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BITTING Cemetery


DEPPEN CEMETERY


FIX-GARBER-BITTING Cemetery


EXETER QUAKER BURYING GROUND


BERNHARD ADAM BURYING GROUND

CEMETERIES PAGE 2



THE BITTING BURIAL GROUND

1857

1000 Greenway Terrace, Kenhorst, Pa, Berks County.



A Personal Note

I came across the information of the Bitting cemetery at the Berks County Historical Society. The article, which has no author and written around 1955, says at 631 Minor Street here in Reading, Pa, "is a broken marble slab used as a step in the sidewalk inscribed "Bitting Graveyard." My collogues and I drove there and found where 631 was is now a parking lot and all the sidewalks have newer cement sidewalks.

We went on to Greenway Terrace in Kenhorst. After driving through a street of well kept single homes with driveways, we finally stopped and ask a woman sitting on her front porch enjoying the unusal warm December weather.

She asked not to be identified, said the cemetery was next door to her. She took us over and the house on the property is a bungalo type home. It had just been sold and the new owners had not moved in yet.

There are no headstones, they were removed years ago. Our informant told us there are bodies also buried under the sidewalk and they cemented right over some of the headstones. On the house is a paper from the Berks County Preservation Society stating there are bodies burried on the property. Picture below. Our informant said, "When we bought our house we didn't know there were bodies buried next door. I kept seeing an old man walking through my house nodding and smiling at me. One minute he was there and then he was gone...."



Those Buried: Cemeteries



BITTING
Burial Ground



Daniel BITTING
4-2-1772 5-22-1866
age 78 years, 1 month and 20 days

Daniel BITTING, s/o Jacob & Mary
8-28-1854 4-5-1857
age 2 yeas, 7 months and 7 days

Our Father
Jacob BITTING
12-10-1797 1-13-1879
age 81 years, 1 month and 3 days

Hier ruhet Johannes BITTING
ER wude goboren den 18ten, May 1761
Ist gestorben den 25ten, September 1829
War alt worden 65 yahre, 4 monate u. 7 tage

Heir ruhet Maria BITTING
Ehegattin von Johannes BITTING
War geboren den 22st December 1766
Und starb den 3t September 1849
Was alt 82 yahre, 8 m u. 11 tage

Maria Elizabeth w/o Peter BITTING
4-20-1803 7-25-1895
age 92 years, 3 months and 5 days

Peter BITTING
10-13-1799 7-2-1875
age 75 years, 8 months and 20 days

Hier ruhet Philip BITTING
Er wurde geboren den 1st December 1795
1st gestorben im Feburary 1824 in einen alter von 28 yahre und 2 monate

Our Mother
Sarah BITTING
1-2-1802 6-8-1876
age 74 years, 5 months and 6 days

Susan BITTING, w/o Daniel L. BITTING, d/o Michael & Elizabeth MOYER
4-25-1768 3-25-1852
age 65 years, 3 months and 8 days

William BITTING, s/o Jacob & Mary BITTING
6-2-1856 6-11-1858
age 2 years and 9 months

Peter F. HEABNER
9-8-1836 6-1-1872
age 35 years, 8 months and 2 days


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THE FIX-GARBER-BITTING CEMETERY

1830

Morgantown Road near Lancaster Avenue, Reading, Pa, Berks County.

40'X160'Enclosed cemetery. The burials (unmarked)extend to the railroad bed, bypass and under the Morgantown Road to the alley near the Queen City Diner.

It is hard to believe there are headstones under all the brush and weeds.



The Fix-Garber Cemetery was cleaned up in October of this year, 1998. The "after" pictures are below.







FIX-GARBER CEMETERY

FIX-GARBER CEMETERY

SECTION 1. INSIDE FENCE.
Row 1
Kline Elsie A. August 30, 1890 - Jan. 18, 1893
Miller David, s/o Jacob & Susanna, March 1, 1838 - Oct. 23, 1886. aged 53/7/22.
Amanda F., his wife, May 12, 1838 - Jan.2, 1904. aged 65/7/20.
Row 2
Miller Samuel F., s/o David & Amanda., 1860-1939.
A. Laura, d/o David & Amanda., d. May 14, 1927.
Row 3
Fix Johannes, s/o Lorentz & Magdalena, Jan. 14, 1789-July 9, 1832, aged 43/5/25.
Row 4
Fix Lorentz, 1759-Oct. 9, 1822, aged 43/5/25.
Magdalene, his wife, March 4, 1761-Jan. 20, 1835, aged 73/10/16.
Emma Laura, d/o Hiram S. & Mary E., June 18, 1885-Dec. 21, 1890, aged 5/6/3.
Anna Agnes, d/o Hiram & Mary E., August 22, 1887-dec. 27, 1890, aged 3/4/5.
MONUMENT
Fix Samuel, July 26, 1803-Feb.11, 1895, aged 91/6/16.
Sarah, his wife, August 20, 1806-Oct. 31, 1872, aged 66/4/11.
Hartman Walter, aged 14 years.
Row 5
Fix Hiram S., Feb. 12, 1856-Sept. 9, 1923, aged 67/6/27.
Mary E., Sept. 18, 1866-Oct. 12, 1896, his wife.
Row 6
OUR SISTER Caroline, Jan. 19, 1844-Feb. 2, 1863, aged 19/0/11. No surname given.
Row 7
Fix Charles, 1835-1898-son (flag on grave)
Franklin, 1849-1829
Phillips Emma L. Fix, w/o William, 1852-1924.
Manley Mary A., w/o David, March 20, 1827-Sept. 15, 1894.
SECTION 2. OUTSIDE FENCE.
Row 1
Fabian Sarah Fisher, w/o John, d. Feb. 6, 1872, aged 45 years.
Palm Lucy A. 1866-1930
Row 2
Fisher Michael, April 10, 1779-July 23, 1849, aged 70/3/18(sic)
Sarah, his wife, Dec. 1, 1786-June 19, 1838, aged 51/6/18.
Row 3
F.S.S.B.
Empty base
Broken stone January 6, 1817
S.D.
K.J.A.H.
S.E.H.
L.F.
Deem Susannah, w/o Samuel, d/o John & Anna M. Garver, June 9, 1791 - May 7, 1872, aged 80//10/28.
Susan, d/o Samuel & Susanna, Feb. 2, 1823-Jan. 14, 1867.
Row 4
H.F.D.
Footstone
C.D.
Deem Harry, Sgt. Co.C., 12th U.S. Inf. Sp. Am.
A.M.D.
Deem George W., s/o Charles & Sophia, April 2, 1883-April 5, 1890.
Infant, s/o Charles & Sophia.
Anna M., d/o Charles & Sophia, June 21, 1864-July 1, 1870, aged 6/0/10.
Henry Freeman, s/o Charles & Sophia, March 31, 1871-Sept. 15, 1872, aged 1/5/14.
I.M.D
C.W.D
Deem Laura, d/o Charles & Sophia, June 21, 1864-Dec. 15, 1864, aged 0/5/24.
Borkert Mary Ann, w/o N., Oct. 27, 1821-August 10, 1849, aged 27/9/13.
SECTION 3. Behind Fix-Garber plots.
Row 1
Burket Nicholas, Feb. 26, 1812-Oct. 29, 1870, aged 58/8/13.
Getz John, July 29, 1783-June 2, 1840, aged 56/10/4.
Row 2
Riffert Henry Emerson, s/o Andrew & Hana, Sept. 16, 1849-Oct. 13, 1851, aged 2/0/27.
Murphy Hannah E., d/o Daniel & Emeline, d. August 11, 1855, aged 0/1/8.
Riffert Hannah C., d. July 28, 1853, aged 26/1/17.
Sarah Elizabeth, d/o Andrew & Hannah, April 28, 1852-Feb. 21, 1867, aged 14/9/24.
Row 3
Murphy Emmaline, w.o Daniel C., d/o William & Elizabeth Sharman, August 11, 1825-Nov. 2, 1873, aged 48/2/21.
Daniel C., Jan, 19, 1821-Sept. 23, 1871, aged 50/8/4.
Sharman William C., d. Dec. 17, 1862, aged 39/0/11.
Elizabeth, his wife, Feb. 21, 1793-Jan. 23, 1870, aged 76/11/2.
Murphy George William, s/o Daniel & Emeline, march 17, 1845-Sept. 17, 1851, aged 6/6/0.
William S. s/o Daniel & Emaline, Nov. 25, 1846-Nov. 3, 1875, aged 28/11/8.
Row 4
Reifsnyder Mary, d. May 23, 1886, aged 75 years.
Fieldstone A.R.
Row 5
Kline Leroy, s/o George & /Sylvia, Feb. 18, 1901-Jan. 7, 1903.
Palm George W., August 22, 1842-August 29, 1893, aged 51. Co. A/14th Regt.
Row 6
Santee Joseph, August 28, 1816-Nov. 13, 1860, aged 44/2/15.
Additional burials From Records of First Reformed Church.
Rev. Charles Pauli.
Gerber Anna maria, d. June 5, 1811, aged 54/10/29.
Burkhard Samuel, d. March 23, 1851, aged 33/9/10.
Nicholas, d. May 11, 1828, aged 48/0/2.
Schitz Elisabeth, d. July 1, 1856, aged 56/5/14.
Simons Alexander, d. Oct. 14, 1855, aged 46/5/24.
Fisher John, Sept. 9, 1849, aged 8/5/12.
Brown Sept. 6, 1826, aged 31/4/13.
Lydia, August 1, 1829, aged 1/9/7.
Fix Daniel, March 14, 1829, aged 1/9/7.
Epple Anna, April 29, 1850, aged 41/10/24.


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Friends Meeting House in Exeter Township.



In 1718, members of the English Friends from North Wales in Philadelphia County, settled in Oley Township.

Meeting were held in the homes of George Boone Sr. and Anthony Lee.

In 1737, a log Meeting House was built. In 1759, a stone building was erected.

Personal Note: On a Fall day in 1999, we were at the Friends Meeting House taking pictures of the cemetery. A car drove up and a man named Ted Stokes asked if we were ever inside the Meeting House. He unlocked the door and let us in.

Mr. Stokes said the Meeting House didn't changed much since the Boone and Lee Families went there in the 1700's.

Inside the Meeting House was vary dark and damp even though Mr. Stokes turned on the lights. He said they open the shutters during the meetings.








The first interment in the Exeter Meeting burying ground was that of John Hughes who died Oct. 10, 1736 at the age of 84.

By 1817, the burying ground was filled. As no additional land could be purchased, ground was hauled in and filled to a depth of four feet and a second tier of graves was begun. This is the reason there are no headstones or markers on the graves.


A.D. 1736

HERE ARE BURIED DISTINGUSHED PIONEERS AND FOUNDERS OF BERKS COUNTY.

LEE...BOONE...ELLIS...WEBB

THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

NO.36..THE HISTORICIAL SOCIETY OF BERKS COUNTY 1944


EXETER

FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE AND BURYING GROUND

ANCESTORS OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND DANIEL BOONE ARE BURIED HERE.

HISTORICIAL SOCIETY OF BERKS COUNTY 1915



EXETER FRIENDS MEETING

ESTABLISHED 1725 AS OLEY NAME CHANGED TO EXETER 1742. PRESENT STONE MEETING HOUSE 1750 NEAR SITE OF TWO PREVIOUS LOG STRUCTURES.

BURIED HERE ARE MEMBERS OF THE BOONE, ELLIS, HUGHES, LEE, AND LINCOLN FAMILIES.

MEETINGS DISCONTINUED 1899, BUILDING REOPENED FOR WORSHIP 1940.


Occupies Ground Beside Exeter Meeting House.

NAME COMMENTS DATE

ROW ONE
James Lewis
(No Date)
William Lee
1818
Sarah Brumfield
(No Date)
Hugh Jones
1820
Mary Boone Daughter of Joshua 1821
William Cherrington
1823
Sarah Boone Wife of Moses 1821
Margaret Lee Wife of John 1823
Ann T. Boone Wife of Thomas (No Date)
Benjamin Wright
1822
Moses Boone
1823
James Boone Son of Joshua 1823
Catharine Lee Wife of Thomas 1824
Jane Evans
1827
Francis Wright
1829
Mary P. Lee Wife of Ellis 1831
Catharine Boone Wife of James 1831
Edward Boone
1832
Mary T. Lee Daughter of Thomas 1836
Ellis Lee Son of Thomas 1838
Catharine Lee Daughter of Thomas 1838
Mary Wright Wife of Francis 1844
Elizabeth John
1839
Ellis Lee
1832
Thomas Lee
1830
Mary Lee Wife of Thomas 1832

ROW TWO

Samuel Lewis
(No Date)
Mordecai Lincoln
1822
Mary Harrison
1822
Catharine Harrison Wife of Richard 1822
Benjamin Miller
1822
William Lewis
1823
Charles Boone
1823
Ann Boone Wife of David 1823
Rachel Millard
1823
Thomas Boone, Esq.
1823
George Boone, Esq.
1824
Margaret Boone Wife of George 1825
Lincoln Boone Son of Thomas 1826
Mary Thomas Wife of Jacob 1828
Jacob Thomas
1828
Hannah Jones Wife of Hugh 1830
Priscilla Thomas
1832
Mary Lee Wife of William 1834
Mary Lee Wife of Mordecai 1839
John Lee
1847
Elizabeth Lee Wife of John 1853
Eleanor Lee Daughter of Samuel 1842
Rachel Lee Wife of Samuel 1839
Amos Lee
1832
Sarah Lee Wife of Amos 1823

ROW THREE

Joseph Allison
1823
Sarah Wright Wife of Benjamin 1823
Solomon Brumfield
1823
Richard Harrison
1826
Mary Boone Wife of Joseph 1827
Jemima Harrison
1827
Agnes Foulk
1828
Abel Thomas
1828
Mary Lee Wife of Jeremiah 1828
Isaac Lee
1829
Joseph Boone
1829
Rachel Lee
1830
Mary Lee Wife of Isaac 1832
Thomas Evans
1832
Jesse Brumfield
1833
Jane Boone Wife of Joshua 1834
Joshua Boone
1833
Alice Lincoln Wife of Thomas 1836
Mary Dickinson Wife of Isaac 1845 Omission
Anna Lincoln
1847
Anna Lee Daughter of James 1847
Martha Bailey
1857
Deborah Jones From Baltimore 1842

ROW FOUR

Jeremiah Lee Son of William 1823
Judah Lee Son of William 1825
Edward B. Hughs
1827
Rachel Lee Daughter of Samuel 1830
Phineas Boone
1831
Frances Boone Wife of Hugh 1833
James B. Cherrington
1834
Margaret Cherrington Daughter of James 1834
Mordecia Lee
1834
Elizabeth Taylor
1835
Samuel John
1836
Thomas Elwood Boone
Joseph Boone
Margaret Boone
Elizabeth Boone
Children of
George And Hannah Boone
1837
Elizabeth Lee Daughter of James 1837
Hannah Boone Wife of George 1844
William Boone Son of George 1845
Elizabeth John Wife of Samuel 1846
John Lee Son of Mordecai 1849
Hannah Lee Wife of Richard 1853
Judah Boone
1853
Hannah Lee Wife of Thomas of Maidencreek 1855
Daniel Harrison Son of Richard 1855
Mary Harrison Daughter of Richard 1858
Preston Lee Son of Francis 1862
Francis Pim Lee
1850
Rachel Lee Wife of Thomas P. Lee 1858

ROW FIVE

Angelic Garey
1851
Elizabeth Leonard Wife of George 1857
Ellen Brumfield Wife of Solomon 1864
John Boone
1858
Julia Lincoln Wife of Mordecai 1858
Martha Kaub Wife of John 1858
George Boone
1860
Isaac Chrisman
1860
Samuel Lee Son of John 1862
Hannah Dickson
1862
Joshua Boone Son of Joshua 1863
Thomas Lincoln
1863
John Lincoln
1864
Ebenezer Lee
1865
Elizabeth Harrison Daughter of Richard 1865
Thomas Lee Son of Ellis 1866
Sarah Boone Daughter of Thomas 1866
Ellis Lee Son of John 1867
Maria Tally Wife of Job 1866
Margaret L. Crisman Wife of Isaac 1866
Elizabeth Kern Wife of Samuel 1868
Anna Bailey Daughter of Joseph 1868
Mary D. Lee Wife of Thomas E. 1870
Samuel Kern
1872
Joseph Dickinson
1872
Francis Bailey Son of Joseph L. 1872
Anna S. Bailey Wife of Joseph L. 1872
Thomas E. Lee Son of John 1872

ROW SIX

John Jones
1857
Sarah L. Boone Daughter of Joshua 1873
Hannah Llewellyn
1873
Rebecca Lee Chrisman
1874
Sarah Pim Lee
1874
Daniel Lee
1874
Elizabeth Lee Wife of Samuel 1874
Sarah E. Lee
1876
Eleanor Lee
1877
James Lee Son of John 1878
Eliza W. Lee Wife of Daniel 1880
Thomas P. Lee
1880
Richard Boone Son of Thomas 1881
Sarah B. Scarlet Wife of Ephraim 1882
Johathan Thompson
1882
Joseph Bailey
1883
Rebecca Boone Daughter of Thomas 1883
Ephraim Scarlet
1884
Llewellyn Scarlet Son of James 1885
Rachel Ann Scarlet Wife of James 1887
Anna S. Shubert Daughter of James Scarlet 1887
Henry W. Bailey Son of Joseph L. 1888
Anna Warrington Bailey Wife of Joseph L. 1888
Lydia Lee
1889
Deborah Lee
1889
Jane E. Lee
1893
John Lincoln
1895
Hannah Bailey
1889
Margaret E. Lee
1902

ROW SEVEN

Anna P. Lee Daughter of Francis W. Lee 1911
Rebecca H. Lee Wife of Francis W. Lee 1911
Francis W. Lee
1906
Sarah Bailey
1906
Joseph L. Bailey
1904
Catharine Lee
1907
Hannah Lee
1911
Elizabeth E. Lee
1911
Mary P. Lee
1921
Martha Lee
1932
Charles Lee The Last Male Member of The Exeter Friends Meeting 1934




For these Married at the Exeter Meeting House, click here
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Deppen Cemetery



The plaque reads:

DEPPEN CEMETERY

BEGUN AS A FAMILY BURIAL GROUND, DEPPEN CEMETERY WAS ORIGNALLY LOCATED A HALF MILE-WEST OF MT. PLEASENT, SOUTH OF PENNSYLVANIA ROUTE 183.

KNOWN LOCALLY AS "THE CATHOLIC CEMETERY" IT WAS MOVED TO THIS SPOT BY THE ARMY ENGINEERS PHILDELPHIA DISTRIC DURING THE SUMMER OF 1978 IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF BLUE MARSH LAKE ON NEARBY TULPEHOCKEN CREEK.

THE FIRST KNOWN BURIAL TOOK PLACE IN 1808. THE LAST IN 1915. AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH OF THE CEMETERY AND VICINITY REVEALED 68 GRAVES. ONLY 36 WERE IDENTIFABLE. THE OTHERS WERE UNMARKED AND MAY HAVE ENCLUDED THE 20 OR 30 IRISH LABORERS WHO FELL VICTIM TO "CANEL" OR "SWAMP" FEVER WHILE CONSTRUCTING THE UNION CANAL DURING THE 1820'S.

MAY THEY ALL REST IN PEACE







For those buried at Deppen Cemetery, click here
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For another account of those buried, click here
BURIED

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The Kirby Cemetery





The Kirby Cemetery

Located in Maidencreek Township, Berks County, Pa.

In 1998 the area was hit hard by tornadoes. Only the stone wall of the cemetery was damanged. Update 2010: In 1934 the graves to the front of the graveyard were dug up and what remains could be moved were moved inside further, and the front wall was moved back two feet to make room for the road. The back and sides of the graveyard are original. The re internment was under the supervision of Stanley Kirby heir along with Walter Christ funeral home. By that time the wooden caskets had decomposed and many of the remains were not totally intact. It is probable that some remains remained under the road.







Thanks to my collogue, Lewissa Huber for the pictures.

Those buried.

Cemeteries

KIRBY

Burial Ground

David KIRBY
4-24-1878
aged 71 years, 1 month and 27 days

Solomon, s/o Stanley & Caroline KIRBY
7-12-1855 7-11-1856

Two small children of Stanley & Caroline
One, 10 days and one, 14 days.

Stanley J. KIRBY
3-14-1802 9-1-1916
age 84 years, 5 months and 17 days

Caroline KIRBY, w/o Stanley J., d/o Daniel & Mary KAUFFMAN
age 61 years, 11 months and 28 days

Daniel W. KAUFFMAN, s/o Daniel & Mary
4-30-1830 6-5-1897
age 67 years, 1 month and 5 days

Elizabeth HAWKINS, d/o Daniel & Mary KAUFFMAN, w/o William HAWKINS
4-10-1806 4-30-1835
age 29 years, and 20 days

Samuel HUBER, s/o Samuel & Lydia
1877-1882

Solomon HESS, s/o George & Lydia
9-3-1873 10-10-1876

George HESS
9-18-1851 9-8-1874
age 25 years, 2 days

Infant child of David & Sarah KOLLER

Jacob Koller, s/o David & Sarah KOLLER
2-1840 - 1842

Stanley KIRBY
3-21-1773 7-12-1853
Married Hannah MERKEL, 7-14-1794
Lived in Matrimony, 55 years, 5 months and 10 days
7 sons and 5 daughters
aged 80 years, 3 months and 21 days

Hannah KIRBY, d/o Caspar & Blandina MERKEL
6-7-1775 12-30-1849
Married Stanley KIRBY on 7-14-1794
aged 74 years, 6 months and 23 days

Solomon KIRBY
9-16-1800 2-17-1875
age 74 years, 5 months and 1 day

Anna Maria KIRBY, s/o Solomon, d/o Christian & Catharine FOX
7-18-1804 5-18-1862
age 57 years 9 months and 25 days

David KOLLER
7-3-1804 1-5-1862
age 57 years, 5 months and 22 days
Married Hannah born KIRBY
10 children, 5 sons and 5 daughters

Hannah KIRBY, w/o David KOLLER
1-13-1805 4-18-1867
age 45 years, and 12 days

James FLACK
7-18-1857 2-2-1901
age 43 years, 6 months and 14 days


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The Bernhard Adam Cemetery

The cemetery is located at Old Wyomissing Road in Wyomissing, Pa.

It is approximately 120 feet by 123 feet.

It is named after Bernhard Adam.

Bernhard Adam and his wife are buried here.
















For more on this cememtery go to: Bernhard Adam Cemetery

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