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Cemetery Directions and Photographs


Christian Brandt Family Cemetery
Turbett Township


“About two hundreds yards east of this (Little, Lytle and Sanderson) on the line fence, is another graveyard, chiefly of the Brandt Family. Christian Brandt died on this farm on October 6, 1822, aged 74 years. He was Mennonite, and had big meetings at his house, but most of that sect came from the east of the river.” [1]

[1] History Of That Part Of The Susquehanna And Juniata Valleys Embraced In The Counties Of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union And Snyder In The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
Volume I, Philadelphia, Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886, page 780.


Darrh Family Cemetery
Turbett Township


" In 1854, Mr. Wilson Calhoun was married to Hannah J. Darrh, daughter of Henry and Mary [Wilson] Darrh. Their children were: Elizabeth, deceased; LeClerc; Pliny; DuViene; Berenice, wife of John Warton; Anson; Vanine; and Catharine deceased." [1]

This is the extent of the knowledge of the Darrh family.

The cemetery contained no more than six family members and measured 12 ft x 16 ft. Field notes made in 1974, when the cemetery was first brought to the attention of the Historical Society, may be of interest to family researchers. " Mr. Calhoun's mother was a Darrh; the Darrh family moved out of the area and Darrh was also known as 'Derr'.
[2]

[1] Biographical Encyclopedia of Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata Counties, Volume II, J.M. Runk and Company, Chambersburg, PA 1897, pg. 959.

[2] Darrh Family Cemetery File


The Kanagy Family Cemeteries
Turbett Township


Based on information obtained in 1974, these two family cemeteries were located on the farm of Harry F. Swartz in Groninger Valley and were thought to be Amish. No documentation exists to identify individuals buried here. One cemetery located near the stone house was reported to contain 4 graves all reported to be from the Kanagy family. The other located north of the stone house, closer to Herringbone Ridge and Dickson Hollow probably had 40+ individuals and also contained Kanagy family members plus other unknown individuals. One individual remembered visiting the cemetery as a young boy of 13 years and that many of the stone markers in the larger cemetery were in German script. [1]

[1] Kanagy Family Cemetery File


Kilmer Family or Mount Hope Cemetery
Turbett Township


“Beside the old grave-yard and cemetery on Church Hill, there is in the middle of the township a burial place commonly called Kilmer’s Grave-yard. It is said to be older than that at Church Hill. There are many unmarked [graves], but the oldest marked is 1811. The names occurring are Kilmer, Strouse, Kepner, Bolinger, Humaker, Lange, Morriosn, Mohler, Jacobs, Harris, Hartman, Crozier, Logan, Brandt, Moss, McBride, and others.” [1]

From Mifflintown, head east on old route 22, now SR 3002. At the intersection with Route 75 turn right and drive south/west through Port Royal to Old Port. At the intersection of Rt. 75 and Rt. 333 in Old Port turn left. Drive approximately 1.4 miles, passing the Turbett Grange Hall, to SR 3004 [Tuscarora Rd]. Turn right and drive approximately 0.2 miles to the abandon Mt. Hope Schoolhouse which is situated at the intersection of SR 3004 [Tuscarora Rd] and TR 313 [Mountain Rd]. Turn left [east] onto the unimproved section [grass covered] of TR 313. The cemetery is located 0.3 miles east on this grassy road and can be seen in the distance on the side of the hill.

[1] History Of That Part Of The Susquehanna And Juniata Valleys Embraced In The Counties Of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union And Snyder In The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
Volume I, Philadelphia, Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886, page 780.


Little-Lytle and Sanderson Family Cemetery
Turbett Township

No visual evidence remains of this family burial plot in Groninger Valley, Turbett Township.

“On the creek bank, below Groninger’s ridge, on Johnson’s farm in the orchard, are buried a connection of Little’s [later Lytle] and Sanderson’s who were first settlers here. Gradually the plow, furrow by furrow has encroached upon these graves, until now not a grave is distinguishable – a sad comment on the avarice of men.”
[1]

[1] History Of That Part Of The Susquehanna And Juniata Valleys Embraced In The Counties Of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union And Snyder In The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
Volume I, Philadelphia, Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886, page 780.

Old and New Church Hill Cemetery
Turbett Township


The Church Hill Cemetery, Old and New is located south/west of Port Royal on Route 75. Follow Route 75 south/west through Port Royal and Old Port. The Cemetery is along both sides of Route 75 at the top of the hill.





Some cemetery transcriptions are available online at the Juniata Co PAGenWeb site.



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