Old Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, Somerset County, NJ

Old Somerville Cemetery (aka Old Raritan Cemetery) is located at the juncture of South Bridge St and 5th St. in Somerville, Somerset County, New Jersey.   It is across the street from New Somerville Cemetery which is not affiliated.   While there are some current vintage burials in Old Somerville, it is not readily apparent that it continues operate.   The grass is cut but otherwise the place seems forgotten in time.   Interments are primarily from the mid 1800s to mid 1900s.

Many stones are worn away through time and difficult to read.   We ignored those we could not make out and photographed those which had some part of their inscription still discernible.   We have covered about 60% of the cemetery and hope to complete this one sometime during the fall.   We hope this work helps you with your family history research.


Click on the first letter of last names you are researching to view burial information and tombstone photographs:

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The following are some of the stones we had difficulty with:

  • ?, John (son of James and Maria ?) ~~ died Jan 20, 1845   Tombstone Photograph

  • ?, Peter ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph