Marge, of the GenWeb cemetery forum has sent the following information gathered from a recent trip to the Van Sicklen cemetery in Gravesend, Brooklyn.
There were about 50 headstones in the Van Sicklen cemetary so I'll limit now to the Van Sicklens and put all of it on the USgenweb. The cemetary is on the Van Sicklen AVE side, adjacent to the Gravesend cemetary. It has its own fence around it and many old trees plus big mosquitos. Looking at the cemetary, my rows started on the left with row 1, and headstones were counted from the left to right.
Row 1/gr. 4 "MEMORY OF JACOBUS I. VOORHEIS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH6, 1881 (?) AGED 59 YEARS 8 MOS AND 11(?)DAYS THOU HAST------------- " rest illegible Also footstone J.I.V.
Row 1/gr 5 "IN MEMORY CORNELIA VAN SICKLEN WIFE OF JACOBUS I. VOORHEIS DIED JULY 30(?) 1894 AGED 86 YEARS & 10 MONTHS Inscription not legible"
Row 1/gr 6 small headstone illegible perhaps a child?
Row 1/gr 7 "JOHN JAMES VOORHEIS BORN MARCH 8 1849 DIED March 7 1911"
Row 2/gr 1 "JOHN VAN SICKLEN BORN MAR 13, 1857 DIED JULY 7, 1895
Row 2/2 small headstone with a lamb on top of the headstone like it had been carved out of the main stone "HARRY E WARD BOY OF JOHN & ? --------" rest illegible
Row 2/5 "NELLIE VAN SICKLEN BORN OCT.21, 1882 Died June 21, 1907 At Rest" *** looked like new headstone***
Row 4/11 "TO OUR FATHER & Mother Henry . Van Sicklen 1835-1909 Anna M. Robe 1840- 1909
Row 4/14 "JULIA VAN SICKLEN 1901- 1933
Row 5/4 "IN MEMORY ----? ELIZABETH WIFE OF ??? VAN SICKLEN"
Row 5/5,6,7,8,9, small stones (Children?) illegible
Row 5/10 tiny stone "STEPHEN VAN SICKLEN 1889-1889"
Row 5/11 "Ferdinand Van Sicklen 1895-1898" "Henry Van Sicklen 1890-1907"
Row 5/12 "Sarah Lois daughter of H.L. & S.E. Van Sicklen May 30, 1899 Sept. 1, 1899" This was a new stone
Row 5/13 CHESTER COWELLS SON OF H.L. 7 S.E VAN SICKLEN AUG. 9, 1887 April 17, 1901
There was also in Row 3 graves 1,2,3,4,5. white headstones that were very old but no writing. The headstones were: 40" tall X 24" wide and 1 3/4" thick. They are right in the area of the Van Sicklens so may also be Van Sicklens. There are probably other graves without headstones.
Hope this helps OK to pass it on to free websites & family forums----Marge
She says that it looks fairly well maintained now.I had hoped for older listings, but its interesting to me that some burials reached into the 20th century.If anyone knows of a source of transcriptions for this cemetery, esp. available on line or by interlibrary loan, I'd love to see them.Was Ferdinand Van Sicklen, father of us all, buried here?Or in Flatbush?At any rate, many thanks to Marge.