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Flower Hill Cemetery (North Bergen, New Jersey)

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Flower Hill Cemetery is located in North Bergen, New Jersey.[1][2][3] It is cojoined with Hoboken Cemetery and Machpelah Cemetery.[4]

Flower Hill Cemetery
Louis Julius Freudenberg I (1894-1918) tombstone.jpg
CountryUnited States
Cemeteries on the western slope of the Palisades in northern Hudson County



In 1900, many who died in the fire of the SS Saale[5] and SS Bremen on the North River (Hudson River) at Hoboken were interred at the cemetery.[6] Some of the others who perished in the massive fire on the Hoboken piers in 1900 were buried at the adjacent cemeteries in gravesites purchased by the shipping company.[7]

Headstones of interest include those of American Civil War soldiers Decatur Dorsey and Christian Woerner, and the side-by-side headstones of World War I Army privates Horace Shields and Freeman Norris, who died just over a month apart in June and July 1949. One headstone regarded as among the most interesting is the faux tree-trunk of Frank and Sally Bello, who died in 1956 and 1992, respectively, and which was dedicated by their children. Among those regarded as the most poignant are the Guidotti plot and the Adolph Lankering Family Vault. The former includes a four-foot-tall headstone with a right-hand side column with a curled leaves etching. At the top of the column is depicted a tree branch cross and roses, and chiseled oval spaces for the four children, two of which are filled as of 2013.[8]

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  1. ^ a b Annual report of the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey. 1923. Retrieved 2007-08-26. The application of the Flower Hill Cemetery Company to the township committee of the township of North Bergen, for the enlargement of said cemetery, ...
  2. ^ Hoboken. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-3730-6. ... fire victims made its way down Washington Street; then, the dead were interred in a separate grave area at the Flower Hill Cemetery in North Bergen. ...
  3. ^ "Pyramid Tomb". Weird NJ. Archived from the original on 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2007-08-26. When entering Flower Hill cemetery of North Bergen, the first thing you'll notice is most of the hallowed ground is taken up by mausoleums -- stately turn-of-the-century cemetery abodes for the one time rich and famous pyramid tomb. One structure that stands out from the rest is the pyramid mausoleum of the family Harms. A tomb in which even the Pharaohs would've been proud to be interred.
  4. ^ Van Winkle, Daniel (1923). History of the Municipalities of Hudson County, 1630-1923. ISBN 0-8328-5067-5.
  5. ^ "Stone Quays in Hoboken. The North German Lloyd Company to Rebuild at Once. The Salle is Pumped Dry. Tons of Decomposed Provisions Removed from Hold. Search for Bodies Awaits Removal of Debris" (PDF). The New York Times. 1900-07-14.
  6. ^ "Stop Fire Victims Burial" (PDF). The New York Times. 1900-07-20.
  7. ^ "Ready to Raise the Saale Three More Bodies Found on the Burned Steamhip" (PDF). The New York Times. July 11, 1900. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  8. ^ a b Passantino, Joseph (November 3, 2013). "Seven cemeteries". The Union City Reporter. pp. 4 - 12.
  9. ^ Project Remember, p. 42
  10. ^ [1] CWGC casualty record.

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