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Unread 03-18-2007, 04:29 AM
 
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Default How did Cheesequake get its name?

Hi folks,

Does anyone out there know the origin of this curious place name?

Is it a corruption of Cheese Cake? Or a mispronunciation of a Native American word?

Thanks!!!
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Unread 03-18-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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All you have to do is check Wikipedia:

Cheesequake is named for a Lenape Native American word, Cheseh-oh-ke, meaning "upland" or "upland village".
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Unread 03-21-2007, 03:16 AM
 
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Thank you Viralmd!!
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Unread 10-03-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Hi folks,

Does anyone out there know the origin of this curious place name?

Is it a corruption of Cheese Cake? Or a mispronunciation of a Native American word?

Thanks!!!
Osiyo,

Cheesequake is named after a sub tribe/band of the Lenni Lenape (equates to "Original people'). They were called Chichequaas. Being close to the Raritan river they spoke either Unami or Munsee. The Lenape lived in the area of Eastern PA, Northern DE and SE NY including Western L.I. & Manhattan. Their land is called Lenapihoking. For your info, they still live here. I lived in Cheesequake before i even knew there was a connection. In the 1800s The local bands blended in with the European locals and many became carpenters. The town of Asbury Park has many houses still standing that were built by the local Indians. The are still known as the NJ Sand Hill Indians, Their headquarters are located in Montaque NJ. They originally lived in what was the Sand Hill area of Asbury Park, now six lanes of the Garden State PKW.

Wanishi

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Unread 10-04-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Crustacea
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It always did bring crazy imagery to my mind.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Osiyo,

Cheesequake is named after a sub tribe/band of the Lenni Lenape (equates to "Original people'). They were called Chichequaas. Being close to the Raritan river they spoke either Unami or Munsee. The Lenape lived in the area of Eastern PA, Northern DE and SE NY including Western L.I. & Manhattan. Their land is called Lenapihoking. For your info, they still live here. I lived in Cheesequake before i even knew there was a connection. In the 1800s The local bands blended in with the European locals and many became carpenters. The town of Asbury Park has many houses still standing that were built by the local Indians. The are still known as the NJ Sand Hill Indians, Their headquarters are located in Montaque NJ. They originally lived in what was the Sand Hill area of Asbury Park, now six lanes of the Garden State PKW.

Wanishi

Hawkfeather
Just curious Hawkfeather...

You gave some great info, but how in the world did you end up here? Looks like you just joined and this is your first post and you're located in Portland OR, yet you found a years-old post to reply to.

Did you come across some google reference...?
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Unread 10-05-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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no ,no, no, cheesequake..............you see there were a tribe of indians and they were bakers..........they could nt roll there c .........so instead of cheesecake.................it became....cheesequake............come on thats funny???????????
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Unread 10-06-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: North Brunswick
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The town of Asbury Park has many houses still standing that were built by the local Indians. The are still known as the NJ Sand Hill Indians, Their headquarters are located in Montaque NJ. They originally lived in what was the Sand Hill area of Asbury Park, now six lanes of the Garden State PKW.
Just curious, any connection with Sand Hills Rd in South Brunswick?
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Unread 10-06-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I always thought of a cheesecake earthquake.
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Unread 10-20-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Just curious Hawkfeather...

You gave some great info, but how in the world did you end up here? Looks like you just joined and this is your first post and you're located in Portland OR, yet you found a years-old post to reply to.

Did you come across some google reference...?
My family had a home in Keansburg my father built in 1916. When I married we lived on my wife's family farm in Cheesequake where I built our home. I was a Cheesequake Fireman for 8 years. After leaving New Jersey Bell I re-entered the Navy thus we traveled the world and wound up years later in Oregon. My wife was born on the NJ farm and is part Mohawk. I have studied Native American history for many years and am part Lenape, thus NJ and NY Native History is my forte'. As a young boy I walked and rode bike all over Monmouth Co. I have found camp fires buried four foot down in Areas of West Keansburg chuck full of clam shells and arrow points in the area. This was in isolated areas.

The only Sand Hill Rd I know is west end of Asbury Ave. and I had installed phones in the area. Today the NJ Sand Hill Indians are named after this spot, They are still alive and living in NJ.

I spend a lot of research time on the net and this is how I found this blog the name Cheesequake lit up my screen.
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