Yes! Yes! i have located the gravesite of Zander Zander, my great, great grandfather. Zander was laid to rest in the Temple Israel cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark., shortly after his death on March 10, 1898 at the age of 69.
In the early 1850s, Zander married Liebe Hellman, the daughter of Hyman and Diana (Friedlander) Hellman. Zander and Liebe lived in the small town of Krone an der Brahe (on the Brahe River), north of the city of Bromberg. In case you are geograpically-inclined, here is a 1905 map of Posen that shows the location of Krone.
On a current map, you will find this small town, but all the place names are now Polish. Krone an der Brahe is Koronowo and it's located on the Brda River, north of the city of Bydgoszcz. This is what this small town in northwestern Poland looks like today:
Leo Zander, accompanied by his father Mr. Z. Zander, who has come over from Germany to be present at the wedding of his daughter to one of our popular young business men, arrived yesterday from New York.Theresa wed Mitchell Tausick, a man who was in business with her brother, Leo Zander. Theresa and Mitchell had one son, Irvin (b. 1890) but their marriage did not last. While Mitchell may have been a "popular young businessman", Theresa probably had a good reason to divorce him. An incident that was reported in the Galveston newpaper in September 1892, shortly after the divorce, gives us a clue as to the true character of Tausick:
Yesterday noon M.E. Tausick and L. Harris got into an altercation on Market street, near Twenty-fourth street. Mr. Tausick had a riding whip with which he slashed Mr. Harris several times. The cause of the row was personal matters. Both men were arrested on a charge of fighting.The aforementioned L. Harris, was Lewis Harris, Theresa's brother-in-law and my great grandfather. Theresa decided it was time to get out of Dodge, so she and her son moved to Jonesboro, Arkansas. She re-married, this time to a widower named Lewis Sachs, who was 12 years her elder and already had four children.
Back to Zander. Sometime after 1891, which was the year that his beloved wife Liebe passed away, Zander returned to America to live with Theresa and Lewis in Jonesboro. This is where he spent his final years.
Upon the death of her father in 1898, Johanna informed the local Galveston rag which published this obit:
Zander Zander Dead.Mr. Zander Zander died at Jonesboro, Ark., in his 69th year on March 10. He was the father of Mrs. Lewis Harris (Johanna) of this city, Gustav Zander of San Francisco, Leo Zander of New York, and Herman Zander of Los Angeles, Cal.
A special thanks to Lynn Franklin and her husband Bob Sweeney of Memphis, who have compiled a database of cemetery listings, photographs and other documentary records for selected Jewish cemeteries in the Southern United States. Their website is at: