Notes from Sara Mages
about the transcription and translation process: A good
portion of the Hebrew text on the tombstones is abbreviated.
There are instances where only part of a word was inscribed
on the stone, due to lack of space. The transliteraton
reflects the original Hebrew grammar, as it was written.
Note also that the term Reb is an honorific title, akin
to "Herr" in German or "Mr" in English
- it does not imply that the person was a Rabbi (the
same is true for the expression "our teacher the
rabbi"). However, one instance was found of a Ha'Rav
[the Rabbi], and perhaps this person was indeed a Rabbi.