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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cemetery and Gravestone Inscriptions from the William B. Bogardus Collection (Part II)

Following are more links for files from the William B. Bogardus Collection pertaining to cemetery and gravestone records and transcriptions. It is a varied collection.

"DAR Graves" - Brower. The cover card is not any more specific with regards to the original sources, but volume and page numbers are provided. This is an assortment of listings from various sites in New York State.

Essex County Gravestones: Old Methodist Churchyard, Belleville, N. J. Just three records here. They were transcribed from issues of The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey.

Book of the Dead of Monmouth. Six pages of transcriptions and photocopies taken from George Castor Martin, Book of the Dead of Monmouth (Asbury Park, N.J.: Martin & Allardyce, 1915-1916). Pertains to the "Old Cemetery between Farmingdale and Squankum." Many of the individual records have also been published elsewhere. I have not gone through each one but I suspect that many of those named can be found on the BGD. A few photocopied pages include some names other than Brewer or Brower.

Cemetery East of Christ Church, Marlborough, Ulster Co., NY.  This transcription is from FHL film #931485. It pertains to John Brower, his wife Althea Merritt, and their daughter Charlotte A. Brower, none of who are currently found on the BGD.

Mercer County Gravestones: Titusville Methodist Episcopal Cemetery. This file is from material published in The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 50, no. 2 (May 1975). One (or part of one family) here, that of Henry S. Brower, his wife Hannah A., and son D. Urmstom. I believe they would be Henry Brower, his wife Hannah Evenston, and son Daniel Brower, who are found on the BGD. Henry's middle name was Striker, and he is probably a son of Thomas Le Foy Brouwer and Magdalena Van Aulst.

Monmouth County Gravestones. Bethesda Methodist Church Cemetery, Adelphia. The notes here are taken from the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 21, no. 4 (Oct 1946), p. 89, vol. 22, no. 1 (Jan 1947), p. 19, vol. 23, no. 1 (Jan 1948), p. 18, and vol. 23, no. 4 (Oct 1948), p. 89. It is suggested that researchers consult both of these issues for clarification. The couple, Clarence L. Brower and Florence E. Murray are on the BGD, but "Sarah Wagner, wife of William Brower," is new to me.

Mercer County Gravestones: Titusville Presbyterian Churchyard. Also from the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 29, nos. 3/4 (Jul-Oct 1954). The notes pertain to a Richard Brewer, his wife Rhoda, son Smith Titus Brewer, and a likely daughter (of Richard & Rhoda) named Francina. Smith T. Brewer and his father Richard are found in 1850 at Hopewell, Mercer Co., New Jersey, and this limited info is online on the BGD. This file adds considerably more to Richard Brewer, including a birth date of 1787.

Middlesex County Gravestones: Three Mile Run Cemetery, North Brunswick Township. The notes are for Maria Brower, wife of Rulaph Neefus. "Neefus" was a phonetic spelling of the family name more commonly seen as NEVIUS. The couple is found on the BGD, but this record adds a death date and place of burial for Maria. The source is the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 23, no. 4 (Oct 1948).

Graveyard Inscriptions, Blooming Grove and Montgomery, Orange Co., NY. The notes in this file are from Ray C. Sawyer, Graveyard Inscriptions of Greycourt Cemetery, Bloomingrove and the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Montgomery, both located in Orange County, New York (1931). This file adds a date of death and burial place to John Brouwer, Jr., baptized 10 October 1773 at the New York Dutch Reformed Church, son of John Brouwer and Catharine Duryea. John Brouwer/Brower's wife was Magdalena Duryea. Their daughter, Catharine Ann, who died in 1803, at age 8 mos., 22 days, is buried here as well. The family is found on the BGD.

Cemetery Inscriptions - Montgomery County. The photocopied page is from Tree Talks, vol. 13, no. 9 (Sept. 1973). The Elizabeth Brouwer found here was a descendant of Willem Brouwer of Beverwijck, while Mary Anthony Brouwer, daughter of Jacob and Jane (DeReimer) Brouwer, was a descendant of Adam Brouwer of Gowanus, Long Island. Both are found on the BGD.

Above are ten new files and in exploring them some new info was discovered. As usual, I recommend that researchers use the above as only a starting point and strongly recommend that you consult the original source for each file. As we all know, errors can be made when transcribing and when taking notes.

And a passing observation - this post marks a mile-stone, it is the 300th post on Brouwer Genealogy, and the past month of July marked five years since the Brouwer Genealogy Database was launched online along with the old Mac based Brouwer Genealogy blog, the precursor to this current blog. So thanks to all who stop by and read, and to all who have contributed and e-mailed in the past, and I hope at least some of you have found something of use along the way.

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