16710 Bradgate Street
West Park neighborhood, Cleveland, Ohio
Nathan Alger had owned his homestead less that a year when he died, at age 47, on January 21, 1813. He was buried on the homestead . His son Henry Alger later donated the acre of land that contained his father's grave to Rockport. This became known as Alger Cemetery as it expanded to become the area burial ground. Originally, its entrance was at 16711 Lorain Avenue but was later relocated to 16710 Bradgate Avenue. Nathan Alger's grave is located in the northwest section of the cemetery. It can be found by entering from Bradgate Avenue and taking the lane on the left. The section is readily identified by several old gravestones. His gravestone, hand ground and hewn, is inscribed, "My friend, I'm here, the first to come, and in this place, for you there's room." His sons, Henry and Nathan, are buried just north of their father's grave.
The gravestones of some who are buried in the Alger Cemetery
Arthur J. Hyde