Washington Avenue, German Lutheran Cemetery

The cemetery that was located in the 1300 block North Washington Avenue, where part of the prison facility and parking lot now stands, was established around 1870 as a private burial ground by the German Cemetery Association of the City of Scranton. Later the property and records were transferred to the German Evangelical Lutheran Zion's Church of Scranton.
St. Johns Lutheran Church The last holder of the records was the St. John's Lutheran Church, 425 Jefferson Avenue (pictured at the left). Thus the title on the monument erected at the Cemetery Association of Dunmore, 400 Church Street, Dunmore, PA, reads, "This Monument Was Erected in Memory of the Reinterred Remains From St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery." To add to the confusion, the cemetery has also been called the Green Ridge Cemetery, 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 were moved to other cemeteries. You can read the names by clicking on the images of the monument below.

  Click on the church picture for a larger image.
Front of Monument Back of Monument To the left are images of the front and back of the monument, dedicated in 1999, in the Dunmore Cemetery, Scranton, PA, which contains the names identified as having been buried in the Washington Avenue, German Lutheran Cemetery. Click on an image for a full size picture, more information, plus links to printable sections.
If additional information, or corrections, are found they will be added.

Research and copies of materials provided by Ralph W. Robinson, II, with the assistance of Norma Reese.

These pages, and the research efforts in their development and presentation, are dedicated by Ralph W. Robinson, II, to all his family who were very early settlers of this Scranton and Wyoming Valley area: the Slocums; Tripps; LaFrances; Phillips; Races; Frears; Robinsons; Weichels; 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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