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Woodhaven in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Remsen Cemetery

Remsen Family Cemetery

 
 
Remsen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christian Belena, June 26, 2010
1. Remsen Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Col. Jeromus Remsen, 1735-1790, is buried here. Was colonel of a regiment of Kings and Queens Co. militia in the Battle of Long Island.
 
Erected 1938 by State Education Department.
 
Location. 40° 42.737′ N, 73° 51.508′ W. Marker is in Woodhaven, New York, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Trotting Course Lane and Metropolitan Avenue and Alderton Street, on the right when traveling north on Trotting Course Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodhaven NY 11421, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sergeant Joseph E. Schaefer Oval (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Slocum Disaster Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dexter Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); Tree Dedication for Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Exedra (approx. 2.3 miles away); NYC Bomb and Forgery Squad Explosion Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Unisphere (approx. 2.5 miles away); Rockaway Footpath (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Remsen family owned a substantial lot surrounding this cemetery which was eventually sold off and subdivided. This small plot of land
Jeromus Remsen Family Burial Ground and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christian Belena, June 26, 2010
2. Jeromus Remsen Family Burial Ground and Marker
is all that exists of the Remsen property. Another marker located underneath the main one states: "Within this park lies the remains of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Jeromus Remsen. Buried in the confines of this site were his cousins Major Abraham Remsen, Captain Luke Remsen, Lieutenant Aurt Remsen and their families. The Remsen family were amongst the first settlers of this area originally known as 'White Pot.'"
 
Regarding Remsen Cemetery. In addition to Colonel Jeromus Remsen, the following Remsen familly members are interred here: Aurt Remsen, 1741-1819 (Lieutenant, Cooper's Regiment, New York Millitia); Luke Remsen, 1749-1939 (Captain, Queen's Company Miliitia); Abraham Remsen, 1730-1807 (Major, Cooper's Regiment, New York Militia);
 
Additional keywords. Revolution
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraHeroesLandmarksMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Jeromus Remsen Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christian Belena, June 26, 2010
3. Jeromus Remsen Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Christian Belena of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Christian Belena of Brooklyn, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of plaque marker that is at foot of Remsen Cemetery marker. • Can you help?
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