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Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn, Queens County, New York

GPS: 40.689832, -73.874410

833 Jamaica Ave
Brooklyn NY 11208

Last edited: Oct 4, 2007
Total records: 25

Cypress Hills Cemetery is a non-profit, non-sectarian, membership corporation.


Cypress Hills Cemetery was developed in 1848 and accepted its first burial in 1851. It was developed using the "memorial park" concept that swept the country during the middle-19th century. The founders searched for a site where richly wooded hills and dells, and ponds, and would create the feeling of seclusion, privacy and pensive tranquility of the ideal "rural" cemetery. The land which they selected was on a promontory with commanding vistas of the ocean, New York, the Long Island countryside and the distant blue hills of Connecticut.

An 1852 law in New York City ended burials in Manhattan. Cypress Hills Cemetery responded by donating burial grounds to churches there. Many churches took the offer and transferred some 35,000 remains to Cypress Hills.

The Cemetery spans 225 acres and features two three-story mausoleums. In 1862, a section of the cemetery was set aside for Cypress Hills National Cemetery for soldiers of the Civil War. Cypress Hills Abbey was built in 1931 and Memorial Abbey built in 1936. To date, some 400,000 persons have been interred at Cypress Hills Cemetery.

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Black, Isaac Raphael (Ralph), b. 1/14/1876 in Brooklyn, NY, d. 12/1/1928, h/o Emily Baumann, bur. 12/3/1928, [JH]
Boerum, Ann, no dates, m/o Henry B. Harris, [LM]
Corbett, James 'Gentleman Jim', b. Sep 01, 1866, d. Feb 18, 1933, [MR]
Dahlgren, Hulda Andersson, b. Stora Lovnas, Fr_andefors, Alvsborg Lan, Sweden, d. 6 May 1976, Bay Shore NY, Sec 16, Garden of the Good Shepard, Lot 93, next to Oskar, [LH]
Dahlgren, Johan Oskar, b. 12 Apr 1884, Or, Dalsland, Alvsberg Lan, Sweden, d. 21 Jun 1960, Laurelton NY, h/o Hulda Andersson, Sec 16, Garden of the Good Shepherd, Lot 93, Grave 2, [LH]
Eikemoen, Lars (Lars Egemen), b. 1884 in Norway, d. Sep 24, 1940 in NYC, h/o Anna Gunnesdatter (Olsen) Espeli, s/o Aanund Thorsen & Gunhild Larsddatter, [AH]
Gallaudet, Elizabeth (Meagher), b. 1898, d. 1972, w/o George who is interred at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, [LD]
Gretschel, Charlotte E. (Cosgrove), b. 25 Nov 1906 Wappingers Falls, NY, d. Jun 1984, Halstead, PA, w/o Herman Gretschel, Moliere Path, Lot 24, Gr 17, [JC]
Gretschel, Herman,, b. 13 Aug 1903, Jersey City, NJ, d. 9 Apr 1976, St Cloud, Fl, Moliere Path, Lot 24, Gr 16, [JC]
Gruschow, Ruth May, b. May 28, 1922, d. Jul 20, 1944, w/o Kenneth Gerard Gruschow, [KG]
Harris, Henry B., no dates, h/o Sarah, s/o ? Harris and Ann Boerum, [LM]
Harris, John V., no dates, h/o Nellie (Gardner), s/o Henry B. Harris and Sarah Harris, [LM]
Hewey, Susan, b. 1851 London, England, d. Mar 12, 1930, w/o Charles, bur. Mar 16, 1930, [SW]
Lake, Albert G. Jr, b. Oct 24, 1919, d. 1939, s/o Albert Elmore Lake & Ruth June Force, [KG]
Lowe, Helen, b. 1902 d. 1990, w/o (Lionel) Robert Lowe, [LM]
Royere, Florence (Thresher), b. Feb 07, 1883, d. May 3, 1960 m. Jean Royere, [SK]
Royere, Jean Eugene, b. Feb 28, 1884 France, d. Dec 13, 1967, [SK]
Royere, William, b. Jun 14, 1907, d. Dec 22, 1962, [SK]
Schemmer, Charles G., no dates, bur in crypt 2 no.55-60 in aisle MM w/Mary, CH Abbey, [CD]
Schemmer, Mary Mueller, no dates, bur in crypt 2 no.55-60 in aisle MM w/Chas, CH Abbey, [CD]
Swindell, Samuel, b. 1892, d. 1942, [LD]
Swindell, Susan (Blair), b. 1894, d. 1983, [LD]
Talley, Arthur, b. 1917, d. 2000, h/o Jeanne Lowe, [LM]
Wasel, Ruth, Mar 1, 1905, d. Jan 4, 1943 (nee Agatha Royere), [SK]
West, Mary Jane 'Mae', b. Aug 17, 1893, d. Nov 22, 1980, [MR]

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