Temple Anshe Chesed Cemetery

A Jewish Cemetery near the Vicksburg National Military Park


Photo taken by Jeff Lovorn



Temple Anshe Chesed Cemetery This site is the second Jewish cemetery on Vicksburg. The exact location of the first cemetery has not been determined. The first burial here was that of Meyer Meyer on May 16, 1865. Four rabbis who served this congregation have there final resting place in this cemetery. Rabbi Bernhard Gotthelf, born February 5, 1819, was a Union chaplain who served as the first rabbi in Vicksburg. He died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. Rabbi Herman M. Bien (1835-1895) was born in Hesse Cassel, Germany. Rabbi Sol L. Kory (1879-1936) linked the local Orthodox and Reform Congregations. Rabbi Adolf Phillipsborn (1888-1967) escaped the Nazi Holocaust.

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2011: Added by Jeff Lovorn


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