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 Raders Lutheran Church Cemetery  - Section 1 Page 1


Rader Church & Cemetery

Rader Church Cemetery - old section

Rader Cemetery Plaque

Location

Broadway area, Rockingham County, Virginia. West of Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia. From downtown Harrisonburg, take Route 42 North. In Broadway, Route 42 turns right and then left. (Names for Route 42 are Harpine Highway, E. Lee St., Timber Way, S. Main St., & N. Main St.) Travel 15.7 miles and turn left onto Route 881 (Orchard Drive). Go 3.4 miles and turn right onto 615 (Rader Church Road). Church & new cemetery on the right and old cemetery on the left.
 

Notes

Section 1: west of Route 615, across road from church, enclosed by fence
Rows 1 through 6 (grave 8): at the southeast corner (to your left as you enter) and run north to center, at gate Rows 6 (G9-16) & 7: begins north of center (to your right as you enter gate) to northeast fence corner
Rows 8 & 9: each begins at south fence (behind row 6) going north to center (R8G1-13 &R9G1-14) and on to north fence (R8G14-26 & R9G15-26)
Row 10: begins at south fence going north to center
Row 11: begins at south fence going north to center (G1-15) and on to north fence (G16-28)
Row 12: begins at south fence going north to center (large gap between G16 & 17)
Row 13: begins at south fence going north to center
Row 14: begins at south fence going north to center (G1-9) and on to north fence (G10-18)
Row 15: begins at south fence going north to center (G1-24) and on to north fence (G25-43)
Row 16: begins near southwest fence corner going north to center (G1-15) and on to north fence (G16-24)
Row 17: begins with sandstone marker (G1) which is halfway into south half of cemetery; large gap to G2, going north to center (G10)
Row 18: begins behind Row 17 going north to center
Row 19: begins behind Row 18 going north to center (G1-9) and on to north fence (G10-20)
Rows 20 through 25: begin behind Row 19 at center and going on to north fence (Row 25 very short-does not go to fence)
Row 26: begins north of Row 32 with single sandstone marker near center of cemetery going north to north fence
Row 27: begin at southwest corner of fence going north; short row
Row 28: begins near southwest corner ~50ft from fence going north
Row 29: begins near southwest corner of fence
Rows 30 through 32: begin at west (rear) fence near southwest corner going north
Row 33: begin near west (rear) fence (G1-7:all sandstone); gap to G8 (sandstone in center); gap to G9-16 going on to north fence
Row 34: begins at center of west fence going north to center (G1-5) (large gap) and on to north fence (G6-11)
Rows 35 through 36: begin behind R34 going north to fence
Row 37: begins behind R36G16 (Moses Bowman) and on to north fence
Rows 38 & 39: begin at west fence going diagonally to northwest fence corner
Row 40: begins behind the center of Row 39
Row 41: begins north of pile of stones and runs roughly parallel to west fence, ends in northwest fence corner
Row 42: stones lying along fence line
CNF (Row 043): Mr. Swank recorded 18 stones in the old cemetery in 1967 and I was able to match up 15 of them. These are the ones I could not find (CNF), but there were 3 sandstone markers that were illegible that may be these listed below in Row 044 (Mary L. Bowman 2004)

Survey Date and Recorder

15 Sep 2004
Mary L. Bowman

Photos

Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

Raders Cemetery Pages

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

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Sec

Row

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

001

001

Bowman

John T.

10 Mar 1865

21 Mar 1929

age 64y 11d

 

 

001

001

Bowman

Bertie Homan

5 Nov 1911

20 Jan 1918

aged 6y 2m 15d; d/J.T. & Alberta Bowman; "little Bertie"; "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven"

 

 

001

001

Bowman

Bertie M.

7 Mar 1869

24 Jan 1925

age 55y 10m 17d; w/J.T.; "a tender mother/a faithful friend"

 

 

001

002

Knopp

Mattie J.

1874

1957

w/T.E.

 

 

001

002

Knopp

Thomas E.

1877

1936

 

 

 

001

002

Knopp

Ella Janette

19 Aug 1913

19 Aug 1913

d/T.E. & Mattie Knopp

 

 

001

002

Schauer

Elizabeth R.

23 Mar 1923

 

 

 

 

001

002

Schauer

Russell L.

15 Apr 1910

8 Aug 1997

Father

separate stone with "Father" engraved on it to left of joint stone

 

001

003

Reamer

Permelia R.

22 Feb 1860

22 May 1901

age 41y 3m; w/C.W. Reamer

 

 

001

003

Ritchie

Pearl Estelle

16 Aug 1881

31 Jul 1953

w/R.G.; "At Rest"

 

 

001

003

Ritchie

Lester Wyatt

19 Apr 1904

12 Nov 1911

aged 7y 6m 24d; s/R.G. & Pearl E.; "Budded on earth/to bloom in heaven"

footstone with "brother" engraved on it; stone shaped like tree trunk

 

001

003

Ritchie

Infant

26 Dec 1902

26 Dec 1902

s/R.G. & Pearl E. Ritchie; "stillborn"

footstone with "brother" engraved on it

 

001

003

Loker

Frances Ritchie

29 Nov 1918

8 Jan 1984

Donated body to medical science

 

 

001

003

Ritchie

Robert Graham

14 Sep 1871

3 Sep 1939

At Rest

 

 

001

003

Knopp

Rosa E.

7 Oct 1882

10 Feb 1937

Mother

 

 

001

003

Knopp

James Edgar

23 Dec 1906

20 Aug 1907

s/C. & Rosa Knopp

stone shaped like tree trunk

 

001

003

Reamer

Charles W.

20 Jan 1859

29 Sep 1943

 

 

 

001

003

Reamer

Winifred C.

9 May 1915

5 Mar 1916

age 9m 26d; d/R.L. & Maggie B. Reamer; "Sleep on sweet babe/and take thy rest/God called thee home/he thought it best"

 

 

001

003

Reamer

Robert L.

13 Oct 1882

16 Jan 1917

age 34y 3m 3d

 

 

001

003

Reamer

Clarence B.

1861

1944

 

stone fallen over, face up

 

001

003

Knopp

Claude

24 Aug 1882

19 Jul 1932

Father

 

 

001

004

Ritchie

Infant

26 Apr 1894

 

s/Frederick & VIrginia

 

 

001

004

Ritchie

Virginia

6 Jun 1852

29 Apr 1894

aged 41y 10m 23d; w/Frederick

west face:carving of sun or flower; inscription illegible

 

001

004

Walker

George A. N.

12 Jul 1893

17 Oct 1913

age 20y 3m 5d; s/C?K. & Mary S.; "Gone but not forgotten"

 

 

001

004

Whitmire

Christian

23 Jan 1816

14 Mar 1900

aged 84y 1m 21d;"May he rest in Peace"; "My husband"

 

 

001

004

Ritchie

Frederick

8 Apr 1846

20 Mar 1917

aged 71y 11m 12d

east face: carving of hand with finger pointing up to crown of candles?

 

001

004

Riggleman

Corenza

 

7 Sep 1900

aged 25y 6m 10d; w/Charles A.; "Remember me as you pass by/That all mankind are born to die/Then ? mourn ? Christ blest/?? at last"

unmarked small stone proped against this stone

 

001

004

Riggleman

Rebecca F.

12 Jan 1877

30 Jun 1918

aged 41y 5m 18d; "You are gone but not forgotten/Nor ever will you be/As long as life and memory last/We will remember thee"

 

 

001

004

Riggleman

Andrew Alexander

6 Mar 1846

6 Aug 1891

aged 45y 5m; "Our Father"; "Not lost blest thought/but gone before/there we shall meet to part no more"

 

 

001

004

Riggleman

Leanna

12 Feb 1838

25 Dec 1928

aged 90y 10m 13d; w/Andy Riggleman; "Not lost/but gone before"

 

 

001

004

Hartman

Nettie V.

17 Feb 1877

10 Apr 1952

 

stone appears new (2004)

 

001

004

Ritchie

Infant

6 Mar 1901

7 Mar 1901

s/N.V. & F.; "Gone so soon"

 

 

001

005

Neff

Michael H.

4 Feb 1833

12 May 1922

C. S. A.

 

 

001

005

Pence

Socrates

12 May 1859

10 Dec 1924

Age 65y

 

 

001

005

Pence

Mary C.

7 Mar 1874

5 Mar 1917

Age 42y 11m 28d ; w/Socrates

 

 

001

005

Pence

Mary E.

8 Dec 1878

11 Feb 1912

Age 33y 2m 3d; w/Socrates

 

 

001

005

Pence

Nancy C.

5 Feb 1860

14 Oct 1907

Aged 47y 8m 9d; w/Socrates; "We hope to meet again"

 

 

001

005

Pence

Hughy V.

 

19 Apr 1896

Aged 3m 29d; s/Socrates & Catharine

 

 

001

005

Neff

Leah

10 Dec 1843

26 Nov 1904

Aged 60y 11m 16d; w/Michael H.; "Gone but not forgotten"

 

 

001

005

Neff

Carrie V.

13 Apr 1878

15 Nov 1889

Aged 11y 7m 2d; d/Michael & Leannah

 

 

001

005

Knupp

Lydia E.

19 Oct 1847

25 Oct 1906

Age 59y 6d; d/John J. & Sallie; "There is a ? in heaven"

C.E. Miller at bottom of stone

 

001

005

Knupp

Sarah

9 Mar 1827

17 Jun 1909

Aged 82y 3m 8d; w/J.J.

 

 

001

005

Knupp

John J.

6 Oct 1823

23 Apr 1904

Aged 80y 6m 17d;"? lost blest thought/but gone before/there we shall meet/ to part no more"

 

 

001

005

Knupp

Mary

 

13 Jun 1900

aged about 80y; "For me Lord Jesus thou hast died/and ?"(stone sunk into ground & leaning forward)

 

 

001

005

May

Mary A.

 

8 Dec 1890

aged 36y 3m 22d;"w/Geo. H.; d/John & Sarah Knupp

 

 

001

005

Welch

Martin

25 Dec 1828

7 Jan 1900

age 71y 12d; "A soldier in the war 1861-1865"; inscription illegible

 

 

001

005

Welch

E. Katie

19 Mar 1856

26 Aug 1905

age 39y 5m 7d;"Gone but not forgotten";"erected by her friends"

 

 

001

005

Neff

Raymond William

27 Mar 1901

26 Oct 1901

aged 6m 29d; s/John M. & Daisy M.; "Of such is the kingdom of heaven"

stone cracked

 

001

005

See

Carrie Lee

 

5 Jan 1905

aged 3y 3m 28d; d/James W. & Marietta

 

 

001

006

Shutters

Anna

1869

1918

w/S.A.; "A.B.S." footstone to right

 

 

001

006

Shutters

Samuel A.

1870

1949

A.B.S." footstone to right

 

 

001

006

Bowman

Cora

 

 

sister on footstone

 

 

001

006

Smith

Nettie Bowman

17 Apr 1872

29 Nov 1927

sister on footstone

 

 

001

006

Estep

Charles

1870

1929

 

 

 

001

006

Estep

William E.

9 Apr 1898

16 Feb 1925

Asleep in Jesus"; "W.E.E." on footstone

cross inscription with letters "K" & "I" on top left & right of cross, consecutively, and letter "A" on both sides of bottom of cross

 

001

006

Pence

George F.

18 Aug 1864

17 Feb 1919

aged 54y 5m 29d

 

 

001

006

Pence

Sallie B.

26 Aug 1870

25 Oct 1955

w/ Geo. F

 

 

001

006

Bowman

Rufus M. A., Dr.

20 Jan 1880

5 Jul 1928

brother on footstone

 

 

001

006

Pence

Annie Rebecca

17 May 1888

7 Aug 1908

aged 20y 2m 20d; d/Casper & Mary F.

south of entrance gate in between R6G2 (Hannah Hinegardner) & R8G7 (John Bare)

 

001

006

Hinegardner

Martha C.

5 Jul 1911

11 Jun 1913

c/L.M. & H.R. Hinegardner

 

 

001

006

Neff

Ralph

1903

1981

Son Ralph

 

 

001

006

Hinegardner

Hannah

 

26 Feb 1895

aged 51y 1m 2d; w/Samuel

 

 

001

006

Hinegardner

Jimmy E.

14 Apr 1913

1 May 1913

c/L.M. & H.R. Hinegardner

 

 

001

006

Estep

Frances A.

1865

1948

 

 

 

001

006

Hinegardner

Charles M.

31 Mar 1872

28 Dec 1930

 

stone same as Fannie Hinegardner's

 

001

006

Hinegardner

Samuel

 

22 Feb 1899

aged 79y 5m 26d

 

 

001

006

Hinegardner

Fannie

27 May 1873

5 Jun 1941

 

stone same as Charles W. Hinegardner's

 

001

006

Neff

Ira D.

18 Nov 1880

26 Mar 1916

Age 35y 4m 8d; "we will meet again"

 

 

001

006

Neff

Charles W.

1874

1939

 

 

 

001

006

Neff

Emma C.

1883

1985

 

 

 

001

006

Hinegardner

Ora R.

21 Aug 1869

1 Feb 1890

Aged 20y 5m 10d; d/S. & H.

inscription illegible & stone cracked

 

001

007

Henkel

B. Ellen

27 Mar 1851

11 Apr 1924

w/M.M.

 

 

001

007

Henkel

Martin M.

10 Mar 1857

8 Feb 1906

 

 

 

001

007

Hollar

Amanda

5 Mar 1852

19 Sep 1879

aged 27y 6m 14d; d/Augustus & Susan; "Friends, weep not for me,/I am from sin and death set free;/Look up, and see that shining star/ I shall brighter shine by far./In earlier days I sought a home,/Where persecution cannont come."

MINNICK at bottom of stone

 

001

007

Hollar

Susannah

 

22 Jun 1891

aged 78y; w/Augustine; "Remember me as you pass by/as (you are now so once was I)/The purest joys she ? all/as her ways were peace and joy Amen.

 

 

001

007

Hollar

Augustine

25 Sep 1807

5 Aug 1893

aged 85y 10m 10d; "--at the rear/-the ears that are hear-/But - at the -/Walls manhood in glory"

inscription barely legible

 

001

007

Bushong

Infant

 

28 APR 1919

s/H. R. & I. E.

 

 

001

007

Bushong

Allen M.

11 Mar 1913

4 Aug 1913

s/J. J. & Mary E.

 

 

001

007

Bowman

Catherine A.

1845

1916

large headstone says mother

footstone with name, etc. flat on ground, inscription facing up, sunken to grassline

 

001

007

Bushong

Emily E.

29 Aug 1903

3 Jan 1910

d/Jacob J. & Mary E.

 

 

001

007

Henkel

Infant

11 Jun 1889

11 Jun 1889

s/Martin M. & Barbara E.; "Born and Died"

 

 

001

007

Reider

 

 

 

May 20 1765/Adam Reider and Alexander Painter/For the Glory of God and the spreading/of his precious Gospel have given a/small quantity of land for the/Building of a church house to worship/God forever as long as the sun shines/and the water runs to promote/peace and love./Adam Reider/Ann Reider/Alexander Painter/ Margaret Painter

 

 

001

007

Bowman

D. H.

25 Jul 1840

28 Mar 1897

aged 56y 8m 3d; "My Husband"; "I know whom I have believed. 2 TIM 1 C 12 V

 

 

001

007

Bowman

Constance Lorena Ray

11 Dec 1884

25 Jan 1913

Gone Home

 

 

001

007

Beam

D. M.

20 Mar 1848

25 Aug 1902

In Loving Remembrance of; His will be done

 

 

001

007

Beam

Harold Shankman

24 Sep 1890

8 Nov 1896

s/D. M. & Alice I.; "Mama's Baby", "Papa'a Boy".

 

 

001

007

Bowman

Infant

 

14 Mar 1908

aged 3d; d/Casper C. & Ida F.

stone laying face up and broken

 

001

008

Ryman

Jacob J.

19 Feb 1852

19 May 1879

aged 22y 3m; "My Husband/Our Father"; "Write, Blessed are the dead which/die in the Lord from henceforth yea/saith the spirit that they may rest from/their labors and their works will follow them. Rev 14:13"

 

 

001

008

Arehart

Emma E.

30 Apr 1865

19 Oct 1919

His Wife, Forever with the Lord

E.E.A. footstone

 

001

008

Bushong

Abraham

9 Nov 1827

23 May 1910

aged 82y 8m 14d; "Our Father"; ;"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel and afterword receive me to glory Isa 73:24"

 

 

001

008

Ryman

Elenora

4 Feb 1843

7 Oct 1906

aged 63y 8m 3d; "Our Mother";"He giveth his beloved sleep. Psa 31:2""

 

 

001

008

Coakus

John R.

1893

1911

Son

this is footstone-large family stone fallen face down

 

001

008

Bushong

Catharine J.

30 Nov 1840

11 Aug 1905

aged 64y 8m 11d;w/Abraham;"Keep yourselves in the love of God/ looking for the mercy of our Lord/Jesus Christ unto eternal life Jude 21..."

C.J.B. footstone leaning on headstone

 

001

008

Arehart

Jesse P.

16 Apr 1861

7 Mar 1942

Forever with the Lord

J.P.A. footstone

 

001

008

Bowman

Anna

 

18 Oct 1885

aged 61y 3m 14d; w/David; "Our Father & Mother";"Asleep in Jesus"

 

 

001

008

Bowman

David

 

30 Dec 1902

aged 86y 11d; "Our Father & Mother";"Asleep in Jesus"

 

 

001

008

Ryman

Mary Ann

6 Jun 1843

24 May 1925

age 81y 11m 17d; "Gone but not forgotten"

 

 

001

008

Ryman

Emma F.

13 Feb 1850

2 Jan 1919

aged 68y 10m 20d; w/Jacob J.; "Our Mother"; "Father, into thy hands I command my spirit"

 

 

001

008

Ryman

Samuel A.

2 Apr 1838

6 Jun 1906

aged 68y 2m 4d; "My Husband Our Father";"In hope of eternal life"

 

 

001

008

Coakus

Virginia F.

1873

1961

Mother

this is footstone-large family stone fallen face down

 

001

008

Wise

Deborah

 

26 Jun 1904

aged 78y 4m 16d; "our mother"; "Gone from...gone to heaven/Tender ye...ve..in.../We shall h...al never/Never more...will again/Sleep on dear...thy rest/In God's...sion far:For by & by...to join you/In our fathers palace there/Oh how sweet it will be in that beautiful land/So free from all sorrow and pain/With songs on our lips and harps in our hands/ to meet out mother again"

 

 

001

008

Foltz

Angeline A.

17 Jun 1856

20 Jan 1930

 

 

 

001

008

Will

Anna

15 Dec 1812

31 May 1884

aged 71y 5m 16d; "Our Mother"

 

 

001

008

Wise

Emma E.

15 Dec 1857

20 Dec 1909

age 53y 5d; "At Rest"

 

 

001

008

Coakus

Charles F.

1866

1936

Father

this is footstone-large family stone fallen face down

 

001

008

Everline

Heller

21 Aug 1860

5 May 1879

aged 18y 8m 14d; s/Lewis & C.

 

 

001

008

Will

George

7 Jan 1813

4 Apr 1878

aged 65y 2m 26d; "In memory of our father"; "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down. He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. JOB 14 C 1&2 verses"

Solomon Funk--(broken) at bottom of stone

 

001

008

Wittig

Infant

 

24 OCT 1905

s/Isaac P. & I.

stone cracked through writing & fallen over

 

001

008

Bare

Deborah

20 Aug 1806

14 Sep 1882

aged 76y 24d; "Therefore be ye also readye for in such an hour as ye think not, the son of man cometh. MATT XXIV C. 44 VER"

Rinker S? Minnick at bottom of stone

 

001

008

Bare

John

29 Jul 1800

9 Feb 1886

85y 6m 11d; "Our Uncle"

 

 

001

008

Wise

Anna C.

31 Aug 1845

25 Jun 1920

age 74y 9m 24d

 

 

001

008

Orebaugh

Harley L.

 

31 Mar 1884

aged 6y 2m 7d; s/John H. & Mollie E.; "In solitude I'll often sit,/ My child and think of thee./ The little words thy tongue hath sped?/ shall not forgotten be./ Dear Harley's last words on earth/ O Papa let me go, the bell is ringing. Let me go to school. Oscar is going and I will be late, papa, please let me go. Let me go, I am gone."

 

 

001

008

Crabill

Lillian Ray

 

12 Oct 1897

aged 2m 28d; d/J. M. & Nettie V. Crabill

inscription on rear illegible

 

001

008

Miller

Margaret D.

8 Apr 1874

18 Dec 1964

 

 

 

001

008

Miller

Martha

 

11 Feb 1901

aged 62y 2m 6d; w/Mathias M.; "Our Mother"; "Gone but not forgotten"

 

 

001

008

Miller

Mathias M.

 

14 Apr 1896

aged 79y 1m 24d;"Dearest Father thou hast left us/ here thy loss we deeply feel/but it is God that hath bereft us/ He can all our sorrowes heal."

 

 

001

008

Bush

Mary E.

 

14 Nov 1876

aged 1y 5m 20d; d/Charles E. & Rachel A.; "The sweet flower has dropped and faded/one sweet infant voice has fled/one fair brow the grave has shaded/one dear playmate now dead"

 

 

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