Closter in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Nagel – Auryansen Cemetery
This final resting place of early Closter settlers was established by Barent and Resolvert Nagel on their 1,030-acre tract jointly purchased in 1710. The first burial is believed to be Jan Adriansen, c. 1721. The Nagel brothers divided their land in 1748, and initialed stones within the cemetery (“BN” and “RN”) mark the division line. By marriage and by purchase, the property surrounding and including the cemetery became owned by the Auryansen (Adriansen) family.
The cemetery contains an estimated 108 graves, but only 86 tombstones remain. Buried here are five Revolutionary War veterans. Members of the Kearney, Ferdon, Jordon, Demarest, Parsells, DeClark, Haring, Cole, Powles, and Vervalen families were laid to rest here. Tradition states that slaves were buried here as well. The last burial took place in 2007.
Erected by Bergen County Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 58.52′ N, 73° 56.513′ W. Marker is in Closter, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Susan Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Susan Drive, Closter NJ 07624, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Nauglel / Auryansen Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel De Clark House (approx. ¼ mile away); Nagel (Naugle) House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walter Parcells Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Closter Horseman (approx. one mile away); Closter Public School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hilderbrant Naugle House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Reformed Church of Closter (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Closter.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 446 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 26, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.