BLEECKER FACTORY CEMETERY
Town of Bleecker
County of Fulton, State of New York
(School District #3 Cemetery and also called
Bleecker Village Cemetery)
This cemetery was recorded in 1978 by Lewis G. Decker and Nancy MacVean through the C. E. T. A. Cemetery Recording Project. It is not easily accessible and cannot be detected from the main highway. It is located by walking an access road North off Highway #309, just before crossing the bridge that spans the outlet of Vandenburgh Lake and before reaching the Bleecker Intersection, (Tumble Inn is on that corner now, 1978) and Lily Lake Road.
The access roads starts next to the home of Mrs. Barlow and proceeds through the woods, keeping right, turning off the road to reach the cemetery. This cemetery was overgrown and in disrepair. It appears to be one of the oldest cemeteries in Bleecker and holds evidence of many unmarked graves, missing headstones, etc.
It is suggested that you walk to this cemetery and also asked homeowner's permission should you cross their land.
age 60 yr. 5 ms. 9 ds
wife of Martin VanDenburgh
"She closed her eyes and sank to rest
Her suffering purified
Her spirit with the righteous dwells
Beyond the swelling tide."
"Father"; veteran (Co. F, 77th regt., NY Vols)
(wife of Bradley VanDenburgh)
age 25 yr. 7ms. 12 ds.
(wife of Bradley VanDenburgh)
BELDING, Calvin A.
age 2 yr. 9 ms 24 ds
(son of H. A. and Mary A.)
"This bud from Heaven to Earth was sent
We thought was given t'was only lent
That earthly tie cold death has [risen]
that bud of earth now blooms in Heaven.
His little voice is hushed in Death
His suffering ceased, also his breath
His soul triumphant raised on high
To dwell with Christ above the sky."
9//1854 - 8/21/1855
(daughter of J. and P. Meyer)
SMITH, Clinton B.
SMITH, Martha E.
(wife of Christopher Busse)
HAMLEN, George Willie
age 9 ms. 6 ds.
(only son of I. A. and A. L. Hamlen)
"Weep not for me, my parents dear
I am not dead but sleeping here
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me."
(wife of J. Steckelmeier)
age 83 yr. 7 ms.
(consort of Joseph Eastman, Esq.)
"Blessed are the meek"
age 72 yr 6 ms
"Our Mother" (stone erected by R. Eastman, Esq.)
age 92 died
(stone erected by his grandson, Joseph Eastman, Indianapolis, Ind.)
(stone broken, lying down and covered by brush)
(wife of Robert Young)
___ - ___
"Family of Durk Bergstra" (six stones follow with no inscriptions)
BARTLETT, Ivory L.
2/2/1821 - 4/24/1907
BARTLETT, Charlotte A. DONALDSON
5/13/1828 - 7/17/1905
"Mother"; "Asleep in Jesus"
age 3 yr 1 mo
(son of Wm. and Minnie Johnson) (stone fallen over)
STAMMBERGER, John P.
STAMMBERGER, Anna P.
"The Lord has been our dwelling place"
SCHINDLER, C. Richard
BLEYL, The family of Julius C. Bleyl
(no other inscriptions on stone)
BLEYL, Julius E.
SCHINDLER, T. Elizabeth
SCHINDLER, C. J.
The following gravestone inscriptions were recorded in the Bleecker Factory Cemetery by Dr. Robert M. Palmer, our Fulton County Historian, August 28, 1946.
These gravestones were no longer evident at the cemetery site in our recent 1978 field recording, and have been added here for the reader's benefit as follows:
BURR, Emm J. (daughter of F.E. & E.A. Burr)
died May 29, 1852, aged 1 yr 8 ms
KIMBALL, Farley Ray
born Dec. 20, 1889 died Dec. 20, 1889
KIMBALL, Willie Jay
born Dec. 20, 1889 died June 20, 1890
(sons of Farley R. & Jennie E. Kimball)
The following gravestone inscriptions were taken from the Gen. Richard Montgomery Chapter D. A. R. records, (no date given), and were no longer found in evidence at the cemetery recording of 1978.
died 1883 aged 20 yr
(wife of John Busse)
JOHNSON, Jessie R.
JOHNSON, Frank R.
JOHNSON, Frankie M.
(no dates or other information)
Last updated Tuesday, 13-May-2008 13:17:13 PDT