FINKS BASIN CEMETERY
Route 169 near Route 5S
TOWN OF DANUBE
HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y.
This cemetery is located just off the east shoulder of route 169 about 100 yards north of route
5S in the town of Danube and not far from the Herkimer Homestead State Historic Site. The cemetery
is below the level of the road and not easily visible. This cemetery appears to have been completely
abandoned except that someone has recently cleared out the trees and brush. About a dozen stones
remain standing. Others are broken and illegible. Some graves appear to be marked with
Youngs, John, died Nov. 20, 1854 aged 66 years, 6 months, 27 days
Youngs, Margaret, wife of John Youngs, died April 17, 1848 in the 63rd year of her age
John Youngs was the oldest son of Barney Young (1766-1842), a Revolutionary War soldier and longtime
resident of German Flats. Only these two stones were copied. The Cemetery Card Index in the Herkimer
County Historical Society contains card entries for these stones so possibly the other stones have
also been copied at some time.
If anyone in the area is looking for a project, this cemetery could certainly use some tender,
Contributed by Chris Andrle
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