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  • Julius Scherek (1848 - 1902)
  • Hannah Marx (1857 - 1923)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Nov 1 2018, 2:39:14 UTC "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Ben F. Marx and Hannah M. Jacobs, 05 Mar 1879; citi...
  • Maximilian Alexander Freschl (1887 - 1948)
    There is much family lore about Max. On his southern origins, his granddaughter, Ruth Glassner reports: " He particularly loved grits, hominy and buckwheat pancakes which he always referred to as "Bucks".
  • Bernard Joseph Lasky (1909 - 2004)
    From: Lasky was a conscientious business and community leader. During the Civil Rights era, white Aberdeen residents boycotted the Lasky store because Bernard was thought to be “soft” on segregation. B...
  • Leon Fischel (1902 - 1977)
    From the Vicksburg Post, dated January 14, 2016, it is reported in the old post files, 70 years ago, 1946, Leon and Albert Fischel, owners of the Central Smokehouse, purchase the Wright Brothers Hardwa...

This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Mississippi.

Some references:

Turitz, Leo E. and Evelyn, Jews in Early Mississippi. Jackson, University Press of Mississippi, 2nd ed. (c) 1995.

Mississippi History Now: Jews in Mississippi

"The Alsace-Lorraine Jewish Experience in Louisiana and the Gulf South" by Anny Bloch-Raymond

Vicksburg, Mississippi

VIcksburg interments

Aberdeen, Mississippi

Greenville, Mississippi

Yazoo City, Mississippi