Moravian Cemetery

If you have ancestors buried in Moravian Cemetery – and believe me, you do if your family was on the island for any length of time – make plans now to reserve your space in special walking tours offered by historian Richard L. Simpson.  Simpson, whom my cousin and I met by accident during a graveside visit two years ago,  is a veritable fount of knowledge about Moravian and the people buried there.  This year, his tours celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor by visiting the resting places of early Dutch, French and English settlers.

Moravian is now offering genealogy look up services, as well, and I can personally testify that the service is quick and informative!

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6 thoughts on “Moravian Cemetery

  1. Looking for information on my great aunt, Hattie Elizabeth Morrison Lawter. Believe that she may be buried here. Her date of death was 3/15/1967. I believe that died in North Carolina but was buried at Moravian Cemetery. Any information you may have will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Felicity Morrison Augustus

  2. are you still intrested in your great aunt’s plot at Moravian Cemetery, I will be visiting there on Sunday, I’ll get a photo to you if you like, that is, if I can find her. Morivian had a Koish that is very helpful in locating people buried there, steve

  3. Looking for any records you have on the following:

    Robert Benny,died 3/4/1900
    Allan (Allen) Benny, died 11/10/1942
    James Benny, died 4/8/1937
    Mary P Benny, died1/18/1926
    Frances Benny, died 10/18.1963
    Margaret Benny,died 6/14/26
    Agness Benny, died 6/27/12

  4. Richard Simpson
    My great-grandmother Carmella Varriano is buried at gravesite #6284. She died in 1954, I believe. Any additional information about her would be much appreciated.
    Regards,
    Gene DiDonato

    • Hi Gene,
      You can get interment records for everyone who rests at Moravian Cemetery. Information on a record will usually include the deceased’s name, age, date of death, cause of death, place of death, location of grave, date of interment, name of person giving order, name of undertaker, arrival time at cemetery, and clergyman.

      If you don’t have a death certificate for her, keep your eye on the ItalianGen website, too. This fantastic group is transcribing New York City records. They are up to 1948 as of this writing; I’m sure there’s more to come.

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