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Old Lutheran Cemetery

 
 
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By Mary Ann Corallo, November 6, 2008
1. Old Lutheran Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1713, eleven German Palatine families settled in this area and organized into a congregation under Lutheran Pastor Justus Falckner. About 1720, they built a log church near this site. It was replaced prior to 1739 with a larger structure, and again in 1798 by the present Ramapo Reformed Church, which the Lutheran and Dutch Reformed congregations built together. Stones in this cemetery date from 18th to the mid-19th centuries, with the earliest stone dated 1745. Family names include Bevans, Fox, Frederick, Hemmion (Henion), Messenger (Messinger), Osborn, and Wanamaker.
 
Erected by Mahwah Historic Sites Committee.
 
Location. 41° 5.466′ N, 74° 9.19′ W. Marker is in Mahwah, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Moffat Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Between Route 17 North and Island Road. Marker is in this post office area: Mahwah NJ 07430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tree of Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mahwah’s First Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wanamaker Utility Shed (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hopper Gristmill Site
Old Lutheran Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
2. Old Lutheran Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Laroe-Van Horn House (approx. one mile away); Old Stone House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rochambeau’s Encampment (approx. 1.6 miles away in New York). Click for a list of all markers in Mahwah.
 
More about this marker. Wooden stairs lead up to the cemetery.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Old Lutheran Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ann Corallo, November 6, 2008
3. Old Lutheran Cemetery
Old Lutheran Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ann Corallo, November 6, 2008
4. Old Lutheran Cemetery
Map of headstones.
Old Lutheran Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ann Corallo, November 6, 2008
5. Old Lutheran Cemetery
 
 
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