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 Friedens Church Cemetery - Section 1 - Page 1

Friedens Church

Friedens Church Cemetery

Location

Near Mt. Crawford, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 11 South to Mt. Crawford. Take a left onto Route 257 (Friedens Church Road). Stay on Route Friedens Church Road for several miles and you will see church/cemetery on the right side of the road.
 

Notes

Well maintained. Facing the front door of the church, Section 1 is the old section of the graveyard to the left of the church, and Section 2 is the newer section to the right of the church. Both sections were recorded starting in the southwest corners and from left to right facing headstones. Section 1 in the "Remarks" column there are some notes from John W. Wayland. Some show Abstracts of Executor, Administrator & Guardian Bonds by Ms. Priode. Also some show recordings by Leiby or Hinke. August 8, 1928, John W. Wayland wrote: "I went to old Friedens Church (Reformed, German Reformed), between Mt. Crawford and Cross Keys, and began to copy inscriptions in the old graveyard (Section 1). I have been told that the Lutherans also worshiped at Friedens same years. I am told the old cemetery is full of graves but not many of the graves have stones or markers. Probably more than half of the graves in the old cemetery never had any markers or wooden slabs which have rotted down. A few wooden markers remain, but none of them have legible inscription. Some are sandstone, some a kind of marble, some a shaly (sic) kind of stone that scales off. A number of the stones, with almost faded inscriptions, are lying down and almost overgrown with grass, etc. The old brick church house, a century or more old, was not the first building here, I suppose. Mr. Q. G. Kaylor, of Kaylor Park, was with me. Most of the oldest inscriptions are in German. This was a German community and a German Reform church, one of the oldest in the state."
There is another listing of Friedens Church cemetery/map/records located on Rockingham County, VAGenWeb, website -
http://www.rootsweb.com/~varockin/friedens/friedens_church_cemetery.htm

Survey Date and Recorder

20 Jul 2006
Martha Lee, Bob & Lois Emswiler

 

Photos

Robert Crawford, Thomas Flory, Deb Wake, L.S.C., Gwen Bryan

Cemetery Index

Frieden's Church Cemetery Pages

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Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

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Row

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

000

Bohn

Susanna

24 Feb 1754

13 Feb 1817

 

 

 

000

Holwe

Cunrad

15 Mar 1740

19 Dec 1817

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded. Maybe should be died in 1816 as Exe. bond- 21 Jan 1817 Conrad Hulvey, executor Henry Hulvey is recorded.

 

000

Lang

Elisabeth

 

22 Apr 1805

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded

 

000

Messerley

David C.

 

23 Feb 1832 ?

Age 6y 10m --d, s/Solomon & Mary Messerley

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded-stone broken

 

000

Messerley

William

 

2 Oct 1832

Age 9y 2m 22d, s/Solomon & Mary Messerley

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded

 

000

Rauhof

John George

20 Feb 1810

16 Mar 1815

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded

 

000

Rauhof

Peter

13 Jun 1813

6 Mar 1815?

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded

 

000

Roller

Peter. Senr.

1 Apr 1763

17 Aug 1836

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded-refer to Peter Ruebush in this listing as he has same dates.

 

000

Schmidt

Christoffel

26 Dec 1735

1798

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded born 26 Dec 1735, died 1798-sandstone sunk into ground.

 

000

Schmidt

Hannah

? Oct 1781

20 Mar 1802

 

No visible marker 2006; Recorded in 1897 by either Leiby or Hinke.

 

000

Sefly

Mille ?

 

 

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded small sandstone lying on ground-almost illegible

 

000

Sehler

Ulrich

1753

1811

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded data. Record by Leiby or Hinke in 1897- born 1753 d. 4 Apr 1811. Adm. bond- 21 May 1811 Ulrick Sailor, admrs. Henry Sipe & Mary Sailor.

 

000

Seiler

Georg

12 May 1794 ?

1810

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded.

 

000

Siefey

Catharina

6 Mar 1730

10 Jan 1814

 

No visible marker 2006; John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded

 

001

Kaller

Elisabeth

4 Mar 1780

27 Jan 1840

Aged 59y 10m 23d, consort/Phillips

 

 

001

Green

Cecil W.

16 May 1901

31 Jul 1970

 

 

 

001

Green

Delphia E.

3 Jun 1903

23 Mar 1978

 

 

 

001

Wilberger

Alan Douglas

20 Sep 1963

24 May 2005

Husband & Daddy

 

 

001

Wilberger, Jr.

William Winston

5 Mar 1934

23 Jun 2005

Husband, U.S. Air Force

 

 

001

Wilberger

Shirley Tate

6 Mar 1940

 

Wife

w/William Wilston Wilberger, Jr.

 

001

Keys

Raymond Thomas

30 Sep 1925

24 Mar 1992

PFC U.S. Army WWII

 

 

001

Keys

Lynn Marie

10 Dec 1936

13 Sep 2005

Blessed Mother & Grandmother

 

 

001

Wilberger

Tirza S.

3 Apr 1908

13 Nov 1979

Mother

w/W. Winston

 

001

Wilberger

W. Winston

27 Jan 1908

12 Oct 1979

Father

 

 

001

Wilberger

William G.

12 Nov 1872

2 Nov 1964

Father

 

 

001

Wilberger

Jennie L.

10 Nov 1878

10 Feb 1966

Mother

 

 

001

Wilberger

Phillip Mohler

21 Jul 1920

16 Apr 2001

Father, Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force WWII Korea

 

 

001

Carver

David F.

22 Dec 1854

23 Oct 1936

Father

 

 

001

Carver

Emily C.

3 Dec 1851

6 Apr 1924

Mother

w/David F.

 

001

Bateman

Birdie Carver

4 Sep 1887

28 Sep 1964

 

 

 

002

Baker, Sr.

John

1754

1830

Dedicated by descendants 10 Aug 1980

 

 

002

Baker

Anna Whitmer

1761

1838

His Wife

w/John

 

003

Dovel

Daniel

20 Mar 1773

18 May 1827

Aged 54y 1m 27d

 

 

003

Dovel

Catharine

16 Feb 1766

13 Oct 1830

Aged 64y 7m 27d

 

 

003

Ruebush

Peter

1 Apr 1763

17 Aug 1836

 

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded the name as Peter Roller Senr.

 

003

Whitmer

Martin

25 Jan 1763

2 Dec 1842

 

 

 

003

Whitmer

Eve Elizabeth

7Jul 1768

13 Apr 1834

Aged 65y 8m 6d, consort/Martin

 

 

003

Schwatz

Friederich

10 Aug 1722

18 May 1793

 

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded died 1795

 

003

Shoemaker

Rebecca

15 Mar 1815

11 Apr 1835

 

 

 

003

Hofman

Nimrod

21 Nov 1816

30 May 1817

Aged 6m 9d

 

 

003

Gong

Abraham

Apr 1807

9 Apr 1807

 

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded Abraham Gongwer, born 7 Apr 1807

 

003

Gong

Johan Georg

17 Dec 1737

18 Oct 1799

 

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded Johan Georg Gongwer, Exe. bond- 17 Dec 1799, name missing in book but admrs. were Magdalene Gongware & Joseph Gongware

 

004

Dout

John Mathew

16 May 1745

12 Oct 1833

Aged 88y 7m 4d

Adm. bond 21 Oct 1833.

 

004

Dout

Mary Catherine

29 Sep 1745

28 Aug 1821

Aged 75y 11m

 

 

004

Long

Margaret

28 Dec 1768

27 Apr 1839

 

Aged 70y 4m 1d was on old stone

 

004

Ruebush

Mary Keller

1736

1815

w/John, parents of George, John, Peter

 

 

004

Ruebush

John

 

1784

parents of George, John, Peter

 

 

004

Ruebush

George

1775

1851

 

s/John & Mary Keller Ruebush

 

004

Ruebush

John

1782

1874

 

s/John & Mary Keller Ruebush

 

004

Ruebush

Peter

1784

1879

 

s/John & Mary Keller Ruebush

 

004

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

004

Branner

Casper G.

1873

1958

 

 

 

004

Branner

Infant

22 Feb 1912

22 Feb 1912

c/C. G. & Ottie A.

 

 

004

Leavel

Joseph Ernest

24 Sep 1875

16 Mar 1938

 

 

 

004

Leavel

Hattie E. Koontz

8 Oct 1881

22 Dec 1977

 

 

 

005

Westial

Johanna

25 Jul 1741

2 Mar 1817

 

 

 

005

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

005

Long

Mary

 

10 Apr 1797

 

 

 

005

Messerley

Joseph S.

10 Mar 1847

29 Feb 1852

 

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded died 29 Feb 1832 (date uncertain) Aged 4y 11m 19d, s/Solomon & Mary

 

005

Craun

Catherine E., Dr.

19 Nov 1920

26 Nov 1974

 

 

 

005

Craun

Claude Wilmer

11 Jan 1893

23 Jul 1972

 

 

 

005

Craun

AliceTrobaugh

24 Aug 1892

4 Dec 1967

 

 

 

005

Craun

William Carlyle

10 May 1918

10 Jun 1942

 

 

 

006

Jost

Maria

4 Sep 1744

2 Mar 1815

Aged 70y 6m

 

 

006

Unknown

German Girl

23 Sep 1816

 

Aged 10y 10m

 

 

006

Seftley

Valentine

1728

16 Feb 1802

 

Exe. bond- 20 Apr 1803 Vallentine Safley, bondsman George Safley

Image

006

Seftley

Catharina

Apr 1742

5 Jul 1814

Aged 72y 3m

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded born 1740

Image

006

Reim

Catharina

1772

1772

 

 

 

006

Messerley

George W.

12 Jun 1850

27 Feb 1852

 

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded- died 27 Feb 1832 or 1852 Aged 1y 8m 15d, s/Solomon & Mary

 

006

Whitesell

Mildred S.

20 Oct 1921

12 Nov 2004

 

 

 

006

Whitesell

C. Switzer

4 Oct 1907

12 Nov 1971

 

 

 

006

Whitesell

Frank L.

27 Oct 1881

2 Sep 1962

 

 

 

006

Whitesell

Margaret M.

10 Sep 1881

4 Jan 1965

 

 

 

007

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

007

Seiler

Matheis

15 Aug 1796

9 Aug 1799

Aged 3y

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded died 5 Aug 1799

 

007

Ruebush

Mary

Mar 1736

 

Aged either 19 or 79y

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded died 1815

 

007

Tutwiler

Leonard

1740

1804

Leonhardt Duttweiler, born in Switzerland

 

 

007

Armentrout

Hattie M.

17 May 1878

4 Jul 1896

w/Otis M.

 

 

007

Winegord

Joseph E.

23 Dec 1844

11 Feb 1894

 

 

 

007

Hart

James W.

 

 

 

No dates

 

007

Hart

Fannie F.

 

 

His Wife

No dates, w/James W. Hart

 

008

Osbourn

Harry

1881

1948

 

 

 

008

Osbourn

Lula B.

1886

1973

 

 

 

008

Osbourn, Jr.

Harry

1931

1963

 

 

 

008

Schencker

Jacob

10 Feb 1765

14 Mar 1815

Aged 60 y 1m 4d

Adm. bond- 16 May 1815 Henry (should be Jacob) Shank, admrs. Catharine Shank (his wife) & Jehu Gum. Rockingham Co. Minute Book 8, p78 dated 16 May 1815 Catharine Shank widow of Jacob Shank presented his verbal will. This is Jacob Schenck not Schencker. Tombstone all the words are separated by a dot. There is a dot between Schenck and er. The "er" is German for "he"-Klaus Wust pointed this out years ago. Jacob Shank married Catharine Wise 4 Dec 1787 Shenandoah (now Page) Co.,VA. He signed the marriage bond as Schenck. Children baptized at Friedens Church as Schenck.

 

008

Carpenter

William

28 May 1775

3 Apr 1837

Aged 61y 10m 5d

 

Image

009

Hoffman

Daniel

22 Feb 1758

Jun 1798

 

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded him as minister; adm. bond- 24 Sep 1799 Daniel Hufman, admr. Mary Huffman

 

010

Sluser

Georg

9 Aug 1746

 

Aged 89y

 

 

010

Schlossern

Barbara Hausern

10 Dec 1754

5 Apr 1809

born Barbara Hausern, married Georg & lived with him 34y 4m 14d

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded she died 22 Nov 1774

 

010

Schlosser

Georg

18 Jan 1721

28 Feb 1815

Aged 94y 1m 10d

Adm. bond- 17 Oct 1815 George Slusser, Jr., admr. George Slusser

 

010

Long

Sarah

16 May 1792

17 Jun 1834

w/George

 

 

010

Long

Patsy D.

10 Nov 1813

22 Feb 1832

 

 

 

011

Linn

Robert

13 Feb 1776

11 Sep 1859

Aged 83y 6m 29d

 

 

011

Linn

Isabell

 

5 Apr 1847

Aged 66y

 

 

011

Linn

Samuel

 

3 Feb 1833

Aged 10y

 

 

011

Ehrman

Anna Maria

8 Dec 1754

8 Dec 1814

Aged 60y

Translated from the German on stone.

 

011

Schenck

Jacob

Jul

 

 

Illegible stone-buried; Jacob Schenck 3 Jul 1794 - 25 Jan 1817 age 22, rest below ground (source unknown). Adm. bond- 18 Mar 1817 Jacob Shank, admr. Magdaline Shank (his wfie), bondsman John Shank (his brother).

 

011

Wilberger

Mathias

 

10 Jun 1818

 

 

Image

011

Wilberger

Marcabeth A.

27 Jul 1743

? Aug 1817

Aged 74y

 

Image

011

Zimmerman

Anna

19 Feb 1815

17 Aug 1817

Aged 2y 6m 8d

 

Image

011

Carpenter

Jacob

31 Jan 1805

2 Dec 1831

 

 

Image

011

Carpenter

David

17 Apr 1824

30 Nov 1831

 

 

Image

012

Slosser

Elizabeth

 

8 Mar 1837

Aged 27y 17d, consort/Samuel

John W. Wayland in 1928 recorded age 27y 4m 17d

 

012

Slosser

John B.

 

 

Aged 2m 21d

 

 

013

Davis

Robert Whitfield

6 Aug 1909

10 Jul 1978

Pvt U.S. Army WWII

 

 

013

Davis

Lottie H.

18 Mar 1912

1 Jan 1986

 

 

 

013

Davis

Andy T.

21 Mar 1938

17 Nov 1999

PFC U.S. Army, Vietnam

Military marker shows Andy Theodore Davis

 

013

Seiler

Christian

8 Dec 1783

3 Jan 1810

Aged 26y 27d

Adm. bond- 20 Mar 1810 Christian Sailor, bondsman Ulrich Sailor (his father)

 

013

Seiler

Peter

31 Oct 1793

24 Feb 1810

Aged 16y 4m 23d

 

 

013

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

014

Craun

Julius M.

Aug 1 1915

23 May 1983

 

 

 

014

Craun

Sudie F.

12 Mar 1916

19 Aug 1962

 

 

 

014

Hulvey

Ivan H.

1884

1981

Father

 

 

014

Hulvey

Fannie C.

1887

1973

Mother

 

 

014

Hulvey

Carter F.

18 Nov 1897

31 Dec 1972

 

 

 

014

Miltenberger

Robert

31 Aug 1864

8 Sep 1943

 

 

 

014

Miltenberger

Mary J.

23 Feb 1842

10 Apr 1908

Mother

 

 

014

Miltenberger

Beulah Frances

17 Mar 1911

26 Feb 1916

Aged 4y 11m 9d, d/J. W. & Annie S.

 

 

014

Miltenberger

Annie S.

14 Aug 1875

1 Apr 1959

 

 

 

014

Miltenberger

John W.

24 Mar 1879

26 Apr 1965

 

 

 

014

Miltenberger

Carl William

23 Sep 1916

8 Sep 1974

 

 

 

015

Pirkey

Albert H.

22 Apr 1838

9 Aug 1915

 

 

 

015

Pirkey

Amanda C.

4 Oct 1844

18 Feb 1930

His Wife

w/Albert H.

 

015

Ballard

Fannie B.

14 Oct 1869

9 Nov 1931

 

 

 

015

Huffman

Annie Kyger

29 Jul 1863

30 Jun 1952

 

 

 

015

Huffman

George Edward

18 Feb 1859

2 Jan 1936

 

 

 

015

Miller

Henry R.

20 Jul 1893

6 Dec 1965

 

 

 

015

Miller

Clara E.

16 May 1891

19 May 1969

 

 

 

015

Shenk

George L.

9 Oct 1868

20 Jun 1941

 

 

 

015

Shenk

Melvina F.

17 Apr 1871

16 Dec 1942

 

 

 

015

Rodgers

Howard W.

25 Sep 1889

28 Dec 1972

 

 

 

015

Rodgers

Clara J.

4 Aug 1901

8 Mar 1966

 

 

 

016

Saufley

Virdie C.

9 Feb 1899

10 Feb 1921

w/Forrest J.

 

 

016

Miller

George R. "Giggs"

29 Jul 1917

15 Oct 1999

Dad, married 10 Aug 1939

 

 

016

Miller

Annie Belle

25 Jun 1922

 

Mom

w/George R.

 

016

Miller

Geneva F.

4 Jun 1940

30 Apr 1942

 

 

 

016

Miller

Infant Son

 

18 May 1916

s/Henry R. & Clara E.

 

 

016

Trainer

Paul Davis

8 May 1913

8 Aug 1920

s/J. R. & Emma E.

 

 

016

Trainer

David F.

6 May 1898

14 Jan 1920

s/J. R. & Emma E.

 

 

016

Trainer

Emma May

19 Apr 1916

4 May 1916

d/J. R. & Emma E.

 

 

017

Davis

Theador A.

4 Nov 1872

20 Oct 1961

Father

 

 

017

Davis

Mary E.

2 Apr 1872

30 Apr 1935

Mother

 

 

017

Davis

Leona V.

1900

1936

 

 

 

017

Davis

J. Frank

1898

1978

 

 

 

017

Landis

Hobart R.

20 Sep 1902

6 Oct 1975

 

 

 

017

Landis

Ethel Long

14 May 1906

19 Mar 1979

 

 

 

017

Long

John William

28 May 1871

7 May 1947

Father

 

 

017

Long

Minnie Etta

18 Oct 1877

23 Jun 1933

Father

 

 

017

Long

Moffett F.

14 Nov 1877

23 Apr 1964

Undertaker

 

 

017

Long

Annie A.

19 Jul 1877

16 Jun 1951

 

 

 

017

Long

Alton Franklin

30 Jul 1904

4 Apr 1960

 

 

 

017

Long

Farel Isaac

26 Sep 1918

24 Apr 1997

 

 

 

017

Long

Eva Beckemeier

10 Dec 1899

15 Mar 1967

 

 

 

017

Long

Hazel Kiser

25 Jun 1915

4 Jul 1996

Teacher

 

 

017

Long

Hassie E.

7 Jan 1894

5 May 1957

Wife

w/Basil O.

 

017

Long

Basil O.

30 Dec 1906

29 Jun 1987

Husband

 

 

017

Long

Aleta R.

13 Jul 1917

27 Mar 1986

 

w/Basil O.

 

017

Allen

James W.

19 May1861

21 May 1925

 

 

 

017

Allen

Georgianna C.

28 May 1859

28 Apr 1938

 

 

 

017

Allen

George K.

10 Feb 1885

18 May 1951

 

 

 

017

Allen

O. Lucretia

5 Apr 1890

19 Nov 1946

 

 

 

017

Allen

J. Ward

27 Aug 1897

20 Nov 1971

 

 

 

017

Allen

Florence M.

2 Mar 1897

 

 

 

 

017

Allen

B. F.

18 May 1923

12 Sep 1994

Son

 

 

017

Smith

Lillian Bonnor Bogan

1914

1973

Mother

 

 

017

Smith

Warwick Edgar

22 Aug 1909

29 Dec 1996

U.S. Navy WWII

 

 

018

Davis

Charles Paul

26 May 1946

28 Dec 1946

 

 

 

018

Davis

Stephen Wayne

8 Jan 1944

28 Jan 1965

 

 

 

018

Landis

Orren D.

29 Nov 1877

28 May 1960

Father

 

 

018

Landis

Ollie D.

2 Aug 1880

30 Oct 1947

Mother

 

 

018

Landis

Hoskins S.

13 May 1909

4 Apr 1964

 

 

 

018

Rhodes

Harley M.

1920

 

 

 

 

018

Rhodes

Thelma Long

1913

1962

 

 

 

018

Long

Ormond Daniel

1909

1987

 

 

 

018

Long

Margaret Boyers

1911

1993

 

 

 

018

Reubush

Claude I. "Chub"

2 Aug 1897

2 Nov 1986

 

 

 

018

Allen

Clarence Coolidge

20 May 1925

21 Mar 1999

Cpl U.S. Army WWII

 

 

018

Allen

Mary Elizabeth "Betty"

15 Dec 1928

 

 

 

 

018

Forrester

Lucy D.

1 Dec 1920

16 May 1978

 

 

 

019

Davis

Charles W.

10 Jan 1903

22 Oct 1971

Virginia Private U. S. Army WWII

 

 

019

Edwards

J. R.

1871

1958

 

 

 

019

Edwards

M. B. Clatterbuck

1907

19--

 

 

 

019

Winegard

Elizabeth K.

2 Jun 1900

5 Sep 1970

 

 

 

019

Winegard

Russell M.

14 Sep 1899

20 Aug 1968

 

 

 

019

Winegard

Arthur W.

10 May 1872

17 Dec 1955

 

 

 

019

Winegard

Mattie M.

4 Dec 1872

15 Aug 1941

 

 

 

019

Trobaugh

Ruby C.

4 Dec 1910

29 Dec 1936

 

 

 

019

Trobaugh

Mary E.

11 Jun 1891

30 Jun 1942

 

 

 

019

Trobaugh

Willie O.

17 Aug 1888

9 Oct 1963

 

 

 

019

Trobaugh

George Dewitt, Pvt.

2 Dec 1921

3 Feb 1943

Buried at sea

 

 

019

Tutwiler

Thomas H.

5 Aug 1862

10 Aug 1949

 

 

 

019

Tutwiler

Ella E.

20 Sep 1869

4 Oct 1954

 

 

 

019

Tutwiler

Thomas Nelson

31 May 1915

23 Apr 1967

 

 

 

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