Month: February 2019

Four Hebler Civil War Headstones


There are four Hebler family Civil War headstones all next to each other located near the Woodland Cemetery gatehouse. Conrad and Henry were brothers, while “Justus” (Augustus) was their father. Martha was Conrad’s wife. When they were in Newark after the war, Conrad was an iron worker and a member of the Iron Molders Union of North America, while Henry was a steam engineer and a member of Local 68 of the International Steam Engineers union in Newark. Conrad, who died in 1909, was said to have been stricken a year earlier with the illness that eventually killed him as he was marching with some other veterans to decorate the graves of other Civil War soldiers. Martha died in Duanesburgh, NY, in 1936, at the age of 90. She had been a member of the North Reformed Church on Broad Street (still standing) in Newark and also served as president of a local Philip Kearny Post of the G.A.R., an organization her husband certainly once belonged to as well. Research by Guy Sterling.

Karl Voigt, Florist and Horticulturalist

Karl Voigt, whose family has two of Woodland’s more impressive burial monuments right across from each other, was a successful florist and horticulturalist whose flower of choice was roses. He started out his working career as an assistant in his father’s shoe making business. Like many other of Newark’s Germans, the Voigts were from Baden and came to the U.S. after the failed revolution of 1848-49. Research by Guy Sterling