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Mahwah in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era.
 
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. Between Route 17 North and Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mahwah NJ 07430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2011
2. Old Lutheran Cemetery Marker
. Ramapo Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); 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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mahwah.
 
More about this marker. Wooden stairs lead up to the cemetery.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by Mary Ann Corallo of Mahwah, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Mary Ann Corallo of Mahwah, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Mary Ann Corallo of Mahwah, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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