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Newark Cemeteries
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JewishGen: Newark

JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
Four Newark Jewish Cemeteries, B'nai Abraham, Grove Street, Talmud Torah, and Union Field, are included in the JewishGen database.

City Cemetery (Potter's Field)

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 In 1869, the City purchased fifteen acres in the southern part of Newark which became known as City Cemetery, and in the 1940's as Floral Rest. In present-day Newark, City Cemetery comprises about 5.2 acres and is located south of Haynes Avenue, bounded on the west by an unnamed public road and on the east by Bessemer Street. It is behind the Anheuser-Busch plant on Routes 1 and 9 and under the Haynes Avenue bridge.

In 1903, and on an unknown date prior to that, the City sold two pieces of the cemetery property to United Jersey Railroad and Canal Company/Pennsylvania Railroad (Railroad). MORE:

Newark Cemeteries

An History of the Old Burying Ground as Contained in the Case of the Attorney-General Against the City of Newark, 1888.
New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General, 1888. Available?
National Register of Historic Places: Evergreen Cemetery
History; significance; bibliography.
National Register of Historic Places: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
History; notable monuments; bibliography; maps.
Charter, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N.J., Incorporated, 1844.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Company of Newark, 1875. Available?
The Old Jewish Cemeteries of Newark
Alice Perkins Gould. Bergenfield, NJ, Avotaynu, 2004. Available?
No Stone Unturned: Newark's Grove Street Cemetery
Barbara Krasner. New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 3(2) 2017.
Cemetery Abandonment: New Jersey Cemetery Law and Ethnic Population Movement
Kristina Poggi. Thesis (M.A.), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2016.
Focuses on three New Jersey cemeteries, including the Grove Street Cemetery (Grove Street Hebrew Cemetery; Congregation Ahavas Achim Bnai Jacob Cemetery; Israel K U Vereain Cemetery; Newark Jewish Cemetery) in Newark.
Gardens of Eternity? Three Newark Cemeteries and Efforts to Preserve Them
Newark History Society Program, March 11, 2019.
Panelists: Elizabeth Del Tufo (Mount Pleasant Cemetery); Guy Sterling (Woodland Cemetery); and Barbara Krasner (Grove Street Cemetery).

Trinity Cathedral Cemetery

The Resurrection of a Ghost City: The Fight to Preserve Newark's African Burial Ground
Lauren C. O'Brien. The Public Historian 44(4), November 2022, pp. 104-125.
"This paper argues that Black Newarkers’ activism to define the Trinity Church Cemetery as an African burial ground served as a radical political act in legitimizing their place within an evolving Newark." Rutgers-restricted Access
Trinity Cemetery/NJPAC Correspondence
Correspondence relating to the disposal of the remains in Trinity Cemetery disinterred as a result of the building of NJPAC. Includes a report by Clement Alexander Price and Giles Wright on the significance of the cemetery with a list of Death and Burials Recorded for Blacks, 1806-1829 (including the death and burial of Jack Cudjo in 1823).
January 30, 1995 C.H.A.I.N. Press Release
Council for the Heritage of African in Newark press release decrying removal of remains from Trinity Cathedral Cemetery.
Invitation to Monument Dedication
Invitation to Mayor Sharpe James to attend the ceremony at NJPAC dedicating a monument to the memory of those buried in the former Trinity Cemetery.

Halsey Street Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery

Archival Collections

Newark Cemeteries (1936-2002)
Small Collection of miscellaneous material at the Newark Public Library.
GSNJ New Jersey Cemetery Inventory
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey has transcribed tombstone inscriptions from individual cemeteries in New Jersey; the collection is housed at the Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives in New Brunswick. Newark cemeteries include "Bowery Cemetery, Coeyman's Burying Ground, Fairmount Cemetery - Founders Crypt, Halsey Street Methodist Episcopal Burying Ground (interment records, 1839), Lang Street Burying Ground, Lyons Farm Baptist Churchyard (NJ Historical Society published Monument Inscriptions only), Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark (Old) Burying Ground, Newark "Potters Field" (aka Floral Rest), Newark Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Old First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, and Woodland Cemetery."
Woodland Cemetery Records
New Jersey Historical Society

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