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OLD GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY
SOMERSET TWP.
WASHINGTON CO., PA.

Submitted by Barbi S. Sumney


OLD GERMAN LUTHERAN CEMETERY

Sign for German Lutheran Cemetery
German Lutheran Cemetery
Entering from the West
Photo courtesy of "nacs"

The cemetery of the Old German Lutheran Church is located in northern Somerset Township, Washington County, PA. It can be reached by the Kammerer Exit off Rt. 70, turn west onto Carlton Dr., turn up hill on the gravel road between Seal and Edgar Roads, at Y bear right toward white wooden fence. There should be a small sign along Carlton Dr., “Old German Lutheran Cemetery”.

The church was destroyed by a fire many years ago and only the cemetery remains. Many of the headstones were damaged and some destroyed by cows from the nearby farm until descendants of those buried in the cemetery erected a fence to protect it. 

According to Crumrine, Boyd, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882), pp. 931-951:

“It is not known at what time the church was organized, but a warrant for sixteen acres and twenty-five perches of land was obtained on 15th of January, 1816, by Jacob Kintner, John Oustott, and George Miller, trustees, "for the use of German Lutheran and Calvinistic Congregations of Somerset township." This land was patented Feb. 27, 1833. A log church was erected soon after the warrant was obtained. A portion of the ground was used for a burial-place. The old church was taken down many years ago, and a new one erected of brick on the site.

The following census of the cemetery was taken by Clarence Oliver and Isabelle Mitchell Sumney, of Eighty Four, PA in 1974:


This table shows 108 burials + 4 small stones + 9 possible burials

Please see next page for cemetery photos.

NAME DATES INSCRIPTION NOTES
Alexander, Jennie  1849 - 1934  "Mother"  
Alexander, James  1844 - 1898    
       
Barkhamer, Martin  d. 5 Nov. 1843, 85 yr     
Barkhamer, Mary Magdalena 1772 - 1844 w/o Martin Barkhamer  
       
Blaine, Henry  d. 27 Feb. 1863, 18 (mo/yr?)  s/o L. & R. Blaine (stone eroded)  
Blain, Catharine  1841 - 1902    
       
Boher, Benjamin  d. 27 May 1833, 30 yr    
Boher, William  d. 20 Sept. 1834, 19 yr, 8 mo, 13 d s/o Isabelah & Benjamin Boher   
Boher, Jacob d. 30 Nove. 1833, 19 yr    
Boher, Michael died 1828    
Boher, Mark d. 5 Sept. 1818, 13 mo.    
Boher, Mary died 1826, 17 yr.    
Campbell, Sara  d. 17 Jan. 1833, 23 yr
Clodfelter, Michael  d. 17 Feb. 1824, 69 yr 
Clodfelter, Mary  (dates eroded)  "his wife"
Crites, Andrew  (b. 27 Nov. 1764 
d. 2 Dec. 1842) 
(stone eroded, dates from Vol. 3 Patriots Index, Pg. 27)
Crites, Catherine  d. 27 Oct. 1838, 66 yr, 10 mo, 28 d Consort of Andrew Crites
Gutherie, Rosanne  d. 10 Oct 1845, 25 yr  w/o John Gutherie
Helt, Martha B.  b. 16 Feb. 1847 
d. 15 Dec. 1912
(s/o Jane Sumney)
Kammer, John D.  1790 - 1856 
Kammer, Elizabeth  1800 - 1859  Wife of John Kammer
Kammer, John Franklin  1862 - 1864 s/o Lucinda & Joseph Kammer
Kammerer, William Howden  1866 - 1867 s/o Lucinda & Joseph Kammer
Kammer,
Jacob 
b 1838 - d 1839 
Children of John & Elizabeth Kammer 
Kammer, John  b 1827 - d 1849  Children of John & Elizabeth Kammer 
Blankenbuehler, Catherine Kammer  b 1825 - d 1850  Children of John & Elizabeth Kammer  - w/o J. V. Blankenbuehler
Kammer, Hezekiah  b. 12 Dec. 1874 
d. 12 Aug 1877 
s/o J. & M. Kammer
Kammer, Annie R.  b. 17 Jan. 1877 d. 17 Aug. 1877  d/o J. & M. Kammer
Kammerer, Martin  b. 29 Apr. 1829 d. 25 June 1890 
Kammerer, Katherine  b. Jan. 1829 
d. 4 June 1870 
w/o Martin Kammerer
Leyde, Mary  d. 19 Feb. 1856, 11 mo d/o Henry & Katherine Leyde
Leyda, Benjamin  d. 26 Oct 1837, 72 yr 
Leyda, Catharine B. d. 10 Feb 1863, 92 yr  w/o Benjamin Leyda
Longe, Jack  d. 7 Nov. 1829, 24 yr 
Long, Anna Rosanna  d. July 1830, 57 yr  w/o Andrew Long
Long, Andrew  1783 - 1829 
Long, Jacob  1755 - 1829 
Marshall, Samuel  d. 28 Mar. 1840, 38 yr 
McCollester, Sarah  b. 12 Aug. 1862 
d. 6 Sept. 1866 
McCollester, Thomas  b. 1834 d. 7 Jan. 1877  Corp. C or K-Ringgold Btn. Civil War
Miller, John  d. 7 June 1880, 78 yr 
Miller, Andrew  d. 21 Apr. 1880, 76 yr 
Miller, William d.  24 Nov. 1877, 82 yr 
Miller, Margaret 29 Aug. 1905 (only date on stone)
Miller, ---- (no first name) d. 1886, 76 yr  (no first name)
Moss, Adam   d. 29 Mar. 1848, 8 mo s/o Adam & Elizabeth Moss
Moss, John  d. 25 Oct. 1858, 1 da  s/o Adam & Elizabeth Moss
Myers, Susannah  d. 3 June 1850, 7 mo  d/o Daniel & Nancy Myers
Myers, John  d. 28 Apr. 1847, 66 yr 
Myers, Elizabeth  d. 10 Sept. 1844, 58 yr  Consort of John Meyers
Myers, William Harrison d. 1858, 12 yrs 
Myers, Jacob  d. 1857, 87 yrs 
Myers, Mary d. 23 Sept. 1843, 78 yrs (? 1849)
Myers, Lavina d. 2 Sept. 1853, 13 yr  d/o Henry & Mary Ann Myers
Myers, David  1828 - 1900 
Myers, Margaret 1829 - 1911 w/o David Myers
Myers, Andrew  (no dates)
Myers, Barbery  d. 25 Aug. 1891, 82 yrs  s/o Andrew Myers {Note: son? }
Myers, Andrew d. 15 Apr. 1891, 68 yr 
Myers, Elizabeth d. 28 May 1869, 28 yr  w/o Andrew Myers
Myers, Elizabeth  (no dates) w/o A. Myers 
Myers. Louisa Pricilla  d. 3 Apr. 1866, 2 mo d/o A. & E. Myers
Myers, Jacob d. 18 Oct. 1848, 64 yr 
Myers, Mary d. 8 May 1886, 94 yrs w/o Jacob Myers
Myers, Eliza d. 11 Nov. 1857, 24 yrs.  d/o Jacob, mother-Mary Myers
Myers, Susan  d. 21 Feb. 1889, 75 yr "Sister"
Myers, Jesse b. 8 May 1836 
d. 8 Nov 1912 
Oller, Sarah  d. 5 Apr. 1983, 84 yr 
Oller, Henry Ellsworth  d. 1 Oct 1864  s/o Samuel & Mathilda Oller
Oller, Mary Catherine  d. 16 Mar. 1864, 11 mo  d/o David & Catherine Oller
Oller, --- ( Infant ) (no dates)  Infant s/o S. & T. Oller
Oller, Anna E. b. 18 Feb 1875 
d. 2 Apr. 1885 
d/o S. & E. Oller
Richey, Beata Maargaret IH  1791 (only date)
Saulter, John  b. 24 Aug. 1808 
d. 22 June 1894 
Saulter, Lydia  b. 22 Aug. 1815 
d. 5 Oct. 1855 
w/o John Saulter
Saulters, Elizabeth  b. 12 Dec. 1812 
d. 17 Mar. 1877 
Saulters, Mary Magdalena  d. 25 Dec. 1831, 73 yr
Saulters, Marie Eve d. 28 Sept. 1837, 10 yr 
Saulters, John Peter d. 2 Mar. 1831, 77 yr 
Saulters, Sarah B. 1757 - 1837 w/o John Peter Saulters
Saulters, J. P.  d. 26 June 1862, 86th yr 
Saulters, John C. b. 20 June 1845 
d. 21 June 1892 
Scott, John Par  d. July 1825 (8), 74 yr 
Sook, John  d. 2 Feb. 1833, 12 yr 
Sprowls, Mark II  b. 10 Dec. 1854 
d. 10 Nov. 1885 
Sprowls, Roy Melville  b. 10 Aug. 1884 
d. 10 Nov. 1885 
Stoody, Barbara  d. 22 Oct. 1866, 65 yr  w/o John Stoody
Sumney, Daniel 1844 - 1905 
Sumney, Mary Jane Sprowls  1847 - 1930  w/o Daniel Sumney
Sumney, Boyd Emery  d. 14 June 1864, 23 yr, 26 d  A member of Co. E. 22 Pa Calvary
Sumny, John (Sumney) 
(sic)
d. Nov. 20, 1861, age 60 yrs 
Sumney, Mary  d. Jan. 22, 1870, 68 yr  w/o John Sumney
Sumney, Isaac  Apr. 1, 1813 - 
Aug. 9, 1904 
Sumney, Jane  Aug. 11, 1833 - 
June 24, 1924 
w/o Isaac
Sumney, I. Wilson (Isaac Wilson Sumney)  b. 30 Aug 1875 
d. 7 May 1940 
Sumney, Nellie  b. 4 Aug. 1880 
d. 7 Dec. 1949 
w/o   I. W. Sumney
Sumny, Williamson (Sumney)  b. 29 Apr. 1827 
d. 20 July 1906
 “Father – Mother”  (wife: Sarah Swickard)
Swickard, John d. 7 Jan. 1877, 93 yr 
Swickard, Mary d. 23 Sept. 1851, 69 yr w/o J. Swickard
Swickard, Catharine  d. 21 May 1898, 92 yr  d/o J. & M. Swickard
(4 Small stones) -- -- (There are 4 small stones one with C. S. & one with M. S.
Tracy, Albert  b. 14 Jan. 1897 
d. 19 June 1919 
Pvt. Hq. Co. 6 E & A Med. Dept. WW
Tinkey, Frederick  d. 1 Nov. 1832, 18 yr 
Tinkey, Polly  d. ? 1833, 12 yr 
       
Wright, Uriah d. 10 June 1882, 81 yr, 11 mo, 28 da 
Wright, Elizabeth  d. 4 Oct 1877, 74 yr, 8 mo  w/o Uriah Wright
Wright, Julianna d. 11 July 1832, 23 yr  w/o Uriah Wright
Wright, John  d. 11 Feb. 1838, 5 mo  s/o Uriah & Elizabeth
Yohe, Mark d. 5 Sept. 1856  (stone eroded)
END END

The following note appears at the end of the census indicating persons who may also have been buried in this cemetery. There is no indication of the source of this information:

Swickard, John 1878 – 1893
Swickard, Mary 1851 – 1893
Marshall, Samuel 1782 – 1840
Brown, William 1822 – 1833
Kammer, John D. 1827 – 1858
Campbell, Sarah 1793 – 1833
Zentz, Jacob 1760 – 1825
Zentz, Jacob 1768 – 1846
Kunskey, Frederick 1824 – 1832

Mr. Clarence Oliver and Isabelle Mitchell Sumney's 1974 listing was transcribed 
by Barbi S. Sumney, Feb. 28, 2009
.


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