Mt. Olive township historical society

Mt. Olive's Historical Sites and Projects

CEMETERY DOCUMENTATION PROJECT

 

The Historical Society has received two grants in the past to document the cemeteries in Mt. Olive.  Thea Dunkle ,with the assistance of Diana Smith, has been working continuously on documenting the cemeteries for many years.  In addition they have started documenting several other area cemeteries.  Their work involves walking the cemeteries and writing down all the information on existing headstones, looking for obituaries in all the local area newspapers that are current and no longer in publication and making numerous trips to the NJ State Archives in Trenton.  There they obtain death certificates from circa 1850 to 1940.  Other research is also done with Ancestry.com , interviewing families which have provided names of family member's buried with no headstones, and records in the Surrogates Office in Morris County. 

 

Thea has also researched the histories of the cemeteries.   Some of the cemeteries are no longer active, while others have continuous burials.   She has also been working with many of the caretakers of the cemeteries to verify information as well as many of the area funeral directors.   If you would like information on someone that is buried in one of the following cemeteries please contact Thea Dunkle, 862-432-0460.  Thea and Diana will research and see what information is available on the individual.  Thea and Diana also have some records of burials in other cemeteries and would be willing to help people researching their families.  If you have relatives buried in these cemeteries and have knowledge that there is no headstone please contact us and share the information so we can update our records.

 

 

CHESTER CONGREGATIONAL CEMETERY, CHESTER

DRAKESTOWN METHODIST CHURCH, WASHINGTON TWP

FLANDERS HILLSIDE CEMETERY, ROXBURY TWP

FLANDERS METHODIST CHURCH, MT. OLIVE TWP

LONG VALLEY RURAL/NAUGHRIGHT, WASHINGTON TWP

MIDDLE VALLEY CEMETERY, WASHINGTON TWP

MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, MT. OLIVE

MT. OLIVE UNION CEMETERY, MT. OLIVE

PLEASANT HILL CEMETERY, CHESTER

ST. MICHAELS CEMETERY, MT. OLIVE

STANHOPE UNION, MT. OLIVE TWP (*not fully documented)

STARK CEMETERY, MT. OLIVE TWP