Michigan's First Jewish Cemetery

Michigan's First Jewish Cemetery (HM2CRG)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Washtenaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 16.87', W 83° 44.241'

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At this site the first Jewish cemetery in Michigan was established in 1848-49. The Jews Society of Ann Arbor acquired burial rights to this land adjacent to what was then the public cemetery. Several years earlier, immigrants from Germany and Austria had organized the first Jewish community in the state. Their first religious services were held in the homes of the five Weil brothers in the vicinity of the family tannery, J. Weil and Brothers. Members of the Jewish community participated in all aspects of the city's life. Jacob Weil served Ann Arbor as alderman from 1859 to 1861. By the 1880s this original Jewish community no longer existed. In 1900 the remains of those buried here were reinterred in Ann Arbor's Forest Hill Cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1983
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission - Michigan Department of State, Beth Israel Congregation, and the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan
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Date Added Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 274291 N 4684623
Decimal Degrees42.28116667, -83.73735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.87', W 83° 44.241'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 52.2" N, 83° 44' 14.46" W
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Area Code(s)734, 313, 517, 586
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001 E Huron St, Ann Arbor MI 48104, US
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