Friday, May 18, 2012

Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City 1898

For a bit on the history of Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey I turned to the digitized newspaper archives at GenealogyBank.com.  This fee-based site offers the Jersey Journal from 1867-1922.  The first mention of Holy Name Cemetery is found in obituaries of 1897.  An article appeared in 1898 detailing that a new section of Hudson County Cemetery would be called Holy Name.  The article was about plans for a monument for a woman named Mrs. Davis.  Find A Grave does not have a listing for such a memorial, so I do not know at this time if it was ever built.  At some point in history, St. Peter's Cemetery and the generic names of Hudson County Catholic Cemetery and Roman Catholic Cemetery faded, leaving Holy Name Cemetery to describe this entire burial area.
If anyone has any further details on the history of this cemetery, we would welcome your input.