Guide to Jewish History Resources
at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives
By Silvian J. Sydney
Mss VF 740
An essary about the Chestnut Street Cemetery in Cincinnati, the first Jewish burial ground west of the Allegheny Mountains. Joseph Jonas and Morris Moses, two early Jewish Cincinnatians, bought the land from Nicholas Longworth. It opened in 1821 was in use until 1849 when it reached capacity during a cholera epidemic.
Mss fB222 RM
This item include internments at the Jewish Cemetery on Chestnut St.
Copied by George W. Reyes
Mss VF 4217
Contains headstone inscriptions dating from 1831-1849 from the Jewish Cemetery at Chestnut Street and Central Avenue.
Video vignettes produced by WLWT-TV
A series of brief (each is about 24-seconds long) historical vignettes that aired on WLWT-TV during the course of Cincinnati’s bicentennial in 1988. They were designed to run during commercial breaks. Each vignette centers on a specific neighborhood, person, event, etc. The vignettes feature archival images as well as (for the most part) modern-day footage. Includes one vignette about the Jewish Cemetery on Central Avenue and Chestnut Street.