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Washington Monumental Cemetery


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photo of Washington Monumental cemetery

Washington Monumental Cemetery, located on Hillside Avenue in South River, is by far the largest cemetery in the Borough. It was organized in 1856 and expanded in 1918 and again in 1948.

 

In the early 1990s, the South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc., under the direction of Ken Roginski, began a project to inventory and document the gravestones in the older sections of the cemetery in order to preserve the information contained there. The project was finally completed in 2005 by Girl Scouts Christy Fic and Lauren Zdziarski, who earned their Gold Awards for their work, and Boy Scout Will Stoffers, who earned his Eagle Scout Award. An expansion and review of the work was begun by Stephanie Bartz in 2010 and was completed in 2012. Photographs were taken of each stone in the surveyed sections and previously collected data was verified based on those photographs.

 

The information that was collected includes the location of each stone, documentation of the inscription on each stone that was still legible, and in some cases, sketched details of the stone. Complete data and the related photographs are accessible at the South River Museum--Old School Baptist Church at 64-66 Main Street in South River.

 

Below is a verified and corrected (as of August 4, 2012) list of the surnames that are included in the index database. Every effort has been made to include the main surname from each stone as well as any related names (e.g., maiden names) that were listed.

 

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Ackerman
Adameit
Adameit/Paulson
Adams
Alander
Albert
Alexander
Amend
Anderson
Angersbach
Appleby
Applegate
Archibald
Arleth
Armstrong
Arnheimer
Arnold
Ashmore
Auer
August
Avery
Babcock
Bagley
Bailey
Baird
Baist
Balajthy
Balazs
Ballard
Ballinger
Balot
Bandy
Banker
Banziger
Barclay
Bargloski
Barkalow
Barkelew
Barkelow
Barton
Bartz
Bastedo
Bauer
Beahm
Beauregard
Becker
Beebe Holthausen
Bell
Bellamy
Bene
Benedict
Benkeser
Benn
Bennett
Bentegeat
Bergen
Berggren
Berkshot
Berlew
Bernotski
Besenyei
Beshada
Beyersdorfer
Bieth
Billman
Bissett
Bissett Peterson
Black
Blake
Blake/Gerenza
Blew
Bloodgood
Boardman
Boardman Maul
Boden
Boehm
Bohi
Boice
Boley
Booraem
Bosko
Bossong
Bossong Smalley
Boud
Bowden
Bowie
Bowman
Bowne
Bowne/Crenning
Boyler
Bradley
Bradshaw
Braitsch
Brant
Braun
Brennan
Brice
Bright
Brower
Brown
Broxton
Bruce
Bruehl
Bruhn
Brusso
Brustowicz
Buck
Bundesen
Burkshot
Burnett
Burns
Bush
Calvin
Canal
Carasso
Carhart
Carpenter
Carr
Carroll
Carstens
Carty
Caruth
Cassidy
Charles
Chauncey
Check
Cheeseman
Chevalier
Chevalier Drogan
Chevalier-Kolling
Chitren
Christ
Christensen
Christian
Churchward
Clark
Clarke
Classen
Clausen
Clickner
Clute
Coburn
Cole
Coleman
Coles
Combs
Compher Holzwarth
Concklin
Conklin
Connelley
Connelly
Connet
Connett
Conover
Conway
Cook
Coombs
Coopey
Coppy
Corbo
Cordes
Cornell
Cortelyou
Cost
Cottlob
Cottrell
Cox
Cozzens
Cranston
Crawford
Creamer
Crenning
Crooks
Croxon
Croxson
Crozer
Cseh
Cullen
Culver
Culver / Gelhardt
Cunningham
Cutting
Czegledi
Dalrymple
Daly
Dambeck
Dance
Dance/Knight
David
Davidson
Davis
De Hart
De Voe
Decker
Dehart
Della Porre
Dellert
Deuel
Deutsch
Devoe
Dey
Dicenta
Diehl
Dietrich
Dill
Dimuro
Disbrow
Dittman
Doeler
Donise
Dorn
Dorsett
Douglas
Dow
Downs
Draeger
Dreyfuss
Drogan
Drumright
Drury
Dudley
Dunham
Dunk
Dunn
Dyckman Eads
Eberle
Eckel
Ecker
Eder
Edwards
Eglinton
Ehrlich
Eib
Eiler
Elberson
Ellison
Ellsworth
Ellwinger
Ellwinger Donise
Embly
Emens
Emerson
Emiley
Emley
Emmons
Engelhart
Eppinger
Erickson
Estestvere
Esty
Eulner
Evans
Famer
Farmer
Farr
Farr Fortz
Fate
Fauser
Fayes
Fee
Fehrle
Feulner
Fisher
Fitterer
Fitzke
Fitzke Gent
Fitzpatrick
Flavell
Floystrop
Force
Fortz
Foster
Fouratt
Fox
Foyle
Francis
Frankel
Franza
Fraser
Freed
Freehan
Freeman
Freese
French
Frenzel
Freshneck
Frey
Freytag
Friedman
Fries
Fritsch
Fritz
Frommel
Fross
Frost
Froude
Fullwood
Fulton
Furslew
Gafafer
Gall
Galley
Gamble
Gardner
Garrison
Gaspar
Gaszi
Gautz
Gazsi
Geary
Gebhardt
Geiger
Gelhardt
Gerenza
Geresy
Gildersleeve
Gilliland
Gilmore
Gilpin
Gladson Shephard
Glosten
Glynn
Glynn/Koenig
Goble
Goodmanson
Gordon
Gottlich
Grasso
Gray
Greenleaf
Greenwood
Griffin
Griffith
Griggs
Griswold
Grogan
Groncki
Gross
Grover
Gudna
Guertler
Guillon
Gunn
Habaghan
Hadju
Hagelberg
Hager
Hager Perry
Hahn
Haines
Hajdu
Hall
Hammann
Hampp
Hansen
Hanson
Hardenbrook
Hardy
Harmis
Harms
Harris
Hartman
Hartmann
Hatter
Hayes
Heath Bossong
Heiberger
H continued
Heilmann
Heilmann/Locher
Heimel
Heinberger
Heinz
Heiser
Henderson
Hendrickson
Hendrickson/Holton
Hering
Herrel
Herrmann
Herstine
Heubner
Heuer
Higbie
Hills
Hillyer
Hillyer Force
Hirschman
Hirth
Hoagland
Hoba???
Hoff
Hoffman
Hoffmann
Hoffstetter
Hohl
Hohl Schlegel
Holm
Holmes
Holsworth
Holthausen
Holthausen Muschick
Holton
Holton Delay
Holton Huff
Holzwarth
Hoover
Horner
Horvath-Smith
Hotaling
Howell
Huber
Huckins
Hughson
Hunt
Hyland
Hyza
Idle
Illes
Imlay
Incvartsen
Ivanovics
Jacobs
Jacobsen
Janicke
Janocha
Jaques
Jeffries
Jensen
Jillard
Johannson
Johnsen
Johnson
Johnston
Jordan
Joseh
Judge
June
Kali
Kamuff
Kane
Karaszi
Keays
Keegan
Keil
Kelch
Kempton
Kermes
Kern
King
Kirschman
Klauser
Kleine
Kleine/Peterson
Kley
Kline
Klyver
Knapp
Knaussmann
Knight
Kocsis
Kohlepp
Kohlhepp
Kopor
Kosa
Koslowski
Krafft
Kraihs
Krasa
Krisocki
Krumb
Kuhn
Kuntz
La Forge
La Rue
La Sala
LaForge
Lahey
Lake
Lally
Lammertz
Landcraft
Langfeld
Larsen
LaRue
LaSala
Lavin
Lawson
Lehman
Lehman-Stolte
Lemerich
Leonhardt
Lester
Letts
Levinson
Levis
Lewis
Linden
Linsner
Lisholt
Litchen
Locher
Locher Oleson
Lockhart
Loewe
Lohman
Long
Lott
Louyinger
Lovely
Lowe
Lubischer
Luchik
Luithardt
Luker
Luther
MacDonald
MacHale
Mackey
Magaw
Majewski
Major
Major Sweeney
Maklary
Mako
Manahan
Manesse
Mark
Marks
Marling
Marshall
Martin
Masur
Mathews
Mathisen
Mathsen
Matts
Maul
Maxfield
Mazinsky
Mc Dougall
Mc Dowell
McCarthy Weber
McCausland
McClure
McCord
McCutcheon
McDougal
McDougall
McDowell
McGee
McGrath
McKeon
McMahon
M continued
Mead
Meinicke
Meisel
Meissner
Merrett
Merrill
Merriman
Mertel
Mesier Fisher
Mesler
Messler
Mettin
Metzger
Meyer
Meyeres
Meyers
Miller
Minnich
Moberg
Molnar
Monahan
Monroe
Montgomery
Moore
Morgan
Moroz
Morris
Morrison
Morse
Mortensen
Mortenson
Mott
Moyle
Mueller
Mundy
Muschick
Myer
Myslicovan
Nagy
Naughton
Nebermann
Neilson
Nelson
Newbrand
Newman
Newton
Newton/Mattern
Nichols
Nickle
Nielsen
Nielson
Niumeyer
Noble
Norman
Northrup
Obert
O'Donnell
Offenburger
Okeson
Olesen
Oliver
Olsen
Olson
Osworth
Otis
Ott
Paine
Palmer
Parkinson
Parks
Parr
Partridge
Paterson
Paulson
Payton
Pellegrini
Pender
Perdun
Perkins/Krumb
Perrine
Perry
Peter
Petersen
Peterson
Peterson Heiser
Petrie
Petry
Petty
Pfeffer
Pfyl
Phair
Pientka
Pierson
Pindar
Pitcher
Planter
Poland
Polensky
Poole
Popp
Potter
Prentice
Prentis
Price
Prill
Pukall
Purdun
Quackenbush
Quakenbush
Quijano
Rackenback
Radcliff
Radcliffe
Rafferty
Raksanyi
Rappelyea
Rappleyea
Reed
Reede
Reese
Reess
Reichenbach
Reid
Relyea
Remmicke
Rhoads
Richter
Riddle
Riepl
Robertson
Robinson
Rogan
Rogers
Rohde
Roller
Romaine
Rose
Ross
Roth
Rottmann
Rue
Rue Fullwood
Rupp
Rush
Rusher
Rushman
Sachs
Sadowski
Samsel
Samuelson
Sanger
Sassaman
Sauter
Sauter Stein
Sayre
Sayre Kirschman
Schaed
Schaffer
Schaffer Weeks
Scharfenstein
Scheid
Scherer
Schickler
Schickling
Schierloh
Schlegel
Schmider
Schmidli
Schmidt
Schmitt
Schnatter
Schneider
Schnelli
Schreiber
Schroeder
Schuetz
Schuler
Schultz
Schureman
Schwarz
Schwarzenberg
Schweize
S continued
Scobey
Scott
Sculthorp
Seals
Seaman
Sears
Sedor
Seggel
Selover
Semoneit
Sepp
Serencses
Service
Servill
Serviss
Serviss Mathews
Shafnacker
Sheddon
Shephard
Sheppard
Sheridan
Sherwood
Shueinfurth
Shuen
Shuler
Simmons
Simoneit
Simonsen
Simonson
Singer
Singleton
Sippel
Skehan
Skillman
Skistimas
Smith
Smith Huff
Snedeker
Snowfield
Snyder
So?ield
Southard
Sozon
Sparling
Speer
Sperling
Sperry
Splatter
Spoor
Spratford
Spreng
Stadler
Stauch
Stegiel
Steifel
Stein
Stephan
Stepko
Steuerwald
Stewart
Stoddard Barclay
Stone
Stonehouse
Stout
Stricker
Stuck
Stults
Survis
Sweeney
Swift
Swift Price
Szarka
Szebenyi
Szecsody
Szendrey
Szendry
Szidor
Szopko
Tague
Takacs
Taylor
Teachen
Ten Broeck
Tenbroeck
Tewes
Thoburn
Thomas
Thomas + Mathis
Thompson
Throckmorton
Tice
Timmins
Timmons
Tison
Tomaszewski
Townsend
Treat
Tripler
Trummer
Tucker
Tunison
Turquand
Tuttle
Tyrell
Uhl
Uljak
Uniack
Unkel
Upton
Van Blarcom
Van Buren
Van Deventer
Van Loan
Van Nest
Van NOrden
Van Nordon
Van Zandt
Van Zant
VanDeventer
Vanto
Verdine
Vibronek
Vickers
Vliet
Voight
Volkardt
Von Der Heyde
Voorhees
Wade
Wagner
Waite
Walch
Walker
Wall
Wallace
Walling
Warren
Watsey
Weber
Weeden
Weich
Weining
Weis
Weischedel
Weishaupt
Weiss
Weldy
Weller
Wemmer
Wenstel
Wenzel
Werner
Weston
Whitaker
Whitehead
Whitenack
Whitman
Wiegant
Wilcox
Willet
Willett
Williams
Wilmurt
Wilson
Winkler
Winstel
Wisotzky
Wistuba
Wolff
Wood
Wright
Wulfson
Wunsch
Wust
Wyckoff
Wyvill
Yates
Yeatman
Yock
York
Young
Zeller
Ziemann
Ziethen
Zsigmond

 

For additional information, please visit the museum or contact
the South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.
at P.O. Box 446, South River, NJ 08882.