Historic Information About Family: 

Sept 1, 2008 Jewish Review Travel section, p.18 – Exploring historic Albany yields Jewish treasures. – “…Originally from Prussia, Julius Joseph fought for the Union during the Civil War, joining the 17th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Company A. When the war ended, he came to Albany and opened a cigar shop…Joseph became the first president of Albany’s B’nai Brith Lodge. They met at the Odd Fellows Temple each Wednesday evening.

Marker Information:

Hirsch J Joseph 1805 – 1884

Relationship: Father

Inscription: in Hebrew

English: Hirsch J Joseph, Born Nov. 22 1805, Died Dec. 20, 1884

Stone and Base Material: Marble

Iconography:  The Hebrew abbreviation ת נ צ ב ה, is an abbreviation of a verse from the Bible, the first book of Samuel, 25:29, “May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life”


Julius Joseph 1837 – 1901

Relationship: Husband to Sophia

Inscription: Julius Joseph Born in Prussia, April 21, 1837. 2.Sivan 5661. May 20, 1901 Hebrew name below

Stone and Base Material: Marble

Iconography: Shield with AOUW 13, Sextant?-right bottom corner of marker, Kingsley Albany stonecarver


Sophia Joseph 1836 – 1903

Relationship: Wife to Julius

Inscription: Sophia, Wife of Julius Joseph. Born in France 1836, Died in Albany, July 15, 1903

Stone and Base Material: Marble

Iconography: two nested oak leaves