|201 Cokesbury Road|
New Jersey USA
Postal Code: 08833
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
There is a private burial ground on the orgininal homestead. Herbert's will made provision for a square rood of land to the rear of the house, to be kept for that purpose. According to the anecdotal accounts of living descendants, this is the last resting place for the Apgar patriarch (Fritz), his wife (Anna Eva Schaefer), and his son, Herbert and possibly a couple more unmarked graves.Non-invasive research has defined possibly 5 to 7 graves.
It was here, surrounded by German-speaking friends, that he acquired property. The homestead of the immigrant Epgert seems to be far in from the main road between Cokesbury and Lebanon, NJ. However, when he settled there, the present road did not even exist. He was really closer to what is now termed a "back road".
The house is still standing and is amazingly well preserved. The original section is of stone, stuccoed, complete with huge fireplace, and Dutch door. Behind the fireplace was a full width room, probably used for the parents' bedroom. Above was the loft for the older children, which was warmed by the fireplace. It stayed in the Herbert family until the early 1900's.
A stone plaque on the property, mistakenly naming Johannes Peter Apgard (1714- ? ) as the family patriarch, marks the homestead.
Maria Sophia #1A 1741-1814 One of the last to be discovered by our Apgar research, Throwing Numbering sequence out of order.
John Peter #2
Johannes Adam #3
Information obtained from www.ApgarFamily.org website