Washington Avenue, German Lutheran Cemetery
The cemetery that was located in the 1300
Washington Avenue, where part of the prison facility and parking lot
stands, was established around 1870 as a private burial ground by the
Cemetery Association of the City of Scranton. Later the property and
were transferred to the German Evangelical Lutheran Zion's Church of
last holder of the records was the St.
John's Lutheran Church, 425 Jefferson Avenue (pictured at the left).
the title on the monument erected at the Cemetery Association of
400 Church Street, Dunmore, PA, reads, "This Monument Was Erected in
of the Reinterred Remains From St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery." To add to
the confusion, the cemetery has also been called the Green Ridge
even though it is not in Green Ridge.
In addition, it is known
that all the names of those who
were buried in the cemetery are not listed, plus, some who are listed
moved to other cemeteries. You can read the names by clicking on the
of the monument below.
Click on the church picture for a larger image.
If additional information, or corrections,
are found they
will be added.
||To the left are images of
the front and back of the monument,
dedicated in 1999, in the Dunmore Cemetery, Scranton, PA, which
the names identified as having been buried in the Washington Avenue,
Lutheran Cemetery. Click on an image for a full size picture, more
plus links to printable sections.
Research and copies of materials provided
W. Robinson, II, with the assistance of Norma Reese.
These pages, and the research efforts in
and presentation, are dedicated by Ralph W. Robinson, II, to all his
who were very early settlers of this Scranton and Wyoming Valley area:
the Slocums; Tripps; LaFrances; Phillips; Races; Frears; Robinsons;
Bosses; Zenkes; Wilsons; Griffins; as well as the other early settlers
memorialized here. It is in respect and honor of all these families of
early Scranton and the Wyoming Valley, that these pages are dedicated,
so that their memory and contributions not be lost.
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