Dutch Valley Farm Cemetery
AKA Peet Cemetery
Edmeston, Otsego County, NY
Contributed by Ray Fuller, Jr.


          

     This small ďfamilyĒ plot is well hidden among some trees at the east edge of a field across from the house at 1107 State Route 80, about 2.8 miles south of Edmestonís four corners. It is between Dinky Joe Road on the north and the state route mileage marker 104.8 to the south. The land was originally owned by William Cooper (of Cooperstown fame) who sold it to the Ten Broeck family in the late 18th century. There are presently only six stones standing, some having been recently and obviously returned to their upright position! Each stone had some sort of design carved into a circular top. In addition, some other stones have been uncovered from the underbrush. These appear to be original slate gravestones which have long since been broken and worn down; this is obvious because one of the pieces uncovered had the initials S A carved into it.

In Memory of

Jacob Ten Broeck Esqr.

who died Sept. 19, 1813

in the 71st year of his life.

~~~~

His flesh shall slumber in the ground

Till the last trumpets joyful sound

Then burst the chains with sweet surprise

And in the Saviorís image rise

 

Ann

Wife of

Jacob Ten Broeck

Died Feb. 25, 1830 At

79 years

May death conclude my toil and tears

May death through Jesus be my friend

May death be life

When life shall end

 

Anna

Wife of Wessel Ten Broeck

Died Nov 10, 1839

Age 67

(a poem follows, but is for the most part illegible)

 

Mrs. Margaret

Consort of

(stone is broken here)

Died January 6th, 1820

Age 40 years

and 4 mos

 

  Father                        Mother

Samíl Hotchkins                 Eunice      

Died Jan. 14, 1836                his wife       

            A 62 years                Died Jan. 8, 1871       

                                                        In her 84th year  

            ~~~~                             ~~~~               

 Dearest Parents thou hast left us

         And thy loss is deeply felt           

 

Jonathan H. Morton

died April 1st 1841

aged 51 years

 

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