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The Old Cemetery at Emanuel Lutheran, Brickerville, Lancaster County, Pa
 
 
 
From the pages of the Ephrata Review
September 23, 1904
 
The Old Cemetery at Brickerville
Sketch of Its Origin
Deeded by the Penns to the Lutherans One Hundred and Sixty Years Ago.
Compiles and Arranged by F F Schnerer of Brickerville

    In the year, 1744, John Penn, Thomas Penn, and Richard Penn, Esquires, were the true and absolute proprietors and governers-in-chief of the province of Pennsylvania and the Counties of New Castle, Kent and Sussex on the Delaware.  In pursuance and by virtue of a warrant under seal of their land office, bearing date twenty-seventh day of April, there was surveyed and laid out unto Jacob Kline, Lawrence Hoff, Conrad Glassbrenner and Alexander Zartman all of the county of Lancaster for the use of the Lutheran congregation in Warwick township, within the said county, a certain tract of land situate within the said township of Warwick, bounded and described as follows, viz, * * * * containing twenty-nine acres.
    The parties already named, members of the congregation and trustees for the same applied for a confirmation of the said tract of land for the use aforesaid.  The twenty-nine acres were given, granted, released and confirmed to the said trustees and George Thomas Lieutenant Governor of the Province,
set his hand to and caused the great seal of the said province to be attached to the deed, May 10, 1744.
    In the following year on February 24th, the Lutheran congregation, at a meeting held at the church, unanimously resolved and agreed to change the said trustees and the said Jacob Kline, Lawrence Hoff, Conrad Glassbrenner and Alexander Zartman agreed and consented to convey and make over all their estate, right, title, trust and interest in the said tract of land and premises unto Martin Wydeman, George Albert, Leonhard Mueller and David Behler being the new trustees chosen and elected by the said Lutheran congregation at their said cemetery.
    The cemetery situated with this tract, is almost square, containing about 3 acres, and is still under the control of the trustees of the Lutheran Church.
    The cemetery has probably been used by the people of the neighborhood for the burial of their dead from the time that the church was established which was in the year 1730, and from a private record of Leonhard Miller, we note that a churchbuilding was erected in 1733, which stood about 200 yards southwest of the present church building, and tradition has it that the first building was used as a hospital during the Revolutionary war.
    During the year 1819, the burial ground was enclosed by a stone wall at considerable expense of which only the wall along the Horseshoe turnpike, the wall along the western boundary was removed about seventeen years ago, some of the stones being used to wall the cellar of the Lexington hotel.
    The graves are in rows and most of the early ones are marked with undressed and unlettered sandstones placed at the head and foot ends.  These, of course cannot be identified.  There are however a number having headstones with inscriptions mostly all the early ones are sand stones much worn by time, the lettering in most cases being almost effaced, it is therefore for preservation that I make a list of all persons buried, that were born prior to 1800.
    Following is a list of persons buried in the old cemetery.
    Johannas Wechter, born June 24, 1798 died April 16, 1838, aged 39 years, 9 months and 22 days.
    John Beamesderfer, born September 8, 1798, died July 11, 1878, aged 79 years, 10 months and 3 days.
    George Wechter, born March 31, 1792, died October 8, 1871, aged 79 years, 6 months and 7 days.
    Matthaus Meile, born in 1783, died October 23, 1866, aged 83 years.
    Maria Sophia, nee Armbrister, wife of Matthaus Meile, born November 20, 1784, died March 6,            1864,      aged 79 years, 5 months and 6 days.
    Catharine, wife of John Shower, born August 21, 1782, died June 9, 1865, aged 82 years, 9 months and 11 days.
    Anna Blantz, born June 20, 1785, died July 29, 1867, aged 82 years, 1 month and 9 days.
    John Blantz, born April 13, 1790, died January 30, 1871, aged 80 years, 9 months and 7 days.
    Susanna, wife of Daniel Steffe, born November 13, 1799, died November 15, 1863, aged 64 years and 2 days.
    Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Anna Matthews, born April 8, 1796, died December 10, 1864, aged 68 years, 8 months and 2 days.

* * *
to be continued
September 30, 1904

    Samuel Buffenmoyer, born February 18, 1795, died January 24, 1880, aged 84 years, 11 months, and 6 days.
    Henry, son of David and Magdalena Buffenmoyer, born December 6, 1796, died November 19, 1869, aged 72 years, 11 months and 13 days.
    John German, born June 8, 1789, died March 25, 1865, aged 80 years, 9 months and 19 days.
    Mary, wife of John Garman, born May 27, 1786, died April 22, 1879, aged 92 years, 10 months and 26 days.
    William Enck, born June 21, 1796, died December 10, 1867, aged 71 years, 5 months and 18 days.
    Barbara, wife of George Miller, nee Houser, born November 18, 1799, died December 27, 1875, aged 76, years, 1 month and 9 days.
    William Fausset, Sr, born October 17, 1777, died June 13, 1862, aged 84 years, 8 months and 26 days.
    Elizabeth, wife of William Fausset, born June 15, 1776, died March 5, 1865, aged 88 years, 8 months and 20 days.
    Abraham Brackbill, born July 19, 1789, died August 30, 1858, aged 69 years, 1 month and 11 days.
    Jacob Scherb, born June 8, 1786, died September 16, 1860, aged 74 years, 3 months, and 8 days.
    Sarah, wife of Jacob Scherb, born September 10, 1794, died August 4, 1871, aged 76 years, 10 months and 14 days.
    John Enck, born May 10, 1789, died September 9, 1863, aged 76 years, 3 months and 30 days.
    Salome, wife of John Enck, nee Wolf, born December 3, 1787, died March 30, 1864, aged 76 years, 3 months and 27 days.
    Henry Wolf, born May 13, 1794, died February 6, 1810, aged 75 years, 9 months and 13 days.  (This is what the paper says)
    George, son of Michael and Elizabeth Wolf, born March 23, 1781, died May 9, 1865, aged 84 years, 1 month and 17 days.
    Maria, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Wolf, born April 18, 1792, died November 5, 1864, aged 72 years, 6 months and 17 days.
    Susanna Wealand, born July 31, 1780, died September 23, 1850, aged 70 years, 1 month and 23 days.
    Daniel Clay, born January 7, 1799, died April 19, 1865, aged 66 years, 3 months and 6 days.
    Johannes Zartman, born December 7, 1794, died September 19, 1853, aged 53years, 9 months and 12 days.
    Sarah, wife of John Zartman, born June 2, 1799, died January 15, 1874, aged 73 years, 7 months and 3 days.
    Samuel Miller, born July 14, 1791, died April 9, 1838, aged 46 years, 8 months and 20 days.
    Hannah, wife of Samuel, "Sie wor zum zweitem mahl verheyrathet (married) zum George Scherb, born July 17, 1795, died May 23, 1862, aged 66 years, 10 months and 6 days.
    Christoph Miller, born July 26, 1786, died November 30, 1866, aged 80 years, 4 months and 4 days.
    Anna, wife of Christoph Miller, nee Wolf, born February 2, 1790, died March 12, 1850, aged 60 years, 1 month and 10 days.
    John Wechter, born June 24, 1798, died April 16, 1838, aged 39 years, 9 months and 22 days.
    Heinrich Steiner, born October 27, 1766, died June 6, 1828, aged 61 years, 7 months and 10 days.
    Christina Steiner, nee Webern, born August 21, 1774, died November 1, 1822, aged 47 years, 2 months and 10 days.
    Jacob Hacker, born May 23, 1791, died February 1, 1847, aged 55 years, 8 months and 5 days.
    Catharine Hacker, nee Steinern, born March 27, 1799, died April 5, 1823, aged 24 years and 9 days.
    John Zeller, born October 14, 1788, died January 18, 1864, aged 76 years, 3 months and 4 days.
    Lydia, wife of John Zeller, born September 22, 1796, died November 3, 1858, aged 62 years, 1 month and 11 days.
    George, son of George and Catharine Wechter, born October 7, 1769, died May 11, 1837, aged 67 years, 6 months and 24 days.
    George, son of Peter and Catharine Elser, born December 22, 1787, died December 28, 1848, aged 61 years and 6 days.
    Catharine, wife of George Elser, nee Studenroth, born November 22, 1783, died November 28, 1852, aged 68 years, less 4 days.
    Peter, son of Peter and Anna Margretta Elser, born February 2, 1767, his sponsors were George M Eichelberger and his wife Christina, died October 8, 1848, aged 78 years, 7 months and 16 days.
    Elizabeth, wife of Peter Elser and a daughter of George and Catharine Weachter, born January 9, 1768, died January 11, 1828, aged 60 years and 2 days.
    Johannes Schnuerer, born May 17, 1786, died May 4, 1829, aged 42 years, 11 months and 17 days.
    Daniel Roether, born March 15, 1797, died August 26, 1862, aged 65 years, 5 months and 11 days.
    Mary, wife of Daniel Roether, born March 24, 1797, died April 11, 1868, aged 71 years and 18 days.
    Samuel Weidman, born June 28, 1778, died April 2, 1840, aged 61 years, 8 months and 12 days.
    Christian, wife of Samuel Weidman, born August 13, 1787, died February 19, 1868, aged 80 years, 6 months and 6 days.
    Anna Millerin,* born November 8, 1783, died November 1, 1825, aged 42 years less 7 days.
    (*Now written Miller, the "in" denotes the feminine gender.)
    David Sahm, born November 4, 1799, died Spetember 29, 1865, aged 65 years, 10 months and 25 days.
    Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Weidman, nee Zimmerman, born July 17, 1774, died March 19, 1848, aged 73 years, 8 months and 5 days.
    Elizabeth, wife of William Weidman, nee Ried, born August 16, 1798, died February 15, 1846, aged 47 years, 5 months and 29 days.
    William Weidman, born August 2, 1792, died April 26, 1852, aged 59 years, 8 months and 24 days.
    Jacob, son of Jacob and Barbara Weidman, born October 28, 1762, died January 11, 1816, aged 53 years, 2 months and 14 days.
    Barbara, wife of Jacob Weidman, nee Huberin, born February 15, 1740, died October 8, 1828, aged 88 years, 6 months and 25 days.
     Eva Stroh, nee Huber, wife of Nicolaus Stroh, born November 30, 1737, died September 19, 1832, aged 94 years, 8 months and 19 days.

to be continued
October 7, 1904

    Mary, wife of Jacob Stober, born March 20, 1787, died February 5, 1862, aged 75 years, 11 months and 15 days.
    Jacob Stober, born January 5, 1790, died March 19, 1830, aged 40 years, 2 months and 14 days.
    George Scherb, born February 24, 1788, died November 24, 1850, aged 62 years and 9 months.
    Susanna Scherb, nee Haushalter, born September 14, 1774, died Aparil 17, 1844 aged 69 years, 7 months and 3 days.
    Johannes Scherb, born April 12, 1785, died January 4, 1865, aged 79 years, 8 months and 22 days.
    Susanna Scherb, nee Appel, wife of Johannes Scherb, born February 26, 1785, died May 27, 1858, aged 73 years, 3 months and 1 day.
    Barbara, wife of John Woods, nee Schaefer, born February 20, 1789, died February 3, 1858, aged 68 years, 11 months and 13 days.
    Elizabeth Wechter, nee Wolfartb, wife of Johannes Wechter, born July 16, 1772, died January 24, 1849, aged 76 years, 6 months and 8 days.
    Eva Catharine, wife of Leonard Miller, born March 1, 1780, died October 21, 1861, aged 81 years, 7 months and 20 days.
    Leonard Miller, born May 16, 1780, died September 18, 1853, aged 73 years, 4 months and 2 days.
    George, son of Johannes and Barbara Brecht, born June 4, 1798, died January 24, 1804, aged 5 years, 7 months and 17 days.
    Susanna Millerin, born April 23, 1774, died November 16, 1794, aged 20 years, 6 months, 3 weeks and 2 days.
    Leonard Miller, born in the month of December, of the year 1738, died September 11, 1807, aged 68 years and 9 months.
    Margaretha Miller, nee Stober, wife of Leonard Miller, born March 20, 1748, died September 22, 1830, aged 82 years, 6 months and d2 days.
    Christina Faber, daughter of Leonard and Margaretha Miller, born February 2, 1766, died august 7, 1822, aged 56 years, 6 months and 5 days.
    Jacob Miller, born January 12, 1733, died November 26, 1803, aged 70 years, 10 months and 2 weeks.
    Jacob Miller, born February 18, 1771, died April 19, 1842, aged 71 years, 2 months and 1 day.
    Johannes Wachter, born October 1, 1765, died April 22, 1814, aged 48 years, 6 months and 21 days.
    Johan Nicolaus Stroh, born February 12, 1739, died July 9, 1812, aged 73 years, 4 months and 27 days.
    Catharina Wechterin, nee Weidman, wife of George Weachter, born March 6, 1746, died March 10, 1807, aged 61 years and 4 days.
    Hier ruhet dem Leibenach Weilr John Georg Waechter.  Altester beyder Ev. Luthr. Gemeinde allhier.  Er war Geboren im Jahr 1731 den 23ten Tag April in der Stadt Liedolsheim im Herzogthum Wurtenberg seine Eltern waren Weilr John Michael Waechter. U. seine Ehelr.  Haus Frau Elizabetha starb den 9ten Tag April 1803, Alter 71 Johr, 11 monat und 16 Tag.  "Es kon nimond zu mir Komen es Sey denn dasz ihn ziehe der Vaterder mich gesandt hat u. ich werd eich auf arwecken am Jungstem Tag."
    Lorenz Haushalter, born August 13, 1727, in Russheim in der Marg grafschaft Durlach in Europe, died January 3, 1805, aged 78 years, 4 months and 21 days.
    Margaretha Haushalterin, nee Hacker, born December 24, 1730, in Russheim in der Marggrafschaft, Durlach in Europe, died April 12, 1807, aged 76 years, 3 months and 19 days.
    Jacob Haushalter, born September 30, 1761, died April 12, 1814, aged 52 years, 6 months and 13 days.
    Catharina Hackerin, wife of Frederick Hacker, born september 23, 1756, died Apri 6, 1806, aged 49 years, 6 months and 14 days.
    Frederick Hacker, born January 17,1756, died January 26, 1812, aged 56 years and 9 days.
    Isaac Hauer, born March 17, 1799, died July 11, 1803, aged 4 years, 3 months and 24 days.
    Johannes Hauer, born March 13, 1798, died January 1799, aged 1 year, 2 months and 29 days.
    Anna Maria, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Weidman, born February 7, 1791, died August 18, 1798, aged 7 years, 6 months and 11 days.
    Martin, son of Jacob and Barbara Weidman, born January 15, 1776, died September 16, (1803) (PAPER HAS 1703), aged 27 years, 8 months and 1 day.
    David, son of Christoph and Elisabeth Weidman, born December 28, 1794, died December 9, 1802, aged 7 years, 11 months and 19 days.
    Eva Margaretha Haack, born August 8, 1794, died May 19, 1802, aged 7 years, 9 months and 11 days.
    Martin Wolfart, born June 16, 1759, died April 13, 1815, aged 55 years, 9 months and 27 days.
    Phillip Kissinger, born November 11, 1746, died October 30, 1806, aged 58 years, 11 months and 19 days.
    Anna Maria Weachter, nee Wolf, born May 28, 1771, died October 2, 1816, aged 45 years, 4 months and 4 days.
    Frederick Weachter, born September 25, 1763, died December 23, 1817, aged 53 years, 11 months and 24 days.
    Margaret, wife of George Weachter and daughter of Peter and Anna Margaretta Elser, born January 26, 1776, died October 2, 1823, aged 47 years, 8 months and 6 days.
    Elisabeth, daughter of George and Barbara Weidman, born March 5, 1790, died August 21, 1820, aged 30 years, 5 months and 11 days.
    Anna Maria Weidman, nee Mayer, wife of Johann Weidman, born Janurary 26, 1771, died December 2, 1838, aged 67 years, 10 months and 6 days.
    Johannes F Weidman, born August 16, 1764, died September 27, 1843, aged 79 years, 1 month and 11 days.
    Margaret Wolfart, nee Hegesin, born April 30, 1734, died May 16, 1822, aged 88 years and 16 days.
    Catharine Klein, nee Eichelberger, wife of Michael Klein, born December 23, 1767, died September 2, 1851, aged 83 years, 8 months and 10 days.
    Michael Klein, born November 29, 1764, died September 16, 1842, aged 77 years, 9 months and 21 days.
    Daniel Klein, born April 27, 1762, died May 6, 1848, aged 86 years and 9 days.
    Margaretha, wife of Daniel Klein, born in 1777, died June 7, 1836 aged 59 years and 4 months.
    Daniel Klein, born April 5, 1798, died July 28, 1828, aged 30 years, 3 months and 23 days.

to be continued
October 14, 1904

    Johannes Klein, born November 23, 1792, died November 1, 1826, aged 33 years, 11 months and 8 days.
    Margaret, wife of Johannes Klein and daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Elser, born October 2, 1792, died February 13, 1862, aged 64 years, 4 months and 11 days.
    Johannes Miller, born June 24, 1774, died March 4, 1844, aged 69 years, 8 months and 10 days.
    Susanna Miller, born March 12, 1779, died May 15, 1826, aged 47 years, 2 months and 3 days.
    Samuel Wolf, born June 27, 1785, died December 22, 1811, aged 26 years, 5 months and 26 days.
    Catharine, wife of Johannes Wealand, born May 27, 1783, died January 4, 1841, aged 57 years, 8 months and 4 days.
    Johannes Wealand, born July 28, 1783, died March 24, 1847, aged 63 years, 8 months and 26 days.
    Barbara Brecht, nee Miller, born April 23, 1777, died April 2, 1840, aged 62 years, 11 months, 9 days.
    Johannes Brecht, born March 31, 1764, died October 28, 1847, aged 83 years, 6 months and 23 days.
    Elizabeth Wieland, nee Haushalter and wife of Heinrich Wieland, born January 6, 1768, died October 2, 1841, aged 73 years, 8 months and 26 days.
    Heinrich Wieland, born May 12, 1769, died January 27, 1842, aged 73 years, 1 month and 15 days.
    Sarah, wife of John Lawry, nee Illig, born June 25, 1794, died February 4, 1869, aged 74 years, 6 months and 4 days.
    Barbara, wife of Christoph Miller, born Septhember 28, 1752, died October 18, 1805, aged 59 years, 2 months and 6 days.
    Christoph Miller, born July 16, 1744, died October 14, 1845, aged 71 years, 2 months and 29 days.
    George Miller, born June 26, 1783, died November 18, 1816, aged 33 years, 4 months and 23 days.
    Catharina, wife of George Miller, born August 20, 1779, died December 18, 1856, aged 77 years, 3 months and 28 days.
    Christina Eichelberger, born July 13, 1729, died June 17, 1779, aged 49 years, 10 months and 29 days.
    Benjamin Reifsnyder, born October 6, 1748, died March 12, 1860, aged 75 years, 5 months and 6 days.
    Rebecca Enck, nee Stober, wife of Samuel Enck, born October 1, 1797, died November 13, 1833, aged 36 years, 1 month and 13 days.
    Johan Georg Stober, born June 27, 1767, died February 23, 1828, aged 60 years, 7 months and 28 days.
    Catharina Stober, nee Haushalter, and wife of George Stober, born February 17, 1766, died May 5, 1834, 68 years, 2 months and 17 days.
    Catharine, wife of Henry Romig, born March 20, 1774, died August 8, 1860, aged 86 years, 4 months and 18 days.
    Heinrich Romig, born March 21, 1776, died December 27, 1843,  67 years, 9 months and 7 days.
    Susanna Romig, nee Weidman, wife of Heinrich Romig, born March 5, 1798, died September 25, 1845, aged 47 years, 6 months and 20 days.
    Peter Weidman, born December 9, 1780, died November 7, 1867, aged 86 years, 10 months and 28 days.
    Christina Weidman, nee Schneider, wife of Peter Weidman, born June 5, 1783, died October 3, 1848, aged 65 years, 30 months and 28 days.
    Samuel Enck, born September 27, 1799, died April 14, 1849, aged 49 years, 6 months and 17 days.
    Samuel Hacker, born July 24, 1799, died November 4, 1855, aged 56 years, 3 months and 10 days.
    Christina Miller, born January 1, 1778, died October 29, 1858, aged 80 years, 9 months and 28 days.
    George Hacker, born October 9, 1766, died September 12, 1846, aged 79 years, 11 months and 3 days.
    Gottllieb Haushalter, born September XXV, 1770, died August XXX, 1775.
    Eva Elizabeth Stoberin, born September XXIX, 1725, died January XII, 1787, aged LXI years, III months and XIII days.
    Barbara Zigern, nee Weidmenen, born December 14, 1758, died December 7, 1784, aged 26 years.
    Thar. Millerin, nee Stoberin, born July XXV, 1750, died December IX, 1774, aged XXIV years, IV months and XIII days.
    Hannah, wife of John Hartranft, nee Wolfe, born October 29, 1780, died February 5, 1865, aged 84 years,  3 months and 7 days.
    Elisabet Schlebacin, born April 3, 1761, died September 20, 1845, aged 84 years, 5 months and 17 days.
    George Eichelberger, born October 19, 1773, died July 27, 1848, aged 74 years, 9 months and 8 days.
    Anna, wife of George Eichelberger, born November 23, 1776, died June 29, 1865, aged 88 years, 7 months and 6 days.
    Peter Zeller, born February 8, 1780, died July 3, 1827, aged 47 years, 4 months and 24 days.
    Heinrich Miller, born January 29, 1792, died April 16, 1817, aged 25 years, 2 months and 11 days.
    Elisabeth Sus, wife of Jacob Sus, and daughter of Wm. Gesell and wife, born December 10, 1778, died February 21, 1808, aged 30 years, 2 months and 15 days.
    Jacob Sus, born January 12, 1768, died April 16, 1812, aged 44 years, 3 months and 14 days.
    George Thimmer, born January 18, 1788, died March 28, 1799
    James Old, born October 17, 1773, died May 18, 1777
    Here rests Elizabeth whose lifeless body is committed to the earth until Jehova calls her to another life.  God has already freed the soul in love and wounds of Jesus from the fetters and thralldom of sin.  This is the tribute which posterity pays her memory.
    Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Huber, departed this life at the home of her father.  She was born 27th March, 1734 and was married the 7th November, 1752, to Heinrich Wilhelm Steigel, died February 3rd, 1758.
    The next is a red sandstone, but is broken on it appears the following:
    Valentine Stober, born May 11, 1712, died XIV, January 1778, aged LXV years, VIII months and XII days.
    Mrs Stober's name also appears among the list of those who signed as members of the church in 1743.
    Sarah Spicklerin, born May 15, 1797, died June 4, 1799, aged 2 years, 2 months and 5 days.
    The next from a sandstone, broken and after great pains was enabled to decipher the following:

to be continued
October 21, 1904

    Hier ruhet Biena Meilin, geboren in Warwick, den 7 November, 1756, Gestroben den 1 ten August, 1787, alter 30 Jahr, 8 monat, 3 wachen und 3 tag.
    Susanna, wife of George Fetter and daughter of Heinrich Weit, born March 5, 1783, died April 12, 1852, aged 62 years, 10 months and 11 days.
    George Fetter, born August 10, 1785, died June 21, 1848, aged 62 years, 10 months and 11 days.
    Elizabeth, wife of Peter White, born February 5, 1795, died March 5, 1885, aged 88 years, 1 month and 3 days.
    Johan P Weith, born September 17, 1774, died April 11, 1849, aged 74 years, 6 months and 23 days.
    Margaretha Zartman, born October 27, 1796, died September, 8, 1853, aged 56 years, 10 months and 10 days.
    Catharine Zartman, born October 9, 1783, died December 27, 1843. aged 60 years, 2 months and 18 days.
    Margaretha Zartman, wife of Michael Zartman, born August 21, 1763, died September 2, 1838, aged 75 years and 11 days.
    Michael Zartman, born May 3, 1754, died April 1st, 1825, aged 70 years, 10 months and 28 days.
    Regina, wife of John Zartman and daughter of Henry Steiner, born March 29, 1794, died December 11, 1872, aged 78 years, 8 months and 13 days.
    John Zartman, born September 25, 1788, died November 14, 1783, aged 85 years, 1 month and 19 days.
    James McCausland, born October 15, 1799, died January 23, 1862, aged 63 years, 3 months and 8 days.
    Samuel L Robeson, who departed this life, April 28, 1836, 39 years, 6 months and 8 days.
    Isabella, consort of Isaac Funston, departed this life May 4, 1815, aged 37 years.
    Stephen Chambers Coleman, who departed this life on 13th day of February, 1816, in the 30th year of his age.
    George Coleman, son of Robert and Anna Coleman, departed this life on November 9, 1851, aged 31 years, 4 months and 4 days.
    George Miller, born December VIII, 1777, died December XXIIII, aged XVIII days.
    Benjamin, son of Michael and Maria Balmer, born February 25, 1783, died June 8, 1842, aged 59 years, 3 months and 11 days.
    Elisabeth, wife of Benjamin Balmer, born in August of the year 1784, died March 28, 1860, aged 78 days.  (That's what the paper says)
    Ludwig Roeher, born May 15, 1769, died January 5, 1846, aged 76 years, 7 months and 21 days.
    Margaret, wife of Ludwig Roehrer, born January 5, 1780, died September 30, 1856, aged 76 years, 8 months and 25 days.
    George Biemesderfer, born December 23, 1768, died July 14, 1854, aged 85 years, 6 months and 21 days.
    Elizabeth Biemesderfer, nee Schitzin, born February 10, 1774, died October 5, 1836, aged 60 years, 3
months and 26 days.
    John Steiner, born December 27, 1796, died September 30, 1874, aged 77 years, 9 months and 3 days.
    Magdalena Steiner, nee Zartman, wife of Johann Steiner, born March 3, 1791, died January 9, 1848, aged 56 years, 10 months and 6 days.
    Maria Barbara Zartman, born August 20, 1760, died March 28, 1833, aged 72 years, 7 months and 8 days.
    Alexander Zartman, born March 19, 1756, died March 23, 1819, aged 63 years and 4 days.
    Barbara, wife of Jacob Hullinger, born May 17, 1783, died December 12, 1831, aged 48 years, 6 months and 25 days.
    Martin Weidman, born March 12, 1770, died July 17, 1775, aged 5 years, 3 months and 5 days.
    Leonard Illig, born March VIII, 1773, died May XIV, 1775, aged 2 years, 2 months and 11 days.
    Elizabeth Weidman, born May 24, 1784, died February 21, 1796.
    Christina Bernhaurn, born 1774, died May 3, 1775, aged 1 year, 3 months and 2 days.
    Barbara, Millerin, born July 20, 1770, died September 4, 1795, aged 25 years, 1 month, 2 weeks and 1 day.
    Leonard Miller, born February 3, 1772, died September 4, 1794, aged 22 years, 7 months and 1 day.
    Jacob Wachter, born July IV, 1781, died August XXI, 1782.
    Elizabeth Heilin, (Heil) born February 1, 1762, died December 24, 1831, aged 68 years, 10 months and 24 days.
    Catharina Elserin, nee Wolfart, wife of Peter Elser, born July 21, 1767, died June 15, 1793, aged 25 years, 10 months, 3 weeks and 1 day.
    Elisabeth Stroh, born October 11, 1771, died April 3, 1797, aged 15 years, 5 months, 3 weeks and 1 day.
    Elizabet Zieger, born January 16, 1765, died September 13, 1784, aged 19 years, 7 months and 4 days.
    Anna Maria, wife of George Illig, and daughter of Jacob and Elisabeth Weiser, born May 17, 1778, died July 22, 1848, aged 70 years, 1 month and 5 days.
    George Illig, born September 20, 1771, died April 28, 1830, aged 58 years, 7 months and 8 days.
    Jacob Weidman, born March 12, 1736, died December 30, 1802, aged 66 years, 9 months and 8 days.  (paper says 1602)
    Susanna, daughter of George and Barbara Weidman, born October 18, 1798, died February 2, 1802, aged 3 years, 3 months, 1 week and 6 days.
    George Illig, born April 22, 1744, died December 18, 1803, aged 59 years, 7 months and 26 days.
    Margaretha Illig, born October 19, 1747, died May 24, 1801, aged 53 years, 6 months and 5 days.
    Barbara, wife of George Weidman, born December 30, 1767, died September 7, 1809, aged 41 years, 8 months and 7 days.
    Johan George Weidman, born Novermber 25, 1760, May 26, 1835, aged 74 years, 6 months and 1 day.
    Elisabeth, wife of Johan George Weidman, nee Hinny, born November, 9, 1786, died September 3, 1854, aged 67 years, 9 months and 21 days.
    George Michael Eichelberger, born September 29, 1733, died January 22, 1789, aged 85 years, 3 months , 3 weeks and 2 days.
    Michael Keath, born March 9, 1799, died November 17, 1893, aged 94 years, 8 months and 8 days.
     The next I give as it appears on the gravestones.
    Maria Laderi, ward geboren in Jahr, 1752, ward Alt 23 Jahr,  ist gestorben im Jahr, 1775, den 8ten Junnius.

 
to be continued

November 4, 1904
 
    Susanna, wife of George Feirstein, nee Illig, died August 22, 1797.
    Anna Maria Schoeffer, born August 15, 1796, died August 21, 1797.
    David Buffenmeyer, born July 27, 1766, died May 2, 1836, aged 69 years, 9 months.
    Maria Magdalena Buffenmyer, born September 2, 1775, died January 6, 1837, aged 65 years, 4 months and 4 days.
    Catharina Miller, born May 11, 1799, died March 6, 1814, aged 14 years, 10 months and 23 days.
    Elisabeth Zartman, born August 5, 1781, died November 13, 1856, aged 75 years, 3 months and 8 days.
    Samuel, son of Adam and Barbara Scherb, born January 30, 1795, died October 10, 1854, aged 59 years, 8 months and 10 days.
    Johann Adam Meark, (now Marks) born February 15, 1770, died January 1, 1841, aged 70 years, 10 months and 16 days.
    Catharina, wife of John Adam Meark, born January 15, 1774, died September 9, 1861, aged 87 years, 6 months and 21 days.
    Jacob Bucher, born November 11, 1777, died February 11, 1856, aged 78 years and 3 months.
    Elizabeth, wife of Christian Frederick, born February 7, 1795, died November 17, 1876, aged 81 years, 9 months and 10 days.
    J Christian Frederick, born June 2, 1787, died August 21, 1862, aged 75 years, 2 months and 19 days.
    Jacob Meily, born October 1773, died February 3, 1844, aged 70 years and 4 months.
    Anna Maria, wife of Isaac Erb, nee Zerfass, born September 10, 1797, died June 8, 1885, aged 87years, 8 months, 28 days.
    Catharina Schiffler, nee Millerin, and wife of Johannes Schiffler, born July 24, 1770, died March 23, 1832, aged 61 years, 8 months.
    Johannes Schiffler, born December 20, 1769, died December 14, 1849, aged 80 years, less 6 days.
    Barbara, wife of Johannes Schiffler, nee Schmidt, born September 16, 1769, died May 26, 1837, aged 67 years 8 months and 10 days.
    Conrad Engel, born October 1, 1778, died December 6, 1847, aged 61 years, 2 months and 9 days.
    John Lupold, born November 21, 1781, died January 30, 1843, aged 61 years, 2 months and 9 days.
    Frederick Heiser, born May 3, 1786, died June 9, 1831.
    Johan Jaocb Wolfe, born in Wertenburg, October 16, 1791, died February 2, 1832, aged 40 years, 3 months and 17 days.
    Eve Callihan, born September 14, 1788, died June 9, 1826, aged 37 years, 8 months and 26 days.
    Heinrich Howarder, born in November, 1793, died November 8, 1818, aged about 25 years.
    In memory of Jacob Peters, who was born the 22nd of February, 1787 and died the 26th of November, 1848, aged 59 years, 8 months and 4 days.
    Barbara, wife of Jacob Peters, born January 11, 1788, died February 25, 1872, aged 84 years, 1 month and 14 days.
    Catharine Buchter, wife of Jaocb Buchter, born October 11, 1784, died August 17, 1841, aged 56 years, 10 months and 8 days.
    In memory of Elizabeth Collins, consort of Thomas Collins, who departed this life July 29, 1825, in her 68 year of her age.
    Mourn not my friends I feel no more the smart of the afflicted head or aching heart, mourn for your sins against a gracious God.
    Thomas Collins, who departed this life May 14, 1818, in the 50 year of his age.
    Go home dear children and cease from tears, I must be here till Christ appears, Prepare for death while life you have.  Ther's no repentence in the grave.
    George Weiman, born January 20, 1785, died July 3, 1859, aged 73 years, 6 months and 17 days.
    In memory of George Whitcraft, who was born in the year 1742, died September 22, 1805, in the 68th year of his age.
    The memory and age of Hannah Lott.  She was born April 10, 1776, and died October 31, 1799, aged 23 years, 6 months and 21 days.
    Readers whom pious curiousity has led to view the sacred record of the silent grave.   Stay not the soft tribute of a tear o'er this stone.  Raised to the memory of John Parke, who died March 7, 1799, aged 27 years.
    Hier under desem stein ruhet die Gebein Anna Maria Wemerin, Sie ist geboren in Jahr 1729, ist gestorben den 20ten October Anno 1787.
    Hier is Begraben Gertraut Millerin (Miller) ist geboren den 15 ten August, 1717, und lebet in der Ehe mit
ihrem Man 38 Jahr, und starb den 16ten September 1788.  Sie hat ihre alter auf 71 Jahr und 1 tag gebracht.
    Gutte nacht ihr meine freint.
    Joseph Nixon, born January 23, 1792, and died November 12, 1863, aged 71 years, 9 months and 20 days.
    In memory of James Jack, died May 7, A.D.  May 17, 1824.  (Mr. Jack was elected a member of the Constitutional of Lancaster county in 1774, a record of which is made in Ellis and Evan's history of Lancaster county.  F F S)
    In memory of Catharine Watts, who departed this life, October 12, 1851, aged 75 years, and 5 months.
    Robert Beard, who departed this life July 29, 1840, aged 72 years, 6 months and 29 days.
    Martha Beard, wife of Robert Beard, born January 31, 1766, she departed this life November 5, 1819, aged 83 years, 9 months and 5 days.  Farewell my true and loving friends
    Sacred to the memory of Elisabeth Jones, daughter of John and Elisabeth Bar, was born February 25, 1752 and departed February 4th, 1806, aged 53 years, 11 months and 22 days.
    Wendell Horning, born XV October, 1729, died September IIII, 1776, aged XLVIII years, XI months and XI days.
    Here lyeth the body of Elisabeth Jones, born the 9th May 1846, departed this life the 19th October, 1771, aged 25 years.
    Here rests Susanna Kessingern (Kessinger) died March 17, 1783
    Elisabeth Lutzin (Lutz) ist gestorben.  This is a red sandstone, is broken and have been unable to find the part that is broken off, can therefore not give year that she died, for only part of the figures appear.
    Born January the 7th, 1737, aged 46 years, 9 months and 14 days.  Here lies the body of Jane Hair, who departed this life October 23, 1783.

to be continued
November 11, 1904

    Elisabeth Lutzin (Lutz) ist gestorben.  This is a red sandstone, is broken and have been unable to find the part that is broken off, can therefore not give year that she died, for only part of the figures appear.
    Born January the 7th, 1737, aged 46 years, 9 months and 14 days.  Here lies the body of Jane Hair, who departed this life October 23, 1783.
    Jacob Kissinger, born August 16, 1749, died November 27, 1801, aged 52 years, 3 months and 11 days.
    Catharina Weimerin, sie war eine geborne Boeken, (Beck) sie war gebohren in Jahr, anno 1714, ten 19 August, ist gestorben den 9 ten May, 1787.
    Hier Ruhet Elisabeth Zartmanin, (Zartman) war geboren in Jahr Anno 1785, den 16, Mertz, ist gestorben in Jahr 1788, den 11 August, ist alt worden 3 Jahr, 3 wochen and 5 tag.  Seine Tauf Zeige (sponsors) waren Alexander Zartman un sei Ehfrau Barbara.
    Hier Ruht Georg Zartman, ist geboren den 16 ten September, Anno 1799, ist alt worden 19 Tagen.
    Anna Maria Hammerin, born March 9, 1762, died January 9, 1802, aged 41 years und 10 months.
    Maria Barbara Suesz, born March 1, 1766, died June 18, 1834, aged March 4, 1766, died June 18, 1834, aged 68 years, 3 months and 18 days.
    Maria Mengel, born December 20, 1784, died May 19, 1842, aged 57 years, 4 months and 27 days.
    Christina Seusz, born August 28, 1770, died August 14, 1806, aged 35 years, 11 months and 17 days.
    Susanna Susin, born July 16, 1734, died October 19, 1799, aged 65 years, 3 months and 13 days.
    Emanuel Sies, ist Geboren den 25 Merz, 1731, Gestorben den 6 ten May, 1791, Der 4 Psalm 9 v.  Ich liege und Schlaffe, gantz mit frieden den allein du Herr hilfest mir das ich sicher wohne, Sein alter war 60 Jahr, 1 monat und 9 tag.
    Leonard Sies, born September 8, 1761, died September 26, 1790, aged 29 years, 2 weeks and 3 days.
    Isaac Bricker, born March 12, 1779, died March 26, 1860, aged 61 years and 14 days.
    Magdalena Horning, born September 17, 1772, died November 25, 1853, aged 81 years, 2 months and 8 days.
    Barbara Bricker, wife of John Bricker, she was born June the 8th, 1770, and died December the 18, 1850, aged 80 years, 6 months and 10 days.
    John Bricker, who was born July 13, 1772 and departed this life March 12, 1844, aged 71 years, 7 months and 30 days.
    Jacob Horning, born September 5, 1762, died January 4, 1844, aged 81 years, 4 months and 30 days.
    John Steward, born in the county Derry Ireland, December 4, 1797, died August 2, 1851, aged 58 years and 28 days.
    Elisabeth, wife of Robert Steward, departed this life February 1st, 1858, aged about 80 years.
    Sacred to the memory of Robert Steward, born in London Derry, Ireland , and died in America, 15 November, 1847, aged 86 years.
    Alexander Zartman, born July 29, 1731, died December 2, 1803, aged 72 years, 4 months and 3 days.
    Hier Ruhet Susanna Steinmetz, eine geborne Feierstein, geboren den 11 ten April 1784, Starb den 21 ten Merz 1830, Ihres alters 45 Jahr, 11 monat and 20 days.
    Leichen Text, Psalm 116, verst 15, Der Tod seiner heiligeri ist werth gehalten vor dem Hern.
    Hier liegt begraben Henrick Heyl seine Haus Frau Anna Maria eine geborne Schumachern (Shoemaker,) geboren in Europ zu Ror-ch bey Sinsheim in Jahr 1701.  Hat in der Ehe (wedlock) gelebt 5 Jahr 10 mon und verschied D. 22 September 1732 ihres alter.  That is broken off.
    The above is a brown sandstone, with a seraph carved on.
    Peter Elser, son of Peter and Catharine Elser, born June 11, 1793, aged 2 years, 5 months and 19 days.
    Elizabeth Biemesdoerfer, born September 14, 1727, died February 11, 1814, aged 86 years, 4 months and 28 days.
    Johannes Bimmesdoerfer, born March 24, 1712, died May 3, 1794, aged 83 years, 1 month and 8 days.
    George Weiman, born May 14, 1714, died June 18, 1788.
    Jane Mayberry, born February 3, 1765, and departed this life March 19, 1799, aged 25 years, 1 month and 16 days.
    Marks Nagel, born in the year 1738, and departed this life October 6, 1812, aged 74 years.
    Here lies the body of Elizabeth Nagel, alias Gephard, born February 23, 1776, died November 30, 1794.
    Henry Naugel, born January 3, 1776, died January 28, 1804, aged 28 years, 3 weeks and 2 days.
    This ends the list of those on the old cemetery.
 

    This record of the Old Cemetery at Brickerville was typed from microfilm copies of the "Ephrata Review".   Some of the print was extremely hard to read.  Please keep this in mind.   It was my intent to make this available as an aid for research.  I do not guarentee an exact copy.  Further research can be done at the Ephrata Historical Society.  There have the microfilm.
    Please feel free to link to this site.  Thanks, Brenda Creasy

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