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PLAQUEMINE: (Iberville Parish) PDF Print E-mail has Jewish community history and photos. "On March 20, 1856, the Levy, Kahn, Kowalski, Meyer, and Lehman families incorporated the Hebrew Benevolent Society of Plaquemine “to acquire a temple and establish a cemetery.” Before the end of the year, these families funded the purchase of a burial ground at the intersection of Federal and Division Streets." [January 2009]

1919 Jewish population was 55 according to Alan Hirschfeld's submission from "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); Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee


Jewish Cemetery: The 1856 cemetery located at the intersection of Federal and Division Streets is maintained by Mrs. Mercedes Ohlmeyer, (504) 687-7403, 57835 Fort Street, Plaquemine, LA 70764 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

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