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.
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
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.
|??||Irving||September 6, 1875||On top of stone "OUR BABE"||Irving appears to be a given name.No surname is listed.|
|Croswell||Harry||October 5, 1857||7 months||Son of W.J. and Mary C. Weeks|
|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||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||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|
|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|
|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.|
|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||Theodore Francis||November 21, 1882||July 17, 1883||Son of Archibald C. and Evelyn E. Weeks||Additional inscription cannot be read|
|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|