Schodack Cemetery Locations
People buried in these cemeteries and graveyards are listed alphabetically
by surname in Interments in Rensselaer County Cemeteries.

Information on this page was compiled by Lin Van Buren from first-hand investigation and from the good guidance of Vital Records of the Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, New York Prior to 1880, compiled by Lauretta P. Harris (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1970), referred to in the table below as "LPH VRS". To save space, I have referred to people by their initials: Lauretta P. Harris herself is "LPH"; the late Ralph David Phillips (1895-1982) of Nassau is "RDP"; Ralph's twin brother the late Robert R. Phillips (1895-1992) is "RRP"; and I'm "LVB".

Name Data Source Location
Bink Graveyard LPH VRS "Old Bink Farm, East Schodack." RDP recorded inscriptions
on an unspecified date. 3 stones.
Carpenter Cemetery LPH VRS South Schodack; LPH recorded the inscriptions in 1967;
35 stones, including 2 "on the next farm".
Castleton Cemetery Bill Bruin, who visited
in October 2004
This is the former name (at least until the 1930s)
of what is now Mountain View Cemetery (see below)
Clark's Chapel Cemetery Personal visits by LVB On south side of Clark's Chapel Road, also known as Burden Lake
Road, east of hamlet of East Schodack. Nothing remains of Clark's
Chapel itself, a Methodist church that once stood across the road
from the cemetery. RRP and Ralph Boyce recorded the inscriptions
in 1948. Medium-sized cemetery which is still maintained, but
I don't know by whom.
Fred Dorn Farm Graveyard LPH VRS Knickerbocker Road, Schodack Landing; take NY State Highway 9J
northward from Schodack Landing; after about 1 mile, turn right into
Knickerbocker Road. LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968. 9 stones.
Old Gardenier Farm Graveyard LPH VRS Van Hoesen Station Road, South Schodack; LPH recorded
inscriptions in 1968; 6 stones.
Ham Graveyard LPH VRS "Private Cemetery, East Schodack." LPH VRS cites
DAR cemetery records, Book 58, page 84. 9 stones listed.
Horizon View Cemetery Norman Wiley, president of
the Castleton Cemetery Association
This cemetery, established in 1975, is located at
1375 Brookview Road, next to the Goold Orchards, in Schodack.
Maintained.
Krug Farm Graveyard LPH VRS Brookview Station Road, Brookview; LPH recorded inscriptions
in 1968 and wrote, "Toward the rear of this farm the stones had
all been pushed up into a pile. The following [12 stones] were all
that I could move and copy."
Former John Lantz Farm Graveyard LPH VRS Schodack Landing Road (Rensselaer County Route 2), Muitzeskill;
LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968.
Log Meeting House Cemetery Personal visits by LVB Located in heart of hamlet of North Schodack.
LPH wrote, "This cemetery was affiliated with the Schodack
Baptist Church which was organized in 1794. The records were
copied by Rachel C. Wilkins in 1933 and compiled by Mrs. John
P. Mosher in 1937 and are recorded in the DAR records. This
cemetery was checked again in the spring of 1970 by the
compiler [LPH] and found to be in deplorable condition -
overgrown with brush, stones down and buried. The available
stones were compared with the DAR records and mistakes [sic]
corrected." No trace survives of this church, also known as
the Particular Baptist Church of Schodack. The cemetery was still
in a dreadful state in the 1990s when I began visiting it, but I
am told that some restoration work took place in about 2000.
Old Miller Farm Graveyard LPH VRS South Schodack; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968. 2 stones.
Miller/Snook/Snyder/
Van Buren Graveyard
LPH VRS "Between East Schodack and West Sand Lake." RDP recorded the
inscriptions on an unspecified date. LPH VRS lists 14 names, but
a Van Buren researcher says other Van Buren graves are there
besides the one listed.
Mizner Stone LPH VRS Location not given in LPH VRS, but implication is that it
lies adjacent to the Van Valkenburgh Graveyard. 17 stones.
Mountain View Cemetery Norman Wiley, president of
the Castleton Cemetery Association;
personal visits by LVB
Located at 46 Scott Avenue in the village of Castleton-on-Hudson.
Large cemetery; maintained.
Muitzeskill Cemetery LPH VRS Southwest of the Dutch Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill;
RDP recorded the inscriptions on an unspecified date; LPH wrote, "The
cemetery is now overgrown with brush and is difficult to find." LPH VRS
lists about 75 names, including 4 added from research in town records.
Nassau-Schodack Cemetery personal visits by LVB Not in Schodack; in Nassau (see Nassau); large cemetery; maintained.
Old Nausbaum Farm Graveyard LPH VRS Van Hoesen Station Road, South Schodack; LPH recorded inscriptions in
1968 and wrote, "There is evidence that other stones might be buried
under the sod. The above [6] stones were all down and partly covered."
Schodack Landing Cemetery LPH VRS and
personal visit by LVB
Fairly large cemetery on east side of NY State Highway 9J, just north
of Schodack Landing; pretty location overlooking Hudson River. LPH
recorded inscriptions in 1968. Maintained.
Shufelt Graveyard LPH VRS "Route 203 between Route 9 and North Chatham"; NY State Highway 203
does go to North Chatham, Columbia Co NY, but it does not enter the
Town of Schodack, and it does not intersect with US Highway 9. LPH VRS
does not say who recorded the inscriptions or when. 24 names listed.
South Schodack Cemetery LPH VRS "In back of the old school"; RDP and RRP recorded the inscriptions
in 1940; 27 stones.
Staats Graveyard LPH VRS "Located on the island farm of the Staats family, since 1660,
north of Castleton on the Hudson River. The cemetery is on the crest
of the hill north and in back of the Philip Staats house, and south
of the Barent Staats house. From Col[umbia] Co. Cem. Van Alstyne
1933." 32 stones.
Van Buren Graveyard LPH VRS and
personal visit by LVB
Well hidden; take NY State Highway 9J south from Schodack Landing
almost to Rensselaer-Columbia county line; park; walk eastward from road
(away from Hudson River) back behind row of houses; climb railway
embankment; cross railway line behind houses; walk northward following
railway line to a telephone pole; walk east into woods; graveyard is in
a clearing surrounded by woods; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968
and found 9 stones; all are thought to be of the Maas Van Buren-
Rebecca Bogart line. Not maintained.
Van Buren Graveyard LPH VRS, citing DAR
Cemeteries Vol 96 pp 159-161;
personal visit by LVB
On old Hattie Bult Farm south of Brookview; LPH VRS lists
43 names including "corrections made by LH"; on my visit in 1991,
I found far fewer stones, mostly fallen and covered in deep
undergrowth, under a clump of trees surrounded by barbed wire
to keep the present owner's cattle from further trampling
the stones; wear old clothes and take a sickle with you;
not maintained.
Van Valkenburgh Graveyard LPH VRS "On H. Coons Farm, Bame Road, Castleton." LPH recorded the
inscriptions in 1968. 10 stones.
Van Voorehas Graveyard LPH VRS Maple Hill Road, Village of Castleton-on-Hudson;
LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968; 17 stones.
Woodlawn Cemetery Personal visits by LVB On north side of Burden Lake Road, east of East Schodack.
LPH recorded inscriptions in 1969. Fairly large cemetery;
maintained.



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