Ramble Number Six

This Ramble starts at the College Street entrance gates and goes through the
William Wolff Cemetery.



 

In an early Ramble I have said that this plot was purchased from the City of
Macon in 1879 by the Reform Congregation of Temple Both Israel. They bought
an area 130'x280' in Oakridge for $800 and Mr. William Wolff, an active member
of the congregation, put up the money and presented the deed to the Temple so
the plot was named for him. I am not going to dwell too long on the families
buried here because Gus and Marian Kaufman have recently co-authored a book
THE BURIALS OF CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL, MACON, GA, IN WILLIAM WOLFF
CEMETERY AND IN HEBREW BURIAL GROUND and you can see a copy in the
Genealogical Room at the Washington Memorial Library. It is a comprehensive
cataloguing of all the marked graves and they have done a magnificent piece of
work. But I do want to call your attention to some of the monuments and the
mausoleums. The monument on the right, well up the hill, is to Bertha Wolff. She
was the wife of William Wolff. It is a very fine example of funerary art of the
period. Close by is the Dannenberg mausoleum. The Dannenbergs came to
Macon in the latter part of the nineteenth century and were successful mer-
chants. The Dannenberg Company on Third Street at Poplar was a department
store for some fifty or more years. Moving on up to the right, you will see the
Marks monument with a bowl and pitcher set-a very unusual type of memorial.

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