with St. Francis Xavier Cemetery

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
Overton, PA

 


St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
Overton, PA
Summer 2005
Updated April 2014
Photo Taken by Mike Dempsey

August 19, 2001
Transcribed by our local cemetery research team
and periodically updated by Bob Sweeney and Mike Dempsey.

Note: This church and cemetery is, except for St. Basil's in Dushore, the most prominent Catholic religious center in the history of Sullivan County, despite its location just over the border in Bradford County. Many, if not most, of the Catholics of Forks, Forksville, Campbellville and the northwestern part of Sullivan County patronized this church and their ancestors are buried in the cemetery out back.  There is one stone where the name is illegible, but we have the birthdate, Sept. 27, 1867 and the death date, October 14, 1898.   In January 2014, Lynn Franklin rephotographed this stone. Based on a close examination of the enlarged photo and a review of the actual burial plot, courtesy of Ed Kelly, we believe the stone marks the grave of James Bennett. It is so indicated below; if any reader has information to the contrary, please let us know. There are also a few unusual listings. For example, Mary A. Francke Hennessey (1906-1959) is how her listing appears on the stone but she is buried with Joseph A. Francke (1906-1956).   We suppose Hennessey is her maiden name,  but we are not sure. Also, Mary Hannon Sick (1861-1948) is buried with James M. Hannon.   Was Sick her maiden name or did she remarry? In December 2011, this issue was clarified for us by Edward Kelly--see the Footnote * at the bottom of this page.

In the summer of 2000, Lynn Franklin, wife of Bob Sweeney, Sullivan County Web Page Coordinator, took several pictures of grave markers for members of the Kelly family to which Bob is related. They are linked here to those stones, with the proximate text embedded in crimson to distinguish them from pictures contributed by others. Bob's paternal grandmother was Agnes Elizabeth (Kelly) Sweeney. While she is buried in Towanda, not here, many of her extended family are at rest in this cemetery. A list with photos for these specific interments can be found at Kelly and Related Family Burials.

Also, beginning in October 2005, Michael Dempsey offered to post pictures of selected tombstones and markers from this cemetery. We will link these pictures as they become available and are appreciative of Mike's efforts in this regard. He is a descendant of the multifaceted Dempsey families of Sullivan County.

In July 2006, P. Dean Homer contributed to Edward Kelly a layout of the cemetery grave sites. This contribution was made in conjunction with the Kelly Family Reunion for which Ed was the organizer. The two-page layout can be examined at the bottom of this page. Then, in 2011, through the generous cooperation of the Reverend Joseph Hornick and Bettyann Sick Goodyear, Bob Sweeney and Lynn Franklin, his wife, were permitted to photograph and transcribe the death records for St. Francis Xavier Church (1898-1980). You can find a link to these documents near the bottom of the Catholic Death Records Page.

Finally, in March 2013, the Sullivan County Historical Society (SCHS) began contributing information and obituary records for this site. We have posted those additions in vermilion colored notes. We are very appreciative for this new material.

 


St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
Overton, PA
July 2001
Photo Taken by Mike and Debbie Krause

 

NAME

BIRTH DATE

DEATH DATE

REMARKS

Bahl, Agnes Ellen

1892

1984

 

Bahl, Alice Murphy

1874

1927

 

Bahl, Ann

 

1962

 

Bahl, Catherine M.

1859

1931

 

Bahl, Catherine Tolan

1860

1927

 

Bahl, Edward John

1861

1927

Husband of Ella O'Brien Bahl

Bahl, Ella O.

1874

1957

Wife of Edward John Bahl

Bahl, Francis J.

July 2, 1902

May 5, 1960

S Sgt 1107 Calif. Base Unit

Bahl, Frank

1853

1946

 

Bahl, George R.

1901

1986

 

Bahl, Baby Helen

     

Bahl, Henry L.

1862

1945

 

Bahl, Infant Boy

 

1962

 

Bahl, Joseph P.

February 14, 1913

April 22, 1989

Pvt US Army WWII

Bahl, Leon F.

1900

1937

 

Bahl, Leona R.

1868

1953

 

Bahl, Madonna Cain

1903

1930

 

Bahl, Mary F.

1910

1994

 

Bahl, Mary Margaret

1969

1969

 

Bahl, Rose

1882

1969

 

Bahl, Victor L.

1888

1964

 

Bahl, William

1867

1945

 

Bahl, William John

May 27, 1921

April 22, 1980

 

Banasik, Beatrice Ann

1921

1990

 

Banasik, Gary Charles

1944

1996

 

Banasik, Leonard Anthony

November 6, 1919

December 25, 1989

RM 2 US Coast Guard WWII

Bahr, Arthur C.

1902

1954

 

Bahr, Dora M.

1865

1963

 

Bahr, John S.

1858

1932

 

Bennett, James

Sepember 27, 1867

October 14, 1898

Note: The identification of this grave reflects both a close examination of the grave marker photo and a review of the burial plot at the cemetery. The plot indicates the name of the buried individual as being at or proximate to this marker.

Broschart, Caroline S.

1864

1940

 

Broschart, Elizabeth

June 9, 1819

January 31,1890

 

Broschart, Elizabeth C.

1898

1981

"Mother"
Wife of Leo C. Broschart
Same stone

Broschart, Gail M.

 

1952

 

Broschart, Helen (Litzelman) *

March 29, 1915 *

June 26, 2002 *

D/o Mathias & Josephine (Marshall); w/o L. Vernon *
* Per actual Obituary

Broschart, Leo C.

1887

1937

"Father"
Husband of Elizabeth C. Broschart
Same stone

Broschart, Leo J.

June 11, 1929

July 7, 1993

Capt US Army Korea

Broschart, Leo J.

 

1952

 

Broschart, Michael J.

1859

1939

 

Burke, Bridget Agnes

December 25, 1898

January 5, 1992

 

Burke, Thomas M.

October 30, 1899

April 14, 1962

 

Cauley, Joseph

1859

1937

 

Cilvick, Freda (Litzelman) *

November 20, 1910 *

December 2, 2005 *

D/o John O. & Bertha (Streby); w/o (1) Leon Bahl; (2) Leo Flynn; (3) Joseph Cilvick *
* Per actual Obituary

Cilvick, Joseph Louis

October 16, 1924

December 28, 1981

US Navy WWII

Corcoran, Dennis

1859

1918

 

Corcoran, Edward

1871

1916

 

Corcoran, Francis Patrick

1835

1915

 

Corcoran, Frank

1866

1947

 

Corcoran, James B.

1867

1958

 

Corcoran, John

1825

1917

 

Corcoran, Ivan H.

1885

1905

 

Corcoran, Margaret Driscoll

1838

1925

 

Corcoran, Rebecca Biehl

1845

1915

 

Corcoran, Thomas

1873

1962

 

Cullen, Agnes L.

1886

1965

 

Cullen, Elizabeth M.

1880

August 1, 1944

 

Cullen, Helen B.

June 5, 1905

May 7, 1970

 

Cullen, Lawrence

1886

1968

 

Cullen, Leonard T.

February 25, 1905

September 4, 1971

 

Cullen, Thomas J.

1879

March 30, 1945

 

Curtin, Aloysius V.

1906

1971

 

Davis, Walter F. Jr. "Skip"

July 24, 1930

November 11, 1978

Born in Columbus, Ohio

Driscoll, Bridget

 

August 4, 1889

Aged 83 yrs.

Dunfee, Catherine Fries

1920

1988

 

Dunfee, Joseph C.

1915

1989

 

Dunfee, Rose Olpter *

December 18, 1939 *

September 24, 2003/TD>

D/o Joseph & Rose (Zafeya) Olpter; w/o William L. *
* Per actual Obituary

Dunn, Ellen

1883

1923

"Wife of Edward Dunn"

Everling Anna

1907

1976

 

Everling, Daniel

1910

1960

 

Everling, Elizabeth

1907

1994

 

Everling, George N.

1876

1972

 

Everling, Leon

1906

1966

 

Everling, Minnie B.

1881

1952

 

Ferrell, Eugene

1910

1989

 

Francke, Carl F.

November 20, 1880

August 25, 1976

 

Francke, Cyril F.

1904

1923

 

Francke, Edward

1842

1908

Sergeant, Co A 18th PA Vol Cavalry Feb. 17, 1864-Oct. 31, 1865

Francke, Elfie Lancaster

1872

1926

 

Francke, Joseph A.

1906

1956

 

Francke, Joseph J.

1875

1945

 

Francke, Mary Ann McCann

1848

1903

 

Francke, Richard R.

1885

1938

 

Frawley, Catherine A

 

1946

 

Frawley, Leonard C.

February 14, 1906

October 4, 1998

 

Frawley, Mary Esther

 

1939

 

Frawley, Thomas E.

 

1917

 

Fogarty, Bridget O.

1871

1932

Wife of James E. Fogarty

Fogarty, James E.

 

No dates on stone

 

Hannon, Cathryn

1875

1942

 

Hannon, James J.

1844

1914

 

Hannon, James M.

1857

1906

 

Hannon, Margaret

1879

1966

 

Hannon, Mary

1870

1943

 

Hannon, Mary Sullivan

1841

1904

 

Hausmann, Erik M.

March 28, 1973

September 4, 1999

 

Heichemer, Frederick

October 11, 1844

June 29, 1898

Co B 7 Reg PA Vol

Hennessey, Mary A. Francke

1906

1959

Buried with Joseph A. Francke

Hottenstein, David H J

March 1, 1907

June 4, 1974

 

Kahni, Adam

1863

1916

 

Kahni, Anna

1856

1931

 

Kahni, Caroline

1822

1911

 

Kahni, Emma

1857

1934

 

Kahni, Michael

1826

1925

 

Keating, Eugene T.

February 21, 1914

July 28, 1978

 

Keating, Francis L.

July 26, 1910

July 31, 1968

1241 SVC Com D Unit WWII

Keating, Lawrence

1877

1964

 

Keating, Mary C.

1884

1965

 

Keefe, Charles

1912

1992

 

Keefe, Elizabeth J.

September 14, 1869

October 28, 1958

 

Keefe, Hilda

1919

1996

 

Keefe, Jeremiah

1880

1950

 

Keefe, Joseph D.

1886

1919

Battery A. 34th field Artillery

Keefe, Julia

1878

1953

Wife of Jeremiah Keefe

Keefe, Mary

1912

1994

Dau. of Jeremiah & Julia Keefe

Keefe, Patrick

1874

1969

 

Kelly, Anna E. Sweeney

1865

1946

Wife of William M. Kelly
Same stone
"Grace" and "Mildred" also on stone

Kelly, Annie M.

1869

1987

 

Kelly, Catherine W.

1887

1957

Wife of Joseph D. Kelly

Kelly, Charles F.

1893

1969

 

Kelly, Daniel

1829

1902

Husband of Mary Leahy ('Lahey) Kelly

Kelly, Daniel J.

1862

1904

 

Kelly, "Baby Son"

   

Son of Daniel J. Kelly
Grave marker next to that of his father

Kelly, Daniel Thomas

November 14, 1944

October 31, 1984

US Navy
S/o Edward & Frances (Burke) Kelly

Kelly, Edward L.

1893

1949

Husband of Frances Burke Kelly
Same stone

Kelly, Frances Burke

1903

1982

Wife of Edward L. Kelly
Same stone

Kelly, Frances M.

1889

1954

 

Kelly, George

 

December 25, 1899

Son of William P. & Jane (Collins);
Died in infancy

Kelly, Hannora

 

Sept. 1864

Daughter of Michael and Mary Kelley [sic]
"Aged 10 [?] yrs....."

Kelly, James E.

February 28, 1898

August 13, 1966

CM 1 USAR NY WWII

Kelly, Jane Collins

1854

1938

Wife of William P. Kelly

Kelly, Jeremiah

 

April 8, 1868

Son of Michael and Mary Kelley [sic]
"Aged....."

Kelly, John

 

June 23, 1902

Son of William P. & Jane (Collins);
Died in infancy

Kelly, John M.

October 19, 1869

April 4, 1903

 

Kelly, Joseph D.

1887

1939

Husband of Catherine W. Kelly

Kelly, Julia T.

1888

1954

 

Kelly, Mary A.

1840

1898

Wife of Daniel Kelly

Kelly, Michael

1856

Jan. 13, 1864

Son of Michael and Mary Kelley [sic]
Aged 7 yrs.

Kelly, Paul

 

December 25, 1900

Son of William P. & Jane (Collins);
Died in infancy

Kelly, Raymond S.

April 6, 1902

June 29, 1987

US Army WWII

Kelly, Robert E.

June 14, 1889

April 11, 1919

Captain Mil. Police Corp WWII

Kelly, Robert E.

1894

1967

 

Kelly, Thomas F.

1876

1907

 

Kelly, William M.

1855

1921

Husband of Anna E. Sweeney Kelly
Same stone
"Grace" and "Mildred" also on stone

Kelly, William P.

 

May 20, 1910

Aged 52 yrs 5 mo & 20 days

Kester, Cletius L.

1906

1934

 

Kester, Hilda A.

1912

1976

 

Kipling, Mary M.

1892

1965

 

Kofler, Josef

1885

1970

 

Lambert Family Marker

     

Lambert, Francis J.

December 17, 1919

December 20, 1962

 

Lambert, Leo. F.

1884

1929

 

Lambert, George Leo

May 3, 1926

September 16, 2002

Husband of Mary Musser
Space reserved on same stone

Lambert, Geo. W.

1855

1925

 

Lambert, John W.

March 29, 1847

June 24, 1899

 

Lambert, Margaret B.

1885

January 31, *1971

* Per SCHS source material

Lambert, Mary Tolan

1850

1928

 

Leljedal, G. Anderson "Andy"

1916

1992

 

Leljedal, Mareata R. "Edie"

1909

1981

Note: Widow of Ambrose Marshall

Litzelman, Lester

1914

1964

 

Litzelswope, Raymond J.

1894

1977

 

Marshall, Aloysius

1914

1978

 

Marshall, Ambrose

1907

1931

 

Marshall, Francis

1909

1919

 

Marshall, Genevieve

1901

1975

 

Marshall, Ivan C.

February 29, 1916

August 23, 1977

 

Marshall, James

1954

1994

 

Marshall, Joseph

1866

1942

 

Marshall, Joseph A.

1897

1966

 

Marshall, Mary C.

1897

1897

 

Marshall, Mary K.

1873

1946

 

Marshall, Mildred A.

1907

1996

 

Marshall, Paul A.

1899

1967

 

Marshall, Thomas L.

1895

1918

PVT Killed in Action

Marscheck, Mary R. (Curtin) *

1934

July 14 *,1971

* Per SCHS source material

McCann, Ellen F.

1864

1956

 

McCann, James J.

1855

1903

 

McCann, Margaret

1820

1897

 

McCarty, J. Francis

1910

1990

 

McCarty, V. Elfreda (Snell) *

August 23, 1913 *

October 28, 2004 *

D/o Merton R & Anastasia M. (Morris); w/o J. Francis *
* Per actual Obituary

McCarty, Patricia A. *

January 11, 1940 *

September 8, 2008 *

D/o Francis & V. Elfreda (Snell) *
* Per actual Obituary

McCarty, Wilbur F.

October 30 *, 1950

June * 1971

* Per SCHS source material

McGroarty, Ann W.

March 25, 1886

November 30, 1979

 

McGroarty, Catherine V.

1897

1985

 

McGroarty, Charles

1896

1954

 

McGroarty, Charles Michael

November 2, 1853

April 30, 1926

 

McGroarty, Charles M. *

March 31, 1927 *

February 20, 2003

S/o Edward & Catherine (Byron); h/o Marjorie (Keeney) *
* Per actual Obituary

McGroarty, Edward J.

1888

1964

 
       

McGroarty, James P.

1928

1986

 

McGroarty, Mark

 

January 15, 1953

Infant

McGroarty, Mary

August 17, 1866

February 5, 1941

 

McGroarty, Michael

1886

1940

 

McGroarty, Patrick James

1959

1981

 

McGroarty,

     

Meehan, Annabelle

 

1957

 

Meehan, James

 

December 20, 1935

 

Mullen, Edward

 

November 9, 1936

 

Mullen, Martin

1837

1912

 

Mullen, Mary A.

 

March 19, 1941

 

Mullen, Sabina

1830

1905

Wife of Martin Mullen

Murphy, Catherine

May 1, 1842

July 12, 1912

 

Murphy, Catherine

1905

1908

Dau. of John & Sarah Murphy

Murphy, Jerome D.

March 6, 1874

February 11, 1908

 

Murphy, John

April 1, 1832

April 15, 1909

 

Murphy, Sarah A.

1881

1907

Wife of John F. Murphy

Murphy, Stephen T.

1868

1913

 

Murray, John

 

March 16, 1905

Aged 74 yrs

Murray, Margaret A.

1875

1933

 

Murray, Mary Griffin

1840

1919

 

Murray, Michael J.

1869

1947

 

Nolan, Mary C. McGroarty

1929

1976

 

Norton, Alice Kelly

1903

1966

 

Norton, Floyd S.

1905

1985

 

Oastler, Mary

1904

1905

 

Oastler, Mary R.

1878

1911

 

O’Brien, Dennis F.

September 12, 1844

January 13, 1913

 

O’Brien, Kate

August 19, 1849

March 8, 1896

 

O’Brien, Kittie

 

1883

Aged 14 yrs Dau of Martin & Ellen O’Brien

O’Connell, Anna C. Frawley

1875

1932

Wife of Cornelius F. O’Connell

O’Connell, Cornelius F.

1868

1921

 

O’Hara, Rose Ann

1894

1926

 

Peale, Elizabeth Tolan

1853

1917

Wife of C.T. Peale

Pennella, John E.

1970

1989

 

Powers, John

September 16, 1870

April 8, 1895

 

Pulio, Rosanne V. McGroarty

1936

1996

 

Richlin, Alfred H.

1887

1949

 

Richlin, Amanda

1864

1950

 

Richlin, Edith P.

1921

2000

 

Richlin, Emma H. Shrimp

1860

1929

 

Richlin, Francis T.

1932

1952

Pvt Co H 16th Inf Reg’t WWII

Richlin, Henry

1863

1936

 

Richlin, Joseph A.

1853

1937

 

Richlin, Leona (Shilkowski) *

March 9, 1916 *

September 12, 2008 *

D/o Francis & Nellie (Ostrowski); w/o Theodore *
* Per actual Obituary

Richlin, Theodore

1905

1973

 

Ritchlin, Chas. F.

 :

September 1, 1892

68 yrs 6 mo. & 16 days
Husband of Mary Ritchlin

Ritchlin, Frank C.

1858

1936

 

Ritchlin, Mary M.

 

June 1, 1895

Wife of Chas. Ritchlin

Robbins, Theron "Dean"

1935

1991

 

Roe, Frank

 

April 12, 1900

Aged 45 yrs

Rohe, Peter

1836

1905

 

Rosbach, Vanus W.

1907

1969

 

Rouse, Eugene J.

April 12, 1901

August 31, 1980

 

Rouse, Isabell S.

September 17, 1911

November 29, 1999

 

Rouse, Margaret

1865

1944

Wife of Martin Rouse

Rouse, Martin

 

July 6, 1904

Aged 52 yrs

Rouse, William H.

1890

August 14, 1969

 

Scanlin Family Marker

     

Scanlin, Alice M.

March 1, 1896

May 18, 1899

 

Scanlin, Beatrice M.

1898

1977

Same stone as Daniel J. Scanlin

Scanlin, Catherine A.

1888

1938

 

Scanlin, Daniel J.

1893

1969

Same stone as Beatrice M. Scanlin

Scanlin, D. Joseph

1928

1997

Space reserved on stone for Margaret, born 1936, his wife

Scanlin, Eugene

1903

1920

 

Scanlin, Frank P.

1859

February 8, 1935

Same stone as Mary C. Scanlin

Scanlin, Fred L.

1890

1919

U.S. N.

Scanlin, Mary C.

1866

1932

Same stone as Frank P. Scanlin

Scanlin, Robert Ivan

1909

1953

 

Sheedy, James

 

April 30, 1882

 

Sheedy, Jeremiah

 

February 18, 1853

Aged 11 yrs Son of James & Mary Sheedy

Sheppa, Edna

1864

1926

 

Sheppa, Frank

1890

1965

 

Sheppa, Joseph

1864

1942

 

Sheppa, Mary

August 15, 1892

October 15, 1911

 

Sherman, Margaret Roe

 

September 6, 1895

Aged 58 yrs

Sick, William

1863

1938

 

Sick, Catherine M. Kelly

1865

1910

 

Sick, Mary Hannon

1861

1948

Buried with James M. Hannon

Snell, Douglas J.

1919

1994

 

Snell, James D.

1951

1952

 

Strong, John O.

1924

1990

 

Snell Joy I. (Heddens)*

May 25, 1930 *

October 12, 2008 *

D/o Louis Stewart & Mary Anna (Moser); w/o James Douglas *
* Per actual Obituary

Sullivan, Catherine B.

 

October 8, 1966

 

Sullivan, James F.

 

May 2, 1957

 

Sullivan, Katharine McGovern

1855

1938

 

Sullivan, Louise

1847

1927

 

Sullivan, Michael N.

1848

1923

 

Sullivan, Michael X

1887

1916

 

Sullivan, William

1849

1918

 

VanDyke, Helen L.

1895

1918

 

Walsh, Cyril Joseph

1921

1932

 

Walsh, Elizabeth Bahl

1884

1929

 
       

Walsh, Joseph

1891

1961

 

Warman, Zita Bahl

August 7, 1900

December 6, 1996

 

Yanney, Anthony

 

February 4, 1916

Aged 54 yrs

Zeiss, Lucy Sick

1905

1941

 

Zubrowski, Clara

August 12, 1833

September 29, 1899

 

Zubrowski, Jacob

April 15, 1814

May 30, 1895

 

* Editor's Note:

Mary Louise (Bauer) Hannon Sick's first husband was James M. Hannon who died in 1906. James M. Hannon was the son of Michael and Mary Lane Hannon and the brother of Helen Elizabeth (Ella) Hannon (who was married to (1) Daniel Kelly Jr. and (2) Daniel Moore) and Anna Hannon (who was married to John Kelly).
Mary Louis Bauer's second husband was William M. Sick whose first wife, Catherine Kelly, died in 1910.
Note that Daniel Kelly Jr., John Kelly, and Catherine Kelly Sick were siblings--the sons and daughter of Daniel and Mary Leahy Kelly, paternal great grandparents to Bob Sweeney, myself and Ken Beirne, among many others.
It was not an uncommon custom or practice among the Irish for persons whose first spouse had died, and who had remarried, to be buried with their first spouse. Thus, William M. Sick is buried with Catherine Kelly; and Mary Louise Bauer is buried with James M. Hannon. Similarly, my paternal aunt, Catherine (Kate) Waples Kelly McMahon, is buried with her first husband, Joseph D. Kelly, in this cemetery in the same plot as my parents, Edward and Frances Burke Kelly. Aunt Kate's second husband, Joseph P. McMahon, is buried with his first wife, Laura Obert McMahon, in St. Basil's Cemetery, in nearby Dushore, PA.

 


St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Overton, PA
Sign on Opposite Side to
Cemetery and Facing Road
July 2000
Photo Taken by Lynn Franklin

St. Francis Xavier Cemetery Plot
Overton, PA
July 2006
Courtesy of P. Dean Homer
PDF Version of Cemetery Plot

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