Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Brouwer Burials in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Brouwer Burials in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. can now be found online at a new location. This document, as a compressed PDF, was originally online and available from the William B. Bogardus Collection page of the old Brouwer Genealogy website. The document can now be viewed directly online from a location at Google Docs. This list was apparently compiled by William J. Hoffman and includes burials up through the mid 1800s. It does not include later 19th century or 20th century burials and therefore should not be considered a complete survey of all the Brouwers buried at Green-Wood Cemetery.

Green-Wood Cemetery is now a National Historic Landmark, and has a website. It was founded in 1838 and is located in what is now the Greenwood Heights section of Brooklyn. The main entrance (pictured above) is at 500 25th Street (at 5th Ave.). Many persons who were living in Manhattan during the 1800s were buried at Green-Wood Cemetery. Paul Goldberger, architect critic for The New Yorker, writing in the New York Times (Nov. 17, 1977) stated, "it is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood." Many "notable" persons, including President Theodore Roosevelt, are buried there.

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