The Haring Family Burial Ground is located off Meadow Lane in Norwood, New Jersey.
The town has set aside a walkway to the small plot, and it is between the last two
house lots on the left side of the first block of Meadow Lane.
GEORGE H. BUDKE
"COLLECTION OF TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS OF BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. AND ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y."
(I believe that Budke "read" these tombstones in the 1920s)
HARING FAMILY BURIAL PLOT AT NORWOOD, BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.
ON THE PROPERTY NOW KNOWN AS THE ALLISON FARM.
10718 Abraham J. Haring d.1.1.1801 b.9.30.1720 a.80.3.1 (Tap. #358)
10719 David P. Haring d.9.15.1853 a.78.3.18 (Tap.#2418)
10720 Lydia Zabriskie w. of (Sch.p.186)
David P. Haring d.12.30.1869 a.89.4.13
10721 Peter D. Haring d.4.2.1864 a.56.7.22 (Tap.#3727)
10722 Betsey Bogert w. of
Peter D. Haring d.12.31.1890 a.79.4.6
10723 Ruth Haring d.3.3.1876 a.0.2.14
10724 Bessie Haring d.10.2.1877 a.0.7.24
Abraham is #64 on the Clifford Masten Haring Ahnentafel. His stone is made of
sandstone, does not photograph well. It has been carefully restored by Bob Carpenter
through a grant from Bergen County and generous private donations. The broken stone
that Budke saw undoubtedly belonged to Elizabeth Mabie, Abraham's wife.
David Petrus Haring, #16 on the Ahnentafel, was the grandson of
Abraham. His wife, Lydia Zabriskie, is #17 on the Ahnentafel. His
father, Petrus Abraham, was married three times and there is no reason not
to think that he is buried here as well as his first two wives. His third wife outlived
him by many years and is known to be buried elsewhere.
Peter D. Haring is #8 on the Ahnentafel and his wife Betsey Bogert is #9.
They built the house at 327 Tappan Road, which was beautifully renovated
by Tim Adriance and is lovingly cared for by Rich and Lee Williams. Betsey
was the creator of the quilt featured on her page.
The parents of Ruth and Bessie Hering are not known. There are several families
who used the spelling "Hering", and we would very much like to identify which
family these children belonged to.
Betsey and Peter D. Haring had a son Newton who died young and is undoubtedly
David Peter Haring #4 died in 1875 and must have been buried here. Tragically
the next year two of his little sons died, George and Matthew. The estate he left
was very small, and they were surely buried in the family plot. His wife Catherine Bross Haring #5
died after the family burial ground was no longer used and is buried in the Tappan cemetery.
When some of this property, which originally had belonged to Abraham Jans Haring
according to the Zabriskie genealogy, was sold in 1785, ownerhip of the burial plot
was retained, and is described as being one square chain, which is 66 feet on each
side. The deed reads as follows:
*The top corner of the page is missing, but it should say something like
"between John Haring"
This Indeture made this twenty second day of February Anno Domini One thousand
Seven Hundred and Eight five *.......of the township of Harington County of Bergen
and State of New Jersey yeoman and Elezabeth his Wife of the One Part and Lendert
Degraw of the same Place Carpenter of the Other Part Witnesseth that the said
John Haring and Elizabeth his Wife for and in Consideration of the Sum of four
Hundred and fifty two Pounds Currant Lawfull Money of the State of New York to
them Well and truly in Hand Paid by the said Lendert Degraw before the Sealing
and Delivery of these Presents the Receipt Whereof thay the Said John Haring and
Elizabeth his Wife Doth Hereby Acknowledge thereof and of every Part and Parcel
thereof Doth acquit Exenorate and Dishare (?) him the said Lendert Degraw his
Heirs Executors and Administrators forever by these Presents Have Granted
Bargained and Sold Alined Released Conveyed and Confermed and by these Presents
Doth Grant Bargain Sell Alian Release convey and Confirm unto the said Lendert
Degraw his Heirs and assigns forever All that Certain Peace or Parcel of Land
Situate Lying and being in the township of Harington aforesaid at a Place Called
the Wagon Road Beginning By a Black oak-tree standing by the Road thence All
along said Road North forty four Degrees East Nine Chain thence North forty
Nine and a half Degrees East Six Chain thence North thiry four Degrees East four
Chain and thirty Links thence North twenty Eight Degrees East Six Chain thence
North twenty four and a Half Degrees East Eight Chain and Twenty Links to the
Land of Abraham Haring thence North thirty four Degrees West ten Chain and
Eighty tree Links to a Basswood-tree thence South fifty two Degrees West one
Chain and seventy-seven Links to a Blackoak-tree thence North Eighty Nine
Degrees West Nine Chain and Eight Links to a wite ash tree thence South forty
two Degrees and ten minnits West as the trees are marked sixteen Chain and sixty
seven Links to a Walnut tree thence south thirty three degrees and ten minnits
West five Chain and thiry Eight Links to an Elm tree marked on three sides with
a Blase and four Nochis thence south thirty two Degrees East twenty Chain and
Ninety two Links to the Place of beginning (Exsept one Square Chain for a
Burying Place where the Burying Place Now is) Bounded North Easterly by Abraham
Haring North by the Line of Marked trees, North westerly by Abraham J Haring
South Westerly by Peter A. Haring and Easterly by the aforesaid road Containing
sixty acres and one third of an acre (after an exception of one square Chain)
Together with all Houses Outhouses Bildings Orchards Gardings Meadows Pasters
Woods Underwoods Ways Paths Water Water-Cources Easments profits Commodities
Advantage Emoluments Whatsoever to the said Lott of Land belonging or any wise
appertaining and also all the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders
Rints Issues and Profits of all and Singular the said Primises and every Part
and Parcel thereof with the appurtenances and also All the Estate Right title
Interest Property Claim and demand either in Law or equity of them the said
John Haring and Elizebeth his Wife of in and to all and singular and said
Primises above-mentioned and every Part and Parcel thereof with the
Appurtenances (one Square Chain Exsepted as aforesaid) To Have and to Hold
all and singular the said Premises Lands and Heriditiments aforesaid with the
Appurtenances unto the said Lendert Degraw his Heirs and assigns to and for
the Only Proper use Bennefit and behoof of him the said Lendert Degraw his
Heirs and assigns forever and Lastly that the said John Haring his Heirs
Executors and Administrators shall and will Warrant and forever Defend the
Said Lands Hereditiments and Primises Hereby Granted Bargained and Sold or
Mentioned and Intended So to be and Every Part and Parcel thereof With the
Appurtenances unto the Said Lendert Degraw his Heirs and assigns against
the Just and Lawfull Claim and Demand of him the said John Haring and
Elizebeth his Wife there Heirs and assigns or any Other Person or Persons
Claimming the Same In Witness Wereof the Parties of the first Part Have
Hereunto Sett there Hands and Seales the Day and year first above Writton
- The Words [Lendert Degraw] Interlined between the seventh and eight Line
from the top and the Wods [two] and [ten] Wrote in a Rasury in fourteenth
Line before the Sealing and delivery
Sealed and Delivered
In the Presents of
Abraham J. Haring (his mark)
Elizebeth Haring (her X mark)
(on the reverse of the deed, the following:)
....... so Best Remembered that on the twenty-sixth day of February Anno
Domini one thousand seven hundred and eight-five Personal Appeared
before me Peter Haring one of the Judges of the Court of Common Please
for said County the within named John Haring and Elizebeth his Wife and
Acknowledged that they had signed and delivered and Sealed the within
Intare or deed and the said Elizebeth further Acknoledged that she has
done the same within any Compulsion of her Husband Have Perused the
same find no Rasuries no Interlinations but wat has ben taken Notice
of before the sealing and Delivery allow the same to be Recorded
(signed) Petrus Haring
written in by hand, not appearing very old "1785 date"
also "Grave Yard Deed" written in old formal penmanship, like the
Abraham Jans Haring is #64 on the Ahnentafel, direct ancestor of
Clifford Masten Haring.
Leendert DeGrauw who purchased the property is Abraham's brother-in-law,
the husband of his sister Elizabeth Jans Haring.
The John Haring who with wife Elizabeth Blauvelt sold the property
is also the brother of Abraham Haring. This John Haring
married secondly Annatje Westervelt, widow of David Blauvelt, on
February 27, 1795 and made his will on March 7, 1795.
John Haring's first wife Elizabeth Blauvelt died September 4, 1794
and is buried in the Ramapo Cemetery; the second wife Annatje died
January 22, 1805 and is buried in North Schraalenburgh church yard.
John Haring's will was proved in 1802, at which time he lived in
Franklin Township, NJ.