Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society
Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery


Cemetery

 St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Chapel Cemetery

Location

Cootes Store area, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Court Square, Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 42 north (Harpine Hwy) 12.1 miles to Broadway. Turn left onto Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) and go 3.3 to Route 613 (North Mountain Road) and turn right. Go 3.2 miles and church/cemetery on the left side of road behind the church.
 

Notes

Cemetery is well maintained. Enclosed by iron fence. Cemetery rows are recorded from gate entrance to the back (east to west) and headstones from left to right (south to north). In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted "There are probably more unmarked graves then those with named markers."

Survey Date and Recorder

17 Jul 2003
Bob and Lois Emswiler
 

Photos

 

Cemetery Index

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

001

Sager

Levi

3 Mar 1828

5 Jun 1915

Aged 87y 3m 2d; A Veteran of the Mexican War 1846-1847


 

001

Sager

William

5 Jun 1871

23 Jun 1942



 

001

Smith

Thomas A.

11 Jul 1854

16 Dec 1923



 

001

Unknown





Illegible funeral home marker

 

001

Helmick

Phyllis Ann


Nov 1960


Rhodes funeral home marker only

 

001

Eaton

John W.

18 Oct 1891

12 Feb 1950



 

001

Calhoun

Alice Eaton

16 Mar 1894

4 Jul 1973



 

001

Miller

Charlie E.

11 Sep 1912

19 Jun 1978



 

001

Miller

Anna Lee O.

26 Feb 1914



w/Charlie E.

 

001

Miller

Melvin E.

1933

1995


Grandle funeral home marker only

 

001

Helmick

Wilbur

19 Sep 1926




 

001

Helmick

Effie Mae

22 Jan 1932

8 Feb 1981



 

001

Campbell

Winifred R.

19 Feb 1917

13 Oct 1995

Sgt U.S. Army WWII


 

002

Spitzer, Sr.

William A.

29 Mar 1897

9 Apr 1964

Virginia Cpl Co L 9 Infantry WWI


 

002

Spitzer

Mary J.

7 Jan 1905

5 Dec 1977


w/Wm. A. Sr.

 

002

Spitzer

Bonnie Fay

27 Mar 1933

27 Mar 1933

Infant/W. A. & M. J.


 

002

Spitzer

Connie May

27 Mar 1933

27 Mar 1933

Infant/W. A. & M. J.


 

002

Riggleman

Phillip

16 Oct 1842

23 Aug 1924



 

002

Riggleman

Elizabeth

16 Oct 1854

8 May 1924


w/Phillip

 

002

Burkholder

Infant Son


Mar 1980

s/Stephen & Connie


 

003

Wilt, Jr.

Franklin L.

10 Feb 1927

20 Mar 1990

Our children: Franklin III, Judy Lynn


 

003

Wilt

Hilda B.

16 Mar 1933


Married 18 Dec 1954

w/Franklin L. Jr.

 

003

Kluge

Eunice

5 Apr 1933

1 Aug 1985



 

003

Rhodes

Rose Wilt

1908

1948



 

003

Strawderman

Laban

17 Feb 1864

19 Mar 1923



 

003

Wean

Dora Bell

1878

1958


Rhodes funeral home marker only

 

003

Lambert

Susan

20 Nov 1842

30 Mar 1922

Aged 79y 4m 11d


 

003

Lambert

John F.

10 Feb 1869

30 Apr 1929

Aged 62y 20d


 

003

May

Samuel E.

19 Feb 1901

6 Feb 1983



 

003

May

George William

4 Apr 1908

21 Oct 1953

Brother


 

003

May

George H.

12 Jan 1864

10 May 1943

Father


 

003

May

Nancy G.

6 Nov 1870

27 Nov 1951

Mother

w/Geo. H.

 

003

May

Frances Jane

15 Jul 1845

18 Feb 1922

Aged 76y 6m 3d


 

003

May

Charles R.

9 Jun 1894

23 Jun 1970

Virginia Pvt 54 Infantry WWI; Erected by Rhoda Turner May


 

004

Wean

Floyd F.

13 Oct 1902

4 Nov 1978



 

004

Wean

Christopher

3 Aug 1912

14 Apr 1974


Homemade wooden cross with data on it

 

004

Wean

Clara Viola

1916

1963



 

004

Wean

Dora Belle

1882

1968


Rhodes funeral home marker only

 

004

Wean

Christian C.

1871

1952


Rhodes funeral home marker only

 

004

Wilt

Franklin L.

1901

1944



 

004

Wilt

Bertie W.

1905

1969



 

004

Wilt

Donald E.

1938

1938



 

004

Wilt

Infant Daughter


1941



 

004

Shope

Vere

20 Jan 1904

20 Jan 1904

s/Geo. & Sarah

Partially illegible-recorded by Swank in 1967

 

004

Wilt

Elizabeth C. Gordon

1868

1902



 

005

Andes

William

1857

1948



 

005

Andes

Sallie C.

1863

1958


w/Wm.

 

005

Smuck

Ellen Biller

30 Sep 1874

19 Jan 1953



 

005

Smuck

Robert

18 Jul 1868

11 Aug 1946



 

005

Smuck

Mary A.

18 Aug 1833

20 Jan 1923

w/Robert

Partially illegible-recorded by Swank in 1967

 

005

Dellinger

Ophelia

8 Sep 1866

28 Dec 1952

Mother

w/Ambrose

 

005

Dellinger

Ambrose

22 Sep 1868

27 Aug 1917

Father


 

005

Dellinger

Sarah


11 Sep 1886

Aged 82 yrs; Mother


 

005

Dellinger

John


20 Feb 1882

Aged 79 yrs; Father


 

005

Branner

Harrison


6 Mar 1879

Aged 58y 10m 26d


 

005

Leasa

Adam

1812

1875



 

005

Leasy

Philip R.

12 Nov 1878

26 Nov 1878



 

005

Smith

Pearlie Grace

19 Jun 1888

9 Sep 1891

d/Thomas F. & Sarah

Partially illegible-recorded by Swank in 1967

 

005

Smith

Sarah A.

17 Sep 1856

29 Jan 1910

Aged 68y 4m 12d

w/Thomas F.

 

005

Smith

Thomas F.

31 May 1851

18 Jul 1915



 

006

Reedy

Ada M.

15 Oct 1903

21 Nov 1958



 

006

Reedy

John W.

8 Jul 1902

11 Jan 1980



 

006

Reedy

Jennie E.

18 Dec 1910

24 Mar 1984



 

006

Leecy

Granville F.

23 Sep 1922

9 Nov 1995

Cpl U.S. Army WWII


 

006

Leecy

Infant Daughter


1959



 

006

Unknown





Illegible funeral home marker only

 

006

Tusing

Mary Ann

18 Jun 1836

18 Apr 1919

w/Nathaniel


 

006

Tusing

John Casper

6 Sep 1874

19 Dec 1887

Aged 13y 3m


 

007

Orebaugh

Saylor J.

9 Jan 1899

9 Aug 1965



 

007

Orebaugh

Jennie I.

19 Jun 1911

3 Dec 1992



 

007

Orebaugh

John F.

3 Mar 1908

10 Nov 1944

Brother


 

007

Orebaugh

Edward J.

1863

1937



 

007

Orebaugh

Francie R.

1875

1932


w/Edward J.

 

007

Unknown





Base only

 

007

Leasy

Margaret V.

18 May 1877

1 Mar 1899



 

007

Leasy

John

21 Jul 1840

15 Apr 1898



 

007

Leasy


19 Mar 1843

10 Mar 1904

Aged 60y 11m 21d

Illegible given name 2003

 

007

Mathias

William F.

1899

1964


Funeral home marker only

 

008

Runion

Miriam E. Tusing Campbell Leecy

3 Jan 1898

3 Jan 1992



 

008

Tusing

Joseph F.

1869

1957

Father


 

008

Tusing

James M. L.

1904

1992

U.S. Army WWII

Military marker shows James Luther Tusing b. 3 Dec 1904 d. 3 Jul 1992

 

008

Wilt

William A. D.

1922

1955



 

008

Wilt

Lydia A.

1880

1966



 

008

Wilt

Jacob E.

1879

1954



 

008

Wilt

Jackson Lee

2 Feb 1868

28 Aug 1946


Homemade wooden cross with data on it

 

008

Wilt

Annie Beeler

28 Apr 1838

13 Aug 1921


Homemade wooden cross with data on it

 

008

Wilt

Absalom Emmanuel

7 Jun 1840

8 Dec 1905


Homemade wooden cross with data on it

 

008

Wilt

Benjamin Ambrose

16 May 1881

18 Oct 1897


Homemade wooden cross with data on it

 

008

Wilt

William Edward

1 Oct 1869

16 Mar 1895


Homemade wooden cross with data on it

 

008

Wilt

Absalom Henry

5 Mar 1877



Homemade wooden cross with data on it; no death date

 

008

Wilt

Effie

17 Oct 1869

1869


Homemade wooden cross with data on it

 

008

Wilt

Sarah Anna

21 Aug 1873



Homemade wooden cross with data on it; no death date

 

009

Rickard

Pete

2 Oct 1919

3 Sep 1989



 

009

Rickard

Florence N.

15 Feb 1919

10 Jul 1985



 

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