INSCRIPTIONS

Monuments of Remsen Park
Forest Hills, New York
The inscriptions on the monuments shown below were taken from a 1925 survey taken by a New York City agent for the purpose of new street construction in the area. The survey was hastily drawn with several obvious mistakes that leave the impression, the person who drew the survey never actually visited the site. The survey lists 8 persons buried in the Remsen family graveyard, but several graves cited in other records were not mentioned. The survey lists 7 inscribed headstones, only 6 are visible today. The stone monument for grave No.5 CORNELIUS REMSEN has vanished sometime in the past 75 years. The location of the graves drawn on the survey map do not coincide with the locations of the headstones as seen today, which means, either the survey is wrong, or the headstones (or possibly the graves themselves) were moved to their present positions. However, despite the inconsistencies, the 1925 survey is the most complete record of the graveyard in existence.
Jeromus Remsen No I. BROWN STONE (Poor)
JEROMUS REMSEN,
son of Jeromus and June Remsen;
born Now. 21, 1735; died Jun. 7, 1790; aged 55 years.

The white monument seen in photo is a modern addition, erected two centuries after Jeromus Remsen's death.
Anna Remsen
No. 2. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of ANNA REMSEN,
who departed this lite April 19th, 1816,
in the 75th year of her age.

Clearly, the condition of this stone has deteriorated considerably in the 75 years between the 1925 survey and the photo.
Jerome Remsen
No 3. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of JEROME REMSEN,
who departed this life 4th Jan'ry, 1805;
aged 23 years, 8 months and 20 days.

There is a discrepancy between the 1925 survey, which cites the name on the monument as JEROME REMSEN and the physical evidence which has the name JEROMES REMSEN inscribed. In this instance, the survey is wrong.

Jeromus Anna and Jeromes Remsen Graves No.1, No.2, No.3 above.
The graves of Colonel Jeromus Remsen, who fought in the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution. Beside him is his wife Anna Remsen, and their son Jeromes Remsen.

Ann Elizabeth and Jeromes Remsen
The graves of two Remsen children,.
No. 4. Jeromes Remsen, died at age 6.
No 6. Ann Elizabeth Remsen, died before her second birthday.

A melancholy reminder of the hardship of early colonial life.


Jeromes Remsen No. 4. BROWN STONE (Good)
In Memory of JEROME REMSEN,
who departed this life 22nd December, 1801;
aged 6 years and 12 days.

Another discrepancy between the 1925 survey, which cites the name on the monument as JEROME REMSEN and the physical evidence which has the name JEROMES REMSEN inscribed. Once again, the survey is wrong.
Memorial Marker Text of Marker

NEW YORK
REMSEN CEMETERY
COL. JEROMUS REMSEN
1736-1790 IS BURRIED
HERE. WAS COLONEL OF
A REGIMENT OF KINGS AND
QUEENS CO. MILITIA IN THE
BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND


STATE EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT 1936


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