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Jane Tuers

 
 
Jane Tuers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 3, 2013
1. Jane Tuers Marker
Inscription.
This marks the site
of the home of
Jane Tuers
a heroine of the
American Revolution

Presented by
Jane Tuers Cociety
C.A.R.
1925

 
Erected 1925 by Children of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 40° 43.566′ N, 74° 4.051′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bergen Avenue and Mercer Street, on the right when traveling north on Bergen Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Hudson Catholic High School. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rt. Rev. Msgr. Roger A. McGinley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Bergen Church (about 300 feet away); Peter Stuyvesant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jack Roosevelt Robinson (approx. half a mile away); Mystic Lincoln (approx. half a mile away); Newkirk House (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Story of Jane Tuers
Jane Tuers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 3, 2013
2. Jane Tuers Marker
During the Revolutionary War, Jane Tuers uncovered information that confirmed Benedict Arnold's plan to turn West Point over to the British.

During the Revolutionary War, Nicholas and Jannetje Van Reypen Tuers ran a farm in Bergen Township, now Jersey City, NJ. When selling produce in British occupied New York City, she learned from Samuel Fraunces, owner of Fraunces Tavern, that he overheard British soldiers discussing Gen. Benedict Arnold’s plan to turn West Point over to the British. Jane relayed the information to her brother, Daniel Van Reypen a blacksmith, who traveled to Hackensack to report it to Gen. Anthony Wayne. Wayne then took Van Reypen to tell Gen. George Washington what he had learned. The subsequent capture of British Maj. John André with plans for West Point confirmed the conspiracy.
    — Submitted March 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Jersey City image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 3, 2013
3. Marker in Jersey City
Old Bergen Church Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 3, 2013
4. Old Bergen Church Burial Ground
Jane Van Reypen Tuers died in 1834 and was buried in an unmarker grave (lot 136) in the Old Bergen Church burial ground, one block north of the marker.
Tuers House image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia
5. Tuers House
This house, the home Nicholas and Jane Tuers, stood until 1894 when it was demolished to make room for the construction of the old Fourth Regiment Armory.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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