St. Andrews Episcopal Church Cemetery
Main Street, Yaphank, Suffolk County, NY 11980. 631-924-5083
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St. Andrews is located in the historic area of Yaphank, Long Island, NY and is easier accessible from the Long Island Expressway (I-495).  If traveling West on I-495 take exit 67 making a right off the exit and then a quick right onto Yaphank Ave.  At the stop sign make a right on to Main Street.  The church is half-a-block down on the right side.  When traveling east on the I-495 take exit 66 towards Sills rd (CRC-101)/Yaphank/East Patchogue.  Turn left onto PATCHOGUE YAPHANK RD/CR-101 North.  Turn slight right onto Long Island Ave.  Turn left onto Yaphank Ave. Turn right onto Main St
* The listing was compiled on Saturday, July 21, 2001
* The information was compiled from tombstone inscriptions.
* The file contains all visible burials.

The cemetery is located behind the church which is on the south side of Main Street east of the Post Office in Yaphank, NY.   A brief history of the church was published in the Long Island Advance on 9 Dec. 1971.  It was written by Thomas R. Baylis and is quoted below.

    “In 1853, James H. Weeks and his wife, Susan, purchased a track of land near their home for the purpose of building an Episcopal Church.
    Upon completion of the Church, Mr. and Mrs. Weeks named the edifice, St. Andrew’s Church, for the day on which a beloved granddaughter had been interred in 1850.  The Rev. Charles H. Gardiner, missionary of St. Paul’s in Patchogue, conducted the first service in 1854.
    The first Rite of Confirmation was performed on July 5, 1855, by Bishop Potter to J. H. Weeks, W.J. Weeks, and Mary C. Weeks.  The infant son of W.J. and Mary C. Weeks was Baptized William at this same time.  This infant, William, was also the first burial in the Church, in October 1856.
    On September 3, 1857, the Rev. Walter Stirling performed the first marriage ceremony, uniting Charlott Howell and Frank Ward, both deaf, but intelligent and well educated.
    Sometime in the year 1861, St. Andrew’s was left unsupplied, but the Church was kept open by the appointment of W.J. Weeks as lay reader.   He performed this office for ten years, occasionally assisted by the Rev. Robert Holden and Bishop Potter whenever the latter came to Long Island.
    A debt of $500. was still due on the building, which was liquidated by Charles Jeffrey Smith of Mastic in 1872, as a tribute to the memory of his wife, Letitia Suydam Smith. 
    The paying of this debt paved the way for the conveying of the Church to the Diocese of Long Island, and on July 14, 1873, Bishop Littlejohn, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island, assisted by five clergy of the Island, formally consecrated St. Andrew’s Church. 
    In 1938, the great hurricane toppled many trees in the Church yard.  The hand of God must have stayed these trees, because although several fell and damaged the roof, no damage was done to the stained glass windows or to the Cross and candlesticks on the alter.
    Since 1874 no formal history of St. Andrew’s has been written.  However, during the ensuing years the records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Confirmations have been faithfully kept.
    Throughout the 100 years of its being, the doors of St. Andrew’s have never been closed to the public.  Seminary students, lay readers, and the Brothers of St. Joseph have held services when no ordained Priest was available.  When a Priest could be obtained, Holy Communion was administered, Baptisms were performed , (many at one time), and Marriages solemnized.”

The following historical information on the church and cemetery was taken from documentation submitted to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Services:

     In 1853, James H. Weeks and his wife Susan, purchased a tract of land near their home for the purpose of building an Episcopal Church.  Upon completion
of the Church, Mr. and Mrs. Weeks named the edifice, St. Andrew's Church, for the day on which a beloved grand-daughter had been interred in 1850.
The Rev. Charles H. Gardiner, missionary of St. Paul's in Patchogue, conducted the first service in 1854.
    William Weeks son of William Jones Weeks and Mary Croswell Weeks was the first person to be buried in the cemetery in 1856.

Given Name
?? Irving   September 6, 1875   On top of stone "OUR BABE" Irving appears to be a given name.No surname is listed.
Cole Clarence Kenneth 1925 1984      
Croswell Harry   October 5, 1857 7 months Son of W.J. and Mary C. Weeks  
Davis Jackson B. 1901 1939      
DeLappe Eva 1869 1949     Also in grave Fred C. DeLappe
DeLappe Fred C. 1968 1953     Also in grave Eva M. DeLappe
DeLappe Dorothy 1901       Also in grave Walter A. DeLappe.There is no date of death for Dorothy.Possibly living.
DeLappe Walter 1895 1966     Dorothy P. Delappe names is on the stone but without a date of death.Possible she is still living
Dew Edward 1848 1924      
Dew Janet T.   January 21, 1894 54 years age 54 years  
Dew Mary J. 1903 2000   Daughter of Edward Dew Beloved Teacher  
Dickieson Edward F. 1887 1949     Also in this grave Nathalie L. Dickieson
Dickieson Nathalie L. 1887 1986     Also in this grave Edward F. Dickieson
Dickieson Robert Winslow 1913 1984     Flat grave marker
Dion Marie December 5, 1843 July 3, 1094   "Dearest Loved One We Have Laid Thee In The Peaceful Grave's Embrace.But Thy Memory Shall Be Cherished Til We See Thy Heavenly Face" Wife of Honore Dion
Dion Honore 1843 1928     Husband of Marie Dion and sister of Desiree Dion Royere
Gerard William Smith July 30, 1858 September 7, 1923   I have finished my work/I have kept the faith/Henceforth is prepared for me a crown of Salvation/with my saviour in Heaven/ Beloved husband of Susan Weeks Gerard and seventh son of Nelson B. Gerard and his wife Keziah Leek  
Graber Christian August 28, 1837 April 24, 1895      
Greeley Juliette January 3, 1906 July 18, 1990   Forever in our hearts Flat grave marker
Hadel Adolph W. 1848 1920   At top of Stone "FATHER"  
Hadel Catherine December 27, 1856 December 27, 1903   wife of Adolph W. Hadel/At Rest  
Hadel Bertha C. 1900 1906      
Hadel Anna E. September 29, 1879 January 21, 1905   At Rest  
Hannon John July 3, 1849 July 23, 1901      
Hawkins Robert H.   December 16, 1855 38 years To my husband……who fell asleep in Christ  
Hawkins Robert Hewlett   February 18,1852 1 year 1 mo. 26 Days 1 year 1 mo. 26 days. In addition to the age there is a long inscription on this stone that is illegible.
Hawkins Sarah August 8, 1787 May 31, 1857 0 In Memory of Sarah Hawkins wife of Jonah Hawkins. This stone has been knocked down and cracked.There is additional writing.The only part of this writing that is readable is PSALM CXLX
Hawkins Jonah September 11, 1790 December 3, 1856 0 In Memory of …."When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord"  
Heisser Robert May 24, 1934 November 17, 1979   He will be remembered always  
Hesselberg Laura Antoinette September 23, 1864 February 27, 1937   Daughter of Mary Croswell and William Jones Weeks and widow of Daniel L. Hesselberg.Hope at the Rising of the Sun/Peace at it's setting.  
Holden Ann Margaret April 9, 1792 December 29, 1878   wife of E.H.S. Holden, MD  
Horlocher Annie   January 1, 1905 72 Years Wife of Joseph Horlocher At Rest On top of stone - AUNTIE
Irwin Laura Lawles January 30, 1904 August 13, 1995   In Loving Memory Also in this grave William T. Irwin
Irwin William T. April 11, 1904 December 13, 1944   In Loving Memory Also in this grave Laura Irwin
Jackson Emma R. October 16, 1849 June 8, 1941      
Jackson M. Augusta February 7, 1853 May 12, 1880   wife of Charles Griffith.On top of stone "GUSSIE"  
Jackson Antoinette S. April 24, 1848 April 27, 1924   On top of Stone WEEKS Also in this grave James Edward Weeks
Jackson Henry September 1803 February 12, 1886   Father  
Jackson Sarah Stevens July 19, 1812 August 6, 1879   wife of Henry B. Jackson.Top of stone MOTHER  
Kane Elizabeth Hannon 1864 1950      
Kollett Eugenie 1869 1948     Also in grave John C. Kollett
Kollett Charles 1906 1967     Also in grave Beatrice A. Kollett
Kollett Beatrice A 1915 1981     Also in grave Charles Kollett
Kollett John C 1871 1954     Also in grave Eugenie Kollett
Lawles Dudley Mach 28, 1892 February 16, 1917   son of Julia E & J.H. Lawles/As long as life and memory last we will remember thee  
Lawles Joseph H. January 13, 1861 December 7, 1936   son of Elizabeth Mary & Silas Lawles/His Deeds Yet Live  
Lawles Julia E. May 9, 1862 January 29, 1937   dau. Of Mary Croswell and William Jones Weeks/In loving memory  
Overhoff Aenne 1899 1949     Also in grave Henry Overhoff
Overhoff Henry 1800 1986     Also in grave Aenne Overhoff
Potts Ophelia March 12, 1894   83 years 9 mo. age 83 years 9 mo.  
Ramshaw Edward May 22, 1922 January 25, 1979   PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II Flat Grave Marker
Ribble Phebe 1825 1909      
Royere Jules 1852 1930     Also in this grave, his wife, Desiree Dion Royere.Jules birthdate is February 11, 1852.Date of death July 21, 1930.
Royere Desiree DION 1850 1939     Also in this grave, her husband, Jules Royere.Desiree was born January 06, 1850 and died March 18, 1939.Sister of Honore Dion.
Skowron Scott D. 1963 1989      
Smith John H. 1879 1928      
Taylor Mary E. 1919 1979     Also in grave William Taylor
Taylor William 1906 1970   Always in our hearts Also in grave Mary E.Taylor
Vogel Katherine E.         No Dates
Webber Hettie April 30, 1875   5 days dau. Of John & Georgiana Webber/age 5 Days/There is rest in Heaven  
Weeks Evelyn E. 1855 1927      
Weeks William J. 1881 1904      
Weeks Theodore Francis November 21, 1882 July 17, 1883   Son of Archibald C. and Evelyn E. Weeks Additional inscription cannot be read
Weeks Archibald C. 1850 1927      
Weeks Willie   October 21, 1856 17 months Son of William J and Mary C. Weeks  
Weeks Susan Marie   November 29, 1850 23 months Daughter of W.J. and Mary C. Weeks  
Weeks Reginald C. August 28, 1868 April 3, 1935   Son of William J and Mary Croswell Weeks  
Weeks Francis William January 8, 1867 February 13, 1884   Son of Wm. J. and Mary Croswell Weeks; Intelligent and promising he was taken in the bloom of his youth  
Weeks Mary Croswell September 13, 1826 January 7, 1883   Wife of William J. Weeks; The faithful + affectionable wife/The loving and devoted mother/The intelligent and Christian woman This stone has been knocked down and cracked.
Weeks William Jones February 21, 1821 September 2, 1897   only son of James H & Susan M. Weeks."The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years yet is their strength then but labour andsorrow so soon passeth it away and we are gone/so teach us t  
Weeks Susan Maria   January 24, 1888   Wife of James H. weeks/Daughter of Major William Jones/Born at Cold Spring Harb./"Whosoever liveth and beliveth in Christ shall never die" In this grave also is James H. Weeks
Weeks James Edward August 24, 1853 September 16, 1924   On top of stone WEEKS Also in this grave Antoinette S Jackson
Weeks Susan Amelia December 7, 1851 November 26, 1934   Widow of William Smith Gerard/third child of William Jones Weeks & Mary Croswell Weeks/She hath done what she could, Father into thy care we commend her spirit  
Weeks James H.   September 7, 1879     In this grave also is Susan Maria Weeks.The tombstone has a cross on top.
Willington Emma   August 16, 1906     Also in this grave Samuel B. Willington
willington Samuel B.         Also in this grave Emma Willington.No dates on stone.
Winslow Clara September 15, 1860 July 31, 1929   dau. Of Mary Croswell & William Jones Weeks/Many shall arise and call her blessed