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Neff Cemetery

 

Located along route 305 between Alexandria & Petersburg, in Logan Township

Latitude: 40-34-07N   Longitude:  078-03-38W

 

Cemetery photos by Ken Boonie, © 2001

 

 

The Neff Cemetery is the oldest Mennonite burying ground in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.It was established by Jacob Kauffman Neff [d.1829] and his uncle Jacob Neff Sr. [d.1831] by a deed of release dated 17 July 1828 and recorded in Huntington County Deed Book, V-1-page 76. They owned the farms adjacent to the cemetery. The original area was .4 acres.

 

The earliest recorded burial was Christina Erb Neff from Lancaster who died 11 March 1806.Her husband was Daniel Neff who died in Lancaster in 1768.  She was the mother of Jacob Neff Sr. and John Kauffman Neff.  Her grave is toward the rear of the cemetery and marked by a barely legible stone.  Around her are unidentified graves marked by field stones.  All these Neffs descent from a Henry Neff who arrived at Philadelphia in September 1717, stayed 3 years northeast of Germantown, PA, then moved to Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1723.

This family's history is detailed in a genealogy titled, NEFF-NÄF FAMILY HISTORY, by William A. Neff, Princeton Jct., NJ 1991.

 

The cemetery is owned by the Neff Family Historical Society, Inc. a non-profit Pennsylvania Corporation.  It is managed and maintained by a Board of Trustees who are direct descendents of these Neffs.  Support for the cemetery's maintenance come from descendants through North America.

 

For more information contact


Neff Family Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 6664
Harrisburg PA  17112-0664

or the following Trustees:
Benjamin Neffbneff@neb.rr.com
William Neffneffnews@ix.netcom.com
Nov. 2002
 

There were several stones that were unreadable and several fieldstones with no inscriptions. The cemetery is very well maintained. (numbers in place of names are stones I need to retake. Please disregard these)
 

John Skees Naomi Skees Carl Lovell Florence Lovell
Baby Neff 1 2 Elizabeth Bush
Gilbert & Clara Neff Robert A. Neff Mildred Neff Samuel & Emma Neff
3 4 5 James Dickey
Rebecca Dickey Andrew Kunz 6 William Neff
Cordelia Neff Charles Neff Amelia Neff J. Fred Neff
Paul D. Neff Joseph H. Neff 7 Martha M. Neff
Ja? Longenecker (stone poor) Nancy Longenecker Susannah Wall John Wall
Henry Unknown (possibly Knode) Anna Unknown (possibly Knode) Jacob H. Knode Anne Knode
8 Mary M. Knode John Baum Frances Baum
Edith Baum(?) (stone poor) Frances Metz John Metz Harry Metz
George & Frances Wakefield (?)Harry Wakefield J. M. Metz Unknown Metz (stone poor)
Sarah Metz John Metz Martin Wakefield 9
10 Raymond Wakefield Keyser & Mary Wakefield Clymer Wakefield
Infant Wakefield Harry Wakefield Mae Wakefield Heister Wakefield
Charles Wakefield (poor stone) 11 Walter Martin Samuel & Agnes Wakefield
Edythe Arndt James Arndt J. L. Fleck Sarah Fleck
J. E. Arndt H. J. McElhoes Ida Stryker Myrtle Stryker
John Tyson Andrew Tyson Edith Tyson Maria Morton
Caroline Morton John Morton Susan Morton Lizzie Morton
Viola Morton Frances McMullen John McMullen B. K. & Mary Neff
Mrs. ? Drayton (stone poor) Isaac Fouse William Shontz Andrew Fouse
Eliza Fouse Christian Fouse Harry Fouse Clara Fouse
Annie Neff (?) (stone poor) Walter ? (stone poor) Margaretta Neff Jacob Neff
Nancy Neff Daniel Neff (stone poor) Elizabeth Neff Peter B. Neff (stone poor)
Jacob Neff Magdalene Neff Henry Neff Abraham ? (stone very poor)
Jacob Neff (stone very poor) Abraham Neff (stone poor) Unknown Jacob Neff
Barbara Neff Susannah Stauffer Daniel Stauffer Elizabeth Staman (stone poor)
Christian Staman Jacob Miller (stone poor) John Neff (stone very poor) Mary Neff (stone popor)
Barbara ? (stone poor) Barbara Swine John Neff (stone poor) Anna Mary Neff (stone poor)
Henry C. ? (stone poor) Susan E. ? (stone poor) Isaac Neff Susanna Neff
Joseph Stryker William Stryker Mary Stryker Lettie Neff
Benjamin Neff Jr. Daniel Neff Wife of Daniel Neff Benjamin Neff
Clara Neff Ellen Neff Isaac Neff Susan Neff
Bertie Hyskell William McClure Mary McClure J. Alice Leffard
Sarah Unknown  Benjamin Neff Lizzie Neff Alice, Mary, John, Milton & Minnie Neff
Samuel & Elizabeth Neff John Neff Margaret Neff Eliza Neff
David Neff Susan Neff Fanny Neff Daniel Neff (stone poor)

 

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