|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 (1G4), Samuel (1E5) and Eva Berkovitz (b. 1863); grandfather of Eva (1F6)|
|Inscription (Eng)||SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ISRAEL WEINBERG DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND OF GOLDE WEINBERG BORN AT “BELITZA” VILNA GUBERNA RUSSIA 1835. DIED IN HONG KONG 11TH JULY 1903. AGE 68 YEARS. DEEPLY REGRETTED|
|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). It was noted that Eva was a widow at the time. Why wasn’t Samuel with them? Were they taking Eva for her to live there? Who was her husband and where did he die?
According to the manifest, he was a tailor.
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.
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