I am working on entering all graves in the Rhinebeck Cemetery that are listed in the two comprehensive books compiled by Arthur C.M. Kelly of Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY http://www.kinshipny.com/
- Rhinebeck, New York : death records of the 18th and 19th centuries by Arthur C.M. Kelly.
- Rhinebeck Association Cemetery : 20th century deaths / transcribed and indexed by Arthur C. M. Kelly.
Both of these books correct errors that are found an older publication of the cemetery records - Old gravestones of Dutchess County, New York / nineteen thousand inscriptions collected and edited by J. Wilson Poucher, M. D. and Helen Wilkison Reynolds.
As I work my way around the cemetery I am photographing as many headstones that I can find. I am also adding any interments that are not listed in the Kelly book, basically those after 1999.
I have two databases of interment records for the Rhinebeck Cemetery. I will be adding some of this information to existing records and adding records for those who are interred but who do not have a headstone.
I am happy to transfer management of any record not in my family. Photos can be copied freely for private use.
Capt. Frederick Uhl Thank you so much for the information that you sent to me and I have added it to his memorial. I just added it as a photo as I do not have ownership to edit his memorial. If there is anyway that the Rev. Marker could also be added to his memorial even though it was placed on his son's it would be wonderful to have! Thanks again for your time to send me this information on my family ancestor!
William Pultz Thank you so very much for the photo. This means a lot to me. It is hard to read however. Do you think that a rubbing would work to be able to read more or is it just worn off? Is it possible that the top mentions his wife? Her name was Margaret and I see the stone of her father Peter Van Steenburgh in the top left corner of the photo you took I was wondering because my wife and I live in Maryland and to travel to New York in the next couple years. It is wonderful to know that William's grave is definitely there. Thanks again. Joe
Fuller Hello, I am a descendant of William Lee Fuller. My great grandmother Mae Fuller was the child of their son Charles Parkins Fuller. I am just curious if Charles or Mae might be buried at Rhinebeck.
"Kerk Hof" Hi Beverly, I appreciate all that you do so much! I just ran across "Kerk Hof" Cemetery, and can't recall if I've brought this to your attention in the past, or not. Have we had this conversation before? Some of the graves here are also listed under its proper name, "Van Wagenen Ground", and were added after you created this batch of memorials. "Kerkhof" is a generic term for "cemetery", so this place has been labeled "Cemetery Cemetery". In the deed, the place was called "Evert Van Wagenen's Kerkhof" (=burying ground). Source: "Genealogy of the Van Wagenen Family from 1650 to 1884:.., by Gerrit Hubert Van Wagenen. There's a description of its location here: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/dutchess/data/cems/rhine/rhinevanwagenen.htm I've thought of the place, and of my ancestors who settled around there, every time I've taken the train over the years. I wish I could have visited it. (I moved to the other end of the continent a few months ago.) From what I understand, burial grounds in NY state cannot be owned by private owners, so I assume it's landlocked by private property. It's wonderful to see the place fully transcribed and put into memorials, and I feel it would be a tremendous service to descendants of Kips, Van Wagenens, Roosas, Eltings, Van Ettens, et al, if the more descriptive name were used. Thanks again for all the wonderful work you do. ~Julie