B'Nai Amoona Cemetery
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B'nai Amoona Cemetery

B'nai Amoona ("Children of Faith")
930 North and South Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-2033

Jewish Cemetery
Established: 1871
Size: 14.16 acres
Burials indexed: 4,527
(1872-2002)

Photo taken by Karl Bloomberg © 2011; used with permission.

GPS (Latitude,Longitude): 38.665602, -90.335354      Click here for Google Map to cemetery

Cemetery holds a short entry register 1888-1895 (records 1872-1887 are lacking) and recent large plot maps which locate all identifiable graves from existing monuments and records. In 1924 the name of the cemetery was changed from Sheerith Israel ("Remnant of Israel") Cemetery to B'nai Amoona Cemetery.

The present cemetery has plots on both sides of Blackberry Lane. The smaller one to the south is 1.3 acres and dates back to 1871, when it was purchased for Sheerith Israel. In 1884 a splinter group from Sheerith Israel formed B'nai Amoona. Members of B'nai Amoona could no longer use the Sheerith Israel cemetery, so they bought an acre from Mount Sinai on Gravois Road. In 1893, however the two groups were reunited under the newer name.

General information on cemeteries and other resources in Missouri:
http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/missouri-mo/index.html

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