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Friends of Cedar Lawn Cemetery (#46552914)
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I am very interested in the early history of the industrial cities of Paterson and Newark, New Jersey.

My ancestors were silk manufacturers in Paterson, New Jersey, and in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Please feel free to use photographs or information if it is to benefit your family research. A credit to the "Friends of Cedar Lawn Cemetery" is a courteous and much appreciated gesture, but is not required if you plan to use any of the information and/or photographs.

It is my desire to transfer all memorials of those I entered in Cedar Lawn to their descendants and all those doing their family genealogy.
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Tara M Cromer
Your Bio
I just read your bio ref the Paterson Silk Mills and ancestors from Macclesfield. I am doing a ton of research on my family from that area. I would be interested in your family name from that area if you care to share. Could be I have run across some records that might help you.
Added by Tara M Cromer on Nov 09, 2014 11:57 PM
Tara M Cromer
Thank you so much for the headstone pics of my great grandparents. I appreciate that you took the time out of your schedule to do this for me.

Sincerely, Tara Venneman Cromer
Added by Tara M Cromer on Nov 09, 2014 11:55 PM
Kaye Vernon
Annie (Bailey) Probert
I am researching the Bailey family and Annie (Bailey) Probert was the sister to Mary A (Bailey) Lee. I have created a memorial for Mary A (Bailey) Lee who is buried in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in the Lemuel Wiles family Plot. Mary A does not have a headstone and, to date, we have not been able to establish who Annie and Mary's parents were. They both immigrated from Ireland. Mary A married John D Lee, probably in New York. Would it be possible for you to link Annie (Bailey) Probert and Mary A (Bailey) Lee as siblings? Mary's Find A Grave number is117056040. I appreciate any help you might be able to link these two ladies. Thank you

Kaye Vernon
Added by Kaye Vernon on Nov 09, 2014 12:02 PM
Harry Habbersett
Harriet Thrift
Thanks for transferring her to me.
Harry Habbersett
Added by Harry Habbersett on Oct 26, 2014 10:44 AM
Hopper #116062996
I added your note about the restoration. Thanks for adding the new photo. I can't always "re-find" the grave.

Added by VickiO on Oct 24, 2014 5:59 PM
RE: Celestia Jane Healy
That's funny! What a coincidence.
Added by VickiO on Oct 24, 2014 5:56 PM
Lydia (Arnold) Crawford

Thank you so much for your kindness in sending along Lydia's obit. I have added it to her memorial.

Added by Researcher on Sep 12, 2014 6:50 AM
Garret Van Dien

I looked on the Passaic County Historical Society Genealogy Club's website and found a Garret H. Van Dien who died in the Civil War. His name is engraved on the Paterson Soldiers and Sailors monument which is located on the former botanical gardens site (behind Larry Doby Field, off route 20). The link to the website is

Added by VickiO on Sep 08, 2014 9:37 PM
Garrett Van Dien #88923544
I did a little research and found Albert G. Van Dien who was married to Abbie Ann Van Riper. He died 10/27/1886. On the 1850 and 1860 census records, there is a younger person, probably their child, named Garrett who was born about 1840. There is also a Civil War soldier named Garrett Van Dien (aka Van Dine) on I don't see any headstone requests though related to him but if he died on the battlefield, his body may have been buried right where he fell. I have an ancestor who is buried somewhere in Springfield, Missouri who died in an early battle. It may be that the family made a memorial (cenotaph) for their son.

Other than the concrete facts I found and listed early in my first paragraph, some of this is speculation, of course, and unless you have some record of the family erecting a memorial, you would have no idea what it's purpose may be. FYI -- The first names Albert and Garrett (Dutch) are not usually interchangeable. Albert would have been Aalt in Dutch and Garrett would have been Gerrit in Dutch.

The only other thing I can think of is that there is someone buried in this plot with the first name of Garrett but some other last name. I assume you can check the plot card to see if there are any Garrett's buried there?

I hope this helps. If you want me to search further, I may be able to do so this weekend. I'll be at Lambert Castle (genealogy club) for a few hours.

Added by VickiO on Sep 08, 2014 9:29 PM
Charles Otto Hermann Fritzsche
Hi Mike,

I found an article stating that Charles died Jan. 1, 1921 in Dresden, Germany, leaving a 5,000 mark trust fund, the proceeds of the income was earmarked to buy firewood for the poor people of Paterson. Apparently he was an engineer originally from Germany who became an American citizen.

I assume he is buried in Germany. I will remove his memorial and make a note on his wife's stating that he died in Dresden.


Added by VickiO on Sep 03, 2014 9:50 PM
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