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METHODIST EPISCOPAL CEMETERY

Saddle River, Bergen County, New Jersey

Orange Beads

NOTE: This cemetery is now called Little Zion Graveyard and is located behind the Saddle River Cultural Center on West Saddle River Road, very near to the current day Saddle River Reformed Dutch Church. This cemetery was transcribed in 1936. It is a good thing, because when I visited it in 1996, many of the stones were illegible.

In Memory of James G. who died June 20, 1858 aged 2 years 7 months and 21 days Also Emma Lize, died Dec. 31st 1858 aged 1 year and 14 days Children of John Z. & Sally M. Goetschius In Memory of Henry Edger son of Lewis D. and Rachel Jane Goetschius who died April 15, 1858 aged 8 months and 27 days In Memory of Charity Rutan wife of John Z. Goetschius who died July 24th 1850 aged 37 years, 4 months and 13 days In Memory of John Wesley son of John Z. & Charity Goetschius who died April 18, 1847 aged 3 years 11 months & 16 days In Memory of Abraham A. Rutan who was born Oct. 20th 1806 and died Oct. 9th 1844 aged 37 years 11 months and 19 days CROUTER Sarah Adline Born Mar. 15, 1846 Died Aug. 5, 1847 John Wesley Born May 9, 1848 Died May 25, 1854 Charity Y. Ann Born Feb. 22, 1858 Died March 4, 1858 In Memory of Cornelius Crouter Who died Jan. 7, 1858 Aged 70 years 6 months & 11 days In Memory of Agnes Van Ryper wife of Cornelius Crouter who died March 27th, 1855 aged 60 years 5 month and 26 days In Memory of Hannah wife of Andrew I Shuarte who died Nov. 27th, 1852 aged 31 years 4 months and 1 day Peter Crouter Born Feb. 6, 1819 Died Jan. 22, 1899 Rachel Shuarte wife of Peter Crouter Born June 3, 1823 Died Feb. 20, 1904 In Memory of Richard Terhune who died July 11, 1849 aged 66 years and 25 days In Memory of Hannah wife of Richard Terhune whod died July 11, 1849 aged 58 years 9 months & 5 days The above stone for Richard and Hannah Terhune is one stone divided into two sections like the Ten Commandments. At the bottom of the stone is the following: "Dearest parents you have left us Here your loss we deeply feel But 'tis God that hath bereft us He can all our sorrows heal."

It is unknown why they both died on the same day. Joseph Bradley Co. D. 22 Reg. NJ Volunteers Died Oct. 20, 1900 aged 65 years Here lies the Mortal remaind of Marie Beloved wife of Rynier Wortendyke and daughter of Wilson & Sophia Morse who died Nov. 23rd 1858 aged 33 years 3 months and 1 day In Memory of Pieter T. son of Henry and Catharine Reban who died Sept. 30, 1830 aged 10 months and 11 days. In Memory of Catharine W. Daughter of Joseph and Margaret Smith whod died Oct. 20, 1842 Aged 1 year 7 months and 1 day. In Memory of Mariah Van Riper Daughter of Abraham and Caty Van Riper who died Aug. 20, 1831 Aged 10 months and 15 days In Memory of Garret Zabriskie, son of John and Leah Van Riper, Died Sept. 15, 1844 Aged 1 year 7 months and 28 days Our Dear Jane Addie, Daughter of Henry P. and Margaret Post whod died May 13, 1865 aged 6 years 4 months and 1 day In Memory of Jacob Tison, Born May 20, 1804, died April 18, 1884 aged 79 years 10 months 22 days In Memory of Maria Crouter Wife of Jacob Tison, Who died May 14, 1855 Aged 41 years 8 months and 6 days In Memory of Charity, Daughter of Jacob and Maria Tison, Who died Nov. 4, 1853, Aged 18 years, 10 months and 4 days In Memory of Jane Agnes, Daughter of Jacob and Maria Tison, Who departed this life Sept. 24, 1842, Aged 1 year 6 months and 20 days

SOURCE: LDS Family History Center, Microfilm #0868247, Transcribed by DAR members.

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