I have been searching for my family's
relatives and have come to some stone walls.
I have been looking for Abram Riker's
forebears. I found your entry on the Riker
I have the Fairmount Cemetery of 680
Central Ave., Newark, NJ listings for some
Rikers. On the Richard Riker as purchaser
list is Hannah Herriman died age 71 on
11/5/1860. Florence Riker Edgerton died
age 86 3/1/1976 and born in 1890. I also
have a Jennie Ruskop listed as dying at age
37 in 4/6/1895. My Aunt Sadie (Sarah) is
listed here too as dying at age 86 on
My grandmother is Rachel Riker Roll who
married Arthur Frederic Roll. Rachel died
in 1959. Rachel's other sister I know of is
Elizabeth Riker Hall. Abram Riker, Sr. was
born in 1851 and died in 1930 at age 79. His
wife is Sarah Russell Riker born 1851 and
My Riker relatives were from the Orange, East Orange,
Newark areas. I am living in Mass. now and
maintain a house in Bloomingdale, NJ.
I have Senney cousins in West Orange,
the daughter of Elizabeth (Bessie)Roll Daire.
My father was Arthur Abram Roll who passed away in
1987. Many of the funerals were conducted
from the Weatherhead Funeral Home in Orange.
A large no. of my relatives are buried in
Pleasantdale Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.
So, what do you think?
Please write back to me in the general
e-mail as I pick up my sailsinc.org mail daily.
Beth Roll Smith