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Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth NY (Queens), Gottzolowai (or Gotzilower) Benevolent Association

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Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth NY (Queens), Gottzolowai (or Gotzilower) Benevolent Association

Posted: 1335124585000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1438955942000
Surnames: Gottzolowai Benevolent Association (or Gotzilower)
I am interested in the Gottzolowai section of Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth NY, Queens.

Mt Zion is a very large Jewish cemetery with thousands of graves organized into burial societies.

People buried in a beneficial society paid dues, may have known one another, may have socialized or worked with one another, may have gone to the same synagogue in New York, and/or come from the same community, shtetl, or region in Europe.

One possibility is the Gottzolowai Benevolent Association may have had roots near Odessa Ukraine, and possibly Yevpatoriya, on the Crimea peninsula (near Odessa). Yevpatoriya used to be called "Kezlev" or "Gottleve" which "sounds like" Gottzolowai.

Another shtetl could have been Hotzila (also spelled Hotsila or Hotsia), and also known as Gotsulovo, or Valehotzulovo, or Dolyns'ke. This shtetl of about 1500 people was in the Odessa district, Kherson province. A larger shtetl nearby was called Ananiev (Ananyev).

Little is known about the history of this benevolent association, started around 1897.

If you know anything about it, please post a reply.

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