St. John's Cemetery

Dutch Hollow, Sheldon, New York

In the mid 1830s, German immigrants began buying farmland on the western side of Sheldon Township in Wyoming County, New York. Because so many German families settled there, the area was named Dutch Hollow.

One of the first priorities after building homes, was erecting a church house. Early settlers donated both materials and time to build the first church. St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church was completed around 1840.

In the mid 1840s, a farmer donated a quarter acre of land to be used for a cemetery for the church.

In the 1960s my grandmother gave me a handwritten copy of a family tree that had been started in the 1930s. I still remember standing in the cemetery, amazed at the number of names from her handwritten tree that were found buried side by side in their family units.

The weather has not been kind to some stones so I spent a warm summer's day a few years ago photographing the remaining stones and writing down what I could deciper of the inscriptions.

The comments below are from my computerized family tree file that began with Grandma's handwritten family tree. Some information was given me by generous researchers (Thank You, Scott and Warren!!!), but most information was done the old fashion way, reading roll after roll of microfilm. The Schweyer information, for example, came from a week of learning to read French birth and death registers that were recorded shortly after the French Revolution.

Corrections and additions are always welcome. If you find some long lost family member, please take a moment to send me an E-mail at
lillybeth1 (at) aol (dot) com.

Some additional information on the Gerhardt, Heintz, Schuessler and Swyers families can be found by clicking the black "Genealogy" button on the heading.

Copyright 2009 by Elizabeth Love; All rights reserved; All photos by Elizabeth Love; Last update January 2010

Headstone Inscriptions

Comments

Row 1 (west side of cemetery)

WEBER
Ferdinand T.
1885 - 1968

son of Henry Weber and Anna (Unknown)

VETTER
Richard H.
1936 -

VETTER
Dorothy M.
1935 - 2003

daughter of Edgar Heintz and Carolyne Smithley

ZITTEL
Jack F.
Feb. 1, 1945
Dec. 18, 2003

married October 2, 1965; on back of stone: Parents of Sheri, Jim and Fred; son of Frederick Zittel and Carolyne Smithley

ZITTEL
Madonna M.
July 25, 1946
--

daughter of Francis George and Mildred Schiltz

Daughter
Shirley Scanlon
HELTMAN
1940 - 1985
“In the beginning was the word”

daughter of Carl Feuz and Lillian Zittel

Father
Carl R.
FEUZ
1905 - 1978

son of John Feuz and Lola Teuchen

Mother
Lillian E.
FEUZ
1908 - 1986

wife of Carl Feuz; daughter of Frederick Zittel and Emma Sillaway

SILLAWAY
Adelbert C.
1894 - 1968

son of Adelbert Sillaway and Susan Hale

SILLAWAY
Mary M.
1893 - 1991

wife of Adelbert Sillaway; daughter of William Merlau and Margaret Heintz

KEEM
Henry C.
Nov. 20, 1914 - Feb. 26, 2005

son of Henry Keem and Mary Callahan

KEEM
Marion E.
1920 - 2002

wife of Henry Keem; daughter of Rudolph Feuz and Florence Kelver

LONG
Gordon J. “Skip”
1928 -

LONG
Marjorie A.
1932 -

wife of Gordon Long; daughter of Philip Merlau and Alyce McRae

GREEN
John F.
1923 - 1992
Married April 20, 1946

GREEN
Susan M.
1925 -

wife of John Green

Row 2

HALLBAUER
Frederick
1882 - 1969

son of August Hallbauer and Mary Magdalena Gerhardt

HALLBAUER
Frank
1878 - 1968

son of August Hallbauer and Mary Magdalena Gerhardt

HALLBAUER
Kathryn
1871 - 1949

daughter of August Hallbauer and Mary Magdalena Gerhardt

HALLBAUER
Edward
1880 - 1969

son of August Hallbauer and Mary Magdalena Gerhardt

HALLBAUER
Elsie
1894 - 1969

wife of Edward Hallbauer; daughter of Frank Mittag and Amelia Teadler

FEUZ
Rudolph J.
1892 - 1947

son of (Johann) Rudolph Feuz and Susanna (Unknown)

FEUZ
Florence A.
1896 - 1975

wife of Rudolph J. Feuz; daughter of Augustus Kelver and Elizabeth Bloecher

FEUZ
Harold R.
1923 - 1991

son of Rudolph Feuz and Florence Kelver

FEUZ
Donald A.
1935 - 2008

son of Rudolph Feuz and Florence Kelver

INGERSOLL
Niles C.
June 24, 1924 - Mar 23, 1998
US Army WWII

son of Archie Ingersoll and Shirley Chase

INGERSOLL
Margaret L.
August 22, 1929 -

wife on Niles Ingersoll; daughter of Edgar Heintz and Carolyne Smithley

KELVER
Henry C.
1889 - 1983

son of Augustus Kelver and Elizabeth Bloecher

KELVER
Eva E.
1890 - 1965

wife of Henry Kelver; Maiden name Harbaugh

Row 3

THOEMMES
Elmer S
1896 - 1980

THOEMMES
Jule A.
1905 - 1962
wife of Elmer S. Thoemmes

HALLBAUER
Kristin Dawn
Feb. 20, 1969 - Sept. 12, 2007

HALLBAUER
Walter L.
1907 - 1990

son of John Hallbauer and Fredericka Schuck

HALLBAUER
Margaret S.
1910 - 1968

wife of Walter Hallbauer; daughter of Frederick Zittel and Emma Sillaway

HALLBAUER
John 
1874 - 1960

son of August Hallbauer and Mary Magdalena Gerhardt

HALLBAUER
Fredericka S.
1876 - 1946

wife of John Hallbauer; Maiden name Schuck

WILLARD
Glenn E.
1905 - 1983

son of Earl Willard and Dora Nichols

WILLARD
Gertrude H.
1912 - 1983

wife of Glenn Willard; daughter of John Hallbauer and Fredericka Schuck

KELVER
William S. 
1874 - 1937

son of Christopher Kelberer and Mary Ann Roller

KELVER
Bertha D.
1884 - 1961

wife of William S.  Kelver

HEINTZ
William 
1878 - 1955

a Mason; son of George Heintz and Sidonie Stein; husband of Margaretha Schuessler Heintz

POTTER
Warren Z. 
1902 - 1976

son of James Potter and Harriet Brunner

POTTER
Mabel H. 
1904 - 1989

wife Warren Potter daughter of William Heintz and Margaretha Schuessler

POTTER
James B. 
1905 - 1973

son of James Potter and Harriet Brunner

POTTER
Esther H.
1905 - 1952

wife James B. Potter; daughter of William Heintz and Margaretha Schuessler

YUNKER
Otto H.
1909 - 1996

son of Edward Yunker and Louisa Feuz

YUNKER
Magdalen F.
1928 - 1981

wife of Otto Yunker;
Maiden name Zubler

RAUPP
Edward H. 
1887 - 1956

son of Charles Raupp and Mary Myers

RAUPP
Emma A.
1888 - 1978

wife Edward Raupp; daughter of William Merlau and Margaret Heintz

SMITHLEY
George
1870 - 1957

son of John Smithley and Caroline Ehresman

MERLAU
Henry M.
1885 - 1981

son of William Merlau and Margaret Heintz

MERLAU
Maydie V.
1895 - 1987

wife of Henry Merlau; daughter of Victor Hawkins and Jennie Reynolds

Row 4

DIX
Armand W.
1917 - 1985


DIX
Vivian M.
1917-

wife of Armand Dix

ZITTEL
Louis P.
1902 - 1952

son of Frederick Zittel and Emma Sillaway

ZITTEL
Margaret F.
1907 - 2001

wife of Louis P. Zittel; daughter of Frederick Merlau and Wilhelmina Luss

YAEGER
Elizabeth L.
1904 - 1997

YAEGER
William 
1872 - 1959

YAEGER
Harriet A.
1872 - 1936

wife of William Yeager

YUNKER
Edward
1873 - 1961

son of George Yunker and Elizabeth Swyers

YUNKER
Louisa
1878 - 1962

wife of Edward Yunker; daughter of Johann Gottlieb Feuz and Susanna Gertsch

YUNKER
Alfred H. 
1906 - 1932

son of Edward Yunker and Louisa Feuz

FEUZ
Rudolph 
1861 - 1936

son of Johannes Feuz and Susanna Elisabetha Baehler

FEUZ
Susanna
1870 - 1930

wife of Rudolph Feuz

HEINTZ
Magdelane M.
1879 - 1933

wife George A. Heintz; daughter of John Glossner and Gertrude Felzer

HEINTZ
George A.
1875 - 1958

son of George Heintz and Sidonie Stein

HEINTZ
Caroline C.
1910 - 1994

wife of Edgar Heintz; daughter of Frank Smithley and Louise Firestein

HEINTZ
Edgar H. 
1907 - 1941

son of George Heintz and Sidonie Stein

SMITHLEY
Norman 
1903 - 1945

son of Frank Smithley and Louise Firestein

SMITHLEY
Edna
1910 - 2002

wife of Norman Smithley; daughter of George Heintz and Magdalena Glossner

KELVER
Augustus  
1860 - 1934

son of Christopher Kelberer and Mary Ann Roller

KELVER
Elizabeth
1865 - 1938

wife of Augustus Kelver; daughter of Henry Bloecher and Kate (Unknown)

KELVER
Ruth L.
1892 - 1972
“Rest in Peace”

SPREITZER
Philip
1885 - 1949

SPREITZER
Elsie
1883 - 1977

wife of Philip Spreitzer

DORSHEID
Harry John
1910 - 1988
“Beloved husband of Edna”

son of Henry Dorsheid and Henrietta Barvian; second husband of Edna Heintz

RILEY
Mark L.
April 24, 1960 - Dec. 9, 2001

"Forever in our Hearts"

Row 5

Father
MARTIN
Frank A.
1893 - 1978

Mother
MARTIN
Lillian E.
1890 - 1957

wife of Frank A. Martin

TYMESEN
Frank
1893 - 1936

TYMESEN
Verna
1896 - 1932


wife of Frank Tymesen

Mother
HOFFOWER
Frances
1863 - 1934


wife of Frederick Hoffower

Father
HOFFOWER
Frederick
1851 - 1922


son of George Hoffower and Elizabeth (Unknown)

JAHN
Caroline
1844 - 1921


wife of Herrmann Jahn

JAHN
Herrmann
1845 - 1921

GERHARDT
Kathryn
1898 - 1955


daughter of Henry Gerhardt and Clara Yunker

GERHARDT
Henry J.
1870 - 1911

son of Frederick Gerhardt and Anna Kreutter

GERHARDT
Clara A.
His wife
1874 - 1947


wife of Henry Gerhardt, daughter of George Yunker and Elizabeth Swyers

GERHARDT
Clara A.
1908 - 1921


daughter of Henry and Clara Gerhardt

ZITTEL
Freda E.
1913 - 1930

daughter of Frederick Zittel and Emma Sillaway

FEUZ
Ruth
1946
3 days

ZITTEL
Frederick J.
1879 - 1954

son of Frederick Zittel and Elizabeth Merlau

ZITTEL
Emma J.
1881 - 1952

wife Frederick J. Zittel; daughter of Adelbert Sillaway and Susan Hale

ZITTEL
Alton F.
1904 - 1953

son of Frederick Zittel and Emma Sillaway

ZITTEL
Frederick J.
1915 - 1983


son of Frederick Zittel and Emma Sillaway

WEBER
Henry C.
1850 - 1930

son of Lewis Weber and Charlotte (Unknown)

WEBER
Anna C.
1859 - 1944


wife Henry Weber

WEBER
Mae Anna
Daughter
1901 - 1999


daughter of Henry and Anna Weber

BLOECHER
Brother
George A.
1871 - 1937


son of Henry Bloecher and Kate (Unknown)

BLOECHER
Sister
Louisa C.
1883 - 1964

daughter of Henry Bloecher and Kate (Unknown)

STILLINGER
Helen A.
1867 - 1956


BOYCE
Helena M.
1869 - 1936

wife of John E. Boyce

BOYCE
John E.
1863 - 1947

Brother
MERLAU
William W.
1875 - 1957


son of William Merlau and Margaret Heintz

Sister
SMITH
Elizabeth M.
1870 - 1959

daughter of William Merlau and Margaret Heintz

KEPHART
Russell Lee
1938 - 1978

KEPHART
Kathleen F.
1941 -

wife of Russell Kephart

Row 6

HOFFOWER
George
1898 - 1960

son of Frederick Hoffower and Frances A. (Unknown)

HOFFOWER
Dorothea M.
1898 - 1975


wife of George Hoffower

KOPP
George H.
1878 - 1952


son of George Kopp and Lehne Merlau

KOPP
Emilie E.
1881 - 1970

wife of George H. Kopp; Maiden name Cragie

KOPP
Carl
1907 - 1917

son of George and Emilie Kopp

HALLBAUER
August F. 
1835 - 1903

HALLBAUER
Lany his wife
1847 - 1942

wife of August Hallbauer; full name Mary Magdalena Gerhardt; daughter of John Gerhardt and Katherine Masser

GERHARDT
Frederick 
1837 - 1902

son of John Gerhardt and Katherine Masser

GERHARDT
Anna his wife
1839 - 1905

wife of Frederick Gerhardt; daughter of Heinrich Kreutter and Anna Kohler

HEINTZ
Georg 
1839 - 1899

son of George Heintz and Mary (Unknown)

HEINTZ
Sidonie
His wife
1852 - 1936

wife of Georg Heintz; daughter of August Stein and Ernestine (Unknown)

WEYLAND
Elizabeth
wife of John Weyland
1864-1908

YUNKER
George 
Born Aug. 5, 1848
Died June 20, 1906

son of John Yunker and Johanna Eurman

YUNKER
Elizabeth
His wife
Born Aug. 17, 1848
Died June 22, 1935

wife George Yunker;
daughter of Andrew Swyers and Julia Shoat

YUNKER
Howard J. 
Nov. 2, 1890 - Nov. 18, 1902

son of George Yunker and Elizabeth Swyers

HEINTZ
Margaretha S. 
1881 - 1910

daughter of Erhard Schuessler and Margaret Gerbig; wife of William Heintz

HARTUNG
Christina 
1835 - 1912
Mother

SCHUSSLER
Erhard 
1852 - 1936

son of Christoph Schuessler and Katharina Bender

SCHUSSLER
Margaret
1855 - 1923

wife of Erhard Schuessler; Maiden name Gerbig

BLUM
Henry 
1865 - 1941

BLUM
Amanda L.
1876 - 1929


wife of Henry Blum

BLUM
Robert G.
1907 - 1932


son of Henry and Amanda L. Blum

MERLAU
Wilhelmina E.
1881 - 1961

wife Frederick C. Merlau; Maiden name Luss

MERLAU
Frederick C. 
1881 - 1962

son of William Merlau and Margaret Heintz

MERLAU
Philip L.
Mar. 9, 1891 - Jun 21, 1984
U.S. Army WWI

a Mason; son of William Merlau and Margaret Heintz

MERLAU
Alyce E.
1907 -1981

wife of Philip L. Merlau; daughter of James McRae and Hattie Hudson

Row 7

MERLAU
Mary E.
1850 -1931

wife of Charles Merlau; daughter of Michael Kopp and Mary Haberly

MERLAU
Charles 
1848 -1908

son of Johann Karl Merlau and Maria Christina Zapf

SWYERS
George 
Died
July 27, 1888
Aged
39y 11m


son of Andrew Swyers and Julia Shoat

SWYERS
Margaret
wife George Swyers
died September 4, 1882
aged 26y 9m 13ds


daughter of Martin Baker and Margaret (Unknown)

SWYERS
Carrie
dau. G. & M. Swyers
Died
April 5, 1884
Aged
2y 1m 5ds

daughter of George Swyers and Margaret Baker

SWYERS
Floyd
son of John & Elizabeth Swyers
Died
Sept. 18, 1887
Aged
2y 5m


son of John Swyers and Elizabeth Smithley; more writing at bottom of stone badly worn

SMITHLEY
Caroline 
Born
Dec. 5, 1842
(no death date)


daughter of George Ehresman and Catherine (Unknown); no other information

EHRESMAN
Catherine 
Born
Aug. 15, 1816
Died
Dec.- 31, 1883
Aged
68y 4m 16ds


wife of George Ehresman; on same stone with Caroline Smithley

MERLAU
Teana
dau. Charles & Sophia Merlau
Died Aug. 18, 1888
Aged 12y 11m 11ds


daughter of Charles Merlau and Sophia Zittel

GERHARDT
John 
Nov. 29, 1795 - Nov. 16, 1889
Aged 94y


son of Johann Adolph Gerhardt and Elisabethe Schuhmann

GERHARDT
Katherine
His wife
May 11, 1806 - Oct. 2, 1897
Aged 91y 4m 21da


wife of John Gerhardt; daughter of Johann Leonhardt Masser and Johannette Born

STEIN
August K. 
died Sept. 7, 1879
60y 4m 20d
Unser Vater


German writing on the stone

STEIN
Ernestine
Hessen ____
died Dec. 16, 1890
68y 8m 23ds
Unsere Mutter


wife of August K. Stein; German writing on stone

KOPP
Michael
(no dates on stone)


son of Adolph; born about 1810, died 1892

KOPP
Mary
His wife
(no dates on stone)


wife Michael Kopp; daughter of John Haberly and Catherine (Unknown)

MERLAU
Christina
wife of
Philip Merlau
died Nov. 29, 1893
84y 11m 19ds


Maiden name Darmstaedter

Father
ZITTEL
Frederick 
1834 -1911

son of Peter Zittel and Anna Mary Oatman

Mother
ZITTEL
Elizabeth
His wife
1850 -1925

wife Frederick Zittel; daughter of Johann Philip Merlau and Anna Christina Darmstaedter

IAUCHZY
Magdalena
Born May 12, 1822
(no death date on stone)

wife of Martin Iauchzy; “geb den 12 Mai 1822”

IAUCHZY
Martin 
Born Dec. 13, 1820
Died Aug. 23, 1899

Mother’s name Lana; “geb den 13 Dez 1820, Gest den 23 Aug 1899”

SCHUSSLER
Henrich 
Born May 29, 1856
Died Aug. 28, 1899

son of Christoph Schuessler and Katharina Bender; German writing on stone

SCHUSSLER
Margaretha
Bender
Born April 16, 1863
Died Mar. 23, 1890

wife of Henrich Schussler; German writing on stone

ZITTEL
Walter 
1906 -1914

son of Frederick Zittel and Emma Sillaway

ZITTEL
William 
1916

son of Frederick Zittel and Emma Sillaway

BLOECHER
Henry
Feb. 8, 1845 - July 19, 1917

son of George Bloecher and Elizabeth (Unknown)

BLOECHER
Catherine
His wife
Sept 11, 1845 - Feb 4, 1926

wife of Henry Bloecher

MERLAU
William 
1849 -1921



MERLAU
Margaret
1854 - 1925

wife of William Merlau; daughter of George Heintz and Mary (Unknown)

MEST
John 
Born 1846
Died 1921

DITTMAN
Nora C. 
1882 - 1935

BLUM
Albert
1904 - 1981

Husband
KUERZDOERFER
Karl
1933-1985

Wife
KUERZDOERFER
Loretta
1938-


wife of Karl Kuerzderfer

FARRINGTON
Marie G.
1919 - 2009

SMITH
David W.
1937 -

SMITH
Marie E.
1939 - 2004

wife of David Smith

Row 8

KOPP
George
1847-1912


son of Michael Kopp and Mary Haberly

KOPP
Lene
1856-1880

wife of George Kopp; daughter of Johann Karl Merlau and Maria Christina Zapf

YUNKER
Emilie 
Born Oct. 21, 1903
Died Oct. 23, 1903


daughter of Edward Yunker and Louisa Feuz

YUNKER
Johanna 
Born Jan 5, 1826
Died Jan 30, 1911


Maiden name Eurman; German writing on stone

YUNKER
Jacob
Died 5 June 1882
Aged 70 years 

YUNKER
John 
Died  Oct. 22, 1887
Aged 71y 7m 4ds


husband of Johanna Eurman Yunker;

Father
SCHUESSLER
Christoph
Born Sept. 5, 1819
Died Jan. 11, 1896
“Rest in Peace”

husband of Katharina Bender Schuessler

Mother
SCHUESSLER
Katharina
Born Mar. 10, 1823
Died Jan. 24, 1889


wife  of Christoph Schuessler

BORDEN
Sarah
wife of James Borden
Died  Jan 16, 1885
Aged 45y 4m 12ds


daughter of Jacob Zittel and Salomea (Unknown)

MINDEL
Magdalena
Born Jan. 18, 1830
And went to sleep with in Jesus June 19, 1888
“Oh mother how we miss you”
  “Here rests the remains of one who was a faithful daughter, a true wife, and a loving mother.
  She has gone home to her reward.
  As her spiritual sight caught a heavenly vision, her voice gave language to the words home sweet home, to which she has gone to await the coming  of her loved ones.”

daughter of Johann Philipp Merlau and Anna Christina Darmstaedter; wife of John Mindel

RAUPP
William G.
Died  Oct. 5. 1887

son of Charles Raupp and Mary Myers; stone is broken and reset; age 18y 10m 28ds now in ground

SCHUSSLER
Lydia
Age 8 months (in German)

SCHUSSLER
Emilie
Age 16 months (in German)

Row 9

KELBERER
Willie
son Christopher and Mary Kelberer
died April 4, 1872
Aged 7y 10m 21ds

“Willie’s gone yes gone forever
Gone into the better land
Willie’s gone yes gone forever
_____ in the ____”

son of Christopher Kelberer and Mary Ann Roller;

KELBERER
Louisa
dau. Christopher and Mary Kelberer
Died Dec. 26, 1859
Aged 1y 4m

daughter of Christopher Kelberer and Mary Ann Roller

KELBERER
Emilie
daughter of Christopher and Mary Kelberrer
Born July 5, 1853
Died Jan. 15, 1875


daughter of Christopher Kelberer and Mary Ann Roller; German writing on stone

Father
KELBERER
Christopher
Jan 2. 1825 - Oct. 18, 1885

Mother
KELBERER
Mary
Sept. 22, 1830 - April 16, 1906


wife of Christopher Kelberer; Maiden name Roller

MERLAU
George A.
son Charles & Mary Merlau
Died  Aug. 16, 1876
Aged 11wk 3ds


son of Charles Merlau and Mary Kopp

ZITTEL
George F.
son F. & E. B. Zittel
Died May 15, 1877
Aged 1m 15ds


son of Frederick Zittel and Elizabeth Merlau

WURST
Henrietta L.
dau. George & Mary Wurst
Died Nov. 11, 1881
Aged 12y 1m 14ds
“The soul must part”

daughter of George Wurst and Mary Ann Zittel

ZITTEL
Salomea
wife Jacob Zittel
Died  Dec. 19, 1881
Aged 67y 2m 5ds

(same stone as Henrietta Wurst)

Husband
WEBER
Frederick
Died Oct. 5, 1882
Aged 66y 10m 7ds

His wife
WEBER
Dorathy
Died Feb. 2, 1896
Aged 70y 9m 9ds


wife of Frederick Weber

BENDER
Franz
Born Feb. 15, 1814
Died Oct. 5, 1881
Aged 67y 7m 20d


Stone written in German

BENDER
Katharina
Died Dec. 22, 1885
Aged 64y

RAUPP
Ida M.
dau. of Charles & Mary Raupp
Died  Aug. 13, 1883
Aged 10m 29ds


daughter of Charles Raupp and Mary Myers

RAUPP
August_e J.
son of Charles & Mary Raupp
Died Sept. 6, 1883
Aged 6y 11m 26ds


son of Charles Raupp and Mary Myers

Row 10

HOFFOWER
Fred

 No other information on stone

HOFFOWER
Esther

 No other information on stone

HOFFOWER
Elisabeth
Died Aug. 24, 1899
Aged 75y 8m 19ds


wife of George Hoffower

HOFFOWER
George
Died July 1, 1871
Aged 51y 24ds

WEBER
Katie
dau. Frederick & Dorotha Weber
died Sept. 13, 1871
Aged 19y 3m 26ds

SWYERS
Andrew
Died  Nov. 19, 1871
Aged 52 years


son of George Schweyer and Margaretha Schleiffer

SWYERS
Julia
wife of Andrew Swyers
Died  Aug. 13, 1878
Aged 62y


Maiden name Shoat

ZüGLER
Johan
died May 15, 1872

Age of 82y 5m 4ds buried in ground and not visible

ZIEGLER
Johann
died June 22, 1579
Aged 54y 5m


ZOERN
Frederick
died Jan. 16, 1873
aged 39y 8m 3ds


More writing on stone

ZOERN
Freddie W.
son Frederick & Caroline Zoern
died May 6, 1863
aged 2y 2m 14ds

Our Babies
JAHN
Nettie
Daughter of Herrmann & Caroline Jahn
died June 17, 1886
aged 6y 5m

ZITTEL
Peter J.
died Dec. 16, 1873
aged 65y 2ds

son of Freidrich Zittel and Mary (Unknown); husband of Mary Ann Oatman; more writing on the stone

SCHEFFERS
Catherine
daughter of  Valentin & Magdaline Schefferes
died Sept. 24, 1872

Aged 26y 9m 20da behind another stone

REHORN
Magdalena
wife of John Rehorn
died June 3, 1891
aged 70y 2m 7ds

More writing on stone

REHORN
John
died Jan. 14, 1881
Aged 64y 5m 19ds

More writing on stone

MERLAU
Elizabeth
wife of Christoph Merlau
died April 16, 1877
Aged 75y

wife of Johann Christoph Merlau

ZITTEL
Anna M.
wife of Peter Zittel
died June 25, 1377
Aged 73y 7m 14ds

MERLAU
Mary A.
wife of Philip Merlau
died March 28, 1878
Aged 35y 5m 26d

Maiden name Faldine

MERLAU
Philip
1841-1914

son of Johann Philipp Merlau and Anna Christina Darmstaedter; husband of Mary Ann Faldine Merlau

DORSHIDE
Clara Z.
1883- 19__

daughter of Frederick Zittel and Elizabeth Merlau; wife of Lawrence Dorshide

DORSHIDE
Robert
infant son of Clara  Dorshide
 (no dates)

son of Lawrence Dorshide and Clara Zittel

DORSHIDE
Carl
infant son of Clara Dorshide
 (no dates)

son of Lawrence Dorshide and Clara Zittel

MERLAU
Christoph
Died March 13, 1879
Aged 81 y

son of Johann Christoph Merlau and Anna Catharina Rasch; husband of Elisabeth Darmstaedter

SWYERS
Cathern
wife of Andrew Swyers
Died Aug. 16, 1879
Aged 23y 10m 23ds

First wife of Andrew Swyers (1854-1914)

Row 11

REISDORF
Lois A.
1945 -

wife of David Reisdorf

REISDORF
David C.
1941 - 2005

KREUTTER
Heinrich
Dec. 15, 1809 - June 19, 1896
“Vater”

son of Ulrich Kreutter and Anna Christina (Unknown)

KREUTTER
Anna
“seine frau”
May 12, 1812 - Feb. 7, 1879
“Mutter”

wife of Heinrich Kreutter; Maiden name Kohler

KREUTTER
Maria
“Trochter”
Feb. 26, 1852 - May 1, 1871

daughter of Heinrich and Anna Kruetter

WEBER
Lewis
Died May 2, 1870
Aged 60y

husband of Charlotte

REHORN
Peter F.
Born July 3, 1813
Died April 13, 1870
Aged 56y 9m 10ds

more writing on the stone

SWYEARS
William
son of Andrew & Julia
died Jan. 30, 1870
Aged 19y 5m 28ds

son of Andrew Swyers and Julia Shoat

SWYERS
Oscar
died April 9, 1888
Aged 1y 9ds

son of John Swyers and Elizabeth Smithley; writing on the stone

SCHWEIER
Margaret
wife of George Schweier
Died Aug. 18, 1863

daughter of Frederick Schleiffer and Barbe Schweyer; was christened as Margaretha; age of 69y 10m buried in ground

SUNDARICKER
Frederick
Died Apr. 16, 1869

age of 54 years buried in ground

TORGE
Frank
Died April 26, 1866
Aged 49y

son of Franz Torge; husband of Helena Gerhardt

IRION
Johann M.
Born Jan. 24, 1824
Died Feb. 17, 1866

SCHWEIER
George
Died May 4, 1865
Aged 74y 27ds

son of George Schweyer and Sophia Mercker; stone broke in 3 parts;

DEAHL
George 
Died Aug. 23, 1861
Aged 28y
wounded at Monroe and died of wounds, Co. A. 100th Regt., N.Y.S.V.

Row 12

ZAPF
Lany C.
Daughter of  George & Catherine Zapf

date and age unreadable on stone; Died April 2, 1860; aged 1m 8ds

MINDIL
Peter
Son of John & Magadalana  Mindil
Drowned Feb.  25, 1864
Aged 5y 6m 1d

son of John Mindel and Anna Magdalena Merlau

MERLAU
Maria Christina
Wife of Karl Marlau
Died June 4, 1862
Aged 42y

daughter of Frederick Zapf

HOFFERBELT
Caroline
Daughter of _(unreadable) ___
Died June 9, 1862
Aged 11m 6ds

daughter of George A. and  Elizabeth Hofferbelt

IRIAN
John
died July 10, 1861

Age of 59 years buried in ground

KURTZ
John P.
1789-1861

KURTZ
Dorothy
His wife
1798-1861

wife of John Kurtz

KURTZ
George
son
1829-1862
2nd Bull Run

GAR Medallion

KURTZ
Louis
son
1831-188_
(year not added)

Row 13

CHRIST
Sophia C.
daughter of  G.N. & T. Christ
Died  Dec. 31, 1853
Aged 1m 26ds

MILLER
August
son of John and Augusta Miller
Born Feb. 3, 1854
Died Aug. 23, 1854

MILLER
George
son of John and Augusta Miller
Born Nov. 24, 1865
Died June 26, 1866

RENNING
Jacob

Writing on stone barely readable; Stone should read Jacob Renning, son of Jacob and Catherine Renning, died Sept. 23, 1854, aged 2y 7m

ZAPF
Frederick
Died Dec. 24, 1860
Aged 83y

MERLAU
Philip 
Died July ______
Aged 54y

son of Johann Christoph Merlau and Anna Catharina Rasch; husband of Anna Christina Darmstaedter; stone broken, should read born 1806, died July 18, 1860.

BLöCHER
Elizabeth
wife of George Blocher
Died July 6, 1860
Aged 50y 9m 17ds

BLöCHER
George
Died Feb. 19, 1861
Aged 68y 11m 27d

Written in German

DIEHL
Luiesa
wife of Frederick Diehl
Died March 18, 1858
Aged 66y 3m 15ds

Row 14

GERHARDT
Maria
Born March 11, 1845
Died 1849

daughter of John Gerhardt and Katherine Masser

BAKER
Michael, Jr.
Died Jan. 2, 1850
Aged 28y 2m

BAKER
Margaret
wife of Michael  Baker
Died Oct. 5. 1852
Aged 62y


HOCHSCHILD
Elisabetha
Died June 6, 1854
Aged 37y 5m 6ds

More writing on the stone, some of it buried; stone written in German

REULEIN
Christina
Geb. Shild
Ehe Frau von Lehnhart Reulein
Born March 2. 1831

Stone written in German; death date of April 18, 1855 buried in ground; wife of Lehnhart Reulein; maiden name Shild

CHRIST
Anna M.
Geb Dittman
wife of George N. Christ
Born July 1, 1798
Died June 10, 1855

Stone written in German; Maiden name Dittman; age 54 years missing

ZIMERMAN
Catharina
wife of Balthser Zimerman
Died April 21, 1356
Aged 57y 11m

Compete age should be 57y 11m 16ds, part of stone is buried

DINGELOAR
G. L.
Born Mar. 1, 1835
Died June 24, 1859

written in German script and difficult to read

Row 15

ZITTEL
John
son Peter & Anna M.  Zittel
died Oct. 8, 1847
5y 1m

son of Peter Zittel and Anna Mary Oatman; supposed to be oldest stone in cemetery

The July 1968 issue of the Historical Wyoming (published by the Wyoming County Historian's Office, Warsaw, NY) contained a listing of the headstones surveyed in 1950 (and rechecked in 1968). The following information about four stones is from that list. Perhaps they are some of the broken and unreadable stones that I found in the cemetery.

BACHMANN
Augustus
Nov. 7, 1809 - Oct. 8, 1861
52y

FEUZ
Rosesina
dau. --- & Roseina Folk

SWYERS
Georgie
son Andrew & Christine Swyers
Died Oct. 15, 1890
Aged 5m 27ds

son of Andrew Swyers and Christine Digel

ZIDTEL
Frederick
Died Nov. 27, 1841
Aged 34y

son of Freidrich Zittel and Mary (Unknown); husband of Barbary

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