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 Trissels Mennonite Church Cemetery - Page 1


Trissels Mennonite Church Cemetery

Location

Broadway area, Rockingham County, Virginia. From downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 42 North (Harpine Highway). Go 9.9 miles and turn left onto Route 809 (Trissels Road). Go 2.1 miles and turn right onto Road 752 (Hisers Lane). Go 8/10th mile and church/cemetery is on the right side of the road.
 

Notes

Cemetery is enclosed by a fence. This cemetery has three distinct sections to it. Section 2 is the closest to the church and was recorded rows from the street side to the back (west to east) and headstones from left to right. Section 1 is next and it runs diagonally from the back side of the church toward the street and headstones are recorded from left to right. Section 3 is the furthest from the church and the rows are recorded from the back to the front side toward the road, and headstones are recorded from left to right. There are two small marble markers in this cemetery which designate locations of the older churches. The marker in Section 2 reads, "Trissels 1900 site of 2nd Trissels Mennonite Church 40' x 50' frame structure." The marker in Section 3 reads, "Trissels C 1822 site of 1st meeting house in Virginia built solely by Mennonites 20' x 25' log structure."

Survey Date and Recorder

Eunice Smith - 18 Mar 2002
Bob & Lois Emswiler - 22 Jul 2003

 

Photos

Lois Emswiler, Curtis & Carolyn Reedy, Deb Wake, Amy Love

Cemetery Index

Trissels Mennonite 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

001

Shaver

Erasmus

1851

1925

 

 

 

001

Showalter

Mary E.

1860

1934

 

 

 

001

Showalter

Chas. F.

1867

1950

 

 

 

001

Smoot

Mollie

 

 

 

No dates on stone

 

001

Smoot

Estella May

 

 

 

No dates on stone

 

001

Smoot

Fannie

 

3 Jun 1946

Sister

 

 

001

Smoot

Casper

 

18 Jun 1948

Brother

 

 

001

Smoot

Reuben

6 Apr 1841

6 Jul 1927

Father

 

 

001

Smoot

Dorothy C.

15 Jun 1843

13 Jun 1928

Mother; His Wife

w/Reuben; nee Hollar

 

001

Smoot

Permelia B.

1864

1923

d/Ruben & Dorotha

 

 

001

Smoot

Lucinda

1866

1921

d/Ruben & Dorotha

 

 

001

Spitzer

John N.

6 Dec 1893

8 Feb 1971

 

 

 

001

Spitzer

Icie T.

1 Nov 1897

7 Jan 1972

 

 

 

001

Spitzer

Myrtle Irene

9 Sep 1919

7 Sep 1923

d/J. N. & I. D.

 

 

001

Spitzer

Infant Daughter

1915

1915

d/J. N. & I. D.

 

 

001

Spitzer

Juitt S.

1860

1930

 

 

 

001

Spitzer

Aurelia C.

1871

1938

 

w/Juitt; d/John Taylor

 

001

Spitzer

Clinton R.

3 Jan 1898

30 Mar 1977

 

 

 

001

Spitzer

Anna May

18 Sep 1897

12 Feb 1964

 

w/Clinton; d/Tom Pennington

 

002

Stroop

Albert C.

12 Aug 1891

8 Mar 1944

 

 

 

002

Stroop

Lottie B.

25 Apr 1891

20 Nov 1937

 

w/Albert

 

002

Lam

Mary E.

30 Nov 1867

22 Sep 1920

w/Joseph F.; Aged 52y 9m 22d

 

 

002

Lam

Joseph F.

15 Dec 1865

13 Apr 1951

Aged 85y 3m 28d

 

 

002

Lam

Homer Philip

10 Nov 1893

27 Jun 1964

Virginia PFC Co B 331 Inf WWI

 

 

002

Greer

Lillie B.

10 Jun 1900

25 Oct 1967

 

 

 

002

May

Maude C.

1896

1937

 

w/C. E.

 

002

May

Charles E.

1896

1957

 

 

 

002

Ashenfelter

P. A.

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

002

Ashenfelter

P. A., Mrs.

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

002

Fulk

Charles E.

1890

1974

 

 

 

002

Fulk

Ollie B.

1900

1968

 

w/C. E.

 

002

Fulk

Frost H.

13 Feb 1918

19 Jan 1989

 

husband/Bernice

 

002

Fulk

Bernice K.

4 Jun 1918

 

 

 

 

002

Reedy

Susan Virginia

3 Jul 1905

8 May 1989

 

 

Image

002

Pennington

Hannah E.

1871

1940

 

w/Thomas D.

 

002

Pennington

Thomas D.

1866

1917

 

s/E. S.

 

002

Pennington

Wilson D.

1902

1923

 

s/Tom & Hannah; Church shows b. 15 Jun 1902, d/ 15 Oct 1923

 

003

Sonifrank

Angela B.

1957

1958

d/H. A. & C. V.

 

 

003

Mason

Charlotte M.

27 May 1932

28 Oct 1988

 

nee Sonifrank

 

003

Ashenfelter

E.

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

003

Hotinger

Andy

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

003

Hotinger

Mary

11 Oct 1888

1 Mar 1920

Aged 31y 4m 20d

w/Andy

 

003

Hotinger

Helen P.

6 Sep 1920

 

 

 

 

003

Harper

Wilson Franklin

13 Jan 1912

12 Feb 2001

 

husband/Helen

 

003

Davis

Isaac S.

1 May 1853

19 Nov 1912

Aged 59y 6m 19d

 

 

003

Davis

Marietta B.

1860

1954

 

 

 

003

Mason

Robert Lee

30 Apr 1940

30 Oct 1999

 

 

 

003

Mason

George M.

6 Mar 1889

29 Jul 1979

 

s/Daniel

 

003

Mason

Rosa M.

11 Sep 1892

9 Jan 1954

 

w/George; nee Stiener

 

003

Pennington

Sara Vada

14 Nov 1904

14 Apr 1914

d/A. G. & Effie V.

 

 

003

Pennington

Alpheus G.

17 Apr 1873

23 Jan1947

 

s/E. S.

 

003

Pennington

Effie V.

29 Jan 1878

5 Jun 1969

 

w/A. G.

 

003

Ford

Chester Edward

11 Aug 1921

12 Sep 2000

husband/Wilda M. Ford; s/Robert S. & Lula Ford

 

Image

003

Ford

Wilda M.

8 Oct 1927

 

 

w/Chester E.

Image

003

Wyse

Richard Lee

 

31 Aug 1959

Stillborn

Inf. s/Robert & Lucinda

 

003

Barb

Narval Noah

21 Sep 1943

6 Aug 2000

 

husband/Mary Lee Barb

 

003

Barb

Mary Lee

20 Jan 1941

 

 

w/Narval N.; d/Claude & Mae Turner

 

003

Walton

Ruth Hiser

8 Mar 1911

2 Jul 1999

 

 

 

003

Hiser

Fred H.

4 Oct 1906

25 May 1975

 

Walton

 

003

Hiser

Edna C.

22 Feb 1915

16 Oct 1999

 

w/Fred

 

003

Hiser

George W.

20 Oct 1880

11 Nov 1972

 

 

 

003

Hiser

Clemmie M.

22 Aug 1884

12 Jul 1962

 

w/George

 

003

Hiser

Noah

30 Jun 1841

16 Aug 1922

Aged 81y 1m 16d

 

 

003

Hiser

Susan

10 May 1846

21 Jan 1929

Aged 82y 8m 11d; w/Noah

nee Ritchie

 

003

Emswiler

B. Frank

1866

1952

 

 

Image

003

Emswiler

Cora A.

1877

1958

 

w/B. F.; nee Smith

Image

003

Good

Grover C.

1887

1953

 

husband/Ethel May; s/Noah & Susan

 

003

Good

Ethel B.

1890

1984

 

d/Frank & Emma Swank May

 

003

Emswiler

M. Dewey

1898

1954

 

s/B. Frank

Image

003

Emswiler

E. Cleta

1907

1994

 

w/M. Dewey

Image

003

Yoder

George P.

1886

1956

 

 

 

003

Yoder

Myrtle F.

1899

1979

 

w/G. P.

 

003

Park

Dailey G.

2 Nov 1899

9 Oct 1956

 

 

 

003

Park

Annie L.

11 Apr 1900

18 Mar 1986

 

w/D. G.; nee Turner

 

003

Dove

Lester B.

1899

1990

 

s/John & Lillian Virginia Will Dove

 

003

Dove

Myrtle R.

1899

1957

 

d/Hallie Turner Clutteur

 

003

Neff

John W.

12 Aug 1891

23 Jul 1980

 

 

 

003

Neff

Tracey E.

10 Dec 1892

16 Feb 1970

 

w/John

 

004

Guthrie

John B.

1876

1959

Father

 

 

004

Guthrie

Mary J.

1874

1958

Mother

w/J. B.

 

004

Harper

Ada F.

1890

1979

 

w/H. C.; nee Arehart

 

004

Harper

Heavener C.

1888

1951

 

 

 

004

Harper

Vallie M.

 

25 Nov 1967

 

No visible marker-recored by Church

 

004

Rogers

Minnie L.

 

1940

 

No visible marker-recored by Church; nee Harper

 

004

Harper

Major Wilson

19 Jul 1835

15 Feb 1914

Aged 78y 6m 26d

 

Image

004

Harper

Georgiana V.

23 Feb 1846

12 Aug 1907

Aged 61y 5m 19d; w/Major Willson Harper

 

Image

004

Harper

Georgie Ruth

12 May 1905

19 Jul 1907

Aged 2y 2m 7d; d/Charles M. & Effie Garrett Harper

Illegible marker-recorded by Church

Image

004

Harper

Anna Eleanora

18 Oct 1914

24 Jun 1998

 

 

 

004

Spitzer

Infant

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Churh

 

004

Campbell

Infant Son

8 Jun 1932

8 Jun 1932

s/Dorothy

 

 

004

Spitzer

Steward

1856

1945

 

 

 

004

Spitzer

Sarah E.

1877

1939

 

2nd w/Steward; nee Caldwell

 

004

Spitzer

Henrietta

26 May 1859

28 Nov 1906

w/Steward

1st w/Steward; nee Wilkins

 

004

Sites

Joseph

1865

1935

s/John & Mary E.

 

 

004

Sites

Dora I.

1877

1954

w/Joseph; d/David & Beunavisita Schelle Dunivan

 

 

004

Ford

Robert S.

3 Aug 1894

10 Jan 1969

 

s/John

Image

004

Ford

Lula E.

19 Oct 1900

30 Sep 1955

 

w/Robert S.

Image

004

Spitzer

Noah Emmer

1889

1981

 

 

 

004

Spitzer

Catherine Breneman

1895

1967

 

 

 

004

Spitzer

Aldine

15 Oct 1868

20 Mar 1914

Aged 46y 5m 5d

s/Noah

 

004

Spitzer

Wheeler D.

30 Sep 1911

14 Nov 1973

Virginia Tec 4 U.S. Army WWII

 

 

004

Spitzer

Lute

1869

1953

 

Given name Lucius

 

004

Spitzer

Bertie

1872

1961

 

w/Lute; nee Shoemaker

 

004

Fulk

John W.

10 May 1882

6 May 1961

 

 

 

004

Fulk

Alice D.

25 Jan 1883

18 Jul 1969

 

w/J. W.; d/Adam Turner

 

004

Turner

James H.

1871

1945

 

 

 

004

Turner

Bertie S.

1873

1954

 

w/J. H.

 

004

Turner

Kate L.

17 Mar 1904

5 Feb 1984

 

d/Hop Turner

 

004

Turner

Frank H.

11 Feb 1911

12 Dec 1997

 

s/Hop Turner

 

004

Turner

Benj. F.

10 Feb 1864

3 Jan 1947

 

s/Hop Turner

 

004

Turner

Susan E.

21 Nov 1872

18 Nov 1957

 

w/B. F.

 

004

Clutteur

Hallie

7 Sep 1880

29 May 1964

 

d/Adam Turner

 

004

Turner

Adam M.

29 Mar 1859

13 Jun 1949

 

 

 

004

Turner

Mary C.

7 Nov 1855

20 Feb 1955

 

w/Adam Turner

 

004

See

Child

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

004

See

Child

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

004

See

Angus

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

004

Turner

Infant

 

 

ch/Neil & Margaret Yoder Turner

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

005

Guthrie

John R.

15 Jan 1914

10 Mar 1996

 

 

 

005

Guthrie

Nellie J.

27 May 1915

 

 

 

 

005

Guthrie, Jr.

John

14 Jul 1942

15 Aug 1948

 

 

 

005

Alger

Ernest Lee

29 Feb 1920

18 May 1999

 

 

 

005

Alger

Mabel Mitchell

31 Oct 1922

18 Apr 1994

 

 

 

005

Walker

Virginia G.

1886

1956

 

 

 

005

Sites

Maggie M.

1918

1947

 

 

 

005

Sites

Jessie Junior

24 Oct 1936

2001

s/Maggie Sites

No visible marker-recorded by Church; Cremated ashes in maggie's plot

 

005

Emswiler

Ruth M.

24 Jun 1930

19 Feb 1979

 

 

Image

005

Ritchie

Kale A.

1876

1929

 

 

 

005

Ritchie

Bertie Pennington

1878

1934

 

w/Kale A.; nee Pennington

 

005

Ritchie

R.

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

005

Ritchie

George F.

17 Sep 1909

4 Oct 1950

Virginia MOMM2 U.S. Navy WWII

 

 

005

Unknown

 

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

005

Whissen

Jacob Henry

8 Feb 1844

29 Aug 1908

 

 

 

005

Whissen

Susan J.

11 Jan 1842

13 Jul 1926

Aged 42 yrs; His Wife

w/J. H.; d/Christian & Frances Brenneman Funk

 

005

Dunavin

Dortha Francis

20 Jun 1870

27 Feb 1913

w/Newton G.

1st w/Newton C.; d/Jacob & Susanna Whissen

 

005

Good

J. Frank

25 Nov 1875

2 May 1940

Aged 42y 8m 7d

s/Noah & Susan

 

005

Good

Anna C.

28 May 1872

13 Jan 1946

 

w/J. F.; nee Whissen

 

005

Spitzer

Reba

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

005

Spitzer

Rollie

5 Feb 1865

20 Jun 1952

 

 

 

005

Spitzer

Annie A.

22 Aug 1860

25 Nov 1936

 

w/Rollie

 

005

Spitzer

Baylor O.

28 May 1893

28 May 1966

Father

s/Rollie

 

005

Spitzer

Lula E.

13 Jul 1895

17 Feb 1943

Mother

w/B. O.; nee Dove

 

005

Spitzer

Clara N.

29 Jul 1891

17 Oct 1976

 

 

 

005

Hefner

Margaret R.

25 Aug 1835

12 Mar 1913

Mother; w/J. S.

mother/Mrs. Ed Cootes

 

005

Glass

Emma F.

28 Aug 1873

21 Jul 1960

 

w/John H.; d/Noah & Susan Good

 

005

Glass

John H.

20 Jul 1865

21 Sep 1941

 

s/John M. & Emma

 

005

Glass

Glenn J.

13 Apr 1907

21 Nov 1976

 

 

 

005

Ritchie

Katie H.

1885

1967

 

w/John

 

005

Ritchie

John B.

1881

1918

 

s/Absalom & M. E.; Church records show b. 12 Jul 1881, d. 10 Feb 1918

 

005

Ritchie

Absalom

17 Jun 1861

28 Jun 1930

 

 

 

005

Ritchie

Mary E.

10 Feb 1858

11 Jul 1911

Aged 53y 5m 1d; w/Absalom

nee Moyers

 

005

Ritchie

Algernon G.

1882

1955

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church shows born 23 May 1882

 

005

Ritchie

Emma New Year

1887

1959

w/Algernon G.; d/Daniel & Ida Miller Fulk

No visible marker-recorded by Church b. 12 Nov 1887

 

005

Ritchie

Raleigh N.

30 Nov 1889

26 Jun 1915

 

 

 

005

Ritchie

Infant

29 Mar 1911

30 Mar 1911

Aged 1 day

d/R. N. & W. V.

 

005

Campbell

Juanita Ann

27 Apr 1939

26 Jun 1939

d/D. E. & J. O.

 

 

005

Campbell

James O.

22 Feb 1894

20 Jul 1959

Pvt Mg Co 60 Inf 5 Div WWI Virginia

 

 

005

Campbell

Dorothy E.

9 Nov 1909

 

 

 

 

005

Campbell

Edward J.

22 May 1949

 

 

 

 

005

See

G(eorge)

 

 

husband/Sarah

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

005

See

S(arah)

 

 

d/Absolam & Hannah Ritchie

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

006

Hulvey

William E.

1881

1949

Father

 

 

006

Hulvey

Isola W.

1893

1946

Mother; w/W. E.

d/Noah & Susan Hollar Good

 

006

Whisler

Cambias R.

29 Dec 1946

25 Nov 1909

Aged 62y 10m 26d

s/Henry

 

006

Whisler

Martha

9 Jul 1846

12 Oct 1913

Aged 66y 3m 3d

w/C. R.; d/Levi Shoemaker

 

006

Nesselrodt

Homer W.

24 Feb 1907

8 Mar 1988

 

 

 

006

Nesselrodt

Tressie E.

9 Oct 1912

24 Sep 1991

 

 

 

006

Spitzer

Kale

14 May 1902

9 Sep 1906

s/Angelo & Minnie

 

 

006

Spitzer

Mollie S.

28 Feb 1880

8 Nov 1966

Aged 86y 8m 10d

2nd w/Angelo; nee Hawse

 

006

Spitzer

Angelo

8 Mar 1871

24 Apr 1928

Aged 57y 1m 16d

s/Noah

 

006

Spitzer

Minnie

21 Jan 1874

1 Sep 1906

Aged 32y 8m 11d; His Wife

1st w/Angelo; nee Whisler

 

006

Coffman

Betty L.

14 Oct 1897

22 Aug 1985

 

 

 

006

Landis

Alfred F.

27 Jun 1893

24 May 1936

 

 

 

006

Landis

Jonathan M.

6 May 1866

5 Aug 1924

Our Father

 

 

006

Landis

Louesia C.

7 Jun 1867

7 Dec 1904

Aged 37y 6m; w/J. M.

 

 

006

Landis

Blanche

1901

1952

 

 

 

006

Sonifrank

Grover C.

1889

1954

 

 

 

006

Sonifrank

Sarah B.

1896

1976

 

 

 

006

Sonifrank

John F.

1894

1988

 

 

 

006

Taylor

Infant

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

006

Ritchie

David F.

1887

1951

 

s/Absalom; No visible marker-recorded by Church b. 17 Jan 1887, d. 19 Oct 1951

 

006

Ritchie

Anna R.

1886

1952

 

w/D. F.; d/John Taylor

 

006

Taylor

Martha J.

25 Jul 1855

3 Jun 1941

 

w/John; d/Hiram Fulk

 

006

Taylor

John

15 Oct 1849

15 Mar 1923

 

 

 

006

Taylor

Otis F.

1 Jun 1893

2 Sep 1910

Aged 17y 3m 1d; s/John & M. J.

 

 

006

Taylor

Jacob M.

9 Mar 1890

6 Aug 1908

Aged 18y 4m 28d; s/John & M. J.

 

 

006

Emswiler

David B.

3 Mar 1873

20 Jun 1946

 

 

Image

006

Emswiler

Daisy A.

30 Oct 1879

26 Apr 1959

 

w/D. B.; nee Frymoyers

Image

006

See

Wilmer V.

6 May 1896

19 Apr 1964

 

 

Image

006

See

Cliffie E.

6 Nov 1899

19 Jul 1968

 

w/W. V.; d/David Emswiler

Image

006

Runion

Fayetta Gail

18 Jan 1948

27 Oct 1948

d/Kenneth & Louise

 

 

006

Runion

Kenneth

8 Aug 1918

22 Aug 1994

Married 16 Nov 1937

 

 

006

Runion

Louise Velma

26 Oct 1922

26 Jun 1987

 

w/Kenneth

 

006

Taylor

Wade Ernest

2 Jul 1901

27 May 1906

Aged 4y 10m 25d; s/J. A. & E. S.

 

 

006

Smith

Child

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

006

Smith

Beulah Gay

15 Feb 1894

9 Oct 1917

Aged 23y 7m 24d; w/S. O.

 

 

006

Smith

Samuel O.

30 Apr 1873

10 Jan 1957

 

 

 

006

Smith

Sarah F.

5 Jun 1877

27 Sep 1908

Aged 31y 3m 22d; w/S. O.

 

 

006

Smith

Child

 

 

 

 

 

006

Graybill

C.

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

006

Graybill

N.

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

006

Graybill

K.

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

006

Ritchie

Absalom

19 Sep 1821

31 Mar 1896

Aged 74y 6m 12d

Illegible marker-recorded by Church

 

006

Ritchie

Hannah A.

5 Feb 1825

27 Apr 1900

Aged 75y 2m 22d; w/Absalom

nee Custer

 

006

Smith

Agnes

 

 

 

No visible marker-recorded by Church

 

006

Smith

Clyde Jacob

1899

1963

 

s/Samuel

 

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