New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Ann Maria Van Pelt

Mrs. Ann Maria VanPelt died at this place, at the home of her son, Joshua E. VanPelt, on Saturday afternoon of last week, of paralysis, at the age of 86.

The deceased was born at Keyport and was a daughter of Joseph and Mary Clark. Early in life she married Jacob VanPelt of New York. A few years afterward they removed to Keyport and were one of the first six families to locate there. Her husband was born in New York state near the spot were Gen. Grant's tomb stands, in what is now Riverside Park, being a farm at that time. They lived at Keyport until about ten years ago when both were stricken with paralysis and went to live with their son, J. E. VanPelt. Her husband died six years ago. For the past nine years the deceased had never left her bed, and has been a constant but patient sufferer. Two sons, J. E. VanPelt of this place and Harmon VanPelt of Brooklyn, and employee in Greenwood cemetery survive her; also two sisters, Phoebe Bailey of Keyport and Mary VanPelt of Greenpoint, and a brother, Thomas C. [sic] Clark of Keyport. The funeral was held Wednesday at 11:30 at the house and at 2 o'clock at the Keyport Baptist church, of which the deceased was a life long member. Rev. J. D. Crumley officiated, assisted by Rev. F. A. Slater of Matawan and F. C. Colby, of Atlantic Highlands. Four deacons of the church acted as pall bearers. The remains was [sic] interred in Raritan cemetery.

Atlantic Highlands Journal.

Keyport Weekly, March 13, 1899

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