Sunday, March 6, 2011

Changing landscapes

I research Bishop and variant spellings in Morris County and Newark, New Jersey.  I came across this article about Frederick and Henry Bischof eating poisonous plants in woods by Woodland Cemetery in Newark in 1895.  [Hence the name Woodland?]  Over 100 years later, I document graves at Woodland Cemetery.  Lewis Street was northeast of the cemetery and ran from West Kinney Street to 17th Avenue.  The area was redeveloped into housing and the current streets do not bear the name Lewis.  The woods are also gone.