inscriptions were copied by Mr. John Neafie, of New
York City, circa 1903 and are taken from the New Jersey
Historical Society, Jan 1915 Vol. 10. In all
probability this is the only copy of the tombstone
inscriptions in existence.
The cemetery has
also been referred to as the Constable Hook Cemetery,
the old Van Buskirk's Cemetery or the Van Boskerck
Family Burial Grounds. In some historic writings this
cemetery was often confused with or mistaken as the
Bayonne Constable Hook Cemetery that is still in
existence today at 21st Street.
P: V: B'k:
Peter van Buskerck, D. July 20, 1738, aged 70
Tryntje, wife of Peter van Buskerck, D. Oct. 13, 1736,
aged 65 years.
Jacobus V. Buskerk, D. Jany. 1, 1767, in 62nd year of
Margaret, wife of James van Buskirk, D. Jany.
6-1774-aged 70 yrs. 10 mo's.
Elias Burger, died at Bergen Point, Oct. 28-1826, aged
Margaret Van Boskerk, wife of Richard Corson. D. Aug.
4-1848. Aged 80 yrs. 5 Mos. 1 day.
Emily Van Boskerk. D. May 15 - 1820, aged 20 yrs. 11
mos. 7 days. dim.
Catherine, wife of John Van Boskerck. Died Nov. 2 -
1819. Aged 85 yrs. 9 mos. 19 ds.
Catherine, wife of Peter C. Garrabrants. D. July 31-1803
- Aged 26 yrs. 9 mo. 7 ds.
James Van Buskirk. D. Nov. 20, 1823 Aged 60 yrs. 1 mo.
Sarah, wife of James Van Buskirk, D. Aug. 12-1832-aged
Lavina, daughter of James & Ann Van Boskerk. D. Oct.
3-1832-aged 7 weeks. dim.
Lucas Van Boskerck. D. Mch. 20-1831 aged 68-11-1.
Hannah, wife of Lucas Van Boskerck D. July 31-1843 Aged
8 yrs. 3 ds.
John, son of James & Ann Van Buskirk. D. July 14-1838
Aged 8 yrs. 3 ds.
Jane M. daughter of Abraham & Sarah Simonson. D. Sep.
6-1843-aged 1 yr. 2 m. 3 da.
Rachel Vreeland, D. Sep. 28, 1801 in the 50th year of
A vault with no inscription
Jasper Van Buskirk. D. Aug. 4-1850. aged 26 years, 11
Peter Van Buskirk. D. June 23, 1819 - aged 87 years.
Elizabeth, wife of Peter Van Buskirk D. Sept. 10-1814,
in the 79 year of her age.
Elizabeth Van Boskirk, wife of Cornelius Vreeland, D.
Oct. 29-1830- in the 54th year of her age.
Cornelius Vreeland. D. Sep. 2-1824 in the 56" year of
Jacob, son of G.J. Vreeland, B. Dec. 25-1830-D. Feb.
Cornelius, son of Wm. C. & Cornelia Vreeland. D. July
1-1828-aged 10 yrs. 11 mo. 9 ds.
Eliza Jane, daughter of Wm. C. & Cornelia Vreeland. D.
Mch. 19-1830, in 11" year.
Sarah Ann, dau. of Michael & Jane Vreeland. B. Apr.
10-1841-D. Mch. 5-1843
Cornelius Van Boskerk. D. May 29-1819 aged 75 years 11
mo. 18 da.
Gitty, dau. of Jasper & Margaret Cadmus D. Sep.
Catherine Cadmus. D. Nov. 6-1831-aged 6 yrs. 1-7
Jacob Henry, son of G.J. Vreeland. Born Oct. 11-1834 D.
Peter, son of Jasper & Margaret Cadmus D. ;May 8-1840
William, son of Jasper & Hellen Cadmus D. July 7-1853
aged 1 yr.-8-13
Abraham Van Buskirk. B. Mch 16-1768 D. Aug. 3-1849 aged
81 yrs. 5 mos. 18 ds.
Elizabeth Van Buskirk, B. Oct 7-1771. Died Feb. 12-1836
Peter A. Van Buskirk. D. Oct. 18-1842- aged 32 yrs.-5-26
Jane, wife of Cornelis Van Buskerk. D. Mch. 28-1844 aged
94 yrs. 9 mos. 21 ds.
John V. son of Michael & Jane Terhune B. Jany 18-1836-D.
Margaret Amelia, dau. of G.J. Vreeland. B. Jany
18-1836-D. Sep. 11-1836
Eliza Vreeland, wife of Stephen Terhune. D. Mch
24-1848-in 58 year of age.
Ruth Almira, infant dau. of Michael & Jane Vreeland. D.
Oct 10-1834-aged 1 yr-8mos.
Peter Westervelt, son of Cornelius & Rachel Van Buskirk.
D. Aug. 11-1853-aged 2 yrs. 2 mo.
Martha, dau. of Cornelius & Rachel Van Buskirk, D. Feb.
Col. J(or C)asper Cadmus. B. Aug. 22-1770. D. Sep.
23-1845 aged 75-1-1
Elizabeth, dau. of Cornelius & Rachel Van Buskirk. D.
Ann Elizabeth Cadmus. D. Mch 22-1855 aged 7 yrs. 3 mo.
David Van Buskerk. D. Mch 20-1866 aged 96 yrs. 10 ds.
Jasper Cadmus. D. Dec 15-1854 aged 59-11-2
Capt. Peter Vreeland. D. Dec. 12-1867-aged 72-4-16.
Ann, wife of Capt. Peter Vreeland. D. June 15-1850- aged
Catherine. D. May 20-1839-aged 3-5-20, and Wm. D. Sep.
12-1849-aged 8-10-27 Children of Peter & Ann Vreeland
Cornelius Vreeland. D. Feb.13-1840, aged 25 yrs. 2 mo.
Wm. Vreeland. D. May 2-1854 aged 84 years.
Gertrude, wife of Wm. Vreeland. Died June 28-1817 or
1847 aged 58 yrs.
Johannas La Grange. D. May 6-1748, in the 84" year of
Metye, wife of Hohn LaGrange. D. Feb. 1-1754, aged about
Mary Cubberley. D. Sep. 6-1846- aged 59 yrs. 4 mo. 21 ds.
Rachel Ann, dau. of Thomas & Eliza Cubberley. D. July
21-1850. Aged 5-11-2
Georgiana, dau. of Jacob & Gertrude Ackerman. D. Apr.
Ann Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua & Eleanor Van Dame. D.
June 5-1843-aged 1 yr. 3 ds.
Leah Terhune, widow of Henry Vreeland. D. Sep. 10-1854,
Jacob Metzger D. Oct. 6-1847 or 1817. Aged 33 yrs.13ds.
Ann Cubberley (some relation of) Jos. Van Winkle. D.
Dec. 19-1858-aged 78-1-5.
Jacob Cubberley. D. Nov. 18-1870, aged 91 yrs. 7mo.2 ds.
Mary Prier, wife of Jacob Cubberley. D. Feb.24-1844-aged
Eliza Cubberley. D. Aug. 9-1849, aged 27 yrs-6-18ds.
Eleanor Cubberley. D. June 9-1864, aged 48 yrs. 11 ds.
Mary M. Cubberley. D. June 2-1850 or 1853, aged 39 yrs.
5 mo. 9 ds.
A very old brown stone, never had a date carved on it. -
"Here Lays Ye Body of Zopher Brush, Aged about 20
Here Lays a Blooming Youth, Who lived and Died
Jacob, D. Nov. 24-1844, aged 1 yr. 20 days. & Eliabeth,
D. Aug. 11-1849m aged 2 yrs. 7 mo. 23 ds. Children of
William and Hannah Hamilton.
William C. Rosa. D. Aug. 15-1846, aged 26 yrs. 9 mos. 15
Michael McDonald. D. Aug. 11-1849, aged 21 yrs. 10-26ds.
Hannah McDonald. D. Aug. 30-1849, aged 62 yrs. 1 mo. 19
Catherine Van Houten, wife of John G. Vreeland. D. Oct.
11-1848, aged 48 yrs. 11 mo.
Cathelina, dau. of John N. & Catherine Van Boskerck. B.
Aug. 10-1850, D. Feb. 12-1851, aged 6 mos. 2 ds.
Catherine, wife of Richard Rutan. D. Dec. 31-1832 in the
45" year of age.
Mary, dau. of James & Eliza Puff, died Jan. 28- 1830,
aged 2 yrs. 6 mos.
Eleanor, wife of Edward Nicoll. D. Oct. 7-1802. Aged 58
Hannah Jane, dau. of Albert & Ann Zabriskie. D. Sep.
10-1837, aged 11 weeks.
Albert, son of Albert & Ann Zabriskie. D. Dec. 21-1839.
Mary Ann Vreeland. D. Feb 21-1861, aged 26 yrs. 5 mo. 15
Cornelius Lattourette. D. June 10-1849, aged 31-5-5.
Hartman, son of Henry H. & Syney Vreeland. D. July
22-1842, aged 3-5-25
Cathalina C., dau. of Cornelius & Elizabeth Lattourette.
D. Aug. 15-1843, aged 1-5-18
Henry Vreeland. D. Apr. 4-1854, aged 57-6-7ds.
William H. Crips. D. Oct. 24-1855. aged 31 yrs. 2 mo. 13
Richard Crips. D. Aug. 5-1849, aged 19 yrs. 6 mos.
Elisa Jane Crips, wife of Wm. H. Post. D. Dec. 13-1856,
aged 16 yrs. 11 mos. 23 da.
On the tombstone - "A mother and two infants dear,
Entombed their bodies
Their souls have flown
to blest abode
To Christ their Saviour
and their God."
Catherine Van Buskirk, wife of Jacob A. Van Horne. D.
Sep. 21-1843, aged 38 yrs. 10 mos. 2 ds.
Thomas David Crips. D. Nov. 24-1830, aged 2 years 4
Mary Ann Crips. D. Dec. 27-1836, aged 3 yrs. 1 mo. 21 ds.
John Hagerman. D. Feb. 26-1828, aged 40 yrs.
Maria Hagerman, infant daughter of Nicholas & Susanne
Orchard. D. Apr. 6-1843, aged 10 mos. 9 ds.
William Brambush. D. Mch 18-1797, aged 66 yrs. 6 mos. 8
Angle Brambush. D. Sep 15-1798, aged 6 mos. 3 weeks, 3
Sarah, wife of George Anderson. D. Dec. 11-1839, aged 31
yrs. 11 mos. 11 days.
Ellen Louise, dau. of Sarah and Geo. Anderson. D. Jan
28-1840, aged 2 mo. 3 ds.
David, son of John H. and Margaret Latourette. D. Dec.
18-1847, aged 1-5-5.