Woodside/Coeyman Family

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From "WOODSIDE" by C. C. Hine:

But few of the stones are left in the old Coeyman Burial Ground, which lies just north of the Weiler house. The following is a complete list of those standing at the present time (1909):

Anthony Wauters,
who died April 9, 1800
Aged 52 years
also his wife Margaret
who died Oct. 8, 1802
Aged 52 years
and his daughter, Mary
who died April 23, 1832
Aged 66 years
O what were all my sufferings here
If, Lord, thou count me meet:
With that enraptur'd host to appear
And worship at thy feet.

Rachel Wat_______
Departed this life April 17th, 1833
Aged 62 years, 1 day
The Lord taketh pleasure ______
that fear him, In those _______
in his mercy.

In memory of James,
son of Minard and Catherine Coeyman who
died August 5th, 1801, aged 1 year, 10 mos. and 7 days.
Minard Coeyman died November 12, 1833, aged 75 years and five months.
Catherine, his wife, died July 13, 1841, aged 76 years, 10 months and six days.
Lean not on earth, 'twill
Pierce thee to the heart

Caroline, daughter of James and Catherine Alexander,
died October 1st, 1841, aged 1 year, 6 mos. and 9 days.

John MacDonald
Born Jan. 3, 1820, Died May 30, 1881.
With Heavenly weapons I have fought
The battles of the Lord,
Finished my course and kept the faith
And wait the sure reward.

In memory of Christina, wife of Anton King, who died Dec. 10, 1791,
In the 91st year of her age.

Sacred to the memory of Tomas Holden, oldest son of Levi and Hannah Holden, who was born in Massachusetts on the 5th day of September, 1779, and departed this life 20th day of May, 1820, after a very protracted and severe illness. Aged 40 years, 8 mo. and 15 days.
His heart is no longer the seat
Of trouble and torturing pain:
It ceases to flutter and beat,
It never shall flutter again.
The lids that he seldom could close,
By anguish forbidden to sleep,
Sealed upon in the sweetest repose,
Have Strangely forgotten to weep.
His soul has now taken its flight
To mansions of glory above,
To Mingle with angels of light,
And dwell in the Kingdom of Love.

Peter L. Coeyman
Died April 6th 1869, Aged 76 years, 11 mo. and 4 days
Come all my friends as you pass by
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so you must be,
Prepare yourselves to follow me.

L. H. In memory of Levi Holden, son of Thomas and Anne Holden, who was born in Massachusetts August 19th, 1799. Drowned 19th July, 1806
When Christ, who is our Life, shall appear,
Then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
O grave where is thy sting,
O death where is thy victory.

Frank H. Smith
Died December 2, 1885, Aged 14 years and 2 days
Carrie A. Smith
Died November 8th, 1888, Aged 10 years and 11 mos.


Presently, it looks as if the location of the cemetery is on the grounds of a company called SchiffinHaus Chemical at 346 Riverside Ave. Newark. There is conflicting stories as to where exactly on the property is the cemetery. One source states that the headstones are gone and grass is planted in the area, but another source states that the cemetery is now a parking lot with the headstones being held in a garage.