MONMOUTH GENEALOGY RESEARCH SERVICES


HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP


MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY



HISTORY OF HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP:
Holmdel Township was settled as an agricultural area in the 1660's. In 1696, Holmdel encompassed what is now called Middletown, Raritan, Matawan and Colts Neck. In 1857, Holmdel separated from Raritan, forming Holmdel Township.
Some of the earliest settlers in Holmdel were Captain John Bowne, Richard Stout and Reverend Obadiah Holmes. Many Dutch families settled in Holmdel including Schenck, Kovenhoven, Conover, Hendrickson, Longstreet, Van Mater, Van Dorn, Van Brackle and Smock.
Today Holmdel Township includes about 20 square miles and is a thriving community in Monmouth County.

VITAL STATISTICS AT HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP:
Holmdel Township Municipal Offices, at (732)946-4460, offers certified copies of Birth, Marriage and Death certificates from 1910 forward, at a cost of $5 per copy.

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP:
- Saint Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, 132 Rt. 34, 732-332-1052
- Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 112 Middletown Road, 732-842-4596
- Holmdel Community United Church of Christ, 40 Main Street, 732-946-8821
- Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 20 Hillcrest Road, 732-739-1515
- Korean Church of New Jersey, 279 Holland Rd., 732-332-1101
- St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Road, 732-264-4712
- St. Catherine Roman Catholic Church, 108 Middletown Road, 732-842-3963

HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES
There are a lot of (30+?) cemeteries in Holmdel. More information will be added as time permits.
- Ackerson Family Burying Ground - same as Indian Hill Cemetery
- Crawford Family Cemetery
- Dorsett Town Historic Cemetery
- Hendrickson Family Burying Ground
- Holmdel African American Cemetery
- Holmdel Baptist Cemetery
- Holmdel Roman Catholic Cemetery
- Holmes Family Burying Ground
- Holmdel Cemetery - Over 3,600 interments. To lookup a specific name, please email me.
- Indian Hill Cemetery - same as Ackerson Family Burying Ground
- LeQuier Family Cemetery - same as Van Brackle Family Cemetery
- Luyster Family Burying Ground - same as Van Schoick Cemetery
- Miller Avenue Cemetery - same as Old Walling Family Burial Ground
- Old Walling Family Burial Ground - same as Miller Avenue Cemetery
- Pleasant Valley Cemetery - same as Schenck & Couwenhoven Cemetery
- Schenck & Couwenhoven Cemetery - same as Pleasant Valley Cemetery
- Smock Family Burying Ground
- Van Brackle Family Burying Graveyard - same as Lequier Family Cemetery
- Van Schoick Cemetery - same as Luyster Family Grave Yard

HOLMDEL FUNERAL HOMES:
Holmdel Funeral Home on Holmdel Road, at (732)946-3322, has records going back to when it was established in 1981.

HOLMDEL 1889 ATLAS: Wolverton's 1889 Atlas shows Holmdel Township on Plate 36. In 1889, Holmdel bordered Atlantic, Marlboro, Matavan, Raritan and Middletown. The map includes the names and street addresses of Holmdel property owners and estates in 1889. It shows the locations of cemeteries, churches and some businesses. School districts are numbered and labeled in Morrisville, Holland, Centreville, Crawford, Bethany and Oak Grove sections.

Thank you for visiting this Monmouth County Genealogy Research Services page.
George Joynson is available for your genealogy research or call 1(732) 239-0118.
Last updated April 2010. Hope to hear from you soon!