Guide to Jewish History Resources
at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Guide to Jewish History Resources

Cemeteries

Though the Iron Gate

By Silvian J. Sydney
[no date]
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.

Record of Internments in the Cincinnati Township

1849
Mss fB222 RM

This item include internments at the Jewish Cemetery on Chestnut St.

Cemetery Records

Copied by George W. Reyes
[1936-1937]
Mss VF 4217

Contains headstone inscriptions dating from 1831-1849 from the Jewish Cemetery at Chestnut Street and Central Avenue.

Bicentennial Images

Video vignettes produced by WLWT-TV
1988
MI-13-152

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.

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