At 01:05 AM 04/29/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Sorry to be late in getting an answer to you.
>67-29 Metropolitan Avenue
>Middle Village, New York 11379
>I posted a note about the NYC law limiting burials in Manhattan ca.
>1830/40. Lutheran was one of the cemeteries that sprung up around the
>outskirts of NYC in the years before the Civil War. Due to the huge influx
>of Germans to 19th century New York, Lutheran became one of the largest
>cemeteries in the area. If you are working on Protestant Germans in
>Manhattan or Brooklyn, this is probably the first cemetery to try if you
>are unsure of where they might be buried. This is also true of Germans
>living out on Long Island. I am finding many Germans in my newspaper
>research from the German
>community of Hicksville [now in Nassau County] being buried at Lutheran in
>the 1890's even though they had a German Protestant cemetery in Hicksville
>at the time.
>If you have German Catholics, probably Calvary, Woodside [old Town of
>Newtown] (NY Archdiocese) or Holy Cross, Flatbush (Bklyn Diocese),
>although they are traditionally Irish cemeteries in the 19th century. But
>I doubt German Catholics used Lutheran. Whether there was a cemetery or
>cemeteries especially for German Catholics, I don't know.
>Lutheran is located in the old Town of Newtown, which was annexed to NYC
>on 1-1-1898 and is now in the Borough of Queens.
>Hope this helps
>On Sun, 20 Apr 1997, D.Chase wrote:
>> Do you know of the Lutheran Cemetary in Queen's New York ?? I am looking for
>> someone buried there.... One William Henry Young, d. 16 Jun 1963.....I'd like
>> to find out if there are other people in the plot or if he's alone. Any
>> information on contacting them would be most appreciated.
>> Derek Chase
>> Saint John NB