|Place of Birth||“Belitza” Vilna, Guberna Russia|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||1835|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||July 11, 1903|
|Date of Death (Heb)||16 Tammuz 5663|
|Age at Death||68|
|Hebrew Name||ישראל בן צבי|
|Spouse’s Name||Golde Weinberg (4B16)|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Father of Mayer Nachem Weinberg (1G4), Samuel I. Weinberg (1E5), Eva Weinberg Bercovitz (b. 1865) and Victor Weinberg (b. 1872). Grandfather of Eva Weinberg (1F6). Father-in-law of Carl Bercovitz (1H15).|
His father’s Hebrew name was Zvi, which means “deer”. He may have gone by the name “Hirsch”, which is Yiddish for “deer”.
|Inscription (Eng)||SACRED TO THE MEMORY|
DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF
BORN AT “BELITZA” VILNA GUBERNA RUSSIA 1835.
DIED IN HONG KONG 11TH JULY 1903.
AGE 68 YEARS.
|Inscription (Heb)||זאת מצבת קבורת המרוחם ישראל בן צבי נולד בעיר בליתצא ווילנא גוברנה רוסיא נע נלבע יום שק יו תמוז שנת התרסג ימי חייו סׄחׄ שנה תׄנׄצׄבׄהׄ נׄסׄוׄ|
|Inscription (Other)||“81” on front right side|
|Historical||His name appears on a ship’s manifest for the SS China, which sailed from Hong Kong on 9 August and Yokohama on 19 August 19th, 1893, and arrived in San Francisco on 31 August 1893. He was accompanied on the trip by his wife, daughter (Eva) and son (Mayer). Why wasn’t Samuel with them? Their son, Victor, was living there.|
According to the manifest, he was a tailor but in 1892 he was the proprietor of the Rose, Shamrock and Thistle on 290 Queen’s Road Central.
Belitza (now Bielica) is located south of Lida in Belarus. A mass execution of 36 Jews from the town took place there on July 23, 1941. A gubernya was a major administrative subdivision of the Russian Empire.
The 1895 jurors’ list has a Victor Weinberg working as a manager at the Western Hotel, located on Queen’s Road West. The Carl Smith Archives say that Victor was Israel but they had a son named Victor. (The hotel was located at 90 & 92 Queen’s Road West and was owned at the time by Benjamin Franklin Taylor. Between 1899 and 1902, it was owned by a Heinrich Varrelmann.)
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