Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
of the home of
a heroine of the
Jane Tuers Cociety
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. Marker is located at the Hudson Catholic High School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 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.
1. The Story of Jane Tuers
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.
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