The Southside Burial Ground was donated by the Van Wicklens about 1681, at which time they settled in Aqueduct. Each farmer was allotted a piece of ground at that time; among them the Ryders, Durlands, Fredericks, Stoothoffs and Van Wicklens. Of later years the plots in some cases have been buried over and over again; the old settlers having passed away or have taken no interest in the ground. The permission for burying was given by Hanry Lott Van Wicklen at this time, and the people still hold to this permission, burials having been made as late as this Spring past (1919).
-Harry L. Van Wicklen, 'Description of Private and Family Cemeteries in the Borough of Queens', compiled by the Topographical Bureau.
The Southside Burial Ground is also known as Aqueduct Cemetery, Van Wicklen Cemetery, and Homestead Cemetery. Very few stones remaining. Part of the cemetery lies under 149th Avenue. A small portion is on the other side of the Avenue, enclosed in a fence in Loring Field.
GPS Coordinates: 40.67053, -73.84438
- Added: 22 Jul 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2458649
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