The Old Ryerson Graveyard-Pacqunac (Wayne)


In the summer of 1931, Mr. Edwin DOREMUS compiled a listing of seven cemeteries in Passaic and Morris County, NJ. Doremus copied these inscriptions onto individual slips of paper and indexed and numbered them in a stone-by-stone sequence. His handwritten slips were microfilmed by the by Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah at Newark on 28 Nov 1973 by J. Norton and were most likely destroyed afterwards.

Mr. Doremus’s original microfilmed slips and index can be seen on LDS microfilms #0947150 and #1016883 (index). The individual inscription records below were extracted from these microfilmed records by Mr. George VAN RIPER in late 1999.

Edwin Doremus writes the following, taken in part from his “Cemetery and Burial Records of Pompton Plains, NJ and Vicinity,” dated September 6, 1937:

“The accompanying records, dating back as far as 1768, were compiled in the summer of 1931 from eight sources.

“These records are numbered and arranged in the order in which the stones are found in the respective cemeteries. However, several items carry the same number with the subscript A, B, C., etc. If either (1), several names appear on one stone, or (2) one stone bears a family name with various markers bearing individual names.

“There are two exceptions to this arrangement: (1) stones which have fallen and have been covered over have no numbers allotted to them, and (2) by mistake in numbering the items, some numbers were skipped. The latter omissions have all been indicated in the proper place.

“To aid the researchist, where a wife is not buried adjacent to her husband, a cross reference has been included on the transcript of the husbands record. The same procedure has been followed in the case of children. Also, notation has been made on the transcript of any Lodge or Service Organization Insignia found by a headstone.”

~ Edwin Doremus ~

“Old RYERSON Graveyard – Pacqunac.” Mountain View (Wayne, Passaic County), on the West side of the Newark and Pompton Turnpike, about 600 yards north of the Mountain View Brick Company Works (now abandoned). (Cemetery location per Edwin Doremus circa 1930’s.)







B1 George L. RYERSON   Sept. 22, 1842 99 yrs. 9 mo.  
B2 Mary RYERSON   July 11, 1809 62-2-16 Wife of F. RYERSON
B3 Anne (RYERSONVEADOR   Nov. 10, 1809 23-6-16 Wife of John VEADOR
B4 George REYERSE Esq.   Apr. 23, 1792 89 yrs.  
B5 George REYERS   Apr. 3, 1792 71 yrs.  
B6 Abraham RYERSON 1761 Sept. 3, 1810 49 yrs.  
B7 Sarah RYERSON 1765 Feb. 14, 1831 66 yrs. Wife of Abraham RYERSON#B6
B8 George RYERSON   Sept. 29, 1802 1-10-22 Son of Abraham #B6 & Sarah #B7 RYERSON
B9 Charles RYERSON   Oct. 19, 1808 2 mo. Son of Abraham #B6 & Sarah #B7 RYERSON
B10 Mary Malvina RYERSON Mar. 1, 1842 Oct. 17, 1857   Daughter of John & MitildaRYERSON
B11 Abraham L. RYERSON Oct. 19, 1808 June 27, 1846   Son of John & Mitilda RYERSON
B12 Abraham RYERSON 1782 Feb. 7, 1856 74 yrs.  
B13 Sarah (BUSHRYERSON 1781 Aug. 22, 1863 82 yrs. Wife of Abraham RYERSON#B12
B14 Ann RYERSON   Oct. 13, 1819 5 yrs. 7 mo. Daughter of Abraham #B12 & Sarah (BUSH) #B13 RYERSON
B15A Abraham RYERSON   Oct. 21, 1821 1 yr. 19 da. Son of Nicholas & Sarah RYERSON
B15B Abraham RYERSON   Oct. 17, 1837 15-7-20 Son of Nicholas & Sarah RYERSON
B16 Garret VAN RIPER   Nov. 27, 1804 73-3-11  
B17 Jacob MEIER   Aug. 8, 1779 18-2-15 Son of Rev. Hermans MEIER

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