New Jersey USA
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The Creveling Family Burying Ground is located about 1/4
mile north of the westbound lane of County Route 173 in
West Portal, Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, NJ.
It is situated at the foot of Jugtown Mountain.
The burial enclosure is accessible via Hull's Lane which connects to the westbound lane of the highway. The burying ground can be reached from Hull's Lane by traveling north on that road for about 1/4 mile. Upon reaching the small farmhouse at the top of the hill, the family burial plot is located about 200 yards west. One must walk from that point in order to reach the burying grounds. Please ask permission before entering the burying ground location.
The Creveling Family Burying Ground was restored in 2007. The plot is enclosed by a stone wall measuring 50' x 50'.
The walls are two feet thick and four feet high. An iron
gate is located in the center of the eastern wall. All of the original stones were used during the restoration process. Reinforced concrete capstones were installed to duplicate the original apperance.
The original stone wall was erected ca. 1895.
There is evidence of some 30-40 burials. Only a few of the original markers remain. Several tombstones and fragments of markers were incorporated into the stone wall during the restoration process to ensure their preservation.
The first interment in the burying ground was Johannes Creveling, Sr. on January 20, 1782. The final known burial was that of the infant son of Andrew and Mary Creveling on July 5, 1841.
A bronze plaque to the left of the gate reads:
In these grounds lie the original Creveling mother and father Johannes and Eva Kriebeling... who traveled from Germany ... between 1743 and 1745. The name was anglicized to Creveling... their farm... as far as you can see in all directions... stayed in the family until 1922 when it was sold to the Hagaman family. A special thanks to Col. Louis G. Creveling for his dedicated research and financial support... His son Harris J. Creveling... and Terry Tersigni a descendant of Creveling and Hagaman whose work made this cemetery restoration possible.
July 31, 2007.
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