Location: Van Hornesville New York

Otsquak Cemetery, Van Hornesville, Herkimer County, New York

Tombstone inscriptions of the Otsquak Cemetery. This is the first burial place of the early settlers of the town of Stark. In this cemetery was located the first church in this section. It was built in 1798 and the presiding minister was John Christopher Welting. He is buried in the Fort Plain cemetery (in the southeast corner. On the stone it tells when he preached at the Otsquak and Guysenberg Churches). In this Otsquak cemetery are buried the ones who cleared the land and fought the wars of America. SHAUL Jeremiah, d. 2 Sept. 1882, ae. 62 yrs., 11 mos.,