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Cemetery

 Brenneman Mennonite Church Cemetery

Brenneman Mennonite Church Cemetery

Location

Edom, Rockingham County, Virginia. From downtown Harrisonburg, take Route 42 north 4.7 miles and turn left onto Route 778 (Brenneman Church Road). Go 1.0 miles and cemetery is on the right side of road.
 

Notes

In 2002 Martha Lee found several broken stones in the first couple of rows and stones buried in bushes. Some stones were face down and too heavy to lift and read but I believe were recorded by Mr. Swank. There is an open area between rows 4 and 5 with no markers. In 1967 J. Robert Swank wrote "Brenneman Mennonite Cemetery is the site of the old Brenneman Church. It was used as a place of worship and also a school as there were no public schools." Mr. Swank goes on: From the Brenneman Family History (page 30 # 96) we find, "The Brenneman Church was built on the Peter Brenneman farm one mile north of Greenmount in 1826 by the Funks, Shanks, Swanks and Brennemans of the vicinity of Linville, Singers Glen, Greenmount and the Brush." Mr. Swank notes "Deed Book 24 Page 338 - Oct 1852. Peter Brenneman to Joseph Wenger & (?) Burkholder trustees of Mennonite Society, two parcels of land on road to Geo. Shavers Mill; one for meeting house now built, one for burying ground."

Survey Date and Recorder

Oct 2002
Martha Lee

 

Photos

Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

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Row

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

 

Beard

James

 

 

 

no visible marker-known to be buried in unmarked graves per Swank's records of 1967

 

 

Fulk

Charles Homer

16 Sep 1880

3 Jun 1893

 

no visible marker-known to be buried in unmarked graves per Swank's records of 1967, children Abram & Susan

 

 

Fulk

Mary Catherine

26 May 1891

5 Jun 1893

 

no visible marker-known to be buried in unmarked graves per Swank's records of 1967, children Abram & Susan

 

 

Shank

Elizabeth

 

3 Jan 1836

 

no visible marker-the Heatwole History book shows her buried here but she is recorded as buried in the Lindale Mennionte Church Cemetery, aged 46y 4m, w/Henry Shank, nee Heatwole

 

001

Acker

Lucy Ann

16 Aug 1807

17 Nov 1888

81y 3m 1d, consort/Peter

nee Barnes

 

001

Acker, Jr.

Peter

13 Oct 1808

13 Nov 1873

Aged 65y 1m

s/Peter & Mary Driver Acker

 

001

Ocker

Peter

23 Sep 1753

30 Mar 1832

 

 

 

001

Acker

Anna Marie

3 Dec 1764

Nov 1849

 

illegible stone-recorded by Swank in 1960s, d/Lewis & Barbara Driver Acker

 

002

Anthony

Sophia M.

14 Sep 1826

29 Sep 1890

 

illegible stone-recorded by Swank in 1960s, 1st wife of James Beard then 2nd marriage to John A. Anthony per Swank, nee Moyers

 

002

Beard

Amanda J.

17 Mar 1846

5 Mar 1894

 

illegible stone-recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

002

Beard

Ruth E.

22 Aug 1852

8 Mar 1894

 

illegible stone-recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

002

Beard

Mary E.

20 Jul 1850

9 Dec 1926

 

 

 

002

Dillard

Sylvester W.

1879

1941

 

 

 

003

Beard

Myron & Nannie

 

20 Jan 1904

 

no visible marker-recorded by Swank in 1960s as a child's stone

 

004

Mitchell

Catherine

31 Oct 1833

29 May 1897

w/E. S.

d/Jacob Nave

 

004

Mitchell

E. S.

12 Oct 1828

5 Sep 1907

 

s/Jacob & Catherine

 

005

Wood

Bertie May

4 Feb 1877

22 Sep 1906

aged 28y 8m 17d, w/Wade H.

d/Geo. & Mary S. Etting, 1w/Wade H.

 

005

Wood

Georgia M.

25 Aug 1906

27 Jul 1907

c/W. H. & B. C. Winecord Wood

 

 

006

Wood

Joseph N.

30 Oct 1850

25 Sep 1918

 

s/W. A. & Melvina

 

006

Wood

Fannie J.

17 Jul 1850

31 Oct 1916

w/Joseph N.

 

 

006

Webb

Edna Rebecca

14 Feb 1906

23 Apr 1906

c/Thomas C. & Annie Webb

no visible marker-recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

006

Webb

Thelma V.

23 Mar 1907

27 Jun 1909

c/Thomas C. & Annie Webb

footstone with initials only visible marker - rest recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

006

Webb

Worthy K.

4 Oct 1911

27 Sep 1913

c/Thomas C. & Annie Webb

footstone with initials only visible marker - rest recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

007

Rhodes

Allie S.

 

7 Jan 1890

aged 20y 6m 13d

c/Anthony & Hannah

 

007

Rhodes

Infant

18 Oct 1893

21 Oct 1893

s/S. J. & Kate

 

 

007

Rhodes

Hannah H.

26 Jan 1828

19 Sep 1892

aged 64y 7m 23d

d/John Beery, w/Anthony

 

007

Rhodes

Anthony

 

7 May 1902

aged 74y 2m 7d

 

 

007

Rhodes

Vernie May

25 Nov 1894

19 Mar 1898

age 3y 3m 23d, c/S. J. & Kate

 

 

007

Rhodes

Lena

28 Dec 1898

18 Feb 1899

c/S. J. & Kate

 

 

007

Rhodes

Samuel J.

15 May 1860

14 Dec 1909

 

s/Anthony & Hannah

 

007

Rhodes

Kate L.

2 Feb 1868

16 Mar 1923

w/S. J.

d/Christian & Rebecca Niswander

 

007

Fulk

Susan C.

19 Jan 1856

30 Apr 1917

aged 61y 3m 11d, w/Abram F.

d/Peter & Mary Brenneman

 

007

Fulk

Abraham F.

16 Feb 1854

27 Sep 1899

aged 45y 7m 11d

s/Josiah & Betty

 

008

Beery

Henry

19 Feb 1806

2 Aug 1887

 

s/John & Barbara Kagey Beery

 

008

Beery

Lydia

 

30 Jul 1890

aged 79y 4m 9d, w/Henry

nee Grove

 

008

Geil

Catharine

 

26 Aug 1907

aged 74y 5m 17d, w/Rev John

d/Henry & Lydia Beery

Image

008

Geil

John, Rev.

 

28 Jul 1900

s/John & Mary Driver Geil

born 27 Feb 1830 according to Swank in 1960s

Image

008

Messick

Geil Richard

10 Jun 1916

5 Mar 1917

c/K. L. & Isadora

 

 

008

Messick

Edna Irene

3 Jun 1914

7 Jun 1914

c/K. L. & Isadora

 

 

008

Messick

Charlotte Bell

2 Oct 1909

2 Oct 1909

c/K. L. & Isadora

 

 

008

Messick

Emma Lee

8 Aug 1908

20 Jul 1909

age 11m 12d, c/K. L. & Isadora

 

 

008

Fulk

Hardy C.

 

30 Jan 1890

aged 3y 1m 15d

s/A. F. & S. C.

 

008

Rinker

Anna

3 Apr 1820

24 Mar 1890

aged 69y 11m 21d, w/Jonathan

 

 

008

Rinker

Jonathan

3 May 1819

9 Apr 1902

aged 82y 11m 6d

 

 

009

Geil

John H.

 

28 May 1917

aged 64y 4m 15d

s/John & Catherine Beery, born 13 Jan 1853 according to Swank in 1960s

 

009

Geil

Annie E.

 

19 Dec 1900

aged 43y 8m, w/John H.

nee Fulk

 

009

Geil

James D.

 

1 Sep 1896

aged 12y 6m 23d, c/J. H. & Annie E.

 

 

009

Geil

infant son

 

 

age 1/2 hour, s/J. H. & Anna E. Geil

 

 

009

Geil

Martha S.

 

21 Jul 1889

aged 10m 21d, c/J. H. & Annie E.

 

 

009

Geil

Emma Virginia

9 Jan 1882

26 Feb 1883

c/J. H. & Annie E.

 

 

009

Geil

Charles W.

 

9 Nov 1881

aged 1y 1m 14d, c/J. H. & Annie E.

 

 

009

Geil

Joseph Edward

 

10 Oct 1881

aged 3y 7m 18d, c/J. H. & Annie E.

 

 

009

Geil

Sophia C.

 

29 Aug 1880

aged 3y 7m 23d, C/J. H. & Annie E.

 

 

010

Martz

Florence

10 Sep 1883

21 Jun 1890

d/Jacob & Lydia

illegible stone-recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

010

Martz

Lydia A.

10 Jul 1860

21 Dec 1889

age 29y 5m 11d, w/Jacob

 

 

010

Masters

George W.

30 Sep 1817

19 Nov 1881

age 64y 1m 19d

 

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