Shoemaker Family Cemetery



Town of Manlius

Submitted by Nancy Schiffhauer, Sue Goodfellow, Maggie Davison and Kathy Crowell, April 30, 1999.

This old abandoned family cemetery was until recently best described as a field of day lilies, blackberry bushes and locust trees.  On October 10, 1998, eighteen Boy Scouts and volunteers removed brush and fallen branches, and on April 18, 1999 twenty volunteers raked off additional debris as part of National Youth Service Day.

The following list appears in "Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Onondaga Co." taken from notes by William Martin Beauchamp in the early 1900s.  According to Rev. Beauchamp, a flat stone at the entrance of the cemetery (now buried or gone) contained the following names:  Rudolph Shoemaker, Margaret Shoemaker, Rudolph Shoemaker, Dolly Shoemaker, Lawrence Harter & wife.  According to The History of the Shoemaker Family, "In the old Shoemaker Cemetery in Minoa was the tombstone now destroyed but seen by Mrs. Florence Broadbooths:  Rudolph Shoemaker, Margaret Shoemaker, Rudolph Shoemaker, Jr., Lawrence Harter and wife."  Lawrence Harter died in 1832 and was buried in the Shoemaker Cemetery at Manlius Station (Northern N.Y. Families Genealogy, Vol. III, Revolutionary Soldiers of Onondaga Co.)
Corrections have been made where necessary and stones that still exist and could be identified are asterisked:

*Bell, Silas d. Aug. 29, 1865, ae. 28-1-12
*Bettinger, Baltus d. June 3, 1877, ae. 84 (probably on buried side of overturned Bettinger monument).  Baltus was the s/o Phillip Bettinger, the latter a Revolutionary War soldier who received lot 33 in the town of Manlius)
*Bettinger, Betsey d. Oct. 20, 1880, ae. 83, w/o Baltus (on exposed side of overturned monument)
*Burr, Caroline J. d. Jan. 29, 1864, ae. 30-10-6, w/o Benj. F.
*Chawgo, Martha A. d. Mar. 7, 1868, ae. 27y 11m
*Critenden, Margaret d. Apr. 15, 1838, ae. 26-8-7 (stone down)
*Critenden, Wm. R. d. Oct. 16, 1850, ae. 44-8-19
*De Lany, Fidelia d. Jan. 19, 1842, ae. 17y 10m
*Delana, Patrick d. Sept. 14, 1832, ae. 34 (probably Delany)
*Delany, Andrew d. Aug. 5, 1885, ae. 89-8-12
*Delany, Matilda d. Dec. 29, 1863, ae. 64-2-19, w/o Andrew.  "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth they rest from their labors and their works do follow them"
*Ecker, Eserier d. July 25, 1861, ae. 25
*Folts, Coonrod d, Apr. 20, 1838, ae. 20-7-26
Folts, John Jost d. Mar. 1834, ae. 49-0-7 (see Herkimer gen. 63,67)
Folts, Lorenzo d. Aug. 12, 1831, ae. 5-5-10
*Harter, Lawrence d. Feb. 12, 1866, ae. 85 (name only)
*Harter, Maria d. Jan. 18, 1863, ae. 77, w/o Lawrence
*Helmer, Sarinda d. May 4, 1842, ae. 17-11-27 w/o Rudolph (Rudolph was the s/o Mical Helmer and Charity Shoemaker Helmer--A History of the Shoemaker Family)
*Jones, Rev. G. P. d. Oct. 8, 1869, ae. 45y 5m (on 6/19/1872, Anna Shoemaker, d/o Conrad & Frederica Robey Shoemaker, mar. O. Jones --Marquis Peck diary)
*Jones, Clorenda d. Mar. 11, 1885, ae. 63, w/o Rev. G. P.
Northrup, Martha Phillips d. Feb. 24, 1847, ae. 21, w/o Calvin
*Patten, Henry H. d. Oct. 20, 1845, ae. 1y and 7 days
*Phillips, Abram d. Oct. 11, 1870, ae. 16-9-27
Phillips, Amanda d. Jan. 5, 1847, ae. 51-4-25, w/o Henry (on Rudolph Helmer lot)
Phillips, Anne d. Feb. 6, 1863, ae. 3, d/o C. A. & Dolly
*Phillips, Barbara d. Oct. 11, 1869, ae. 73, w/o John N.
*Phillips, Chauncey M. d. Oct. 30, 1863, ae. 27-10-5
*Phillips, Cortland A. d. Aug. 1, 1875, ae. 47-0-6
*Phillips, Dorothy d. Dec. 12, 1839, ae. 19-9-7, d/o John N. & Barbara
*Phillips, J. N. d. Dec. 21, 1862, ae. 63-7-13
*Phillips, John N. d. July 29, 1840, ae. 44y 1m(?)
Phillips, Lucia A. d. Feb. 5, 1863, ae. 6y 1m, d/o C. A. & Dolly
Phillips, Marion Elizabeth d. July 12, 1843, ae. 12-3-12, d/o J. N.
Phillips, Mary C(aty Garlock) d. Nov. 3, 1823, ae. 49, w/o Nicholas
Phillips, Nicholas d. Feb. 4, 1854, ae. 87-10-20, "One of the earliest settlers in Co. of Onondaga"  (Historian Joshua V. H. Clark notes that the marriage of Nicholas Phillips to Caty Garlock occurred on January 14, 1793.  It was the first marriage in the present town of Manlius and was performed by Moses Dewitt, Esq.)
Robey, Catherine d. Jan. 12, 1882, ae. 89, w/o John M.
*Robey, John M. d. Nov. 4, 1854, ae. 88-10-5 (Conrad Shoemaker m. Frederica Robey--A History of the Shoemaker Family) (only name)
*Shoemaker, Abraham d. Aug. 5, 1835, ae. 48-11-10 (War of 1812--see Bruce 2:377)
*Shoemaker, Barbara d. Nov. 18, 1863, ae. 77-6-5, w/o Abraham (Barbara Harter was married at Manlius Station on May 13, 1806 to Barbara Harter (Onondaga Co. Historical Assn).  She was born in Herkimer Co.  Her mother's maiden name was Campbell--A History of the Shoemaker Family)
Shoemaker, Medora d. May 23, 1861, ae. 10, s/o Robt. & Margaret
*Shoemaker, Warren A. d. May 14, 1876, ae. 14y 4m
Smith, Dolly M. d. Mar. 29, 1866, ae. 28-3-17
*Stressner, John d. Jan. 25, 1863, ae. 29-0-25.  Co. F, 149" N.Y.V. "d. in Army hospital at Philadelphia"
Taylor, John A. (Margaret Shoemaker b. 2/18/1858, d/o Robert and Margaret Bettinger Shoemaker m. Anson Taylor in 1876.  Anson was the s/o Alvah (b. 11/4/1817 d. Sept. 2, 1867--A History of the Shoemaker Family.  The connection of Alvah to John A. Taylor is not established to date.)
Taylor, Lucia A. d. May 1, 1857, ae. 20-5-27, w/o John A.
*Terpening, Agnes d. June 15, 1865, ae. 2y 7d
*Terpening, H. Riley d. Mar. 24, 1872, ae. 37
*Terpening, John W. d. Feb. 13, 1875, ae. 22
*Terpening, Mary d. Mar. 20, 1887, ae. 70-8-17 (w/o Peter Terpening, Sr., b. Dec. 17, 1815; d/o Abraham and Barbara Harter Shoemaker)--A History of the Shoemaker Family)
*Terpening, Mary Pamelia d. Aug. 8, 1836, ae. 29-3-29, w/o Peter I. (toppled)
Van Allen, Mrs. Elizabeth d. Feb. 7, 1868, ae. 78-8-26
*Woolaver, George M. d. Sept. 8, 1860, ae. 28-2-26
Woolaver, Hattie M. d. Nov. 29, 1864, ae. 7-6-7, only child of Geo. M. & Julia
*Woolaver, John d. Aug. 23, 1867, ae. 32-10-23 (toppled)
Woolaver, Nancy Bettinger b. Feb. 10, 1810 d. Sept. 25, 1882, w/o Nicholas W.
Woolaver, Nicholas W.

The following stones were identified May 21, 1998 and April 23, 1999:

-----, d. Mar. 6, 1859, ae. 2m 9d, no name, broken stone
-----, Fidelia (half stone near Denny plot)
Boynton, ---- b. 5/30/1853 d. 7/30/1853, s/o J. L. & Julia
Boynton(?), Ferda (in Boynton lot), w/o F.(?)
Boynton, infant stone
Boynton, Jane Worden, w/o J. L. d. Oct. 2, 1863, ae. 28-5-15
Boynton, John M., s/o J. L. & Julia b. 5/30/1872 d. 7/20/?
Carr, Frank A. d. 10/3/184(?), s/o D--- & Fidelia(?)
Critenden, Mary d. June 2, 1844, d/o William & Martha, ae. 1-?-7
Critenden, William, s/o William & Martha d. 1854(1851?)
Denny, Charles H., s/o John & Olevia d. Aug. 24, 1848
Denny, James A. d. Aug. 1848(?), s/o John & Olevia
Denny, Jerome W. d. Aug. 10, 1848, s/o John & Olevia
Denny, John, Jr. d. Jan. 8, 1854, ae. 13-10-3, s/o John & Olivia
(spelled Olevia on other stones)
Denny, (L.W.D. marker)
Fisher, Geo. C. d. Aug. 26, 1848, ae. 38
Fisher, Ignatius, s/o (?) d. Sept. 16(?) 1847, ae. 8-1-21
Fisher, John L. d. Sept. 30, 1852, ae. 16-1-3
Gordeneer, Barbara b. Jan. 12, 1840 d. Mar. 2, 1890, w/o R.
Gosts, John d. Mar. 8, 18?? ae. 49 yrs. & 17 days
Helfer, Augusta d. Nov. 28, 1893, ae. 74
Helfer, Ignatius d. Sept. 19, 1851, ae. 41
Helpher, Alfred A., s/o I. & Augusta d. Sept. 25, 1853, ae. 4-5-18
Helpher, Fredrica, d/o I. & Augusta d. Oct. 7, 1853, ae. 2-5-24
Hilton, Abram d. 6/22(?)/1849, ae. 37-3-6 (h/o Dorothea Shoemaker.  Dorothea was baptized on May 18, 1802 at the Herkimer Dutch Reformed Church and was the d/o Rudolph and Margretha Shoemaker--A History of the Shoemaker Family)
Kincade, John, s/o Jonas & Lucy d. Feb. 12, 1813 (1843?), ae. 3-11-1
Landers(?), ae. ?-10-15
Landers, Nelson d. Aug. 19, 1828, ae. 3-4-8, s/o Daniel P. & Lucy
Morrison, Blanche J. Shoemaker d. 1868-1904, w/o H. W. (Blanche was the d/o Abraham and Caroline Bettinger Shoemaker.  Her husband's first name was Harvey--A History of the Shoemaker Family)
Osborn, Cora L. 1860-1904, w/o A. R.
Phillips, Martha L., d. July 30, 1874, d/o C. A. & Dolly, aged 2 months
Phillips, V. C. (marker)
Reals, Geo. d. Sept. 7, 1876
J.S.S. (marker)
Shoemaker, Abram 1829-1908 (Nov. 25, 1829-1908--A History of the Shoemaker Family)
Shoemaker, Caroline Bettenger 1832-1908, w/o Abram (Bettinger--A History of the Shoemaker Family)
Shoemaker, infant son d. Sept. 1857(?)
Terpening, ----- d. Aug. 27, 1848, ae. 6m, s/o---Terpening
Terpening d. June 27, 1861, d/o ---- Terpening
Terpening, Mary d. Mar. 20, 1887, w/o P. I., ae. 70-8-17 (Mary Shoemaker, d/o Abraham and Barbara Harter Shoemaker, mar. Peter Terpening, Sr.--History of the Shoemaker Family.  She was born on Oct. 14, 1845.)
Terpening, Peter I. d. Aug. 9, 1885, ae. 78
Vanever, Cornelia E., d/o John & Fidelia d. Mar. 25, 1849, ae 1-8-6.  "...She left this world...for a brighter world above."
Vanever, Ella G., d/o John & Fidelia, d. 1854

Submitted 21 May 1998
Updated 8 May 1999