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The Runkel family cemetery is located near Manada Hill, West Hanover Twp., Dauphin County, PA. It is found on Fairville Avenue, about mile north of Route 39, on the top on a private farm. While the owner is very friendly and has always allowed this writer to have access, make sure all of the gates get closed behind you, as you must walk through a horse pasture to reach it.

There are also German Shepherd dogs on the property and have been friendly in the past, at least to me, but then again I have owned GSD's for the last 12 years.

You reach the cemetery through the horse gate at the north side of the barn, then walk through the pasture and up a steep hill, to the North West. When you reach the top, you will find the cemetery nestled along the tree line.

Tombstone inscriptions were published in Egles Notes and Queries and cemetery books by Col. Oscar Stroh. More recently, Bob Viguers cataloged the inscriptions. Further family research on the Runkel's conducted by Robert L. Maley . Where there are conflicting dates or information both are shown.

Name Birth Death Notes
Alfred A., son of ? and Mary Runkel

Alfred Runkel s/o Aaron and Mazie Runkel

6 Feb 1896

27 Feb 1896

8 Sep 1896

3 Sep 1896

7 months 7 days

 

John son of Levi and Hannah Runkel      
Levi Runkel 18 May 1822 10 Jun 1873 51 years 22 days
Mary Radabaugh 19 Feb 1851 28 Mar 1863 12 y 7 m 9 d
Mary Miller, d of George and Margaret Miller 3 Nov 1812 28 Sep 1818 6 y 10 m 17 d
George Miller 5 Oct 1769 12 Jan 1829 59 y 3 m 12 d
Sarah Miller 29 Sep 1809 18 Aug 1849 38 y 10 m 9 d
Margaret E. wife of George Miller 10 Oct 1773 8 Aug 1842 75 y 9 m 28 d
John Miller 18 Sep 1801 6 Jun 1858 56 y 8 m 18 d
John Runkel 5 Apr 1770(9) 30 May 1845 66 y 1 m 25 d
Elizabeth Miller, wife of John Runkel 18 Nov 1780 24 Jan 1859 78 y 2 m 6 d
Elizabeth Runkel 10 Sep 1802 20 Jun 1851 48 y 9 m 10 d
Sarah Runkel 23 Oct 1812 5 Oct 1865 52 y 11 m 12 d
Catharine Runkel 21 Oct 1803 25 Aug 1868 64 y 10 m 23 d
Lydia Runkel 15 Mar 1814 14 Feb 1874 59 y 8 m 29 d
Nellie Runkel 6 Aug 1818 Dec 1897 79 y 4 m 14 d
Mary Runkel, wife of Henry Bomgardner 2 May 1806 28 Apr 1889  
George Runkel 3 Oct 1810 28 Jun 1889 78 y 8 m 25 d
Catharine Mark, wife of George Runkel 13 Dec 1818 21 Sep 1860 41 y 9 m 8 d
Elizabeth Runkel 16 Jan 1840 31 Mar 1865 15 y 9 m
Willie Runkel 12 Jul 1842 30 Aug 1842 1 m 11 d
Mary Jane Runkel 1 Oct 1856 1 Nov 1856 1 month

 

 

 

 

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