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Pattenburg United Methodist Churchyard

Pattenburg United Methodist Churchyard

Source:� "The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey";� Vol. 62, No. 3;� Whole No. 222; September 1987.

The Pattenburg Methodist Church is located on the north side of Main Street, 0.2 mile east of its junction with Hunterdon County Route 614 in Union Township.� The burying ground adjoins the church, is well maintained, and currently in use.� It is surrounded by a stone wall in which appears a stone inscribed:� "E. R. A. 1857".

The church was erected in 1853 on land donated to the Trustees in 1852.� In 1883 the village boasted a church, a school, a grist-saw mill, a tavern, coal yard, blacksmith shop, and a milliner's shop.� Today, the village is a quiet oasis a short distance from busy Interstate I-78, whose cross-country travelers are barely aware of Pattenburg's existence.

The following inscriptions were copied and checked on August 3, 1985 by GSNJ Trustees Sinclair and Stratford.� The inscriptions have been consolidated into family groups. � An asterisk after a name indicates that the person and the relationship were given in an inscription, but no gravestone was found for that person.� Inscriptions "on same stone", "in same plot", etc., suggest a family relationship but none was stated on the stones or is assumed in this compilation.