Caroline H., North Carolina

Caroline H., North Carolina

Member for
9 years · 3 months · 10 days
Find A Grave ID


I am no longer able to contribute photographs.

My great great grandfather Rueben Rominger is buried at Brooklyn at Cyprus Hills. He was one of the Confederate soldiers wounded at Gettysburg, transported to the prison at David's Island and is buried amongst soldiers and sailors of the Union. His name is misspelled, which is quite common under the circumstances. This prison was one of the good ones, you might say, in that most of the time, if not all, the prisoners were treated kindly. In fact, the ladies of Brooklyn brought food to the prisoners. I will write more on this later as I find my sources.
I would like for someone to please locate the grave if they live in and around Brooklyn, N.Y. On the gravestone, his name is listed as J. Ronninger.

Hope Moravian Cemetery (I have posted photos from this place.)

This cemetery is actually about a half a mile from the current church, in rather a quiet location. It is still decorated by family, but is difficult to work with.
My great great grandmother, Lydia Caroline Frey, is from this congregation, which in fact was the first English-speaking congregation in the area. Many of the people in this cemetery are my relatives.
Our challenge was this: the grass level seems to be above the average grave, and, as a result, many of the graves seem to be totally obscured, hopefully by grass. Our hope is that we can expose the graves underneath by carefully probing. I will contact the church if I need to.
We find that yard tools are very helpful, and we do not wish to use any chemical cleaners.
I am adding the original surname "patriarchs" whenever possible, several of whom are Revolutionary Soldiers.
My great great great grandmother, Anna Cook Frey, is numbered in my submissions.

Salisbury Prison:
I will be posting what I have of this place, where thousands of Union soldiers and sailors died. One of the featured sailors, who can be found in the listing of MOA (somewhat famous) is Lorenzo
Deming. His "grave" is at Fairfield, Conn., but his body is actually in the mass grave here at Salisbury. Alonzo was one of the men in Picket Boat #1 with Lt. Cushing in the attack on the CSS Albermarle! More details to follow. Anyone interested in this sacred place (the Salisbury National Cemetery) should contact Ed and Sue Curtis at the Salisbury Prison Association. The memory of the men who lived and died there are kept alive with the help of these two great people. Who knows how much they have helped to save!

I wonder how many distant cousins I have buried here as I am descended from the Coffins, the Shattucks and many other New England families, many of whom were mariners and others that had connections to the sea:

Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island (Richmond County) at New Brighton. This sailor's snug harbor, which contained the graves of many Civil War sailors as well as others, was moved to a location on the coast of N.C. From what I understand, sad to say, the graves were removed.
The list of the men can be found here, courtesy of the Steers Funeral Home.

I intend to visit the new Snug Harbor as it is in my state. Perhaps I can uncover more on this situation. There is also a Snug Harbor in Boston, and I would imagine a few others. Unfortunately, it has become a popular term for resort communities, but there are still some out there.

Search memorial contributions by Caroline H., North Carolina