Great Cincinnati, Hamilton County: [2000]
CINCINNATI: Copies of Graves Registration Cards for men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and are buried in the various Jewish cemeteries located in Cincinnati. Small Collections at AJAcontact form. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJAcontact form.

SOUTH CAROLINA [January 2010]

TENNESSEE: see Georgia


  • Fort Bliss National Cemetery: Post Cemetery 1893; National Cemetery 1930; Located on Fred Wilson Road and Jeb Stewart Road - over 25,000 graves. Post has had several locations & cemeteries since the 1870s. Fort Bliss Cemetery
  • Fort Sam Houston National Military Cemetery: {10829} 305 Jewish burials, San Antonio
  • Houston National Cemetery: {10491} at 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. 1965, U. S. Veterans Administration, Jewish burials in non-Jewish cemetery
VIRGINIA: see Georgia
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