Bergen County, New Jersey
Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202)
Oakland, NJ 07436
Lat: 41° 00' 58N, Lon: 74° 15' 14W
Contributed by Richard Hrazanek, Mar 11, 2004, last edited Jul 25, 2006
records = 1,215.
From Mahwah: Take Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202) south all the way through
Mahwah into Oakland. The cemetery is on the west side of the road, south
of Spruce St.
This cemetery is owned and operated by The Ponds Reformed Church, located
slight north from the cemetery at 341 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ
07436, (201) 337-6744. The cemetery which has burials dating back to
1780, is still being used today by church members, although there is
not much room left.
I compared with an old transcription of the cemetery done in May 1909
by John Neafie and William. B. Van Alstyne, to read the stones that
were no longer readable or the ones that had been set in cement by some
well meaning person in the past. Unfortunately the person who set these
stones in cement covered the lower portion of the inscriptions of some
of these stones.
This is a compilation of my findings when I walked and read all existing
markers in the cemetery in the Spring of 2003. I've been keeping up
with the obituaries, so you may see some dates after the Spring of 2003.
- Richard Hrazanek
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