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I have come to this web site since itís beginnings and also have visited Cranbury many times from when I was a very young boy till now in my fifties. The town of Cranbury hasnít changed all that much since my grandmother[Jeanette Dey Cubberley Van Nest] lived on main street with her sister[Hattie Symmes Cubberley Stults]. Itís a wonderful historic town and my roots go back to colonial times. I have many branches of my family buried in Brainerd Cemetery and also in Dutch Neck Cemetery. Oh by the way my surname is VanNest, My Brother and I were the last of the line till my son was born [thank God]. Genealogy is something that is a great joy to me, so from time to time I visit Web sites and read guest books like this one. Since I moved back to the area from South Florida Iíve found more cousins here [what a joy] I also hope to find more. Some of the names that are in my linage are Cubberley, Dey, Stults, and Morris. I must add too that somewhere along the way our name was changed from VanNeste to Van Nest. All of my family were farmers till the early 20th century, in fact our farm was farmed till 1960 when my Grandfathers Brother [Leroy Abraham Van Nest] died. On Cranbury Road there is a Park named after my family [Van Nest Park], which Iím sure many of the people who visit this web site, has been too. Well I guess Iíve said more then Iíve needed too. God bless to all, and if there is any other information that anyone has on my Family tree or our family farm please E mail me.
James Russell VanNest Sr. <mrmrsvn2js@epix.net>
Cedar Run, PA USA
(posted Feb. 23, 2011)


I used to live in Cranbury when I was about 3 or 4, I am now 65. Lived in a little shotgun house, can't remember where. My 89 yr. old Mother used to work at the old Cranbury Inn as a waitress back in the late 40's to early 50's I would guess to pay for her nursing school. She had an Aunt that lived and died there. We moved to Princeton Jct. in the early 50's, on what was then the Princeton-Hightstown Road, Hendrickson Drive & I went to Dutch Neck school K-8, then to Princeton High School, Princeton, N.J. till 62, went into the service, discharged in Texas. Married a Texas gal, loved it here and been in the Lone Star State ever since. I still have an Aunt that lives near Cranbury, in Dayton, N.J. Mom was raised in Monmouth Jct., N.J. We used to play Cranbury in baseball when I was in high school. Remember the lake in Cranbury and the main street...not much more.
My Mother has a plot in the Brainerd Cemetery, think it is part of the First Pres. Church in Cranbury. Section F2. Does anyone know how much they are going for in 2009?

In Texas (of course)
(posted - Aug. 25, 2009)


I just red your information about the origin and meaning of the name Cranbury. I myself have studied for many years to find out where my own name Kranenburg came from. Just by accident I found an old leaflet about the meaning of the name from a catholic priest in Kranenburg near Vorden (Gelderland, Holland). It just seemed right to me, since he explains that the name always seems to be connected with a sand ridge in marshy environments where cranes (cranbirds) stay for a while during their trekking season and where farmhouses or castles were build later on. Close to those farmhouses or castle quite frequently more houses were build and hamlets or townlets grew. In Holland and Western Germany as well as in England there are a number of such places. The name Kranenburg developed from Cranenburch, Cranenburg, Cranenburgh to Kranenburg. Varying spellings exist such as Cranborough, Cranebroek, Cranbrook, Cranendonck, etc. Reading your explanation of Cranbury in New Jersey, I think it just means the same as Cranenburch etc; the bury (burh or Dutch burch, burgh, burg, berg, borg, etc) of the cranes. Burch also means 'save place'.

Two years ago I started a website www.kranenburgia.nl to write more about everything concerning the name Kranenburg or variations on the name. However, most is written in Dutch, since I originally thought that the name is only to be found in Holland and some places in Germany, close to the Dutch border. Only a few items are already translated into English.

Bernard Kranenburg
Hengelo, Ov. Holland


I am a Nanny currently working a Mon-Fri assignment. I provide childcare for three children ages 2 1/2, 5, and 7. I would now like to offer my services for someone needing a baby sitter for Saturday evenings ONLY. If you're located in the Cranbury, South Brunswick, Princeton area and are interested in hiring a responsible, hard working childcare worker please contact Margaret at lelkesmargit@yahoo.com. I am Hungarian but have a good command of the English language. I formerly taught kindergarten, dearly love children and focus my attention on encouraging a child's development. I have a valid driver's license for NJ....PS I will be moving to Cranbury in July 2005 and at that time will be seeking a F/T Nanny position in the aformentioned locations.


Hi love your web site.I will never forget Cranbury I'am 74 yrs.old now and think of my young yrs.We moved to Cranbury in 1941 lived on maplewood ave.my teachers were Miss Bush 5th.grad.Mrs Nostrand 6th.Mrs Cook 7th.My best memeries are the times on the lake swiming in summer, skating in the winter to the sound of waltzs on the loud p.a.sytem.Some of my best friends were Earl Ballwin,Eddy Baker,Harold Garvey who lived on Bunker Hill Rd.next to Wrights Roses.It would be nice to hear from some of the people who were around in the yrs.1941to1946.I have many thoughs of the Cranbury Inn and the fire house. I visit my daughter in Trenton N.J.and I allways return to visit my beloved Cranbury.I'll allways call real home.Keep up the good work.Leamanskn@aol.com
John Leamann <Leamanskn@aol.com>
Ft.Lauderdale, FL. USA -


I used to live in Cranbury over hardware store. I live in Princeton now on Riverside Dr. Cranbury was ok but there was so little to do. Has it gotten any better? My kids go to school with some of the kids from Cranbury, but don't like to go there because its boring. I think it was ok. Used to prettier before all the building. Adult communities kill the town. You should stop them.
Martine
Princeton, NJ USA -


Hi, Do any of you know a Conover from around Cranbury working on their genealogy that might be willing to share their expertise with my cousins and me as we research our Conover line from Cranbury? Please pass on my e-mail address. Thanks.
Marie Reedy <rreedy@mics.net>
Fairborn, OH USA -


Too kool. Do you have cranbury juice too? But seriously, here I sit in the cranbury library working this computer for free and writing to your website... AMERICA you have to LOVE it!
Frank N. Stein <Whocares@idontknow.com>
cranbury, nj USA -


If you are looking for a house in the Cranbury area, I recommend the site that Paula (see her message below) mentioned: Cranbury Area Forum/Bulletin Board Click on the "House ForSale/Wanted" link. Gee, just found out that Shadow Oaks homes are selling 650K+ (one even goes as high as $749K)!
Patty
Cranbury, NJ USA -


Folks, I saw a few guestbook entries looking for houses in Cranbury and offering stuff for sale. You may want to take a look at this site that I found recently. It has a link for posting "ForSale Ads" there: http://www.forumsrus.com/forum/cranbury/index.php Have a nice day!
Paula
Cranbury, NJ USA -


My name is Ramona and I worked at the Cranbury Inn for over a year. I now live back in Ohio with my family, but miss Cranbury and the Inn. I have decided to write a book about the experiences of former staff members and guests and I have established a website for people to send me their stories. The link is www.webspawner.com/users/Rmiller959/index.html . Or if you know anyone who has some stories about the Inn, please direct them towards this site.
Ramona Miller <rmiller959@msn.com>
OH USA -


Hello all of you at the other side of the ocean... My name is Bruno and I'm 29, i spend 1 year in your little town, if i remember.. on 42, north main street.. just in front of a restaurant, i loved theirs burgers... anyway, does someone know the way to get some pictures, informations, or newspapers from Cranbury... I would really apreciate it ... sorry for my english.. you can write to me in english, french, spanish or italian... thanks....
Bruno Benedetti <bbenedetti@flyaway.ch>
Geneva, Switzerland -


Oak finished computer work station (50”W x 29” D x 27” H) with one letter-size file drawer and one box drawer. Beveled edges. Includes a sturdy overhead storage unit with four doors. Will accommodate large computer set-up’s. Very good condition. $100. 609-655-1589
Ed Kmiec <EdwardjK@access4less.net>
Cranbury, Nj USA -


I have come to this web site since it’s beginnings and also have visited Cranbury many times from when I was a very young boy till now in my fifties. The town of Cranbury hasn’t changed all that much since my grandmother[Jeanette Dey Cubberley Van Nest] lived on main street with her sister[Hattie Symmes Cubberley Stults]. It’s a wonderful historic town and my roots go back to colonial times. I have many branches of my family buried in Brainerd Cemetery and also in Dutch Neck Cemetery. Oh by the way my surname is VanNest, My Brother and I were the last of the line till my son was born [Prasie God]. Genealogy is something that is a great joy to me, so from time to time I visit Web sites and read guest books like this one. Since I moved back to the area from South Florida I’ve found more cousins here [what a joy] I also hope to find more. Some of the names that are in my linage are Cubberley, Dey, Stults, and Morris. I must add too that somewhere along the way our name was changed from VanNeste to Van Nest. All of my family were farmers till the early 20th century, in fact our farm was farmed till 1960 when my Grandfathers Brother [Leroy Abraham Van Nest] died. On Cranbury Road there is a Park named after my family [Van Nest Park], which I’m sure many of the people who visit this web site, has been too. Well I guess I’ve said more then I’ve needed too. God bless to all, and if there is any other information that anyone has on my Family tree or our family farm please E mail me. James Russell VanNest Sr. mrmrsvn2js@comcast.net Levittown, PA USA - this was updated November 11 2003 God Bless John 6-35
James R VanNest <mrmrsvn2js@comcast.net>
Levittown, PA USA -


Looking for a house on Silvers Lane. will work with owner or realtor. IMKBKMOM@aol.com. thanks.
mary demilt <imkbkmom@aol.com>
USA -


Hi! I should have visit this website. The message left by the COP below is true. I got a 4pt ticket for improper passing on shoulder at the intersection of the Old Trenton Rd and Rt-130. Be aware of the 2 police cars. One is located near the abandon house between the Station Rd and the Old Trenton Rd on Rt-130 . Another is on the Old Trenton Rd at the opposite side. "The police are monitoring people making right turn using the road shouder when cars in front are stopped for traffic lights."
Unlucky Guy
Edison, NJ USA -


Lab Pups for sale. Born 07/13/03. There are total of 5 black (4 females & 1 male) and 1 chocolate male available. Parents have a very friendly temperament and great with children. Father is AKC reigstered and mother is a purebred.
Mario & Amy <Blazinglabs@aol.com>
East Windsor, NJ USA -


Hi - looking to relocate to cranbury. Looking for a house on silvers lane. if interested email me at: imkbkmom@aol thanks !
mary demilt <imkbkmom@aol.com>
USA -


Folks, The police are monitoring people making right turn using the road shouder when cars in front are stopped for traffic lights. (Traffic rules do not allow cars passing other cars using the shouder, right?) A few intersections along RT-130 are monitored: Old Trenton Rd., Cranbury Half Acre Rd., Station Rd., etc. Have a safe and fun summer.
cop <me@no-spam.org>
Cranbury, NJ USA -


This is a note to drivers who live in the Jefferson Rd. area (Shadow Oaks). When you make a right turn from Jefferson Rd. to Old Trenton Rd., please make sure the RIGHT hand side (not just the left ahnd side) is clear of cars. This is because cars traveling on Old Trenton Rd. towards E. Windsor can make a pass between Lynch Way and Jefferson Rd.
John <lmm2@myway.com>
Cranbury, NJ USA -


My old walk-behind, push lown mower (Craftsman, 3.5HP, 20" blade, gas powered) worked fine except that the left rear wheel came off the mower body this past Friday (5/30/03) due to rust. The wheel needs to be welded to the body I think. The mower looks and works fine otherwise. It's too much trouble for me to get it fixed, so I bought a new one on Sat. If you live in Shadow Oaks and would like to have it. It's free. Just email me.
John <yh_lbb@hotmail.com>
Cranbury, USA -


I saw Carny's question about the cheese. Are there any other foods I shouldn't bring to the park? We usually bring carrots, crackers and juice boxes. Is all that OK to bring to Cranbury?
Madeline E.
Plainsboro, NJ USA -


Very interesting and professional website. Cool design yet useful information. Congratulations for the great work you have done. Mark.
MARK
LA, CA USA -


Great Website, spent a houlf hour here!! Betty K.
betty@please-no-spam.com
dfg, rtz USA -


I remember Harolds and the old school. I lived in Cranberry when I was 8. Im 52 now. I liked the hardware store and Harolds and Playboy the dog.
Hailey
Hightstown, USA -


When will the moratorium on soft cheese be lifted in Cranbury? I want to be able to bring a picnic to the park that includes velveeta for my son. Will up to date information on this subject appear in th Cranbury Press soon? My son is tired of hard cheddar.
Carney
Princeton, NJ USA -


Hello, here I am again! Still looking for old friends, if anyone happens to pop in here who remembers me (the dinosaur girl, LOL!) go ahead and email me. I don't have AOL any more so you can use jbarndt@cbnv.com. Chat with ya later!!
Judy Branin Barndt <jbarndt@cbnv.com>
va USA -


I just moved to Cranbury. I noticed that the stretch of the Old Trenton road between main St. and Cranbury-Millstone park has a speed limit of 50 mph. It seems too high for such a short stretch of road with homes on both side of road. Do you think so?
yh <yhlbb@go.com>
Cranbury, NJ USA -


Hello. I was checking out your site and thought I would complement you on building such a nice site. Your site has very valuable information. Nice collection of photos. I have to go now. Keep up the good work.
Sam
LA, CA USA -


Informative community site
David Kamaski <joy@computerzargon.com>
Jersey City, NJ United States -


great site
Rahul Rathod <rathodrahul@hotmail.com>
Jersey City, NJ United States -


I didn't know if you had a website so I took a chance and put the town name on search and Voila! there it is! We had just come back from a visit to Cranbury this past Tuesday for a trip down nenory lane. I tok my daughter and son along to show them our old fruit orchard and farm on Cranbury Neck Road. We dsmounted and stood in front of one of the houses that we owned and took some pictures. I then went down the road to show them where I got stuck in the Wichekowsky"s plowed 'tater field. ( I was going there to get milk and the driveway was closed off because of rain) I don't think they were too happy about our rescue nethods to get the car unstuck.Anyway, we all enjoyed the tour of the town and stopping off at the Cranbury Inn for lunch. In spite of all the development going on, the original buildings in the town center and the lake sure preserves that rural look. In this area another 300-year-old colonial farmhouse bit the dust, one of the many that have gone be- fore it. It looks like up this way, the bulldozer rules! Thanks for an interesting website about an interesting town. Ed
Ed Fusco <kingstudebaker@webtv.net>
Dumont, N.J. USA -


We were there on a "Menory Lane" tour this past Tuesday. Every once in a while we go there to look at where our old apple orchard once stood, and also to see what the current owners had done to the appearance of our two houses.They are still in good shape on Cranbury Neck Road. When we were there back in the '40s it was mostly a farming area. From what I see now it has changed to another suburban community on the outskirts. I am glad to seethe center of town is still unspoile by contemporary housing. Keep it that way as many towns are gradually becoming miniature versions of The Bronx. Ed Fusco
Ed Fusco <kingstudebaker@webtv.net>
Dumont, N.J. USA -


My home in Shadow Oaks needs septic system repair. The tank water is almost full and the water does not drain out effciently. A local company estimated a cost of $11K. This seems expensive. If you know of a good septic services company, plaese email me a note. Thanks. P.S. Is there a web "chat room" for Cranbury residents, similar to this one for WW-P: http://www.wwptoday.com/
yh <yhlbb@go.com>
USA -


I'll be moving to Cranbury in Nov. 2002. I know that Cranbury twp's high school students attend Princeton high school. But a friend told me that there is a 10-year contract. When the contract is over, the students may go to East Windsor High school. Is this true?
yh <yhlbb@go.com>
Piscataway, NJ USA -


Hello there , Robert Andy here . Just want to say our site is very nice . These days I have been looking around for computer deals . I am think of changing computer monitors ,maybe my desktop computers too. I am hoping to find computers sales online at discount computers price . Maybe I can get new laptop computers online or get a notebook computers at computer stores . I am thinking of upgrading my computer parts and buy a new computer cases . Hope I can get cheap computers . Maybe I will just refurbished computers on my own. Enough of my blabbering wish me luck in finding what I want. By the way it is my honour to sign such a great site guest book.
andy
USA -


Hello! Amy Catering San Diego California. Thank you for letting me sign your guestbook and thank you for your website. Glad you are here.
Amy
San Diego, CA US -


Hi Everybody. Wish I did your graphics. Great work. I found you at a free dating service site for adult personals believe it or not. One of the personal ads at the dating service referred to your site as a favorite. Amazing what you can find doing online dating huh? Email me if you want at beatrice_tran@hotmail.com.
Beatrice
Cleveland, Ohio US -


Hello my name is Cisco. English language is my second language . I visit sites like yours to learn new english vocabulary words and improve my english grammar . I hope to have effective communication and business communication for a new job in US. I learned a new word of the day from your site. I plan to be public speaking and business writing better now from your site. Thank you.
Cisco
Bogota, Putumayo Colombia -


I think you guys have not only a wonderful web site but an incredible town as well. I am hoping to write to Lisa Beamer but can't seem to find an address. If anyone can assist, I will be greatly appreciative. Please rest assured there is no ulterior motive for my letter. Rather, it simply is one of good will and best wishes for her future.I can be reached @ 240.351.5461 or NORDIVWCDC@AOL.COM on the internet. Thanx for allowing me the chance to write. I had so much fun checking your site out, I'd like to visit the area soon. Michael Hughes.
Michael T. Hughes <nordivwcdc>
College Park, MD USA -


A big thank you to all the folks in Cranbury that helped with our genealogy research in June. The owners of the Cranbury Inn , the Museum volunteers and Mr. Taylor of the Historical Society were wonderful. We have discovered a William Conover that is a good candidate for our ggg-grandfather. He was living in Newark in the mid 1830's and working as a painter and glazier. We are looking forward to a return trip to beautiful Cranbury.
Marie Reedy <rreedy@mics.net>
Fairborn, OH USA -


Greetings to you and your guests. Love what you’ve done with your site. As an educator I can say you have great communication skills.
Cynthia
San Diego, Ca US -


did anyone know that the movie anger managment was filming here today adam sandler is in the movie.
Rohan <rohanu@comcast.net>
plainsboro, nj USA -


I enjoy browsing the site and also checking out the Cranbury Press online. I lived in Cranbury in 1954-1956 when my father pastored the Methodist church. We lived in the house right in front of the school. Some earlier visitors mentioned Mrs. Nostrand and John Trowbridge (JET). I remember them too, and especially remember Mrs. Rue, my fifth grade teacher. I haven't been back for years, but I'd like to some time. I found mention of Wayne Stahl getting his Eagle Scout insignia 75 years late. I remember him as the post master and the Sunday School superintendent of the Methodist church. Greetings to the Stahls!
Pat Bowen <pbowen@kmbc.edu>
Vancleve, KY USA -


what site is this anyway?
Brandy
Los Angeles, CA USA -


Can't wait to take over your town. We are coming from NYC and will prove to be very cool. You will like us!
Susan V.
NYC, USA -


Nice Site. Great Work!
Ron Thibeault
USA -


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Kimberly <maadirector@missamericanachievement.com>
USA -


I seen your parade on memorial DAy. I never did before. I like to sit by the lake and maybe swim in it someday. I dont want to live in CRanbury thogh.
Marnie
Princeton, NJ USA -


We plan to buy a house in Cranbury. I saw a few houses for sale in the Shadow Oaks and Cranbury Greene developments. Are these developments good? Shadow Oaks houses use water from well. Is there a risk of ground water being contaminated (e.g., arsenic contamination from pesticides used for farming)? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. :) 06/03/2002
Anna <mipxp@hotmail.com>
W. Lafayette, IN USA -


My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book. I work for an advertising agency in London. Our agency represents direct marketing companies that are involved in the marketing of products as seen on TV in England. Most of the infomercial products come from the U.S. but then again we export our talents as well. My brother has appeared in infomercials in the U.S. advertising various products. I think it's hilarious that English people respond so well to American products while Americans tend to respond well to sales people who have an English accent!
Edmund
London, Kent England -


i hope to visit the Cranbury Post Office soon. I've never been to the home of a true hero before. After visiting your website, i can see why Todd Beamer and his family chose to live there. He must have been quite an asset to the community. What a terrible, terrible loss.
nancy magliari <maglrick@aol.com>
yoinkers, ny USA -


I love to explore your site and see what is going on. You have many of the same neighborhood problems we have here in Ohio with urban sprawl. The local historical society I volunteer with is fighting many of the same problems with developers. My husband and I will be coming to look for marriage and baptismal records ( CONOVER, SNEDEKER, WARTH, WENDT) in June. Any of you have suggestions as to which libray to begin with? We believe from the Indiana records we have obtained the Conover men were born in the Cranbury area in 1811 and 1816. They were members of the Baptist and maybe the Methodist churches after leaving NJ in 1840. Thanks for your help in the past .
Marie Reedy <rreedy@mics.net>
Fairborn, OH USA -


I visit this site often. Good to see that several of the old Cranbury gang have found the site and have written. Its nice to be able to contact old friends and this site has been able to provide that avenue. As I have said before Cranbury is a place I will always call home.
Dave Christiansen <dchrist@srv.net>
Idaho Falls, ID USA -



Every Spring i leave New Hampshire for a couple of weeks to see my mom in florida.I always stop in Cranbury to have breakfast at Teddy's,check out the Old Man's school and to remember the wonderfull and wild 18 years growing up in Cranbury!
Ned Campion <Ksjusha@nh.adelphia.net.>
E.Wakefield, N.H. USA -


I am way cool! Looking forward to movin' to your little town. I am too smooth so be forwarned fellow 7th graders!
Susan Valentini
NYC, USA -


I have come to this web site since it’s beginnings and also have visited Cranbury many times from when I was a very young boy till now in my fifties. The town of Cranbury hasn’t changed all that much since my grandmother[Jeanette Dey Cubberley Van Nest] lived on main street with her sister[Hattie Symmes Cubberley Stults]. It’s a wonderful historic town and my roots go back to colonial times. I have many branches of my family buried in Brainerd Cemetery and also in Dutch Neck Cemetery. Oh by the way my surname is VanNest, My Brother and I were the last of the line till my son was born [thank God]. Genealogy is something that is a great joy to me, so from time to time I visit Web sites and read guest books like this one. Since I moved back to the area from South Florida I’ve found more cousins here [what a joy] I also hope to find more. Some of the names that are in my linage are Cubberley, Dey, Stults, and Morris. I must add too that somewhere along the way our name was changed from VanNeste to Van Nest. All of my family were farmers till the early 20th century, in fact our farm was farmed till 1960 when my Grandfathers Brother [Leroy Abraham Van Nest] died. On Cranbury Road there is a Park named after my family [Van Nest Park], which I’m sure many of the people who visit this web site, has been too. Well I guess I’ve said more then I’ve needed too. God bless to all, and if there is any other information that anyone has on my Family tree or our family farm please E mail me.
James Russell VanNest Sr. <mrmrsvn2js@aol.com>
Levittown, PA USA -


I just stumbled upon the Cranbury site and was amazed! I will be checking it often now that I know that it exists. Would love to hear from some of my "old" friends from Cranbury Grammar & HHS.
Doris Davison Parry <HRParry@aol.com>
Milton, Vt USA -


By the way if anyone remembers me (Judy Branin) feel free to send me an email at Fyreseeker1@aol.com. I would love to hear from any of my friends from the mid 1960's!! ~Judy~
Judy Branin <Fyreseeker1@aol.com>
USA -


I lived in Cranbury from around 1961 through 1965 or so, we lived next to the Westminister Cemetary and I loved it. I Went to the elementary school in third, fourth and fifth grades, my favorite teacher was Mrs. Ross because she taught us about dinosaurs! My Dad taught Sunday School at the Presbyterian church. Mom was a Girl Scout leader. My best friends were Sandy Heacock, Marsha Bond, and Mr. Bennett who had a farm up the street and we actually got to hand raise a baby piglet one summer. I was so sad when we had to move. I would love to hear from anyone who might remember me. I am happy to have found this web site and will check here often! By the way, I also would love to see any photos of Cranbury posted here. I don't have very many pictures from when we lived there, and I'd love to see what Cranbury looks like now.
~Judy Branin~


We are an African-American family moving into your lovely town (Main Street)this fall. Our six children will be attending Cranbury School. I would like to know of activities for children of color in your community.
Sarah Mickels <Mick1470@aol.com>
Milwaukee, WI USA -


I visit this websight occasionally, and what is going on here with Frank and Sally? I don't know who you are but you are entertaining. I grew up in Cranbury and graduated from Cranbury School in 1970. We had classes from grades 2-5 in the old building. I remember Mrs. Seiber in 3rd grade telling us we would have to jump out the window if the boiler in the basement blew up. I used to work in the little library in the basement, and I remember seeing films in the basement auditorium. Our principal was Dr. Trowbridge and then Mr. Campion and Mr. Wilson. My favorite teachers were Mrs. Beckford and Mrs. Hammond, but for pure childish entertainment, nothing could beat Mrs. Cook (bless her soul) sitting in the garbage can in 1st grade. We used to be able to leave school to go downtown for lunch with a parent's permission, and I would go with Becky or Ruth Ann for cheeseburgers and vanilla cokes to Teddy's (once called the Brunch Basket). We all rode our bikes everywhere and spent all our money at Harold's on ice cream cones and Mad magazine, but not before we made Harold recite every ice cream flavor five times and pretended to sit on the bread. My best friends were Debbie, Debbie, Ruth Ann and Katy Strong (whatever happened to her?) Also Kathy, Becky and Cindy. We worked at Hagerty's florist after school and during the summers and just had good times. My parents and three of my seven siblings still live in Cranbury with their families, so I go back often, but it has changed alot. The new houses just aren't nice, but I did talk to some new people in the park and they seem nice. When I go to the Memorial Day parade (still an annual must-see), I don't recognize more than a handful of people. Oh well, nothing stays the same. I'll be back to check on this site in another month or so. Til then, bye!
Kathleen Durner Copeland <KMCopeland110@aol.com>
Trenton, NJ USA -


I also grew up in Cranbury. I have lived in several locations in the last 32 years, but Cranbury is still very dear to my heart. I wish my children could have had a childhood like mine. I would walk to school with several of my friends each day. Never had a concern about my safety. We would enjoy skating on the lake for hours on end. My best friends were Becky, Rhoda, and Jane. My father was the chief of police for several years. He owned and operated The Cranbury Press. My father and brother were both members of the First Aid Squad and the Fire Dept. We lived at 5 Evans Dr until 1969. In the summer of that year my parent and I moved to Naples Florida. My mother still lives there today.
Terri Lyn Nagurny Couey <terry@couey.com>
Pleasanton, Ca USA -


Well I dont know where to start maybe here well it wasnt this last summer but the one before me and a couple of friends were in dover del and we were at wal-mart and I meant this pretty good looking gurl and she said she live in this town in NJ, I said cool she said her name was laura and we talked and the next day she had a soccer touranment and i dsaid i'll be there and we did that and that day was the last day i seen her i need yor alls help i want to find her please help u got my e-mail. She said she played for a traveling soccer team i think there name was (mustangs( i dont know i hope u all can help thanks buh bye
Danny Lord <xero51@hotmail.com>
denton, md USA -


Hi, my name is William Perry. I am 16 years old, and I attend Middletown High School in Middletown Connecticut. I think that Cranbury is an awesome town in New Jersey. What do you do at the Lions Club? I am sure that there are very nice people in Cranbury with lots of smiles!


The family and I drove through Cranbury last month and have decided to move there when something comes on thre market we like on Main Street. There's a lot of houses soon to go on the market in Cranbury Green and Shadow Oakes, but we hate that new construction. Our realtor advised us to wait til next year for house of our dreams. Seems that we'll get a deal due to anticipated house price declines. OK to wait though because our children are only 2 and 4 and we can wait to move when they start kindergarten. We've heard Cranbury has a decent elementary school program. Maybe we'll see you as neighbors next year!
Susan Gee <suzzagee20@aol.com>
cherry hill, nj USA -


WoW! Well hello everyone, I am Frank.. Just like to clear some things up.. Below my father is looking for me, but he made it seem like I was kidnapped. Well I am fine and he has been contacted. Cranbury's a nice quiet town, but can get a little boring for the younger ones.. BYE=-)
Frank <zztrance@aol.com>
cranbury, NJ USA -


Hi Katy S! You didn't include email address. I am still in town, now living in Wynnewood. Yes, the new houses in Cranbury Greene are crap, but the new people are worse. My kids go to Cranbury school. Of course no more Mrs. Nostrand or Mrs. Beckford there, but I do see Mrs Beckford in town. She's still as beautiful and gracious as ever. I don't know where Robby is, but Helen is still here on Evans Drive, She's got two kids. Bye for now.
may ann <gemmasweet@earthlink.com>
cranbury, USA -


Hello, My name is Steve Saucier. I am a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. I leave this request to your judgment. What you decide, I will abide by. I wish to tell Mrs. Beemer of my Utmost Respect I have for her husband. His Bravery, Love of family, God and country is something many do not possess. If there was a way to give a civilian the Medal of Honor, I would award it to Mr. Todd Beemer and fellow passengers. These brave men give me faith in my country once again. I do not know how it will be done, but those of us in the military will get retribution (Payback in our terms). Keep your head high, know that Todd is with the Angels smiling down on you. Very Respectfully, Steve Saucier, MMC(SW/AW), USN


We plan on moving to Cranbury, but are going to wait a couple years. ALL local real estate agents are telling us Cranbury houses are currently overvalued by about 20%, and they expect drastic price drops by 2002-2003. So we will wait to move to your nice town. Until then!
Danna McNichols
NYC, USA -


My great-great-great grandfather was Samuel Disbrow, whose house is still standing in the center of Cranbury. I want to come up there and visit the history center in the next few months. Can you tell me if there are any bed and breakfasts or other historical places to stay in the area? ,any thanks Steve Wade


We lived on North Main St. (118) from 1953 to 1962, then moved to Hightstown. Cranbury was my home and I went to Cranbury school into 4th grade. I have so many fine memories of a happy childhood there and the family and friends we knew. My parents were married at the church by Brainerd Cemetery in 1945 and are now at their rest in the same cemetery, along with my kid sister and many other family members. I should get back that way sometime to pay my respects, as well as look over the old haunts. If there are any of my childhood friends reading this, please drop me an e-note. Thanks.
Joseph Talnagi <talnagi.1@osu.edu>
Dublin, OH USA -


TO ALL LAST SATURDAY I WAS GOING TO MY NIECE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY I RESPECTED THE 25 MILE AN HR SPEED LIMIT THROUGH THE TOWN AND THEN MADE A LEFT TO GO INTO PLAINSBOROUGH AGAIN THE SPEED LIMIT IS 25. 2 HOUSES AWAY FROM THE END OF THE 25 MPH SPEED ZONE THERE IS A CORN FIELD,THE PEOPLE OF CRANBURRY AND THE MAYOR SHOULD KNOW THAT YOUR FINEST POLICE DEPT. ARE DOING THE VERY BEST TO KEEP YOU TAXES DOWN AS THEY HAVE A GREAT SETUP TO TRAP PEOPLE TO COLLECT MONEY FOR YOU. 2HOUSES AWAY FROM THE CORN FIELD I STARTED TO RESUME UP TO WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER A 40 MPH SPEED ZONE , THE SET UP IS SO GOOD THEY HAVE IT DOWN TO A SCAM THAT , WE WOULD BE BROUGHT TO COURT FOR IF WE MADE THIS UP. NOT ONLY DID HE GIVE ME A TICKET BUT BEFORE I COULD GET MY INSURANCE CARDS AND REGESTRATION BACK TOGETHER. HE HAD ANOTHER PERSON AND IN FACT THEY HAD TO WAIT FOR ME TO PULL OUT OF THE GRAVEL ROAD IN THE CORN FIELD TO WRITE UP THE NEXT PERSON. I HAVE BEEN PROUD OF MY DRIVING RECORD AND HAVE DONE MY BEST TO OBEY THE LAWS BUT YOU SHOULD KNOW YOUR TOWN IS BUILDING A REPUTATION AND YOUR STORE OWNERS ARE GOING TO START HURTING AS NOBODY WANTS TO GO THROUGH YOUR TOWN ANY MORE. AS EVERY ONE I HAVE TALKED TO ABOUT SAYS WHAT ARE YOY NUTS WE NEVER GO THERE ANY MORE AND NOW IM NOT EITHER ENJOY MY 88 DOLLARS AL HIGGINS
alhiggins <al.higgins@us.nestle.com>
brick, nj USA -


I grew up in Cranbury in the 60's and loved it. My Cranbury School mates were the best. I just took a drive through, and what I want to know is who is responsible for that mess called Cranbury Greene and the Enclave? Could it get any tackier? These monstrosities make Shadow Oaks look good (though we all know Shadow Oaks isn't really Cranbury}. We put a bid in on a Main Street home a while ago, and thankfully lost. I would not be bringing my children back to the Cranbury I love. I'll hang out up north here for a while longer and cry my self to sleep over the loss of a beautiful community. Hey Robbie, how the heck are ya?
katy sullivan
short hills, nj USA -


I am just moving here from Cork, Ireland and I am from Doylestown, PA. And I am 7 years old. And I am in Cranbury Elementary School and my teacher's name is Mrs. Kane. We are moving in to our new house on 3 Parkview Road on December 8, 2000. I love the school and my best friend in my class is Alex Anderson. And he lives on 23 Bodine Drive in Cranbury Greene.
daniel black <daniel@cranbury.org>
Cranbury, nj USA -


To a nice town Saturday, 09-Sep-00 17:36:03 Message: 63.29.198.88 writes: HI! My next door neighbors dad moved in with them a few months ago,(He lived in Cranbury, NJ. before the move and stills owns a home there)and since that time he has told me much about your special town. I never thought a Texas born boy would be intrested in a town in NJ. But after exploring your web page and reading your paper(The Cranbury Press)I must say he indeed has a nice home town to be proud of. Goodbye for now Sam from Simonton TX.
Sam <vsquyres@email.msn.com>
Simonton, TX USA -


I am searching for my son, Frank M. Doe (name changed upon request). I have reason to believe that my ex-wife, Jane, has moved into your area. She may be using the last name of Jones. Any info to help me reunite with my son is greatly appreciated.
John Doe
Clermont, FL USA -


Hi everybody. Just wondering what's going on with the Web site? I can't seem to get to the home page. All I can find is a link to the airplane noise form letter. Don't forget, feel free to give us a call on any time with story or photo ideas. We're always looking for good stuff.
John Saccenti <jsaccenti@pacpub.com>
Dayton, NJ USA -


We love Cranbury. We raised our three children there. Jimmy Albright, Mary Albright and Jacqui Albright. Harold O'Neill's little store was our favorite place for our ice cream cones. Mary and Bonnie revisited Cranbury to celebrate 300th anniversary in 1997. Enjoyed ice skating on Brainard lake every winter. We lived at 43 Station Road. Looking for photos of Cranbury on the internet. Does anyone have any suggestiion on this. Cranbury Inn was our favorite restaurant in town.
Jim and Bonnie Albright <jima@techheadnet.com>
Twin Lakes, WI USA -


I was researching Cranbury for a possible relocation for my family. I would like to see pictures of the town, churches and schools.
April Petro <april!@localline.com>
Indiana USA -


Well, it has finally happened!! That big hole on that vacant lot on Petty Rd belongs to my family and me and hopefully we'll have the whole house up soon. Should be in by the summer; can't wait to be part of your wonderful town!
Suzanne Allikas <sallikas@hotmail.com>
Franklin Square, NY USA -


It was wonderful to discover such a complete website about Cranbury. But as a Cranbury native who has now been away for 10 years, I do have one suggestion........how about posting a page with some pictures of town? I would dearly love to see some photos of Main Street, the school, the churches, and the park in particular. Aloha home town. You are missed.
Rebecca Wright <calico@kona.net>
Kona, Hi USA -


I was wandering around visiting graves of many relatives in Brainerd Cemetery this Dec. My father (Ralph Taylor), all 4 grandparents and others dating to the 1700's. Who is running the maintenance of the graveyard? Many od graves that have fallen are nearly covered by soil and grass. One of my family plots has been as I feel "abused". The Jewell plot behind the parish house. Two of the granite surrounds (curbing) have been removed to the edge of the parking lot as a curb. There are names on these of two fo my ancestors. This should not be allowed without the consent of families. Even though the last name isn't the same many families in the graveyard are directly related to the Taylors who once lived at 38 S. Main next to the church. I hope someone will correct this abuse of the grave sites. Roi Taylor
Roi Taylor <rtay2849@aol.com>
USA -


I became a resident of Cranbury at the beginning of the fifth grade. I graduated from Hightstown High School in 1959 and now presently live in Toms River, NJ. I grew up on the back street (48 Maplewood Ave.) and I have many fond memories of Cranbury and growing up there. I have left Cranbury but Cranbury has and will never leave me.
Larry L Burd <larry.l.burd@lmco.com>
Toms River, nj USA -


I grew up in Cranbury and have many fond memories of the Town and people. I left in '71 but occasionally drive through just to see what has changed. I'm a little disappointed at the huge housing growth over the last few years - even Main Street doesn't seem the same anymore. Since Eve Wright left, I have completely lost touch with who might still be around from my era. Does anyone know if any of the Wright's are still in the area? Great town and a great place to grow up.
Lori Hannas <suncork@bellatlantic.net>
Allenwood, NJ USA -


Hello Cranburyites.
Allegra Lofgren <lofgra@blair.edu>
Blairstown, NJ USA -


Like the new Design! Looks a lot cleaner.
Joe Seghatoleslami <joes@cnet.com>
Cranbury, NJ USA -


Hello I am researching my DENNIS family of NJ and found in my research that Rev. DENNIS one of the first settlers of Yarmouth, Mass mentions cranberry bogs. I also have a news paper clipping of one of my Dennis ancestors whom owned a cranbury bog in Bricktown, NJ. Interesting Enjoy Karl
Karl Swatrzel <swartzel@mindspring.com>
USA -


I visit often to check-up dates to the site. The business with saving the tree has interested me. We have way too much construction in my area of Beavercreek,Oh. Many historical structures are being torn down for over priced homes. You all have a wonderful heritage that I hope you can preserve. My family and I are searching for our ggg-grandfather's parents and siblings. William Conover was born in Cranbury on 4 Sept., 1816. I would love the chance to see Crabury myself. Keep up the good work.
Marie Reedy <bellbrookr@aol.com>
Fairborn, oh USA -


The boys Varsity Soccer team rules!!!!!
Anthony <Buzcut01@aol.com>
Cranbury, NJ USA -


Was raised on 18 South King Georges Road (Main Street), across from the Cranbury Inn. My brother Jim and parents Mary Noel and Jim Morgan, and I now live in Lewisburg, West Virginia where we run an inn very similar to the Cranbury Inn. I graduated from Cranbury Elementary in 1962. I'm on my way to NYC and was looking up to find a place for accommodations in the area and found this website. Delightful. Thanks,
Nancy Morgan <nan@generallewisinn.com>
USA -


Over the labor day weekend, I made my first ever visit to Cranbury. It seems like a really nice town. It's very charming and picturesque and I saw a banner advertising Cranbury Days. I was thinking about coming back the following week and bringing my wife. Then I got caught in a speed trap. The officer told me I was going 10 miles over the 25 mph speed limit. When I got home and looked at the ticket, he had written that I was doing 14 miles over the speed limit. The ticket for this is $88.00. Anyhow, I'm going to think twice before coming back to Cranbury.
Bill Johnson
USA -


Your site is very nice and informative
Adam Bushman Councilman Jamesburg <Jamesburg@aol.com>
Jamesburg, NJ USA -


Cranbury native. Grew up attending Cranbury Elementry School (1968). Attended Hightstown High School (1972. Always a place I will call home.
Dave Christiansen <dchrist@srv.net>
Idaho FAlls, ID USA -


While searching my family history, I noted that many of my Mount, Walling, Gray and Sickles family is from your town.
Ruth Sickles, Marcine <ruthsrescue@erols.com>
Parsippany, NJ USA -


I AM INTERESTED N YOUR TOWN BECAUSE MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER URIAH de HART WAS CHRISTENED AT THE FIRST PRESYBTERIAN CHURCH IN AUGUST 1836. I THINK THAT HIS PARENTS HENRY AND CORDELIA MUST HAVE BEEN FROM CRANBURY TOO, TOWN SEEMS VERY NICE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
MARK BRENNAN <MBRENNAN@WRIGHTROBINSON.COM>
RICHMOND, VA USA -


I went to and graduated from the elementry school in Cranbury.I left in 1945 and last visited in 1947.I enjoy the site and am glad for the internet which allows me to keep in contact with the town. Nathan Harpootlian
Nathan Harpootlian <harpy@endor.com>
Canaan, NH USA -


Not settled down yet but still return to my hometown often. Recently moved my mother back to the area. That Rossmoor place. Cranbury was a great little town to grow up in and I often relate stories to friends around the US about the wonderful life and neighbors we had there. Sadly many have moved on or passed on. All my grandparents and father are in Brainard Cemetery behind our old house on 38 S. Main. My plot is there with them facing my old bedroom. I plan to get up at night and walk about the house when my time comes. I don't care too much for all the development around Cranbury and other towns. Just too many farms plowed under and the traffic!!!! Sure wouldn't ride my bike down Cranbury Neck or the other roads towards Princeton like we once did. But it's still good to walk through town and visit remaining friends. It is my home even though I no longer live there.
Roi Taylor <rlt828@aol.com>
on the road, NJ, NY,WA USA -


Still my favorite town no matter where I travel. Hope my children can carry on and stay in Cranbury and raise their little ones.
Glenn D Bailey <glenn.d.bailey@bellatlantic.com>
Cranbury, NJ USA -


Love the site, and I can't wait until the new designs and other stuff is added soon!
Joe Seghatoleslami <joe@cranbury.org>
Cranbury, NJ USA -


I was in Cranbury for the first time yesterday at my grandfather's funeral at Brainerd Cemetary. He was buried next to my grandmother Alberta Stults Dey Hawkins. Was amazed to see how many relatives I have there. What a beautiful town, I'm thrilled to be "related" to it!
Sue <SJB489>
Howell, NJ USA -


Well, our last guestbook was accidentally destroyed by our website host. I was so distraught that I was unable, until now, to create a new one. Hopefully people will leave messages again and we'll be sure to make periodic backups. Enjoy the site!
Michele <michele@cranbury.org>
cranbury, USA -