Hoboken Cemetery

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Hoboken Cemetery
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Cemeteries on the western slope of the Palisades in northern Hudson County.

The Hoboken Cemetery is located at 5500 Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen, New Jersey.[1][2] in the New Durham section. It was owned by the City of Hoboken.[3] The Flower Hill Cemetery borders it on two sides. Although one may have the sense of a well groomed and cared for cemetery when first arriving at the Hoboken Cemetery, just a short walk in any direction and you will find a different story. [4] It is bordered by Flower Hill Cemetery.[5] The Secaucus Junction was built on land that was partially the Hudson County Burial Grounds. The exhumed bodies were to be re-interred at the Hoboken Cemetery but that was cancelled when the cemetery was found to have been recycling older full graves that did not have tombstones, and selling them as virgin plots. The cemetery said it has no record of any bodies being buried in those plots.[4][6][7][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Hoboken Cemetery". Findagrave. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  2. ^ "Hoboken Cemetery". Retrieved 2007-08-26. The Hoboken cemetery is located off of Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey.
  3. ^ http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1880a_v18-10.pdf
  4. ^ a b "Painful Discovery". The Bergen Record. January 29, 2000. After Eloina Garcia died last July, she was to be buried in a prepaid plot in a North Bergen cemetery atop her husband, Heliodoro, who died 26 years ago. Instead, family members made a disturbing discovery: The remains of a complete stranger already occupied the earth directly above the casket of Garcia's husband. The deceased couple have ...
  5. ^ Van Winkle, Daniel (1923). History of the Municipalities of Hudson County, 1630-1923. ISBN 0-8328-5067-5.
  6. ^ "Discovery stalls move of 3,000 remains". The Philadelphia Inquirer. August 9, 2003. The journey of more than 3,000 displaced souls to a final resting place has been delayed again after state officials discovered the North Jersey burial site they had chosen is already taken. In what has been called the largest single exhumation in the country's history, archaeologists have been digging up an old potter's field for the last five months to make way for an interchange off the New Jersey Turnpike to serve the new Secaucus transfer station.
  7. ^ a b "New burial spot needed for remains". Bergen Record. Exasperated turnpike officials say the Hoboken Cemetery in North Bergen violated its contract when it promised there weren't any prior burials in the 2,430-foot section reserved for the potter's field bodies. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  8. ^ "H. Otto Wittpenn, Banker, is Dead". New York Times. July 26, 1931. Retrieved 2007-08-21. New Jersey Manufacturer and Leader in Politics. Victim of Blood Poisoning. Ex-mayor of Jersey City. Naval Officer of Port of New York Under Wilson. Democratic Candidate for Governor. Starts as Grocer's Clerk. Elected Supervisor. Carried Every Ward as Mayor. H. Otto Wittpenn, 58 [sic] years old, former naval officer of the Port of New York under the Wilson Administration and several times Mayor of Jersey City, died last night at his home, Castle Point, Hoboken, New Jersey.
  9. ^ "H. Otto Wittpenn". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2015-05-19. ... of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1908-13. German ancestry. Interment at Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen, N.J.
  10. ^ Edwin Ruthvin Vincent Wright biography, United States Congress. Accessed June 29, 2007.

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Coordinates: 40°47′17″N 74°01′31″W / 40.788157°N 74.025140°W / 40.788157; -74.025140