BAYVIEW – NEW YORK BAY CEMETERY WALKING TOUR
WITH NOTED JERSEY CITY HISTORIAN DENNIS DORAN
SPONSORED BY THE HUDSON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Funding provided in part by Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 12 Noon to 2 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person. In the next few days a web-based reservation system will be created on the Hoboken Historical Museum’s website, where people can reserve a spot and make payment via Pay Pal. HHM’s web address is: https://www.hobokenmuseum.org/ . Please note that this tour is limited to 25 people so sign up early to ensure your spot!
Meeting Place: The Entrance to the Cemetery at 321 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305.
More Information: Contact Hudson County Genealogical Society President, Lisa Salmon Hale via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Join noted Jersey City historian Dennis Doran and the Hudson County Genealogical Society for this walking tour and exploration of the Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery. The New York Bay cemetery was formed in 1848 and the Bayview Cemetery opened in 1884 on the adjacent property. Located between Garfield and Ocean Avenues, the combined cemeteries extend from Garfield Avenue down to the bottom of the hill that overlooks New York City. In the 1800’s it was described as an attractive spot for New Yorkers to bury their dead because of the beautiful, park like setting overlooking the Hudson River and the ease of access by both stage and steamboat.
Many prominent and notable citizens of Hudson County are buried here. These burials include 2 Former Governors, United States Senators, NJ State Senators, 2 Former Jersey City Mayors, several Congressional Medal of Honor awardees, famous architects, as well as distinguished members of the Jersey City business community and the first Jersey City Firefighter to die in the line of duty.
The cemetery has a memorial to and holds the burials of about 100 employees of the Cunard White Star Line. Cunard operated its passenger line from the Jersey City waterfront for many years. There is a Jewish burial ground in the older New York Bay section that holds many of the oldest Jewish burials in Jersey City dating to the 1850’s.
Please join us for an informative and enlightening glimpse into the history and evolution of this cemetery.