Thought I would send you a follow up. I eventually got cemetery index records for the Olsons you mention in your earlier message. Unfortunately I hit a brick wall. The death dates did not match for the information I had.
I guess I'll keep searching. I might be up in Iowa around labor day next year.
Update on Old Log Church Cem. I combined these cemeteries this morning and sent an email to findagrave asking them to delete the Old Log Church Cem. page. I also asked them to add Old Log Chur Cem as an AKA to the Haypress Cem. I think they can only add one AKA.
I had no clue these two cemeteries were the same. Duh me! I added one from a transcription a few years ago and photographed the other last Oct. I would have caught it if I had more time. I'm always flying by the seat of my pants. ITs called 3 little kids.
RE: Re: Old Log Church Cemetery I can answer one of your comments. There is no brick wall surrounding the DAR Memorial Park cemetery. I know this because I sit on the board of our local DAR Chapter and we paid thousands of dollars paying for a wrought iron fence for that cemetery. There is a slight rock side right next to the highway 22 but you can tell it was installed by NJDOT in the last 10 years or so ago and is not old rock. Its just way too clean.
There was lots of rock surrounding the Haypress cem. I believe the rock in surrounding the Haypress cem. But I could be wrong still.
I'll be sure to ask a person who knows. I have yet to meet anyone like that...sadly, I'm usually the one telling people about their own history area. That's just sad to me because I know nothing....I'm from Oklahoma. I just know what I do from going around and photographing these old stones and talking to people. A mother at my daughters Brownies scouts told me about Haypress. She asked if I had been to the cemetery on the same street as the railroad station?....heck, I didn't even know there was a cemetery down there. Its a deadend st. and I never had a reason to drive down there.
I'm going to finish a cemetery that i started last year..I think its called Old Dutch Reformed Church cem. its in Lebanon which is very near WHS. Its going to be fun finishing up with photographing. Its got some old stones in there. I think its still in Readington Twp. I'm not used to twp's. We didn't pay any attention to Twp's in Okla. We used the term County more back home.
RE: Re: Old Log Church Cemetery You got my curiousity going now. I may have to visit Flemington and go to their family research center. I hear they have a wonderful genealogy dept. there. I haven't been there. The
RE: Re: Old Log Church Cemetery I was just there. Its like in the middle of town on an off side street. I live on the old Van Horne property there at the Lake Cushetunks Mtn. I actuallly didn't realize that same cemetery is actually less than a mile away but its on a deadend street that I've never been on before. I've lived here about 6 yrs. Its real junky on that street. There is a business across the street from Haypress cem. Its a real junky business too...lots of bldgs...equipment...junk. There is a burned out bldg or house to the right of the cem. if your looking at the cem. sign. Its not the old whitehouse inn though - its not old enough..maybe less than 100 yrs. I was looking around wondering where the inn would have set and I kept viewing it in (my mind)being in the spot of the burned out bldg or near there but I really have no clue which direction the inn would have been from the cemetery. I only have read that it was next to it. I guess I need to go to the library and read up on it.
RE: Re: Old Log Church Cemetery That explain why I can't find the cemetery. I photographed Haypress about 2 months ago in October. The stones that surround that cemetery were once the Whitehouse Inn where General George Washington slept for a night during the Revolutionary War. I believe the Inn burned or it was torn down. The Inn is how this town was named and then later we got a train station so they added Station to the town name. So much history around here.
I will notify findagrave that those cemeteries are the same and then remove the Old Log Church cemetery postings. I didn't know they were the same. Thanks for the info.
There are many stones missing in the Haypress cem. and there are many "stone markers" with initials carved into the rock. I'm sure this is how they used to do it 100's of years ago.
Catherine (Kennard) Bingman Welcome to Find A Grave and thank you for taking the time to look for Catherine - someone else had searched the cemetery before and could not find her (they only had a limited time to look) there might not be a gravestone. Best wishes, Dana