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Brick Reformed Church Cemetery (Old German Reformed Cemetery)
Orange County, New York

Brick Reformed Church
Route # 17K
Montgomery, NY 12549
Phone (845) 457-5582

Lat: 41° 31' 53"N, Lon: 074° 15' 05"W

Contributed by Edith Clack, Apr 17, 2001, last edited Oct 15, 2010 [dodd307@coloradophotographics.com]. Total records = 1,084.

The Brick Reformed church celebrated it's 250th anniversary in 1981, which means it was established in 1731. The Cemetery was established in 1732 and has many Civil War and Revolutionary war veterans buried in it. The cemetery is no longer used for burials.

I visited this cemetery in 1996. I have transcribed from those readings and I have supplemented my findings with additional listings found in the records of the book "Tombstone Inscriptions from the Old German Reformed (Brick Reformed) Church Cemetery in Montgomery, Orange County, New York" from the records of Ralph Weller, who presented them to the Orange County, New York Genealogical Society in 1974. These were copied by Thomas A. Totman & Ralph M. Weller fall of 1972 and spring of 1973, and compared with the copyings of this cemetery made by: Dr. Henry M. Stock & Daniel Ronk - 1924, Lila James Roney - 1925, Ray C. Sawyer - 1931.

- Edith Clack

Editor's notes: I phoned the church office on April 18, 2001. In speaking with Barbara I learned the following:

This cemetery is owned by the Brick Reformed Church in Montgomery, Orange County NY. The original name of this church and cemetery was Dutch Reformed Church according to the church office. (In other work it is referred to as German Reformed.) After the congregation built their new church out of "brick", they decided to change the name of the church from Dutch (German) Reformed to Brick Reformed Church.

A new Brick Reformed Church Cemetery has been established just down the road from this old cemetery, and the name of it is Brick Reformed Church Cemetery also, however it is owned and cared for by an association, "The Brick Reformed Church Cemetery Association." The cemetery listing above is not affiliated with the new cemetery even though the names are the same.

 

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