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Forest Home Cemetery: Montefiore Section, 2900 Mary Street, Marinette WI. The cemetery handled burials for most of the surrounding towns of NE Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and (names) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I received the following from Jon C. Ruatti, Superintendent of Cemeteries in Marinette WI on October 23, 1990. Source: Yosef SA'AR [February 2010]

"A little background information on the Jewish Cemetery (Congregation Montefiore), in Marinette, Wisconsin.

The Jewish People of Marinette purchased an acre of land east of Forest Home Cemetery, in 1891. The Congregation maintained this cemetery until 1975. Members of the Congregation had left the area, relocating to places such as Iron Mountain, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois.

The 'Association' and the City of Marinette entered into an agreement July 30, 1975. The agreement authorized the City of Marinette to provide the necessary maintenance, and provide for the burial of members of the Jewish faith, who desired to return here for burial.

Burials continue through this day, even though there are only a few of the faith remaining in the area."

 

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