Jonathan A. Steuben Burial Ground
The following information was taken from History
of Remsen, by Millard Roberts, 1914.
Jonathan Arnold, from Guilford, Conn., enlisted in Captain Hallís company on April 21, 1777,
and was promoted to Sergeant on July 10, 1780. He also served under Captain Joseph Waller,
John St. John, Taylor and J. Wells. After Gen. Benedict Arnold deserted his post at West Point,
Baron Steuben never failed to manifest indignation and abhorrence of the name Arnold.
While inspecting a regiment the name Arnold, owned by one of his men, struck his ear.
Jonathan Arnold was ordered to the front by the Baron. The Baron informed him he was too
respectable man to bear the name of a traitor and offered his own name. The offer was most
cheerfully accepted and his name was then entered on the roll as Jonathan A. Steuben.
After the war the Baron gave him one hundred acres of land located in the township of Steuben,
where Jonathan settled and lived for many years. He is buried on this land, about 500 feet from
the road. The area is now overgrown and is not maintained although there is supposed to be an
Historic Marker by his grave.
His Grave was marked by the Holland Patent
Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution on October 12, 1997.
Since that time, the grave marker of his wife, Lucy Porter Steuben
[born 3 May 1765, East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT and died 19 Jun 1848] has been found on the same site.
The land is privately owned and permission to enter has been denied.