Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Barnett and Hannah Nappen

Or Woodbine Cemetery, Part 4...

I started this blog with photos of family members' gravestones in the Woodbine Brotherhood Cemetery, Woodbine, New Jersey:
Part 1 - Goldstein grandparents
Part 2 - Levitt
Part 3 - Goldstein uncle and aunt
Following is another gravestone of a 2nd great aunt and 2nd great uncle of my husband.

Hannah (Segal) Nappen was the sister of Golda (Segal) Levitt, whose gravestone is nearby. Their father was Simche Segel, whose death certificate indicates he was buried in Woodbine, but I have not found his gravestone.

The Hebrew for Hannah reads: Hannah daughter of the honored Simcha. The Hebrew for Barnett is possibly Dov son of the honored Mordechai. (Advice on Barnett's Hebrew name is welcome in the comments below.)


  1. The name is definitely Dov. And Barnett as his American name makes sense, too. The Hebrew name Dov is often paired with the Yiddish name Ber which has the same meaning (this is called a calque). It's likely that Barnett's Yiddish name was Ber. See the slide show on Hebrew names on JewishGen.
    BTW, my father (Bernard) was also a Dov Ber.

    1. Emily - thank you so much for the prompt and helpful comment! I was looking for name information on JewishGen and didn't have luck, so thank you for that link.