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Van Schaick Cemetery
Sharon, New York

Submitted by Harriet Collins Geywits
with additions by Vicki Van Schaick Weinman

Listings on this page are not necessarily complete and may not represent all of the stones in this cemetery. Please send additional submissions and corrections to Doug Boyer

Town of Sharon:
Located south off Slate Hill Rd.
Down farm lane.

Koert VanSchaick
Died Nov. 30, 1863
aged 33 yrs, 11ms 13ds
My Husband

Margaret VanSchaick
Died Sept. 9, 1839
Aged 36 yrs, 5m, 25 ds

Koert VanSchaick
Died May 5, 1826
Aged 68 years 10m, 9 ds

Sarah
Daughter of J.W. and E. VanSchaick
Died April 5 1868
21 yr 11 m 18ds

Jonathan Hutton
Died April 3, 1864
Aged 34 yrs 4ms 2 ds.


contribution by Vicki Van Schaick Weinman

Behind back row: Headstones of four enslaved people which do not bear inscriptions.  

Headstone inscriptions:

Back row:

  1. “Margaret Van Schaick, died Sept. 9, 1839 , Aged 36 years, 5 mo., 25 days.”  (Daughter of Koert and Margaret Wilson Van Schaick.  Born March 14, 1893 .  Listed on original visual survey of Schoharie Co. Cemeteries.)
  2. “Koert, son of Koert and Margaret Van Schaick, died Oct. 2, 1811. aged 3 years, 6 mos., 9 days.”  (Son of Koert and Margaret Wilson Van Schaick.  Born March 23, 1808 .  This headstone was underground and was discovered on July 18, 2004 )
  3. “Koert Van Schaick, died May 5, 1826, aged 68 years, 10 mos., 9 days  (Born June 25, 1757 .  Revolutionary War Veteran and Patriot.  The first Van Schaick to emigrate to Schoharie County .  Listed on the original visual survey of Schoharie Co. Cemeteries.)
  4. Margaret Van Schaick, wife of Koert Van Schaick, died Sept. 5, 1846 , AE 75 yrs, 7 mo., 25 days.”  (Born January 10, 1771 .  Her headstone was underground and was discovered on July 20, 2004 .)
  5. “James A. Van Schaick, died Dec. 4, 1844, aged 30 years and 20 days  (Son of Koert and Margaret Wilson Van Schaick.  Born November 14, 1814 .  His headstone was underground and discovered on July 20, 2004 .  He was a veteran, an officer in the artillery company of the State Militia.)

Front row:

  1. “Jonathan Hutton, died April 3, 1864, aged 34 years, 4 mos, and 2 days.  So Jesus Slept.”  (Son-in-law of Joseph W. Van Schaick.  Joseph was one of Koert’s and Margaret’s children.  Jonathan was husband of Elizabeth Van Schaick, daughter of Joseph Wilson and Elizabeth Slingerland Van Schaick.  Born December 1, 1829 .  Listed on the original visual survey of Schoharie County Cemeteries.)
  2. “Koert Van Schaick, died November 30, 1863 , aged 33 years, 11 mos, 13 days.  My Husband   (Son of Joseph W. and Elizabeth, grandson of Koert and Margaret.  Born December 17, 1829 .  Listed on the original visual survey of Schoharie County Cemeteries.  This was the only headstone standing when we arrived at the cemetery on July 18, 2004 .)
  3. “Slingerland Van Schaick, died November 27, 1864. aged 21 years, 8 mos., and 13 days.  “Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh.”  (Son of Joseph W. and Elizabeth, grandson of Koert and Margaret.  Born March 14, 1843 .  His headstone was underground and discovered on July 20, 2004 .)
  4. “Sarah, daughter of J.W. and E. Van Schaick, died April 5, 1868, aged 21 years, 11 mos., and 18 days.  Thou art gone to the grave but we will not deplore thee whose God was thy ransom, thy Guardian and Guide.  He gave thee, He took thee, and He will restore thee and death has no sting for the Saviour has died.”  (Daughter of Joseph Wilson and Elizabeth, granddaughter of Koert and Margaret.  Born April 23, 1846 .  Listed on the original visual survey of Schoharie County Cemeteries.)

A document describing the VanSchaick Cemetery was created by Vicki Van Schaick Weinman.


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