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Vedder Family Cemetery

 
 
Vedder Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 4, 2009
1. Vedder Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Vedder Family Cemetery
This historic burial plot contains the remains of descendants of Harmen Albertse Vedder, an original settler of Schenectady. He purchased the land and built a home in 1672. Harmen died around 1715 and is probably buried here.

After purchasing this site from Harmen's great-grandson, Johannes Vedder, Colonel Daniel David Schermerhorn Campbell replaced the home with a 26-room mansion in 1832.
 
Location. 42° 48.54′ N, 73° 59.311′ W. Marker is in Rotterdam, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker can be reached from West Campbell Road. Click for map. The marker is beside the northwest entrance to the Rotterdam Square Mall, just inside a low brick wall with a fence mounted on top of the brick wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady NY 12306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 23 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Enlarged Lock 23 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Robert Allen Deitcher (approx. 1.4 miles away); Home of Jimmy Carter (approx. 1.4 miles away); Early Smithy
Vedder Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 4, 2009
2. Vedder Family Cemetery Marker
The Vedder Family Cemetery Marker can be seen within the fence, and just beyond is the entrance to the mall.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Maalwyck (approx. 1.6 miles away); George S. Haswell III (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gateway Landing (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rotterdam.
 
More about this marker. The small cemetery is bounded on two sides by a wall/ fence enclosure which includes a gate, and by the exterior walls of the mall building on two sides. Excavators came in July 1986 to tear down the Campbell Mansion in order to build the Rotterdam Square Mall. The cemetery was left in place, and the contract with the mall states that the cemetery must be maintained.
 
Also see . . .  The Rotterdam Square Mall Cemetery. (Submitted on November 22, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Rotterdam Square, Rotterdam Square Mall, Schenectady, Historic Building, settlers ViaPort Rotterdam
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Vedder Family Cemetery Marker @ The Mall image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 4, 2009
3. Vedder Family Cemetery Marker @ The Mall
Vedder Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 6, 2009
4. Vedder Family Cemetery
Vedder Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 6, 2009
5. Vedder Family Cemetery
Two headstones in the Vedder Family Cemetery
Vedder Family Cemetery Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 6, 2009
6. Vedder Family Cemetery Headstone
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016.
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