Van Orden/Overbagh Family Cemetery

From, Volume #2, Cemetery Records of Old Burying Grounds in the Town of Catskill 1946-1969. Recorded May 2 1965 by Dorothy and Walter Smith. Retyped by Celeste MacCormack.


This burying ground on the Saugerties Road (Route 9W). To reach it you take a farm road that runs east opposite the Brick School House. The Brick School House is on the west side of 9W, 1/4 mile north of where the Embougcht Road leaves 9W. Follow road to within sight of farm then take wood road to your right (south) go several hundred feet to the end of it and burying ground is there. This place was first settled by the Van Ordens, then owned by the Overbaughs. Place is now (1965) owned by Anton Kepple. (see below)


Hezekiah Van Orden died Aug 15, 1796 aged 48 yrs., 6 mo, 18 days.

Elizabeth, widow of Hezekiah Van Orden died Feb 17, 1813 aged 55 yrs, 4 mo, 11 days.

Teunis, son of Hezekiah and Elizabeth Van Orden died April 17, 1803 aged 18 yrs, 5 mo, 13 days.

Angelicha Van Orden, wife of Elias Overbaugh died Sept 2, 1863 aged 77 yrs.

Sarah E. Overbaugh died Aug 9, 1883 aged 77 yrs.

Catharine Maria, daughter of Elias and Angelicha Overbaugh died Feb 3, 1845 aged 33 yrs.

Judith Ann, daughter of Elias and Angelicha Overbaugh died Dec 23, 1851 aged 49 yrs, 1 mo 10 days.

Hezekiah V. O. Overbaugh died April 7, 1842 aged 38 yrs, 7 mo.

Frederick M. Overbaugh died Aug 24, 1863 aged 25 yrs, 9 mo.

Tunis V. V. Overbaugh died Oct. 7, 1863 aged 53 yrs.

Large trees have grown up and around burying ground, most stones are still standing. The two old Van Orden stones Eliz. and Hezekiah are brown sandstone and are going to pieces. The front of Hezekiah stone had shelled off but was still able to read it. There are still some wood posts around plot but that is all.


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