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Recent Content

Peter O. Wacker Memorial

Peter O. Wacker 83, Geography professor emerita, Rutgers University passed away March 24, 2020 in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Services were private. Condolences can be posted on the website of the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, Somerville, which also has information on his family that is not included here. http://www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com/obituary/Peter-O.-Wacker/Martinsville-New-Jersey/1870592

Basking Ridge Graveyard Analysis Finds Interesting Statistics

An interesting piece on the history of a graveyard and the earliest settlers of Basking Ridge. This list shows the surnames with the most plots in the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church cemetery, the oldest in the township. These families represent only 13% of the 275 surnames there, yet represent over 50% of the people buried there.876 people are buried in Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church (BRPC). A total of 208 family surnames are buried in BRPC. 26 family surnames (13% of the total families) take up 50% of the plots at BRPC. 

Encampment Hospital was NOT in Jockey Hollow but was in Basking Ridge (1779-1780) TRUE?

I STILL can't believe research proves Basking Ridge had a army hospital and Jockey Hollow didn't during the winter cantonment at Jockey Hollow (1778-1779.  The National Park Service who built a hospital replica TORE IT DOWN knowing they were wrong. READ THE STORY. As a historian I can't believe it's TRUE? I went to Jockey Hollow to see for myself. What a story.  http://www.mrlocalhistory.org/basking-ridge-hospital/