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 Old Swedes Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, USA


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Old Swedes Cemetery

Notes: Old Swedes Cemetery is located on the property of Holy Trinity "Old Swedes" Church at Wilmington, Delaware on the southeast corner of 7th and Church Streets. The old burial ground was at this site and therefore the church was selected to be built here and was constructed in 1698 to 1699 as a Swedish Lutheran Church. In 1791 the church was placed under the jurisdiction of the Protestant Episcopal Church, which it remains today. The cemetery contains some 15,000 burials. Burials were haphazardly scattered throughout the cemetery until 1857, when official square parcels were designated. The oldest legible marker is that of William Vandever, who died in 1718. The church was occupied by British Soldiers during the Battle of the Brandywine in 1777. Visit www.oldswedes.org for additional information.


Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Burial Location [22 Mar 2006]
Burial Location [22 Mar 2006]
Burial location of Brewer Seneke (Broer Sinex, Broer Sinnickson); According to Old Swedes Church records Brewer was buried underneath the altar section without a marker 
Located    Broer Seneke (bur. 2 Dec 1708)
 
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone of Jonas Stidham Jr at Old Swedes Cemetery at Wilmington, Delaware 
Located    Jonas Stidham, Jr. (d. 2 Aug 1811)
 
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone of Cornelius Stidham at Old Swedes Cemetery at Wilmington, Delaware 
Located    Cornelius Stidham (d. 7 May 1803)
 
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone of Christina JUSTIS Stidham at Old Swedes Cemetery at Wilmington, Delaware 
Located    Christina Justis (d. 6 Jan 1785)
 
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone of John Sinex & Anna ROBINSON Sinex at Old Swedes Cemetery at Wilmington, Delaware 
Located    Susannah "Anna" Robinson (d. 12 Feb 1811)
John Sinex (d. 5 Jul 1782)
 
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone [22 Mar 2006]
Headstone purported to be that of Lucas Stidham Sr at Old Swedes Cemetery; He always signed his name "L.S." therefore providing evidence suggesting that this headstone may in fact be his. 
Located    Lucas Stidham, Sr. (d. 5 Dec 1726)
 
Old Swedes South Portico [22 Mar 2006]
Old Swedes South Portico [22 Mar 2006]
Photo of the south portico of Old Swedes Church at Wilmington, Delaware; Prominent family names at this church include Derickson, Robinson, Sinex, Stidham, and Woodward; Several Sinex and Stidham family members are buried here near the portico; Specifically Ingeborg TOSSAWA (TUSSEY) Sinnickson is listed in Old Swedes records as being buried "near the south portico" 
Located    Ingeborg Tossawa (d. 8 Jun 1768)
 
Revolutionary War Plaque [22 Mar 2006]
Revolutionary War Plaque [22 Mar 2006]
Revolutionary War Plaque in memory of patriots who served during the Revolution and are buried in Old Swedes Cemetery at Wilmington; Several names of relatives are listed: Lt. Cornelius Stidham, Jonas Stidham, Rev. Joseph Stidham, Lucas Stidham, William Tussey, John Vandever, & Justa Walraven 
Located    Jonas Stidham, Jr. (d. 2 Aug 1811)