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 Hernsberger/Wynant on Koogler Farm Cemetery


Hernsberger/Wynant Cemetery

Location

Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 42 (John Wayland Highway) through Bridgewater. Cross the river and turn left on to Route 727 (Airport Road). Go to Route 888 (Waystation Road) and turn left. Cemetery is located behind the home at 7069 Waystation Road owned by Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Ritchie.
 

Notes

Cemetery is not well maintained. Has a stone wall around it. WPA notes of 15 Mar 1937: Uses surname Hershberger & Wynant. DESCRIPTION: This burying place is enclosed by a stone wall, no gate entrance, the wall being about three and one half feet high and eighteen inches thick. It was located here prior to 1800, and has long since been abandoned. The wall is well built, and is in fair state of preservation. The entrance was obtained by wooden steps over the top of the wall, which steps have long ago rotten away, with no trace of them there, now. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The inhabitants hereof, were among the first settlers in this section of Virginia, and the Hershberger were very prominent people in their day, and I learn that several families of Hershberger who live in the east side of the county in the Good’s Mill section are direct descendants of the inhabitants living in the silent village under discussion. Some of this same Hershberger family are planted in this old Northern Methodist (abandoned) cemetery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. The same type or style of tombstone, the carving, the weeping willows and what-nots are very similar.
 

Survey Date and Recorder

7/24/2008
Deb Wake

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Deb Wake

Cemetery Index

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Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

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Wynant

Annie

12 Feb 1781

31 Aug 1863

w/Jacob

 

 

Wynant

Mary C.

26 Nov 1841

3 Jun 1879

Aged 37y 6m 7d; d/Henry H. & Lydia

 

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Whitescarver

Benjamin F.

2 Jun 1826

19 Nov 1868

 

 

 

Hernsberger

Rebecca, Miss

29 Aug 1840

6 Oct 1860

 

 

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Yong

Mary

27 Jun 1818

19 Oct 1838

Aged 19y 3m 23d; d/J. & Elizabeth Hernsberger

 

 

Hernsberger

Elizabeth

 

26 Mar 1880

Aged 80y 1m 2d; widow/Jacob

 

 

Hernsberger

Jacob

10 Oct 1788

15 Sep 1861

 

 

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Hooke

Amanda A.

29 Nov 1839

18 Oct 1910

 

 

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Wynant

Osceola

 

29 Apr 1859

Aged 9m 23d; s/Henry H. & Rebecca

 

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Wynant

Henry H.

26 Sep 1812

9 Jun 1882

 

 

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Wynant

Jacob

10 Dec 1780

8 Mar 1855

 

 

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Hernsberger

Infant

 

21 Feb 1822

Aged 5 days; d/Jacob & Elizabeth

 

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Hernsberger

Anna Maria

27 Mar 1757

25 Jun 1824

Aged 67y 3m 29d

 

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Hernsberger

Henry

Oct 1732

Jul 1834

 

 

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Hernsberger

Emanuel

26 Mar 1797

11 Dec 1847

 

 

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Wynant

Lydia

11 Dec 1813

3 Apr 1851

consort/Henry H.

 

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Wynant

Laura V.

10 Mar 1864

20 Nov 1868

d/Henry H. & Rebecca

 

 

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