Mt. Sinai Cemetery
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
|Mt. Sinai Cemetery|
GPS: 40.017753, -75.070845
1901 Bridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Published: November 27, 2016
Total records: 10,214
Mt. Sinai Cemetery is owned and operated by Mt. Sinai Cemetery Association.
Mt. Sinai Cemetery was founded in 1854. It came about because there had been a shortage of Jewish burial grounds in Philadelphia by the 1850s. A group of citizens came together and formed the Mt. Sinai Cemetery Association on June 9, 1854. They purchased a 7 acre plot along Bridge St, near Cottage. A chapel was added in 1892. Today, the cemetery stands at 17.5 acres.
The first burial conducted by the new cemetery actually occurred about 5 months earlier, in January of 1854, that of Moses Sternberger. However, records show that a few burials had occurred on this plot of land as far back as 1809.
Records published here were acquired from Mt. Sinai Cemetery on November 27, 2016. Dates of death range from 1809 to 2015.
Pennsylvania Death Records
- Pennsylvania Newspapers, Full Search (1719-1996), 557 titles - GenealogyBank.com
- Pennsylvania Obituary Search - (1981-current) - GenealogyBank.com
- Pennsylvania Funeral Notices - GenealogyBank.com