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Church of God Cemetery

Highspire, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Researched by Linda J. Wileman in 1979

The following names were copied off remaining stones in the Church of God cemetery in the fall of 1979.

This small cemetery, in the town of Highspire, Pa next to a flourmill. It is well over 100 years old.  There are no known records of the burials.  In an effort to compile some sort of records, the following list of names and dates were copied off of the few remaining tombstones.  These stones in many cases are understandingly difficult to read due to their age.

The following table lists the name and other identifying information in the first column and the birth and death dates in the second column.

*Information on burials marked as “no stone” obtained from Winifred Brandt, great granddaughter of Samuel Light who knew of the burials.  Ms. Brandt is a cousin to Ms. Wileman’s grandmother.


 

Name and other identifying information

Dates

William Hoover

Civil War Soldier  93rd Pa. Vol Co. I

 

Samuel Light

 

 

Rena Light (dau. of Samuel)

*No stone

 

Ellsworth Light (son of Samuel)

*No stone

 

John Strawer

b. 1818. d 8yrs.

 

R. W. Watt (?)

Stone unreadable

 

John Bonner

d. 2-16-1902 Civil War Soldier

 

Elizabeth (wife of Joseph Glover )

d. 2-21-1853

 

 

Margaret (wife of Joseph Glover)

 

d. 10-29-1864

 

Frances Glover (dau. of Joseph Glover)

No dates

 

 

Joseph Glover

d. 1-12-1852 (66 years?)

 

Abraham Orner (father)

b. 5-8-1812(?)  d. 6-16-1881

 

Catherine Orner (mother)

b. 2-22-1823  d. 4-10-1882

 

Sara Orner (wife of S. H. Longaneclier)

d. 5-13-79 25 yrs.

 

 

Margaret Orner

b. 2-28-1861  d. 7-19-1878  18 yrs.

 

David Strock

b. 11-2-1819  d. 2-6-1872

 

John Strock

 

b. 8-13-1851

Elizabeth (wife of David)

No dates

 

Frederick Strock

d. 7-11-1866   7 yrs. 4 mo. 20 days

 

Samuel Kerr

d. 7-6-1882

 

John F. Kerr

d. 1861 (?)

 

Rev. Henry Diehl

d. 11-16-1865 47 yrs. 3 days Civil War soldier

 

Fanny (wife of Henry)

b. 1-15-1834  d. 1-26-1860

 

Gabriel Cover

b. 9-28-1829 d. 6-3-1892  Civil War soldier Co. I 201 Reg. Pa.

 

Frederick Arthgross (?)

b. 3-6-1828 d. 3-30-1886 Civil War soldier Co. I   201 Reg. Pa.

 

Peter Hoffstaat (?)

No dates, Civil War soldier 200th Pa.

 

Daniel Erisman

 No dates, Civil War soldier Co I 93rd Pa. Vol. 

 

Peter Wolfe (?) unreadable

Civil War soldier

 

Polly (Wife of Henry Diehl

d. 5-24-1852  33 yrs.

 

Rebecca Carroll

b. 1805 d. 9-22-1850

 

Henry Woolel (?)

b. 8-1811 d. 1874 (?) Civil War soldier

 

David Steinbercer (?)

Unreadable

 

Ann Maria Funk (wife of Abraham Funk)

Unreadable dates

 

 

 

 

 

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