Moravian Cemetery: A Who's Who in Staten Island History.

Address: 2205 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
Contact: Richard Simpson - Historian and Tour Guide, Moravian Cemetery.
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A Walk Through Moravian Cemetery

A new book authored by Richard L. Simpson -

Historian and Tour Guide, Moravian Cemetery.

Now you can read the real-life stories in the form of biographies for over 350 people interred at Moravian Cemetery. They include doctors, lawyers, historians, authors, farmers, oystermen, teachers, politicians, artists, business owners, architects, civil service employees, and many, many more.

Some people have towns, streets, parks and schools named for them.

Other chapters include: the Moravian faith and its customs; architectural descriptions of private mausoleums; buildings on the grounds; gravestones: types, motifs and inscriptions; and burial records.

This hard-cover coffee table book can be purchased for $29.99

                                                    plus tax. We can ship to you. 

The author will gladly sign your own personally autographed copy.

 For purchase, please e-mail the author at

 cemeteryguy@earthlink.net

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This winter we're researching people interred in the cemetery. We're also providing cemetery records for people researching genealogy.

Contact us for more information. 

 

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Richard L. Simpson Presents….

Walking Tours of Moravian Cemetery.

Our tours feature biographical information for people buried in the cemetery. Learn about the real-life stories of oystermen, farmers, inventors, sheriffs, politicians, doctors, painters, lawyers, businessmen, architects, authors, boat captains, clergymen, philanthropists, newspapermen, and many more.

We offer 4 tours. Each tour takes place in a different part of the cemetery.

 

Richard L. Simpson Presents….

Walking Tours of Moravian Cemetery

Old Section Tour - Visit the oldest sections of the cemetery where its gravestones date to 1740. Some of the early Dutch, French and English settlers of Staten Island rest here. This tour includes Civil War Hero Gen. Stephen H. Weed and historian William T. Davis. The first mausoleum to be built in the cemetery in 1855 stands here: It's actually an underground vault built by one of America's wealthiest families.

 

Atlantic Avenue Tour - Stroll around this beautiful Victorian section of the cemetery and visit the resting places of photographer Alice Austen; George Wm. Curtis (Curtis High School); Historian/Author Dorothy Valentine Smith; Elmer Dundy (owner of Coney Island’s Luna Park); cigar manufacturer Alvaro Garcia (Garcia & Vega); pencil manufacturer Eberhard Faber; Dr. Nathaniel Lord Britton (Founder, New York Botanical Gardens). We’ll also visit the cenotaph of Civil War Hero Col. Robert Gould Shaw (1989 movie “Glory”).

 

Central Avenue Tour - This tour includes first Borough President George Cromwell; architect John M. Carrere (Borough Hall, Andrew Carnegie Libraries), Beer baron August Horrmann (R & H Beer); Award winning playwright Paul Zindel; American-Indian historian Alanson Skinner; Major Clarence Barrett (Barrett Park) and many other families.

Meadow Avenue Tour - Our new tour visits Cpl. Robert Summers who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg; Harry Harrison known for his ability to identify ships by their outlines and whistles; Detective Grover Brown assigned to the financial district apprehended pickpockets, purse thieves, and high finance stock swindlers; Henry G. Steinmeyer published Staten Island 1524-1898; Ensign Edmund Egbert assigned to the submarine S-51 died when his ship was rammed by a merchant ship off Block Island; Dr. Darwin Bardwell, Superintendent of High Schools on Staten Island. P.S. 29 is named in his honor; Joe E. Kline, descended from Cherokee Indians became a U.S. Marshall, which led him to join the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, known as the Rough Riders; Private John Edward White, the first Staten Islander killed in battle during WWI; William Abner Eddy, invented the diamond Eddy kite; and Ira K. Morris remembered today for Morris’s Memorial History of Staten Island, New York.

(*) All tours start at 2pm. 90-minute tours. Entrance fee $10. 

Private tours can be arranged for groups and families at other times. 

Dress is casual, please wear flat shoes. Cameras are permitted.

 

Reservations are suggested. e-mail: cemeteryguy@earthlink.net

Website: www.moraviancemeterytours.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moravian-Cemetery-A-Whos-Who-in-Staten-Island-History/203917616342393 

 

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Moravian Cemetery’s Burial Records.

We are now accepting requests for:

 Death and Burial Records 1758-1828 

Births and Baptisms Records 1749-1883

Marriage Records 1764 to 1863

Cemetery Records 1867-Present

For further information click on article “Moravian Cemetery’s Burial Records." 

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While enjoying the beauty of Moravian Cemetery, please keep in mind that all visitors are expected to act in a dignified manner and to comply with the rules and regulations of the Cemetery.

We like photographs just as much as you. If you're taking photos please stop in the office and tell us what sections of the cemetery you'll be working in.

Moravian Cemetery is an active cemetery and cannot accept walk-ins for genealogy requests.

e-mail: cemeteryguy@earthlink.net

See you at the cemetery.....Moravian Cemetery.

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