GEROW CEMETERY NEW FAIRFIELD CONNECTICUT

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Epitaphs of New Fairfield Connecticut
Compiled by Joan L. Sudol

Copyright 1982 Joan L. Sudol New Fairfield CT.

Prepared for the Internet by Margaret Coletta, New Fairfield CT, 1997

The following record of epitaphs was carefully transcribed from physical inspection
of the five New Fairfield cemeteries. Most of the Partially illegible inscriptions
were filled in by previously published and private sources. Some tombstones which
were previously recorded are now missing altogether. This book is an attempt to help
reserve part of the history and people of New Fairfield so that they may be
"Gone but not forgotten".

GEROW CEMETERY NEW FAIRFIELD CT.

Part 2 of 2

The Gerow Cemetery is located on Quaker Road off Route 37
in the northeast section of town. The oldest legible stone in
this burial ground is Anna Elizabeth Gerow who died March 30,
1834.
There are 42 unmarked graves. Same of these being buried
in a former public ground in the late 1800's. Among those
buried in the public ground are six children of George and
Mary Ludlow. Four of whom died within 12 days of each other
in 1887.
Some tombstones and remains were moved here from a Quaker
cemetery one mile to the west just over the New York State line,
when that cemetery was abandoned. That cemetery had only one
tombstone left back in the 1970's being that of Esther Haviland.
Thomas Cullen who died Jan. 21, 1892 has another
version of a popular epitaph;

Behold and see as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now you soon must be
Prepare to die and follow
me.

*G*----------------Gerow cemetery records

Some of the tombstones only have the name of the deceased.


Town Cemetery Listings


Daniel E. Jennings / 1840 - 1929 /

Harriet A. Wanzer / his wife / 1840 - 1900 /

David Jennings / died /Aprs. 25, 1861 / ae 36 yrs
5 mos. & 1 day /

Eli Jennings / born Sept. 29, 1822 / died July 15, 1913 /

Harriet Ann / his wife / born Apr. 26, 1827 /
died Nov. 29, 1903 /

Gilbert Jennings / died / Nov. 16, 1897 / aged 87 yrs. /

Hannah M. / wife of / Peter H. Jennings / died /
April 6, 1872 / aged 55 yrs. 1 mo. & 4 dys. /

Henry B. / Jennings / born / Nov. 28, 1850 / died /
April 8, 1893 /

Jesse L. Jennings / died / Aug. 25, 1882 / aged 74 yrs.
5 mos. & 4 dys. / (Jesse Lane)

Julia A. / wife of / Burr Jennings / died /
Aug. 18, 1889 / age 85 yrs. /

Lyman Jennings / died July 4, 1872 / age 78 yrs.
4 mos. & 2 dys. /

Maria / wife of / Jesse L. Jennings / died /
Feb. 11, 1875 / aged 64 yrs. 1 mo. & 15 dys. /
(Maria Haynes)

Nicholas W. Jennings / died / Nov. 29, 1899 aged 63 yrs. /
Emma J. his wife / died / June 28, 1915 aged 81 yrs. /
(Emma Jane)

Peter H. Jennings /Oct. 15, 1818 / Aug. 25, 1910 /

Rebecca H. / wife of / Gilbert Jennings / died
March 9, 1882 / aged 68 yrs. 3 mos. & 28 d's. /

Sally B. / wife of / Lyman Jennings / died Sept. 9, 1899 /
age 101 yrs. 11 mos. & 7 dys. /

Sarah / wife of / Silas Jennings / died /
Aug. 24, 1869 / ae 90 yrs. 4 mo. & 16 dys. /
(parents of Jesse & Gilbert)

In memory of / Sila Jennings / who died / Nov 16, 1854 /
aged 75 yrs. 6 mos. & 12 dys. /
(parents of Jesse & Gilbert)

Willis J. / son of / Gilbert & Rebecca Jennings /
died / Jan. 22, 1850 / aged 2 yrs. & 3 dys. /


KEANE

Rita S. Keane / Nov. 14, 1913 /_______/

Thomas Keane Jr. / US. Army / World War II /
July 3, 1912 / Nov. 8, 1980 /

Keane / Thomas H. Keane Jr. / 1912 - 1980 / (2 stones, same person)


KELLEY

Matilda MacKenzie Kelley / 1895 - 1967 /
(March 1967)


KINNER

Mercy / wife of / Thomas Kinner / died /
May 27, 1846 / aged 58 yrs. /

*G* Thomas Kinner


KNOWLTON

*G* Isaac Knowlton


KOHLER

Kohler / Henry S. / 1901 - 1976 /
(Apr. 11, 1901 - July 3, 1976)

Marion Olmstead / 1903 -_______/

Jesse Lane / born July 17, 1795 / died Jan. 29, 1885 /

Lane / Julius S. Lane / Nov. 19, 1841 / Nov. 29, 1920 /

his wife / Julia E. Pitkin / Sept. 8, 1845 /
Jan. 22, 1933 /

Lane / Theodore B. Lane / born Sept. 5, 1832 /
died May 25, 1909 /

Harriet A. Lane / born June 17, 1833 / died Jan. 19, 1921 /

Trulove / wife of / Jesse Lane / born April 16, 1797 /
died June 1, 1882 /


LAWRENCE

Almira A. Lawrence / Jan. 23, 1847 / Dec. 13, 1920 /

Jane Irish / wife of John Lawrence /died /
24th 6 mo. 1848 / aged 32 yrs. /

*G* John Lawrence John Lawrence / died / 20th 1st mo. 1880 / age 75 yrs. /

*G* Huldah Hopkins Lawrence, wife of John


LAWTON

Lucy Lawton / died / Feb. 19, 1887 / ae 86 yrs. /


LINDBECK

Dorathea M. Wehrwein / wife of / John M.H. Lindbeck /
1921 - 1965 / (July 4, 1963)

John M. H. Lindbeck / 1915 - 1971 /
(July 8, 1915 - Jan. 9, 1971 , World War II)

Nancy Gantt / wife of John Lindbeck / 1915 - 1954 /
(June 5, 1954)


LOUNSBURY

Emeline / dau. of / Solomon & Ruth Wood / & wife of /
Rev. D. Lounsbury / born Feb. 8, 1823 / died Feb. 19, 1882 /

Frederick W. Lounsbury / 1866 - 1942 / (Oct.2, 1942, 76 yrs.)


LUDLOW

*G*

Children of George & Mary Charlotte Ludlow,
buried in public ground

David D. Ludlow--------Jan 13, 1880 -- Mar. 3, 1880
William G. Ludlow------Apr. 3, 1881 -- May 16, 1887
Julia Ludlow-------------June 21, 1882 -- May 26, 1887
Stephen d. Ludlow-----Jan. 7, 1884 -- May 14, 1887
Mary c. Ludlow----------June 17, 1885 -- May 18, 1887
Infant child---------------/


MACKENZIE

James M. MacKenzie / 1898 - 1970 /(June 21, 1970)

Matilda Hunter McKenzie / Nov. 30, 1860 / April 5, 1941 /

Robert Hunter MacKenzie / 1885 - 1966 /
(May 31, 1966, age 82 yrs. 7 mos. 15 dys)

his wife / Helen MacKenzie / 1888 - 1963 / Helen Rae,
(Feb. 21, 1963, age 83 yrs. 10 mos. 19 dys.)


MAR ELIA

Alex D. Mar Elia / 1925 - 1976 /


McDONALD

McDonald / Charles E. McDonald / 1842 - 1914 /

Mary J. Wiley / his wife / 1855 - 1911 /

At Rest.


MERRITT

Isabel Hooker Merritt / wife of Walter Gordon Merritt /
1882 - 1963 / (Nov. 8, 1882 - Feb. 19, 1963)

Walter Gordon Merritt / 1880 - 1968 /
(Jan. 4, 1880 - Sept. 13, 1968)


MILLS

Frank Chesworth / Mills / 1889 - 1958 /
(July 25, 1889 - Aug. 7, 1958)

Maude Bury Mills / wife of / Frank C. Mills / 1891 - 1975 /
(Jan. 16, 1891 - May 5, 1975)


NICKERSON

*G* Seth Nickerson, his wife Anna Nickersan (No dates)


NOLAN

George Nolan / infant son of / Susan & William Nolan / 1947 /
( May 18, 1947)

Nolan / husband / William J. / 1880 - 1958 /

wife / Emaline / 1884 - 1967 /
(Oct. 31, 1967, age 84 yrs.)

World War II / William J. Nolan Jr. / Tech. Gr. 4 /
Co. A 1759th Engr. SP. SH. BN. / died / June 19, 1970 /
age 63 yrs. / (born March 17, 1904)


NOTON

*G* Isaac Notan

(No dates)


OLIVET

*G* Lorenzo Olivet, died July 26, 1888 ,age 2 yrs.1 mo. & 3 dys.

Louise Olivet, died Feb. 21, 1891, age 1 mo. 15 dys.

children of James Olivet buried in public ground.


OLMSTEAD

*G* Antoinette Olmstead, died April 25, 1916, age 74 yrs.

Olmstead / Archie B. / 1876 - 1966 /
(Dec. 16, 1876 - Aug. 20, 1966)

Effie S. / Knapp / his wife / 1874 - 1952 /
(May 8, 1952, age 77 yrs.)

Bessie K. Olmstead / 1900 - 1970 /
(Dec. 30, 1900 - July 7, 1970)

Delight A. Olmstead / 1903 - 1979 / (Nov. 10, 1903 - June 19, 1979)

Hawley Olmstead / 1846 - 1915 /

Ruth M. Nolan / wife of Walter D. Olmstead / 1905 - 1935 /

Walter D. Olmstead / 1905 - /------------/


OSBORN

Minott Augur Osborn / Nov. 19, 1884 - June 15, 1959 /


PEARCE

Ira Pearce / died / June 15, 1901 / aged 65 yrs. & 13 dys./

Gone but not forgotten.

Orpha A. / wife of / Ira Pearce / died Mar. 17, 1893 /
aged 55 yrs. 2 mo. & 26 dys. /


PETERSON

Harry G. Pederson, 1923 - Jan. 31, 1978, age 54


PENDLEY

Hannah / wife of / John Pendley / Feb. 25, 1849 / age 37 yrs. 5 mos. & 9 dys. /

*G* John Pendley


PEPPER

Lucy E. Pepper / born April 21, 1819 / died July 14, 1872 /


PETTIBONE

Richard C. Pettibone / Dec. 24, 1911 - Jan. 28, 1971 /


PLATT

Edward C. Platt / died / Jan. 13, 1880 / aged 41 yrs. 6 mos. /

Gone but not forgotten.

Lafayette W. Platt / died Oct.16, 1890 / aged 45 yrs.
& 2 mos. /

Ann O. Pepper / his wife / Jan. 12,1848 / Oct. 8, 1924 /

Wilford O. Platt /Jan. 12, 1869 / Mar. 14, 1955 /

Lucy L. Whaley / wife of / Montgomery S. Platt /
died Aug. 17, 1888 / aged 30 yrs. & 3 mos. /

She rests from her labors and her works do follow her.

Montgomery S. Platt / died / May 22, 1879 / aged
70 yrs. & 7 mos. /

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.


POLLOCK

James Watt Pollock / Sept. 4, 1889 / Jan. 6, 1920 /

Minnie MacKenzie Pollock /May 7, 1889 / Jan. 26, 1972 /


PURDY

*G* Alson F. Purdy, died Aug. 10, 1896, age 83 yrs.1 mos. & 26 ds.

*G* Deborah A. Purdy, wife of Alson F., died Apr. 6, 1898,
aged 77 yrs. 3 mos. & 24 dys.

*G* Jane Purdy, died June 24, 1873, age 37 yrs. & 8 mos.
(sister of Alson)


RAACKE

Raacke / William H. / 1914 - 1979 /

Marguerite A. / 1912 ------------ /


RUTHERFORD

John Hunter Rutherford / 1902 - 1979 /
(Jan. 31, 1979, 76 yrs.)

his wife / Violet MacKenzie Rutherford /


RYAN

In memory of / Edward P. Ryan / 1933 - 1979 /
(April 28, 1979, age 45 yrs.)


SCHERER

Scherer / Henry W. /May 2, 1897 / Sept. 6, 1968 /

Helen / Nov. 26, 1893/


SHERWOOD

George Sherwood / 1863 - 1954 / (Nov. 3, 1863 -
March 30, 1954)


SEAMEN

Silkman / Leslie G. Silkman /1898 - 1944 /
( Mar. 22, 1898 - Nov. 15, 1944)

his wife / Emma E. Davenport / 1895 - 1946 /
( Dec. 8, 1895 - July 21, 1946)


SKAHEN

Henry C. Skahen / 1905 - 1954 (March 16, 1954
age 49 yrs. Henry Charles)


SLATE

Slate / Wallace A. / 1900------/

Rose M. / 1901 - 1979 / (Jan. 1, 1901 - Mar. 2, 1979)


SMART

Ruth E. Smart / 1907 - 1944 /
(March 10, 1944, age 35 yrs. 5 mos. &11 dys., Ruth Elizabeth)


STEVENSON

Charlotte Stevenson / 1807 - 1892 /


STRAND

Lars Strand / 1899 - 1980 /

Anna Strand / 1904 ----------. /


SWANSON

Amadus Swanson / 1882 - 1939 /
(June 20, 1939, age 57 yrs. 2 mos. & 20 dys.)

Nilas A. Swanson / 1906 - 1906 /
(Nilas Albin died Dec. 27, 1906, age 1 mo. & 8 dys.)


THOMAS

Mary / wife of / Orion B. Thomas / died June 28,
1876 / aged 68 yrs. 4 mos. & 15 dys. /

Orrin B. Thomas / died / Dec. 23, 1873 / aged 75 yrs. /

*G* Phebe Thomas, Nov. 27, 1830 - Feb. 8, 1847

*G* Sarah Elizabeth dau. of Henry Thomas, died Nov.1871,
aged 5 yrs.


TURNER

Charles W. Turner / Oct. 29, 1861 / Feb.11, 1940 /

Sarah M. Jennings / wife of / Charles W. Turner /
Jan. 23, 1866 /Mar. 12, 1923 / (dau. of Daniel)


UYHICH

John Uyhich / 1883 - 1962 /
(Feb. 26, 1962, born in Russia)

Robert / Wallach / 1934 - 1981 / ( Sept. 20, 1981)

Ria Hansen / Yurt Wallach / 1930 - 1981 / (Sept. 20, 1981)

Ebenezer H. / son of / Nicholas & Almira Wanzer /
died 31st of 10th mot 1855 / ae 23 yrs. 10 mos, & 7 dys.)

John L. / son of / Nicholas & Almira Wanzer /
died 13th of 1 mo. 1844 / ae 5 mos. & 12 dys. /

Nicholas Wanzer / born / 8th of 1 mo. 1804 /
died / 27th of 10 mot 1875 /

Phebe J. Wanzer / Dec. 28, 1844 / May 10, 1903 /

Richard H / son of / Henry B. & Phebe J. Wanzer /
died / Sept. 30, 1869 / ae 5 mos. 18 dys. /


WARWICK

Warwick / Peter A. / 1911 ---------. /

Helen M. / 1910 - 1981 / (Jan. 8, 1910 - July 3, 1981,
Helen Matthews)


WEAVER

Gretchen Eisenwinter / Wife of George A. Weaver /
1904 - 1958 / (July 11, 1904 - Jan. 11, 1958)

WEBER

*G* Adolph Weber, died April 12, 1959, 83 yrs.