Streatham Jewish Cemetery also called Rowan Road Cemetery

We are currently adding photos from Streatham Jewish Cemetery.

Streatham Jewish Cemetery

These are being added in an ‘uncut’ format meaning that we have not, as yet, researched the individuals and added them to our main database.

As there has been a great deal of interest we took the unusual decision to list the photos with just names and year of death, where they can be read. Once we have added them all we will then add the full details and inscriptions to our main database.

For genealogy research these photos and information are a goldmine, often providing both the individuals’ original family name and the adopted, perhaps more English, name.

There are also many memorials to those lost during WW1, WW2 and civilian casualties.

See http://www.cemeteryscribes.com/showmap.php?cemeteryID=137&tree=Cemeteries Each are listed alphabetically and are not yet searchable other than by going through the pages.

The photos are from the collection taken by Mr L Saunders, jazz musician, who has called it a labour of love. Visiting the cemetery in all weathers and when his busy work schedule allowed. We are very grateful to Lynn for providing us with these photos and making them available to others via our website.

 

8 comments for “Streatham Jewish Cemetery also called Rowan Road Cemetery

  1. Barry Gordon
    September 27, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Hello,
    I was planning to visit my Grandparents’ graves in Streatham Jewish Cemetery on a Sunday afternoon. As it has been a few decades since I last went there I wanted to check whether or not it would be open. On Google streetview it appears that it is protected by guard dogs…
    If it is open, I would also like to find out where exactly they are buried. Their names are Naftoli & Rachel Podkaminsky & they both died circa 1960 give or take 1 year.

  2. ADMIN
    September 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Hi
    The plot details are:
    Forename Surname Date Location Section Row NO.
    Nathan Podkaminsky 23-Jul-1962 Streatham Section E 62 21
    Rachel Podkaminsky 09-Feb-1965 Streatham Section E 62 22

    As far as I know access is fine but do avoid the Jewish holidays, September is a busy month, see http://www.westerncharitablefoundation.com/contact/ for contact details and also to search their burial lists.
    CemeteryScribes Admin

  3. Sara Kirby-Nieweg
    February 26, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Could you tell me whether there are Jewish people buried in the Streatham Jewish Cemetery with Dutch ancestry/names?

  4. ADMIN
    February 26, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    I am not sure how one would tell if anyone buried there is of Dutch ancestry, names can and were changed, others such as Cohen or Levy would not indicate a place of origin etc etc but you are welcome to look through those listed on our site to see if you think they may have been Dutch.
    Admin

  5. keely abravanel
    March 7, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Hi my grandparents are buried in this cemetery. Betty and Charles Mitelle. I wondered if I could be buried with them and what I would have to do to make this happen.
    Thanks
    Keely

  6. ADMIN
    March 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you for contacting us however you would need to speak to the Burial Society or Cemetery for this information.
    Admin

  7. Lyn Gibb-de Swarte
    April 8, 2018 at 9:20 am

    My Great Grandparents are both buried there in the 20’s I think! Graves unmarked with a stone! Lion de Swarte and Caroline de Swarte. Mentioning also to enquirer asking about Dutch names! They were both originally from Amsterdam and lived for many years in Streatham. He was a musician, published composer and arranger. I would like the numbers of the plots if possible?

  8. ADMIN
    April 8, 2018 at 10:41 am

    The burial details for Caroline de Swarte are:
    Caroline De Swarte 05-Aug-1927 Streatham Section C 11 35

    And for Lion De Swarte
    Lion De Swarte 21-Nov-1917 Streatham Section D K 2628

    CemeteryScribes Admin

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