Guide to Tamaqua Area Cemeteries

Compiled here is a listing of all our known cemeteries, be it their status is active, inactive, or no longer in existence.  For each one, we offer what information is known (cultural or religious affiliation, existence of index, map, and so on), physical (not mailing) address, and a link to the address via Google Maps.

In some instances, such as the case of abandoned cemeteries, it is easier to give latitude and longitude coordinates than street addresses.  Abandoned cemeteries (and even a few functional ones) can otherwise be very difficult to find but can be located using coordinates with a GPS or at www.googleearth.com.

As part of the Tamaqua Public Library's services area is Coaldale and the former Rahn Township, we have included the cemeteries of the churches from eastern Schuylkill and western Carbon Counties (i.e. Coaldale, Lansford, Summit Hill, and parts of Mahoning Township).  Note that Coaldale and Lansford are not home to any cemeteries but do have churches with cemeteries in other towns (Nesquehoning and Summit Hill).

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Tamaqua Borough Cemeteries

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery, Tamaqua (No Longer Exists)
300 West Broad Street
Tamaqua, PA
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Like most early churches, the Episcopal church in Tamaqua used the yard to the rear of the church structure as their cemetery.  The ground in question is now a private residence, but the burials that were made there can be found in the microfilmed church records held by the Mormons.  Refer to FHL US Film #1671278, Items 5-6 which are available through any Family History Center (www.familysearch.org).  As noted below under "Odd Fellows Cemetery", many of the burials made in the Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery were re-interred in Odd Fellows Cemetery. 


American Primitive Methodist Cemetery (No Longer Exists)
57 Hunter Street
Tamaqua, PA
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The American Primitive Methodist Church of Tamaqua is the older existing church of that denomination in America (the title of the oldest goes to the PM church that formerly existed in the Seek section of Coaldale).  During the 19th century, the church yard was a cemetery that ceased to exist sometime in the 1870's.  The church apparently has no record of the burials that were made there, but the remains were collectively re-interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tamaqua in a lot that the church owned.  The largest headstone in the PM Cemetery was selected to stand for all those interred at the mass grave in Odd Fellows, but the individuals whose names were known with certainty were inscribed on the base of the stone once it was erected. 

Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (No Longer Exists)
Mahanoy Street and Bowe Street
Tamaqua, PA
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This cemetery was high on the hill behind the existing First United Methodist Church on West Broad Street.  It is identified on the 1875 Atlas of Schuylkill County but is long since gone, and the entire block that the cemetery once occupied is now private homes.  The cemetery was bound by Mahanoy, Bowe, High, and Van Gelder Streets.

There are no known records of the burials that took place there, but most of the burials were likely re-interred at Odd Fellows, Tamaqua.

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua
503 West Broad Street
Tamaqua, PA
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The Odd Fellows Cemetery is one of the two largest cemeteries in the Tamaqua area as well as one of the oldest.  It serves to provide for one of the tenants of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, “...to bury the dead.”  As the symbol for Odd Fellowship is three conjoined links of a chain, the layout of the older section of the cemetery vaguely resembles three intersecting circles. 

The cemetery opened on January 4, 1864 and has grown since to thirty two acres.

The Odd Fellows are a protestant organization, so most of the historical burials in the cemetery are protestant in faith (although that tends to be less true with recent burials).  Soldiers from every American conflict are buried here along with several area historical figures as mentioned below.  As other cemeteries in the Tamaqua area closed, the Odd Fellows was more often than not the location for the re-interment of the remains from the closed cemeteries.

An index for the cemetery exists.  It was completed by Charles Bailey in 1998 and donated to several repositories including the Tamaqua Public Library and the Pottsville Public Library.

Maps exist for both the old and new sections of the cemetery and they are in the care of the cemetery caretaker. 

There is no known website for the cemetery.

Noteworthy Burials:

• Christian Becker.  Also known as Christ Becker, he was born in Germany, April 7, 1851 and was a member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1913-16.  He died in 1917.
• William Heath.  Heath has received nationwide attention recently as being the sole, or at least one of the few, survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn (Vincent J. Genovese.  Billy Heath: The Man Who Survived Custer's Last Stand.  Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2003)
• Benjamin Yost.  Yost was a Tamaqua policeman who was allegedly assassinated in Tamaqua by members of the Molly Maguires. 

Information Last Updated:  February 24, 2009

St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery (new), Tamaqua
Catawissa and Jerome Streets
Tamaqua, PA
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St. Jerome's is the third oldest church in Tamaqua (founded in 1833) but remains a vibrant organization to this day.  Their new cemetery looks to have been in use by 1900 and is quite large.  Maps showing lot owners exist and are in the care of the church.  There is no known index.  Historically, the church had and Irish affiliation and hence the cemetery was known to have burials from other area Irish churches, namely St. Mary's of Coaldale and St. Ann's of Lansford.

St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery (old), Tamaqua
High and Nescopec Streets
Tamaqua, PA
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St. Jerome's old cemetery is located a few blocks high on the hill behind the church building on West Broad Street.  Most of the headstones are still legible, but no index exists.  One noteworthy resident of the cemetery is the alleged ring-master of the Molly Maguires, Black Jack Kehoe.  Historically, the church and hence cemetery had an Irish affiliation and also served other area Irish Catholic churches that have no cemetery, namely St. Mary's of Coaldale and St. Ann's of Lansford. 

Welsh Church Cemetery (No Longer Exists)
Latitude: 40°47'54.00" N
Longitude: 75°58'25.00" W
Lafayette Street and North Nescopec Street
Tamaqua, PA
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The Welsh Cemetery was evidently in the churchyard, but the church ceased to exist sometime in the 1880's.  The lot is still vacant with no indications where the cemetery was exactly located, although some of the older residents of town insist that headstones still remain beneath the soil.

Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Tamaqua
North Columbia and Church Streets
Tamaqua, PA
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Office: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
109 North Greenwood Street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252

Zion Lutheran Church broke from St. John’s Lutheran Church in 1864 over an argument about which language the service should be in: English or German.  Since then, Zion’s has sometimes been referred to as the English Lutheran Church or even just the English Church (although it is not to be confused with the Calvary Episcopal Church, also of Tamaqua).  The cemetery is likewise sometimes referred to as the English Cemetery but, years ago, was primarily known as Greenwood Cemetery. 

A map does exist and is in the care of the church.

No known index of the cemetery exists.

Information Last Updated:  February 24, 2009

St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Tamaqua
215 Patterson Streets
Tamaqua, PA
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Office:  St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pine and East Mauch Chunk Streets
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252

This cemetery exists in what was the church yard of the first church in Tamaqua, St. John’s Lutheran and Reformed Church.  It is now in the Dutch Hill section of Tamaqua, but the church and cemetery originally existed in what was Rahn Township and was not part of Tamaqua until the township became part of the borough in 1971.  The church was known as St. John’s by 1820 and has since become the patriarch of many of Tamaqua current churches, including Trinity UCC, St. John’s UCC, Zion Evangelical Lutheran, and, of course, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The cemetery is just as old as the church.  Most of the original tombstones in the older section are in German and are either impossible to read or no longer existent.  The newer section of the cemetery is still being used and is in good care.  The entire cemetery is maintained by St. John’s Lutheran Church of Tamaqua.

Many years ago (at an unknown date), a transcription was made of all the tombstones in the cemetery.  The records were rearranged, retyped, and indexed in 1973.  They are arranged by row in the cemetery (not alphabetically) and are in German.  The Tamaqua Public Library holds a copy of the transcription.

Quite separately, a transcription of two pastor’s burial records exists, although it is not clear if the records are burials in just the parish cemetery or just include burials the pastors presided over in other cemeteries as well.

A map exists of all but the first three sections of the cemetery and is in possession of the church.  The first three sections are the old sections and, if necessary, I imagine a grave location can approximately be found by walking the cemetery by row with the 1973 transcription in hand (most of the tombstones are weathered beyond legibility).

There is no known on-line information.

The various transcriptions of the original records can be found at the State Library in Harrisburg, the Schuylkill County Historical Society, the Tamaqua Area Public Library, and the Pottsville Free Public Library.  The records in their original form, or what remains of the early records, are held by the church. 

Information Last Updated:  February 24, 2009

Ss. Peter and Pauls' Cemetery (Lithuanian Cemetery), Owl Creek
220 Owl Creek Road
Tamaqua, PA
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Office:  Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
307 Pine Street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252
(570) 668-1150

This cemetery, variously called Ss. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Owl Creek Cemetery, and the Lithuanian Cemetery is typically used by Ss. Peter and Pauls’ Catholic Church in Tamaqua (founded 1911) and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Coaldale (founded 1914 and closed in 2008).  Both churches have a Lithuanian affiliation, but care for the cemetery rests with the Tamaqua church.  The cemetery is easy to pass without knowing it if you are driving east from Route 309 on Owl Creek Road.  It rests high on the hill to the right perhaps a mile after turning off Route 309 onto Owl Creek Road.

On-line indexes exists at www.lithuaniangenealogy.org/databases/pa/sspeter-paul.html

A map exists.  It is in the possession of the cemetery caretaker.

Information Last Updated:  February 24, 2009

Potter's Field
Unknown Location in Tamaqua, PA

"Iron Steps", a book about the history of Tamaqua written by Donald R. Serfass in 1995, mentions a plot land dedicated in 1850 to the burial of indigent persons.  The location of the cemetery is stated to have been somewhere in the middle ward of town (between Washington and Lincoln Streets) and contains at least two residents, although their names and dates of death are unknown.  All that is known is that the fatalities occurred during the smallpox epidemic of the 1850's.



Blythe Township Cemeteries

Germantown Cemetery, Lewistown Valley (Abandonded)
Latitude: 40°42'50.00" N
Longitude: 76°4'21.00" W
Mountain Road near Tumbling Run Road
New Philadelphia, PA
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This cemetery is so small and so old that not much remains.  The only physical indication that it ever existed (apart from two remaining tombstones) is the fact that it is enclosed in a copse of trees in the middle of a corn field.  Fortunately, a transcription of the headstones was made in the 1940's and appears in "Schuylkill County Vital Records, Volume 2" under "Small and/or Inactive Cemeteries".  The volume is held by the Tamaqua Public Library.

Germantown is identified in the 1875 Atlas of Schuylkill County as the intersection of Tumbling Run Road and the road between Middleport and McKeansburg, very near the cemetery.  The cemetery is not identified in the atlas, but the earliest death to be transcibed in the book is in 1853. 

Interestingly, it appears that a school existed in 1875 exactly where the cemetery now rests. 

St. Mary's Greek Catholic Cemetery, Lewistown Valley
Latitude: 40°42'53.00" N
Longitude: 76°4'23.00" W
Mountain Road near Tumbling Run Road
New Philadelphia, PA
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This index was completed by Eric Zizelmann on March 21, 2010:

Boran, Sue, Oct 15, 1908, March 23, 1892, ---
Chezmar, Maria, Aug 4, 1876, Dec 18, 1930, Tu Spociva [“Here Lies”]
Drusjack, George, 1915, 1972, ---
Drusjack, John, Feb 13, 1926, July 4, 1969, Pennsylvania, Cpl 1504 Base Unit AAF, WWII
Drusjack, Mary, 1919, ---, ---
Drusjack, Michael, 1885, 1937, Father
Drusjack, Petronella, 1885, 1964, Mother
Hlyudzik, Peter, 1881, 1941, Father
Hlyudzik, Teresa, 1883, 1952, Mother
Hromyak, Mary, 1886, 1983, ---
Hromyak, Stephen, 1879, 1932, ---
Hudock, John, 1862, 1934, Grandfather
Husick, William, 1918, 1971, ---
Kosonitsky, John, ---, ---, Temporary marker
Lenick, Theodore, 1864, 1936, ---
Lutchen, Anna, 1893, 1940, ---
Lutchen, John, 1892, 1970, ---
Lutchen, Stephen, 1918, 1976, Pvt, US Army, WWII
Machuzak, Sophie, 1930, 1930, ---
Moran, ---, ---, ---, Temporary marker
Moran, Mary, 1901, 1986, Robert A. Evans Funeral Home, temporary marker
Nazar, Dora, 1881, 1968, ---
Nazar, Helen, 1914, 1931, ---
Nazar, Mary, June 27, 1919, Aug 17, 1989, Mother
Nazar, Peter, 1883, 1946, ---
Palko, Anna, 1912, 1997, Mother
Palko, Christine, 1952, ---, ---
Palko, Hildegarde, 1920, 1998, ---
Palko, Jo Anne, Feb 1, 1941, ---, ---
Palko, Mary, 1930, 2005, ---
Palko, Michael, 1935, ---, ---
Palko, Michael J., 1910, 1985, Father
Palko, Peter, July 4, 1932, Oct 22, 2003, Cpl US Army, Korea
Palko, Russell, Dec 27, 1938, ---, ---
Palko, Shirley A., Feb 15, 1940, Feb 1, 1989, ---
Smalley, Elizabeth, 1864, 1935, Mother
Smalley, George, April 2, 1904, Dec 21, 1996, ---
Smalley, Michael, 1859, 1929, Father
Spece, Andrew, 1907, 1940, Father
Susarchick, Antnoia, 1887, 1965, Mother
Susarchick, Diana Fletcher, 1945, 1945, ---
Susarchick, Leo, 1881, 1945, Father
Susylo, Anna, 1904, 1976, Mother
Susylo, Simon, 1894, 1982, Father
Swader, Mary, 1905, 1986, Nee Yuscyk
Tihansky, Andrew, 1889, 1964, Uncle
Tihansky, Mary, 1891, 1974, Mother
Tihansky, Michael, Aug 12, 1924, Nov 15, 1956, Son, Tec5 11 Armd Inf Bn, WWII Bsm
Tihansky, Peter, 1887, 1933, Father
Tihansky, Peter, 1914, 1984, Son
Turinski, John, 1881, 1959, Father
Turinski, Mary, 1887, 1976, Mother
Walcavage, Chester P., Aug 24, 1906, April 20, 1962, Pennsylvania, S Sgt, Army Air Forces, WWII
Walcavage, Helen, 1914, 1999, ---
Woznisky, Mary, ---, Dec 29, 1945, Dec 19, 1933
Woznisky, William, ---, Oct 24, 1980, ADC US Navy, WWII and Korea
Yuscyk, Joseph, Nov 10, 1908, Nov 26, 1980, Father
Yusick, John, 1906, 1960, Son
Zembas, Anna, 1912, 1978, Mother
Zembas, Edward J., 1909, 1981, Father

St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Middleport
Latitude: 40°44'03.00" N
Longitude: 76°5'00.00" W
Near 72 Coal Street (Old Route 209)
Middleport, PA
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This is the only cemetery in Middleport.  It is associated with the Lutheran Church there and pre-dates 1875 as it appears in the atlas of Schuylkill County published that year. In fact, burials seem to have taken place there as early as 1833.  An transcription of the cemetery was made by Rice and Dellock in Schuylkill County Archives, Volume III.  The Tamaqua Library holds the book. 

Welsh Baptist Church Cemetery, Five Points (Cumbola)
Latitude: 40°42'30.00" N
Longitude: 76°08'57.34" W
3 Dodd Street
Five Points, PA

This cemetery exists in the backyard of a private residence, a building that formerly housed the Welsh Baptist Church.  Several headstones still exists and can be seen from Route 209 North.  The headstones are also enumerated in Rice and Dellock's book, "Schuylkill County Vital Records, Volume 2" under "Small and/or Inactive Cemeteries".  The book is held by the Tamaqua Public Library.



Rush Township Area Cemeteries (Including Hometown and Barnesville)

Bethany Methodist Cemetery, Barnesville
20 Holly Road
Barnesville, PA
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This cemetery is located to the rear of the church by the same name.  Burials seem to have taken place here as early as the 1850's.  An online index of graves exists at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/cemeteries/Bethany.txt

Brouse/Hauch Family Cemetery, Barnesville
Latitude: 40°50'12.50" N
Longitude: 76°02'03.00" W
Products Road near Marian Avenue
Barnesville, PA

The cemetery is very small (perhaps 20 burials) and is along an un-paved road that is lined by the fence of Air Products Industrial Park.  According to "Schuylkill County Archives, Volume II" by Rice and Dellock, the cemetery's proper name is not known but contains relatively many Brouses and Haucks.

The book is held by the Tamaqua Public Library.

White Church Cemetery, Barnesville
Field and Church Roads
Barnesville, PA
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The "White Church" (as it is called by locals) has a history of three other names: Christ Evangelical Lutheran and Reformed Church, Christ Evangelical Union Church, and United Church of Christ.  The cemetery is a large one with burials from the 1860's.  The headstone transcription is part of Schuylkill County Archives Volume II and is held by the Tamaqua Public Library.  Another transcription exists at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/cemeteries/christch.txt

Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown
108 Lafayette Avenue
Tamaqua, PA
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The cemetery was established in 1947 with approximately 9,500 burials having been conducted since, making it one of the two largest cemeteries in the Tamaqua area. 

The cemetery has no religious or cultural affiliation. 

An index exists for the cemetery; it was completed several years ago when volunteers transcribed all of the headstones in the cemetery.  The index can be viewed by surname at http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/pdf/skyview.pdf or by section at http://usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/cemet.htm

Grave-numbered maps are in the possession of the office at Sky View.

Information Last Updated:  September 7, 2009

Sons of Jacob Jewish Cemetery, Hometown
Lincoln Drive and Joyce Street
Tamaqua, PA
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This cemetery stems from a synagogue by the same name that formerly existed on Schuylkill Avenue in Tamaqua.  The synagogue was formed in 1913 and closed sometime in the late 1950's or early 1960's.

The cemetery is known to have also served the Jewish populations of several other coal region towns including Mahanoy City and Shenandoah.  One stone, in fact, reads: "Here are buried the old prayer books of the Beth Israel Congregation, Mahanoy City, PA, July 11, 1937."

Most headstones include Hebrew script which is not reproduced in this index, completed March 20, 2010 by Eric Zizelmann:

Albert, Shirley L., 1903, 1991,
August, Emanuel F., Aug 11, 1914, July 20, 2001,
August, Nona R., Feb 15, 1918, ---,
Blum, Nathan, 1899, 1987,
Bohard, Betty S., 1896, 1990, Mother
Bohard, Levi, 1889, 1948, Father
Bohorad, Anna, ---, Aug 1973, Beloved Wife
Bohorad, Bessie, 1878, 1959, Mother
Bohorad, Goldye R., 1911, 1993, Mother
Bohorad, Harry, ---, May 1973, Beloved Husband
Bohorad, Herman, 1910, 1956,
Bohorad, Jacob, 1925, 1989, Beloved Son and Brother
Bohorad, James P., 1905, 1964, Father
Bohorad, Morris, 1881, 1947, Father
Bohorad, Nathan, 1870, 1938, Father
Bohorad, Tillie, 1890, 1956, Mother
Boyewsky, Benjamin, 1915, 1975, Brother
Boyewsky, Celia Benn, 1910, 1985, Mother and Sister
Boyewsky, Katie, 1885, 1968, Mother
Boyewsky, Sam, 1883, 1956, Father
Brown, Bernice Kaplan, Dec 31, 1931, March 26, 1990,
Cohen, Hanna, ---, Sept 22, 1944, Mother
Cohen, Myer, ---, Aug 5, 1939, Father
Cohen, Samuel, ---, July 11, 1957, Father, WWI
Cole, Samuel G., 1895, 1944, Sgt. Major 4th Brigade, WWI
Epstein, David M., March 16, 1910, Aug 20, 1987, Beloved Husband
Fogel, Arthur A., 1917, 1974, Beloved Brother
Fogel, Bessie, 1890, 1972, Mother
Fogel, Maurice D., Dec 3, 1919, Aug 29, 2006, Sgt, US Army Air Forces, WWII
Fogel, Scott Harris, Oct 5, 1953, April 21, 1955, Our Baby
Fogel, Simon, 1889, 1949, Father
Freid, Adeline, 1909, 1996, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother
Freid, Benjamin, 1903, 1991, Beloved Husband and Father
Freid, Bertha, 1907, 2000, Beloved Wife and Mother
Freid, Charles, 1909, 1983, Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Freid, Esther, 1880, Aug 12, 1972, Mother
Freid, Fannie, 1881, 1942, Mother
Freid, Harry, 1904, 1971, Sweetest Father in the World
Freid, Jacob, 1877, 1952, Father
Freid, Rose, 1910, 1993, Best Mother in the World
Freid, Simon, 1910, 1974, Dear Brother and Father
Freid, William, May 14, 1875, May 24, 1956, Father
Friedberg, Calvin J., 1910, 1986, Loving Husband
Friedberg, Clara B., 1897, 1962, Mother
Friedberg, Elmer, 1901, 1979,
Friedberg, Frances, 1894, 1964,
Friedberg, Harry B., 1873, 1958,
Friedberg, Joseph, 1894, 1977, Father
Friedberg, Leonard E., 1906, 1995, Loving Son, Brother, and Uncle
Friedberg, Liba R., 1877, 1963,
Friedberg, Max, Sept 15, 1878, Oct 16, 1949, Beloved Husband
Friedberg, Max C., 1896, 1981, Loving Husband
Friedberg, Milton O., 1900, 1965,
Friedberg, Morris, 1886, 1963,
Friedberg, Ruth M., 1903, 1975, Loving Wife
Friedberg, Sadye G., 1915, 1983,
Friedman, Samuel, 1899, 1966, Husband, Father, and Grandpa
Friedman, Thelma R., 1904, 1993, Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Gazan, Bernard A., Jan 20, 1918, June 13, 1990, Beloved Husband and Father
Gazan, Emmeline S., Oct 12, 1916, Aug 7, 2002, Beloved Wife and Mother
Gerson, Louise, ---, March 2, 1922, Age 7 Weeks
Goldman, Katie, ---, Dec 23, 1939,
Goldman, Simon, ---, Feb 2, 1937,
Guzinsky, George, 1883, 1943, Father
Guzinsky, Harry, March 24, 1908, March 6, 1953, Beloved Husband and Father
Guzinsky, Rena, Nov 7, 1915, Aug 16, 1982, Beloved Mother and Grandmother
Halpern, Bernard, 1903, 1973, Cousin
Hamilton, Susan (Shanfield), 1944, ---, Beloved Daughter, Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Harris, David, 1868, 1949,
Harris, Sadie, 1876, 1947,
Hassan, Abraham Eli, 1919, 1982,
Hassan, Benjamin, 1893, 1947,
Hassan, Fannie, 1896, 1979,
Hassan, Naomi, July 24, 1936, Sept 3, 1981,
Hassan, Rhae K., 1920, ---,
Hassan, Sarah D., ---, ---, Daughter
Jaffe, Rose, July 29, 1908, ---, Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Jaffe, Samuel, May 31, 1897, July 6, 1988, Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Janov, Mark, 1887, 1963, Father
Janov, Sue E., 1891, 1966, Mother
Janowitch, Bartley B., July 11, 1954, ---, Beloved son, Brother, and Uncle
Janowitch, Edna G., Oct 12, 1926, ---, Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Janowitch, Herman J., March 11, 1910, Dec 18, 1994, Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Janowitch, Isadore, 1908, 1986,
Janowitch, Lillian, 1887, 1939,
Janowitch, Morris, 1875, 1957,
Janowitz, Isadore, 1910, 1973, Brother
Janowitz, Joseph H., 1883, 1960, Beloved Father
Janowitz, Morris B., 1879, 1941, Father
Kaplan, Anna, 1884, 1971, Beloved Mother
Kaplan, Anna R., 1902, 1990, Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Kaplan, Isaac, 1883, 1930, Beloved Father
Kaplan, Jacob B., 1896, 1982, Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Kasselman, Leah, 1899, 1989, Devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Kasselman, Markus, 1889, 1976, Devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Kohen, S., ---, ---,
Kott, Kathryn “Katie”, ---, Dec 26, 1992, Beloved Wife of Stephen
Lewis, Robert Max, 1899, 1986,
Lewis, Samuel H., 1879, 1930,
Lewis, Sophia, 1873, 1971,
Liachowitz, Aaron Thomas, 1898, 1960,
Liachowitz, Bessie J., ---, May 17, 1960, Wife
Liachowitz, Helen, 1907, 1987,
Liachowitz, Louis L., , Sept 19, 1965, Husband
Marshall, Ethel, 1911, 1919,
Marshall, Isidor, 1919, 1919,
Marshall, Jerome, 1920, 1922,
Marshall, Samuel Louis, 1886, 1964,
Mednick, I., ---, ---,
Mednick, Abraham, ---, April 25, 1932, Aged 61 years
Mednick, Elizabeth , ---, Jan 31, 1923, Aged 25 years
Mednick, Hatie, ---, May 6, 1926, Aged 49 years
Miller, Elmer A., May 2, 1908, April 2, 1969, Beloved Husband and Father
Miller, Helen R., Oct 8, 1913, Feb 23, 1986, Beloved Wife and Mother
Miller, Marc G., Aug 10, 1946, May 10, 1949, Son
Narrow, Bernice, May 14, 1919, Feb 7, 2006, Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Narrow, Philip, Oct 15, 1910, June 18, 1991, Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Oberson, Charles, 1856, 1938,
Oberson, Fannie, 1891, 1966, Beloved Wife and Mother
Oberson, Isadore, 1885, 1977, Beloved Husband and Father
Oberson, Mary, 1864, 1944,
Paperman, Barney, 1912, 1988, Father
Paperman, Georgine, 1923, 1960, Mother
Paperman, Margaret, May 13, 1943, May 27, 1943, Infant Daughter of Barney and Georgine
Prensky, Ida R., 1891, 1979, Mother
Prensky, Joseph, 1886, 1962, Father
Prensky, William S., 1890, 1956,
Rachman, Sarah, ---, 1952,
Regal, Harry, 1895, 1968, Beloved Husband
Robiner, Anna, ---, ---,
Rockman, David, 1869, 1935, Our Father
Rosenberg, Lena, March 6, 1905, Sept 3, 1957, Devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Rosenbluth, Bertha, ---, May 10, 1933, Our Beloved Mother
Rubens, Philip, ---, July 17, 1946, Beloved Husband
Rubens, Rebecca, ---, Feb 10, 1965, Beloved Wife
Schonberger, David, May 31, 1953, June 19, 1982, Beloved Son and Brother
Schonberger, Dorothy, Nov 19, 1916, Sept 23, 2009,
Schonberger, Joseph M., July 28, 1915, March 1, 1995,
Schwartz, Isadore, 1892, March 9, 1958, Beloved Father
Schwartz, Rose, 1893, July 9, 1979, Beloved Mother
Shanfield, Bernard, 1912, 2000, Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle
Shanfield, Edith, 1901, 1983, Our Beloved Sister
Shanfield, Irving Ross, 1905, 1996, Beloved Father and Grandfather
Shanfield, Leah, May 18, 1873, Sept 10, 1958, Our Beloved Mother
Shanfield, S. Fannie, 1907, 1974, Beloved Mother and Grandmother
Shanfield, Saul, 1910, 1980, Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Shanfield, Sydney, 1894, 1977, Beloved Father and Grandfather
Smith, Dora S., 1910, 1977, Beloved Wife and Mother
Smith, Rosalie O., Nov 15, 1938, March 31, 1991,
Smith, Victor, 1904, 1981, Beloved Husband and Father
Stolbov, Esther, 1889, 1976, Mother
Stolbov, Samuel, 1887, 1945, Father
Superstine, Anna, 1889, 1963, Wife
Superstine, Benjamin, 1890, 1956, Husband
Tope, Florence S., 1907, 1999, Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Tope, Meyer B., 1903, 1994, Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather
Trier, Charles J., ---, Nov 23, 1949,
Trier, Emma, ---, Jan 12, 1938,
Trier, Fannye M., 1893, 1971,
Trier, Otto S., ---, June 9, 1940,
Tulin, Abraham, 1898, 1979, Son
Tulin, Capt. Philip, MD, 1909, 1954, Son
Tulin, David, Jan 9, 1908, July 15, 1990, Beloved Husband and Father
Tulin, Freda, 1877, 1961, Mother
Tulin, Joseph, 1881, 1942, Father
Tulin, Louis “Kish”, 1904, 1990, Husband
Tulin, Max, 1874, 1940, Father
Tulin, PFC Louis, 1902, 1961, Son
Tulin, Rachel, 1901, 1964, Daughter
Tulin, Ruth, Oct 30, 1908, April 11, 2000, Beloved Wife and Mother
Wachtel, Esther Janov, RN, June 21, 1921, May 21, 1989,
Wainstein, Samuel, 1903, 1953, Husband
Wallach, Allen E., 1909, 1982,
Wallach, Lena Kaplan, 1915, 1996,
Yarowsky, Doris, Nov 22, 1918, Jan 25, 1996, Loving Daughter
Yarowsky, Lillian, Jan 17, 1898, Aug 25, 1984, Beloved Mother
Ziff, Emanuel, Aug 7, 1910, Sept 12, 1949, Husband and Father

St. Nicholas Orthodox Catholic Cemetery, Hometown
Joyce Street
Tamaqua, PA
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This cemetery serves a Greek Orthodox congregation by the same name in Lansford (Carbon County).  Little else is known about the cemetery.



Ryan Township Cemeteries

St. Peter's United Church Cemetery & Hersker Family Cemetery, Barnesville
Latitude: 40°47'18.00" N
Longitude: 76°04'27.00" W
130 Church Street
Barnesville, PA
[Note: The church's correct address is 130 Church Street.  To generate a map of this location, an address of 1502 Church Street needed to be used to overcome what seems to be a program error in Google Maps.]
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This cemetery is coupled with Hersker Family cemetery.  The two are the only cemeteries in Ryan Township.  Headstones from both cemeteries are transcribed in "Schuylkill County Archives" by Rice and Dellock.  The book is held by the Tamaqua Public Library.  An online index also exists at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/schuylkill/cemeteries/stpeteryan.txt

The earliest burials in St. Peter's Cemetery are from the 1850's, while the earliest in the Hersker Cemetery seem to be from the 1920's. 



Schuylkill Township Cemeteries (Including Tuscarora, Brockton, and Middleport)

St. Bartholomew's Catholic Cemetery, Brockton
Cemetery Road and Union Street
Brockton, PA
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St. Bartholomew's Church was established in 1846.  It is one of only two churches in Brockton (the other being St. Mary's Byzantine Church) and historically had a Lithuanian affiliation.  The church was permanently closed in 2008 as part of the restructuring of the Diocese of Allentown, but the cemetery is still in use.

Like most area churches, the parish did not track individual burials in the cemetery but did keep records of the lot owners as lots were sold.  In 2005, a map was created based on this data, but the map only reflects surnames of lot owners and, in some cases, surnames on the headstone when they differ from the owner on record (refer to the key on the map for an explanation). 

The church did not have records of burials or lots in Section A, the oldest section of the cemetery.  Indeed, the headstones in this section seem to be randomly placed.

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The surnames of lot owners and headstones have been indexed as follows:

Surname, Section, Lot No.

Adamo, B, 41
Agosti, B, 66
Agosti, B, 93
Alonge, B, 58
Ames, E, 69
Andregiz, A, Below lot 12
Armbruster, B, 27
Armbruster, B, 28
Baiocco, B, 159
Baiocco, B, 160
Baiocco, B, 161
Bardzak, E, 57
Bardzak, E, 58
Barry, A, 20
Barthel, B, 31
Bassler, B, 250
Bassler, B, 251
Bassler, B, 256
Bassler, B, 257
Bassler, B, 260
Bassler, B, 261
Bassler, B, 262
Bassler, B, 263
Bassler, C, 16
Bassler, C, 17
Bassler, C, 18
Bassler, C, 19
Bassler, C, 31
Bassler, C, 32
Bassler, C, 33
Bassler, C, 34
Bassler, C, 38
Bassler, C, 39
Battista, A, 40
Baunchak, B, 26
Benyaker, E, 27
Berger, B, 84
Berger, B, 85
Berger, B, 86
Biacocco, B, 111
Blasko, A, Below lot 12
Blickley, A, 18
Blickley, A, 57
Blickley, A, 58
Blickley, A, 59
Blickley, A, 72
Blickley, B, 23
Blickley, B, 24
Blickley, B, 63
Blickley, B, 190
Blickley, E, 7
Blickley, E, 8
Bobal, A, 26
Boban, E, 6
Bolinsky, C, 22
Bolton, A, Below section A walkway
Bolton, A, 11
Bolton, E, 75
Bonenberger, A, 2
Bonenberger, A, 46
Bonenberger, A, 67
Bonenberger, B, 29
Bonenberger, B, 72
Bonenberger, B, 73
Bonenberger, B, 149
Bonenberger, B, 150
Bonenberger, B, 173
Borzatti, C, 20
Brachman, C, 25
Brachman, C, 26
Brachman, C, 27
Brachman, C, 28
Brachman, C, 40
Brachman, C, 41
Brachman, C, 42
Brachman, C, 43
Bruke, A, 43
Bubel, A, 5
Bubel, B, 138
Bubel, B, 139
Bubel, B, 140
Bubel, B, 153
Bubel, B, 154
Bubel, B, 168
Bubel, B, 183
Bubel, E, 36
Bubel, E, 37
Bubel, E, 88
Bubel, E, 90
Bubel, E, 91
Bubness, B, 165
Burd, B, 51
Burke, B, 37
Burnett, B, 110
Calabrese, E, 80
Calkins, B, 101
Camardi, B, 269
Carvalho, E, 104
Chodorski, B, 55
Chodorsky, E, 45
Chordorsky, E, 55
Chordorsky, E, 81
Connelly, B, 6
Connelly, B, 36
Connelly, E, 68
Conville, E, 77
Conville, E, 78
Cromyak, E, 65
Cromyak, E, 66
Cromyak, E, 83
Dahm, A, 65
Dahm, E, 25
Dahm, E, 26
Dallatore, B, 106
Dallatore, B, 147
Dallatore, B, 181
Damm, B, 12
Damm, B, 13
Dampman, C, 6
DeCindio, A, 45
DeCindio, A, 75
DeCindio, A, 75
Derr, A, 76
Derr, A, 77
Destra, B, 141
Dolzani, A, Below lot 72
Dormer, E, 74
Downey, A, 68
Drum, B, 59
Drum, B, 109
Edmonds, B, 192
Edmonds, B, 193
Edmonds, B, 194
Edmonds, B, 195
Edmonds, B, 208
Edmonds, B, 210
Fabitz, A, 14
Fabrizio, E, 16
Facini, A, Below section A walkway
Facini, B, 74
Facini, B, 75
Facini, B, 76
Facini, B, 79
Facini, B, 80
Facini, B, 89
Facini, B, 90
Facini, B, 91
Facini, B, 94
Fayash, B, 196
Folweiler, B, 78
Fudali, B, 117
Fudali, B, 118
Giltner, A, 52
Goblick, B, 103
Goiz, A, 12
Greenaway, E, 87
Gregor, B, 258
Gregor, B, 259
Gries, A, 78
Guzinsky, A, 6
Hartz, A, 83
Hartz, A, 84
Hartz, B, 95
Hasko, A, Below lot 24
Hazer, A, Below lot 60
Heintz, E, 96
Heitz, A, 55
Heitz, A, 59
Heitz, E, 3
Heitz, E, 5
Heller, E, 49
Hoffman, A, 47
Hoffman, A, 655
Hoffman, B, 46
Hoffman, B, 61
Hoffman, B, 146
Hoffman, B, 255
Hollister, A, 64
Hollister, A, 66
Hollister, B, 3
Hollywood, B, 9
Hromyak, B, 148
Hyduke, B, 67
Hyduke, E, 35
Hyland, A, 69
Hyland, E, 70
Hyland, E, 71
Hyland, E, 79
Inama, B, 7
Inama, B, 11
Inama, B, 92
Inama, C, 37
Johns, B, 57
Johns, E, 11
Jonansky, B, 14
Jonansky, B, 15
Jonansky, B, 16
Jones, A, 36
Jones, C, 1
Jones, C, 2
Jupin, B, 10
Kashmer, B, 108
Keip, A, 1
Keip, A, 81
Keip, A, 82
Keip, Children’s Garden,
Keip, E, 9
Keip, E, 10
Kidurkis, B, 119
Kidurkis, B, 120
King, Children’s Garden,
Klein, A, 56
Klein, A, 79
Klein, A, 80
Kluchka, B, 115
Komenas, A, 34
Kostin, B, 142
Kostin, B, 143
Kostin, B, 144
Kostin, B, 145
Koston, A, Below lot 36
Koston, B, 1
Koston, B, 2
Kovach, B, 19
Kovach, B, 20
Koval, A, 25
Kraston, A, 10
Kristoff, B, 39
Kristoff, B, 49
Kristoff, Children’s Garden,
Kristoff, E, 99
Kristoff, E, 100
Kulko, A, 22
Kulko, A, 23
Kupetz, A, 7
Kupetz, E, 43
Kupetz, E, 44
Kupetz, E, 45
Kupetz, E, 46
Labalukis, E, 42
Large, B, 136
Large, B, 137
Lattanzi, B, 88
Lawrence, B, 107
Lee, A, 27
Lehoto, A, Below lot 72
Lenick, E, 54
Lenick, E, 63
Lenick, E, 64
Linder, E, 97
Linder, E, 98
Lucko, B, 180
Majher, A, Below lot 48
Majlath, A, 28
Marcolia, A, 60
Marcolia, E, 4
Marcolla, B, 77
Martin, B, 17
Martin, B, 32
Martin, B, 33
Martin, B, 52
Martini, A, 21
Matscavage, C, 3
Matscavage, C, 4
Matscavage, C, 5
Mattea, A, 44
Mattea, A, 49
Mattea, B, 48
Matyia, A, 49
Mazar, B, 40
McAleer, A, 53
McBreen, A, 19
McHale, A, 32
McHale, A, 33
McHale, E, 16
McHale, E, 17
McMullen, A, 48
Micheli, E, 28
Miklesavage, B, 122
Milot, A, 16
Milot, A, 17
Milot, A, 28
Milot, A, 29
Milot, A, 31
Milot, B, 68
Milot, B, 69
Milot, B, 70
Morten, B, 4
Morten, B, 5
Murphy, E, 32
Muso, A, Below lot 84
Nawrocki, B, 8
Niadna, A, 50
Niadna, A, 54
Nicolodi, B, 105
Novack, A, 3
Novack, A, 4
Novack, A, 73
Novack, A, 74
Novack, B, 30
Nowacki, A, 51
Odorizzi, A, 35
Odorizzi, A, Below lot 48
Olinsky, E, 74
Ondeck, B, 71
Ondeck, B, 121
Orloff, E, 72
Orloff, E, 73
Parnell, A, 63
Pavuk, B, 34
Pawk, B, 25
Pedrelli, A, Below lot 48
Pedron, A, Below lot 48
Pedron, B, 116
Pedron, Children’s Garden,
Pedron, E, 20
Petrovich, E, 84
Petrovich, E, 101
Piller, A, Below lot 84
Piller, E, 23
Polansky, B, 54
Popnick, A, 8
Protivnak, B, 166
Rashnell, A, 24
Rashnell, E, 89
Rezzoli, A, 37
Rodrigues, A, Below lot 36
Roman, A, 61
Roman, B, 42
Roman, B, 43
Roman, B, 44
Roman, B, 45
Roman, E, 18
Roman, E, 19
Roman, E, 21
Roman, E, 59
Roman, E, 60
Romatelli, E, 11
Roshec, B, 104
Rudy, B, 134
Rudy, B, 135
Rusnack, E, 52
Ryndock, A, 38
Ryndock, A, 39
Sabol, A, 2
Sabol, B, 164
Sacks, A, 62
Savitsky, A, 60
Savitsky, B, 38
Savitsky, B, 265
Schaeffer, B, 170
Schaeffer, B, 171
Schinz, E, 76
Schneider, B, 53
Seladnes, B, 64
Seladones, B, 162
Seladones, B, 163
Shamus, B, 65
Shatusky, A, Below lot 60
Shelock, E, 82
Shopple, C, 7
Shopple, C, 8
Shopple, C, 9
Siegenfuse, E, 13
Sincavage, B, 41
Slotwinski, E, 47
Slotwinski, E, 48
Slotwinski, E, 56
Slotwinsky, Children’s Garden,
Snyder, B, 132
Snyder, B, 133
Sohosky, Children’s Garden,
Soltiesak, E, 50
Stancavage, A, Below lot 36
Stednick, A, 5
Stefanek, B, 56
Stefanek, B, 82
Stefanik, C, 22
Stofocik, A, 71
Stutzman, B, 62
Stutzman, B, 158
Susarchick, B, 60
Susylo, B, 157
Sweigert, A, 41
Sweigert, A, 42
Sylvester, E, 33
Syrzek, A, 1
Tarter, B, 97
Tascu, B, 254
Tater, A, Below section A walkway
Thomas, A, 70
Thomas, E, 93
Tolotti, B, 81
Tolotti, B, 96
Tolotti, B, 151
Tolotti, B, 152
Tomalavage, E, 102
Tomalavage, E, 103
Tomick, A, Below section A walkway
Trovinger, B, 35
Valentine, A, 1
Valentine, A, Below lot 72
Valentine, C, 35
Vidzicki, E, 14
Vidzicki, E, 15
Vidzicki, E, 24
Vilcheck, B, 174
Vilcheck, B, 175
Vilcheck, B, 176
Visintin, B, 18
Vitteli, B, 156
Walko, A, 27
Walko, A, 30
Walko, A, 31
Walko, B, 98
Walko, B, 99
Walko, B, 100
Wassel, E, 94
Wassel, E, 95
Welgo, B, 112
Welgo, B, 113
Welgo, B, 114
Welgo, B, 123
Welgo, B, 124
Welgo, B, 125
Welgo, B, 126
Welgo, B, 127
Whetstone, B, 47
Wiese, B, 50
Williams, B, 128
Williams, B, 129
Williams, B, 130
Williams, B, 131
Wukick, A, 9
Yacobosky, B, 87
Yacobosky, B, 102
Yacobousky, A, 15
Yacobowski, E, 51
Yanacek, E, 34
Yanes, B, 172
Yanick, B, 177
Yanick, B, 178
Zahora, E, 67
Zahora, E, 85
Zaluski, B, 167
Zalusky, E, 1
Zalusky, E, 2
Zattor, A, 13
Zelinsky, B, 21
Zelinsky, B, 22
Zelinsky, C, 21
Zelonis, E, 41
Zimmer, B, 252
Zimmer, B, 253
Zucal, E, 12

(Information last updated on February 10, 2010).

St. Joseph's Polish National Church Cemetery, Brockton
Cemetery Road and Union Street
Brockton, PA
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A plaque on the entryway pillar of this cemetery reads "Cmentarz Sw. Jozefa P.N.K.K. 1923, Middleport, PA."  An index was completed on March 21, 2010 by Eric Zizelmann as follows:

Barger, Martha H., 1908, 1984, ---
Bartus, Anna, 1882, 1951, Matka [Mother]
Bartus, Bertha, 1894, 1984, Mother
Bartus, Clemens, 1893, 1983, Father
Bartus, Feliks, 1882, 1929, Ojciec [Father]
Bartus, Mary, 1919, ---, Daughter
Bartush, Ignatz, 1886, 1951, Father
Bartush, John W., May 20, 1920, June 1, 1992, PFC US Army WWII
Bartush, Kathryn, 1891, 1978, Mother
Bartush, Susan C., 1926, ---, ---
Betack, David A., 1943, 1944, Our Sons
Betack, Edward, 1941, 1941, Our Sons
Betack, Genevieve L., 1912, 2009, ---
Betack, Henry C., 1913, 1991, ---
Chrobak, MichaŁ, 1879, 1953, ---
Chrobak, Zofja, 1876, 1949, ---
Cub, Andrew, 1894, 1938, Husband
Cub, Andrew PoŁcik, 1885, 1937, ---
Cub, Josephine, 1901, 1930, Mother
DeFelice, Angelo F., 1914, 2004, Father
Dzikowski, John, 1881, 1966, ---
Fannock, Eva, 1914, 1979, Mother
Fannock, Michael, 1912, 1955, Father
Galat, Andrew J., 1913, 1990, Father
Galat, Loretta H., 1919, 1973, Mother
Galuska, Stanislaw, Oct 16, 1914, July 17, 1935, [Headstone in Polish]
Gastovich, Edwin J., Oct 2, 1930, Dec 18, 1998, Msgt US Air Force, Korea and Vietnam
Gastovich, Lydwina, Aug 20, 1926, Aug 17, 2006, ---
Gawron, Anna, 1893, 1925, Mother
Gawron, Frank, 1886, 1944, Father
Gawron, John, 1916, 1925, Son
Gawron, Julia, 1917, 1925, Daughter
Gazdowicz, Marja, 1895, 1969, ---
Gazdowicz, Wladyslaw, 1891, 1937, ---
Golkowski, Leon, 1888, 1941, Ojciec [Father]
Golkowski, Sefania, 1894, 1966, Matka [Mother]
Govern, Sophia A., April 17, 1895, April 5, 1969, Mother
Govern, Walter F., Dec 14, 1895, Oct 18, 1956, Father
Govern, Walter F. “Owlie”, Nov 30, 1937, Dec 23, 1996, ---
Harmovich, Edward “Harp”, 1938, 1998, ---
Holoyk, Jozef, April 20, 1886, Jan 2, 1928, ---
Hoysock, Cecelia J., 1921, ---, ---
Hoysock, Elizabeth A., July 22, 1925, May 14, 1997, Nee Beury
Hoysock, Mary E., 1952, 2009, Mom
Hoysock, Michael, April 20, 1926, ---, ---
Hoysock, Michael J. III, 1974, ---, Husband, Son
Hoysock, Stephania A., 1976, ---, Wife
Hoysock, Walter J., 1914, 2006, ---
Jones, Harold, 1901, 1986, ---
Jones, Helen, 1912, 1991, ---
Jones, John Vaz Jr., 1935, 1937, ---
Kaczmarczyk, Beatrice, 1902, 1990, Mother
Klimczak, Anna, 1908, 1968, Mother
Klimczak, Joseph, 1900, 1969, Father
Klimczak, Peter T., Aug 19, 1924, Oct 29, 1989, US Army, WWII
Klimczak, Rev. Joseph, 1926, ---, Son
Kolodziej, John, ---, March 5, 1963, ---
Kolton, Sophie, 1895, 1984, Mother
Kolton, Wassil, 1893, 1971, Father
Kowalski, Joseph V., 1932, 2000, Married to Rose M. on July 15, 1963
Kowalski, Rose M., 1945, 1994, Married to Joseph V. on July 15, 1963
Kryk, Anthony, 1891, 1940, Father
Kutas, Curka Jozefina, 1924, 1935, ---
Kutas, Frank, 1891, 1975, Father
Kutas, Mary, 1898, 1945, Mother
Kutash, John, 1920, 1984, ---
Kutash, Stella, 1922, 2009, ---
Lacki, Jan, 1882, 1942, ---
Lagowicz, Alexander, 1923, 1945, Sgt, 62nd Troop Carrier Gp, A.A.F, WWII
Lagowicz, Mary, 1898, 1985, Beloved Mother
Lipsett, Sean D., ---, Aug 21, 2005, [Infant icon]
MacioŁek, Jerzy, 1861, 1940, ---
Mattushik, Ivan J., 1913, 1972, Father
Mattushik, Jean M., 1916, 1983, Mother
Mattushik, Robert, Dec 6, 1946, March 15, 2002, US Navy, Vietnam
Meyers, George, 1913, 1986, Father
Meyers, Mary, 1915, 1998, Mother
Moshinski, Frank W., 1912, 1993, Husband
Moshinski, Mary K., 1914, 1993, Wife
Moshinsky, Joseph, 1919, 1986, ---
Muszynski, Antonia, 1875, 1951, Mother
Muszynski, John, 1870, 1951, Father
Olexy, Alfred R., March 10, 1922, May 19, 1978, Married to Alfred on Sept 23, 1972
Olexy, Irene M. (Sulikoski), March 28, 1929, ---, Married to Irene on Sept 23, 1972
Pituch, Karol, 1890, 1946, ---
Pituch, Zofia, 1888, 1967, ---
Pruss, Adam, 1896, Jan 6, 1942, ---
Slonina, Anna, 1885, 1962, Mother
Slonina, Jacob, 1883, 1959, Father
SŁonina, Kazimierz, 1915, 1935, Syn [Son]
Sohosky, Magdalena, 1887, 1969, Mother
Sohosky, Peter, 1887, 1927, Father
Stabinsky, Darlene E., April 10, 1952, ---, ---
Stabinsky, John M., March 30, 1977, Jan 26, 2001, ---
Stabinsky, Ronald J., March 5, 1950, ---, ---
Sulikoski, Alexander L., March 21, 1926, Oct 25, 1997, S1 US Navy, WWII
Sulikoski, Ludwik, 1919, 1937, Tu Spoczywa Son [Here is buried Son]
Sulikoski, Mary M., Sept 16, 1895, July 8, 1968, Mother
Sulikoski, Michael J., Dec 15, 1887, Dec 4, 1966, Father
Suprys, George, 1882, 1968, Father
Sviderskis, Mary A., 1915, 2001, ---
Sviderskis, Peter J., 1913, 1996, ---
Szell, Maryan, 1873, 1964, May He Rest in Peace
Tkacz, Katarzyna, 1882, 1962, Mother
Tkacz, Mary F., 1919, 1968, ---
Tkacz, Pauline J., 1914, 1963, ---
Tkacz, Pawl, 1881, 1930, Father
Tkacz, Wojciech, April 20, 1889, Nov 4, 1925, ---
Tobish, Andrew, 1871, 1931, Father
Tobish, Josephine, 1887, 1956, Mother
Tobish, Peter A., Oct 10, 1914, March 4, 1995, S1, US Navy, WWII
Tobish, Walter, 1908, 1990, Son
Wronski, Frances, 1870, 1957, ---
Wronski, John, 1889, 1964, ---
Zapotoczny, Jozef, 1885, 1933, Ojciec [Father]
Zapotoczny, Zofia, 1890, 1954, Matka [Mother]
Zielinski, George, 1896, 1959, Father
Zielinski, Katherine, 1908, 2002, Mother

St. Mary's Byzantine Rite Cemetery, Tuscarora
Latitude: 40°46'57.00" N
Longitude: 76°2'54.00" W
34 North Catawissa Road
Tuscarora, PA
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This cemetery is a small, well-hidden one that serves a Slovak Byzantine Catholic parish in Brockton.  A transciption, made by Eric Zizelmann in March of 2010, follows:

---, Mary, ---, ---, Mother [This stone is positioned between the Markovich family stone and the Kynock family stone.  It is not clear which family is hers.]
Babluk, Bertha, Feb 6, 1888, Jan 6, 1975, ---
Babluk, Metro, 1887, 1940, ---
Banko, ---, ---, ---, ---
Baum, Anna, 1912, 2001, ---
Baum, Bertram O., 1910, 1975, ---
Bogish, Anna, 1875, 1919, Mother
Bogish, Michael, 1918, 1936, ---
Bogish, Michael, 1977, 1953, Father
Bramer, Mark Alan, July 18, 1961, Sept 22, 1995, TSGT, US Air Force, Persian Gulf
Bresnie, Christina, 1873, 1948, Mother
Bresnie, Frank, 1913, 1961, Father
Bresnie, John, 1909, 1935, Husband
Britirch, Michael, June 21, 1915, Dec 3, 1921, ---
Calabrese, Helene M., 1944, ---, ---
Calabrese, Michael A., June 18, 1935, June 4, 2008, PFC, US Army
Chinchar, Anna, 1865, 1934, Mother
Chinchar, Anna, 1899, 1965, Mother
Chinchar, John, 1860, 1932, Father
Chinchar, Stephen, 1891, 1979, Father
Chodorsky, Charles, 1909, 1996, ---
Chodorsky, Helen, 1913, 2000, ---
Cromyak, Alex, 1865, 1916, Father
Cromyak, Anna, 1870, 1955, Mother
DeMatteo, Anthony, 1930, 1997, US Air Force, Korea
DeMatteo, Rosemarie, 1939, ---, ---
Downing, Gabriel Kevin, ---, Jan 8, 2002, ---
Fedak, Anna I., 1898, 1939, Mother
Fedak, George, 1893, 1945, Father
Fisher, Joseph C., 1916, 1978, ---
Fisher, Margaret, 1918, ---, ---
Gayda, Marja Kopena, 14 Feb 1903, 30 April, 1923, ---
Gyda , Micheal, 1897, 1935, ---
Harvilicz, David J., Aug 6, 1952, ---, ---
Harvilicz, Helen, 1891, 1975, Mother
Harvilicz, Mary, Aug 9, 1927, Nov 16, 2003, Married to Peter on Oct 15, 1949
Harvilicz, Michael, 1892, 1964, Father
Harvilicz, Peter, May 26, 1927, July 18, 2000, Married to Mary on Oct 15, 1949
Harvilla, George, 1917, 1917, Infant son
Harvilla, Joseph, Oct 6, 1914, Nov 16, 1993, ---
Harvilla, Mary Elkanin, 1887, 1968, Mother
Harvilla, Michael, 1885, 1956, Father
Harvilla, Nicholas, 1922, 1991, PVT, US Army, WWII
Howay, Helen, 1921, 1983, Mother
Howay, Jean Marie, Sept 28, 1937, March 23, 2001, ---
Howay, John, 1915, 1951, T/5 4606th Q.M. Truck Co., WWII
Howay, Margaret, July 8, 1917, Feb 22, 1990, ---
Howay, Michael, Feb 23, 1912, Jan 1, 1993, ---
Hrizo, John, 1889, 1956, Father
Hrizo, Mary Petrus, 1886, 1955, Mother
Jupin, Julia Rose Rolenaitis, Oct 16, 1916, Nov 3, 1992, ---
Jupin, Michael, March 9, 1910, Dec 31, 1984, ---
Kolesar, Michael, 1887, 1971, ---
Konitsky, Albert J., 1913, 1986, ---
Konitsky, Julia, 1912, 1998, ---
Kopena, Anna, 1880, 1956, Mother
Kopena, George, 1911, 1973, ---
Kopena, Irene, 1918, 1981, Daughter
Kopena, Joseph, Dec 21, 1937, Jan 22, 2006, ---
Kopena, Margarete, 1919, 1999, ---
Kopena, Mary, 1917, 1989, ---
Kopena, Paul, 1878, 1958, Father
Kopena , Peter, 1913, 1997, ---
Kotch, Andrew, 1897, 1987, ---
Kotch, Anna, 1872, 1955, ---
Kotch, Anna, 1905, 1989, ---
Kotch, Helen, 1911, 2005, ---
Kotch, John, 1867, 1940, ---
Kotch, Joseph, Oct 10, 1936, Nov 29, 2002, ---
Kotch, Joseph, 1907, 1966, ---
Kotch, June M., June 4, 1932, ---, ---
Kotch, Mary, Oct 14, 1899, Aug 15, 1916, Daughter of J. & A. Kotch
Kotch, Steve, 1903, 1984, Father
Kotch, Veronica, 1903, 1961, Mother
Kovach, Bernard J., 1936, 1995, ---
Kovach, Eleanor O., 1938, ---, ---
Kovach, Helen, 1904, 1977, Mother
Kovach, John, 1904, 1980, Father
Kovach, John E., March 1, 1941, March 15, 2009, SP4, US Army, Vietnam
Kovach, Michael, 1902, 1938, ---
Krajnak, Anna, 1890, 1961, Mother
Krajnak, Elizabeth, 1926, 1926, ---
Krajnak, Joseph, 1881, 1942, Father
Krinak, Jan, Nov 15, 1905, Oct 17, 1918, ---
Krynock, John, 1891, 1940, Pvt. 12th Co. Portland, Maine C.A. World War
Kupchinsky, Francis J., 1920, 1988, Father, SGT US Army, WWII
Kupchinsky, Helen, 1922, ---, Mother
Kupetz, John M., Sept 8, 1933, July 6, 2007, Married to Mary Ann on Sept 1, 1962; CPL US Marine Corps, Korea
Kupetz, Mary Ann, Nov 10, 1936, July 6, 2007, Married to John M. on Sept 1, 1962
Kurchak, Leona R., 1933, ---,
Kurchak, Michael, July 15, 1920, Nov 5, 1970, Pennsylvania, PFC Btry B 580 Fld Arty BN, WWII
Leidinger, Carl E., March 25, 1910, Dec 24, 2004, ---
Leidinger, Helen P., March 27, 1918, ---, ---
Leniak, Konstant, May 21, 1873, June 30, 1927, ---
Leniak, Mary, 1878, 1953, ---
Leniak, Nicholas, 1913, 1923, ---
Leniak, Thomas, 1907, 1948, ---
Lickman, Anna, 1909, 1980, ---
Lickman, David A., 1939, 1961, ---
Lickman, John, 1908, 1955, ---
Ligush, Anna, ---, April 27, 1916, ---
Ligush, Helen, March 28, 1917, Oct 18, 1917, ---
Lileck, Anna, 1893, 1981, ---
Lileck, Ella, 1899, 1971, Mother
Lileck, George, 1896, 1976, Father
Lileck, George, 1916, 1916, ---
Lileck, Helen, 1917, 1918, ---
Lileck, Marion, 1920, 1921, ---
Lileck, Peter, 1887, 1943, ---
Lilek, Andro, Dec 24, 1856, Aug 22, 1922, ---
Lilek, Zuzana, May 11, 1876, Aug 20, 1921, ---
Machuzak, Steven, 1924, 1925, ---
Marko, Anna, 1894, 1982, Mother
Marko, Anna, 1917, 1919, ---
Marko, Elizabeth C., 1928, 1988, Wife
Marko, George, 1888, 1941, Father
Marko, George, 1930, 1998, Husband
Marko, Mary, 1923, 2003, Wife
Marko, Michael, 1916, 1916, ---
Marko, Stephen, Oct 25, 1946, April 28, 1947, Darling son
Marko, Stephen, Aug 7, 1920, June 25, 1986, Husband, US Navy, WWII
Markovich, Anna, ---, ---, Jeho Mati [The Mother]
Markovich, Maria, 1907, 1925, To Spocivaju [Here Lies]
Markovich, Michal, 1884, 1918, To Spocivaju [Here Lies]
Morgan, Melvin H., Aug 23, 1919, Oct 15, 2000, Cpl, US Army, WWII, Purple Hear, 120th Combat Engineers
Motika, John, 1891, 1943, Pvt. Co. B School Troop WWI
Novitsky, Andrew, ---, 1924, ---
Novitsky, Anna, ---, 1923, ---
Novitsky, Charles, ---, 1916, ---
Novitsky, Jacob, ---, 1915, ---
Novitsky, Jacob, ---, 1914, ---
Ondeck, Mary, 1895, 1983, Mother
Ondeck, Peter, 1889, 1963, Father
Pavlick, Eva, 1918, 1919, ---
Pawk, Barbara, 1864, 1947, ---
Pawk, John, 1860, 1940, ---
Pawlinski, Alice, March 23, 1920, Dec 3, 2003, Beloved Sister
Polyak, Catherine, 1904, 1987, ---
Polyak, Peter, 1895, 1943, ---
Protivnak, ---, 1953, 1953, Infant child of Peter and Helen
Protivnak, Andrew, 1914, 1943, Son
Protivnak, Andrew, 1876, 1934, Father
Protivnak, Helen, 1920, 1992, Mother
Protivnak, John, 1906, 1978, Father
Protivnak, Julia, 1880, 1937, Mother
Protivnak, Julia, 1910, 1974, Mother
Protivnak, Peter, 1914, 1984, Father
Raymond, Margaret, 1930, 2004, Daughter
Raymond, Mary, 1893, 1972, Mother
Renes, Mary, 1888, 1976, ---
Renes, Stephen, 1896, 1959, ---
Searnock, Helen, 1916, 1981, Mother
Searnock, John, 1912, 1995, Father
Sekella, Elizabeth A., 1901, 1973, ---
Sekella, Jackie J., 1925, 1926, Son
Sekella, John, 1936, 1936, Son
Sekella, John P., 1897, 1985, ---
Sekerak, George, 1866, 1941, ---
Sekerak, Josephine, 1869, 1937, ---
Shotick, Anna, 1887, 1954, Mother
Shotick, John, June 6, 1928, Aug 30, 1989, US Army, WWII
Shotick, Michael Jr., 1926, 1945, Son, Y 3/C US Navy, WWII
Shotick, Michael Sr., 1877, 1954, Father
Shulla, Anastasia, 1890, 1970, ---
Shultz, Anna, 1925, ---, ---
Shultz, John G., 1928, 1989, ---
Sileck, Helen, Oct. 1917, Aug 25, 1918, ---
Simak, Ivan, 1901, 1946, Father, WWI
Simak, Mary, 1884, 1948, Mother
Sisak, Anna, 1892, 1976, ---
Sisak, Irene, 1916, 1991, ---
Sisak, Michael, 1912, 1972, ---
Sisak, Michael, 1885, 1932, ---
Slepecki, George, Jan 2, 1925, Sept 3, 2005, US Navy
Slepecki, John, 1912, 1979, PFC US Army, WWI
Slepecki, Joseph, 1885, 1952, Father
Slepecki, Joseph, 1910, 1966, Son
Slepecki, Mary, 1928, 1929, Daughter
Slepecki, Mary, 1891, 1966, Mother
Slepetsky, Andrew, 1914, 1979, ---
Slepetsky, Sarah A., 1931, ---, ---
Smerlick, Anna, 1908, 1983, Wife
Smerlick, Charles J., 1909, 1976, Husband
Sotak, Catherine A., 1928, 2009, ---
Sotak, George, 1922, 1982, ---
Spitko, Susan, 1871, 1950, ---
Tarconish, Elizabeth, 1903, 1918, ---
Tarconish, John, 1915, 1916, ---
Terrace, Anna, 1863, 1931, ---
Terrace, Frank, 1896, 1964, ---
Terrace, John P, 1888, 1918, ---
Terrace, Mary, 1900, 1988, ---
Terrace, Peter, 1890, 1949, ---
Terrace, Peter, 1855, 1943, ---
Terrace, Stephen, 1894, 1949, ---
Toth, Anna, 1892, 1976, ---
Toth, John, 1874, 1916, ---
Toth, Mary, 1874, 1931, ---
Toth, Victor, 1890, 1963, ---
Valko, Iosif [Joseph], Jan 8, 1883, June 11, 1919 [Headstone written in Ruthenian]
Wasilcsin, John, ---, Oct 21, 1918, Nikova
Yanochko, Andrew, 1925, 1990, Sgt, US Army, WWII
Yanochko, Anna, 1894, 1947, Mother
Yanochko, Evelyn, 1925, 1968, Mother
Yanochko, George, 1916, 1978, PFC, US Army, WWII
Yanochko, Helen, 1917, 2001, ---
Yanochko, Irene, 1935, 1936, Daughter
Yanochko, Joseph, 1923, 2004, Father
Yanochko, Peter, 1889, 1960, Father
Yanochko, Peter Jr., 1913, 1939, Son
Yasencak, Michael, r. May 11, 1892, z. Oct. 19, 1918, Osturňa, Špiš.
Yasenchak, Catherine, 1922, ---, ---
Yasenchak, George, Jan 14, 1918, Aug 8, 1970, Pennsylvania TEC4 979 Engr Maint Co., WWII
Yasenchak, Helen, 1878, 1937, ---
Yasenchak, John, Sept 21, 1923, Nov 3, 2005, US Army Air Forces, WWII
Yasenchak, Margaret, 1925, ---, ---
Yasenchak, Marie, 1923, 1999, ---
Yasenchak, Mary, 1895, 1970, ---
Yasenchak, Peter, 1886, 1962, ---
Yasenchak, Peter, 1914, 1980, ---
Yasenchak, Robert, 1942, 1942, ---
Yasenchak, Samuel, 1888, 1970, ---
Zelinsky, Ella, 1908, 1988, Mother
Zelinsky, Stanley J., 1895, 1974, Father

Unidentified Cemetery, Tuscarora
Tuscarora, PA

The western most cross street in the Dutch Hill section of Tuscarora is named Kentucky Avenue, but in the 1875 Atlas of Schuylkill County the street is named Church Street.  In the atlas (Click here to open the map in a new window ), the northern end of the street empties into a park and a cemetery.  Who was buried in the cemetery and what happened to those buried there is unknown as the land is now a private residence.  Presumably the cemetery belonged to whichever church "Church Street" was named after.

Zion UCC Cemetery (abandoned), Tuscarora
Strawberry Street and Church Street
Tuscarora, PA
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The church register for this church was discovered in 2009 and includes a history of the congregation.  The history states that the building was erected in 1847 by an Episcopalian congregation, was abandoned, and finally was possessed by a Reformed congregation circa 1893 (we were surprised too).  The church became a United Church of Christ congregation in 1957.

The cemetery is in exceedingly poor condition with many sunken graves that have no marker.  Many of the tombstones are unreadable.  The earliest existing headstone is from 1892 per an enumeration done by Daniel D. Schroeder in 2004.  It is reproduced here with his permission:

Last Name, First Name, Born, Died, Row, Notes

Alter---7 June 1852-6-Child of H. J. & J. H. Alter
Alter---13 Dec 1819-6-Child of H. J. & J. H. Alter
Fabian-Charles, Sr.-1884-1941-23-
Francis-Gibson---8-Son of Sarah Francis
Francis-Sarah---8-24 years; Mother of Gibson
Frey-Infant----Infant son of Jonathan Frey
Frey-Jonathan H. -29 April 1863-17 Jan 1890-10-Husband
Gaul-Michael---20-Undertaker's marker
Herman-Howard H.-16 Sept 1877-17 Oct 1878-4-Age 1yr 1m 1d; Son of Henry & Kate Herman
Holota-Susan-1915-1916-18-
Hosler-Bruce L.---23-Infant
Hosler-Carole A.-1941-1949-23-Drowned in stripping pit at Tuscarora Mountain
Hosler-Harry E.-1917-1986-23-undertaker marker
Huber---9 Dec 1899-1-Wife of Joseph
Huber-Joseph--11 Sept 1899-1-Aged 75 yrs; Co. C 96th Regt. PA Vol. (Civil War)
Kelman----2-Infant
Kelman-Eugene-1 Dec 1852-2 Dec 1852-2-Age 1 day son of Henry and Caroline M. Kelman
Kelman-Theador-1 Dec 1852-10 Dec 1852-2-Age 10 days son of Henry and Caroline M.
Kershner-Daniel -5 Dec 1814-9 Jan 1892-14-Son of John & Catherine Kershner
Kershner-Franklin-5 Jan 1852-26 April 1878-14-Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Kershner
Kershner-Mary Elizabeth-8 June 1854-20 March 1935-14-
Kershner-William-3 April 1861-31 May 1906-14-Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Kershner
Klipola-Elizabeth-1849-1922-19-Mother
Lindesmayer-John-8 Jan 1808-7 May 1852-7-Masonic symbol
Link-Amos E.-1875-1941-11-
Link-Brigitta-1833-1925-11-Mother
Link-Moses-1827-1891-11-Father
Link-Pauline-1874-1947-11-
Link-Wesley C.-1901-1967-11-Father
Mader-Jacob-11 Jan 1815-15 Nov 1866-7-Aged 51y 10m 4d
Mader-Regina-6 Feb 1814-18 Aug 1890-10-Mother; Aged 76y 6m 12d
Mease-Deborah Lee-26 June 1968-8 Sept 1985-21-
Miller-John W.-1868-1912-16-
Miller-William E.-1890-1918-16-
Moss-William H.---8-Son of Thomas & Elizabeth I. Moss
Ondako-Anna-1900-1922-15-Daughter of George & Susan Ondako nurse @ Women's Hospital, Phila.
Ondako-Susan-1908-1927-17-Daughter
Ondayka-Michael-20 Aug 1889-6 Aug 1905-15-
Ondayko-George-19 March 1868-9 Sept 1926-15-Father
Rehn-Marie E.--24 Aug 1938-23-
Richards-Minnie E.-1885-1927-12-Mother
Sedlak-Julia-1881-1933-22-
Sedlak-Martin-1874-1937-22-
Shulla-Junior--8 May 1930-21-Aged 4m 3d
Shulla-Paul--8 Sept 1929-21-
Shulla-Thomas---18-
Sontag-Louisa E.--22 March 1861-4-aged 6 years
Steinmetz-Joseph-1859-1927-7-Brother
Steinmetz-Mary--18 Aug 1871-7-Aged 18 yrs; Daughter of Joseph & Rosina
Steinmetz-Rosina-25 Aug 1821-15 June 1891-7-Aged 69y 9m 20d; Mother wife of Joseph
Umbenhaur-Elizabeth-1 Jan 1822-25 Nov 1894-14-Wife of Daniel Kershner
Umbenhaur-Susanna-24 March 1823-28 June 1901-14-Daughter of Samuel and Magdalena
Vacula-Anna-1894-1944-21-Mother
Vacula-John-1896-1952-21-Father
Volich-Katherine--16 July 1912-17-
Wertman-Anna-1913-1938-21-
Yost-Sarah-1839-1932-12-

St. Bertha's Catholic Cemetery, Tuscarora
Catawissa Road and Kettle Road
Tamaqua, PA
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St. Bertha's is a small cemetery that now falls to the care of St. Jerome's parish of Tamaqua.  Before 2008, it was the parish cemetery of St. Bertha's in Tuscarora which was established in 1922.



Walker Township Cemeteries (Including Clamtown and Lewistown Valley)

Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Lewistown Valley
Catawissa Road and Valley Road
Tamaqua, PA
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This cemetery, also known as Lewistown Evangelical Cemetery, has burials from the 1850's onward.  It compilation is part of Rice and Dellock's "Schuylkill County Archives Volume II" and is held by the Tamaqua Public Library.

Zion Church Cemetery, Lewistown Valley
Church Lane and West Valley Road
Tamaqua, PA
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This cemetery is behind what is currently Zion Church, although historically the church was called Lewistown Union (Lutheran and Reformed) Church.  Burials took place there as early as 1855, and the transciptions appear under "Lewistown Union Cemetery" in Schuylkill County Archives, Volume I" by Rice and Dellock.  The Tamaqua Public Library holds a copy of the book.

Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Reynolds (Clamtown)
Latitude: 40°44'32.00" N
Longitude: 75°58'17.00" W
Near 48 Reynolds Road
South Tamaqua, PA
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The cornerstone of the church building reads "Zion U.B. Church, 1883".  Formerly a United Brethern Church that presumably served the village of Reynolds, the cemetery has about fifty burials with the earliest burials occurring in the late 1880's.  The following transcription was completed in May of 2010 by Eric Zizelmann:

Abbe, Margaret, Oct 3, 1816, March 28, 1901, Mother
Abbe, Valentin[?], , Dec 3, 1887, 77 Years, 6 Months, 22, Days [Text in German]
Balliet, Alma M., 1910, 1981,
Balliet, Carrie M., 1890, 1928, Mother
Balliet, Willis J., 1887, 1965, Father
Banis, Albert J., July 6, 1917, Feb 11, 1994, S1, US Navy, WWII
Correll, Emily Houser, 1898, 1959,
Deitrich, Allen, 1859, 1922,
Deitrich, Edward, 1891, 1892,
Deitrich, Irvin F., 1881, 1938,
Deitrich, Mable L., 1895, 1967,
Deitrich, Mary E., 1856, 1923,
Deitrich, Walter J., , 1927, [Son of Irvin F. and Mable L. Deitrich]
Elizabeth, Walter, Feb 13, 1838, May 17, 1900, Wife of Gotlieb Walter; Aged 62 years, 3 mos 4 days
Heisler, , , Jan 7, 1887, Infant Daughter of Levi W. and Esther Heisler
Heisler, Ester, Sept 11, 1868, Dec 15, 1926,
Heisler, Levi W., Jan 1, 1861, Jan 14, 1917,
Houser, Clara Belle, 1873, 1948,
Houser, Doris H., 1920, ,
Houser, Emeline, June 30, 1840, Jan 21, 1919, 78 y, 6 m, 21 d
Houser, Henry Daniel, 1871, 1937,
Houser, Israel, June 18, 1815, Nov 28, 1892, Aged 77 yrs, 5 mo, 10 days
Houser, John E[?], April 15, 1883, June 4, 1883, Aged 1 mo. 20 days
Houser, John F., Jan 17, 1838, May 25, 1910, Aged 71 y, 4 m, 8 d
Houser, Lydia, April 20, 1820, March 7, 1894, Wife of Israel Houser; Aged 73 yrs, 10 mo, 17 days
Houser, Miriam A., 1918, 2007,
Houser, Rebecca, 1823, 1900,
Houser, Samuel, 1815, 1894,
Israel, Geo. M., Mar 11, 1866, Oct 1, 1895, 29 yrs., 6 mos., 20 ds.
Jameyfield, Baby Son, , Nov 18, 1948,
Jameyfield, George A., 1912, 1956, Father
Jameyfield, Jean C., 1914, 1978, Mother
Koenig, Alvin H., Feb 9, 1872, Jan 29, 1960, Father
Koenig, Ellen C., Mar 7, 1874, Jan 9, 1922, Mother
Koenig, Howard L., 1901, 1924,
Moyer, Charles C., 1874, 1900,
Moyer, Elias, March 11, 1825, April 5, 1889, Aged 64 yrs. 25 da.
Moyer, Lizzie, July 15, 1825, Dec 11, 1895, Aged 70 yrs. 4 m, 27 da.
Nice, , , June 25, 1916, Infant daughter of George and Hazel Nice
Nice, Bruce Ellery, 1957, 1972, Son
Nice, Cheryl Ann, 1961, 1975, Daughter
Nice, Clarence L. “Sam”, May 2, 1925, ,
Nice, Dorothy P., Feb 4, 1933, Sept 18, 1999,
Nice, George B., 1889, 1937,
Nice, Hazel F., 1892, 1966,
Nice, Irene M., , Oct 4, 1926, Aged 6 y, [?]; Daughter of George and Hazel
Powers, Charles W., Sept 22, 1918, Dec 21, 1938,
Reed, Anna V., Feb 23, 1890, Oct 19, 1962, Nee Reichelderfer
Reichelderfer, Charles F., 1892, 1973,
Reichelderfer, Edward O., Oct 19, 1868, Aug 29, 1912,
Reichelderfer, George M., July 18, 1872, Aug 18, 1908, Son of Roland and Katura Reichelderfer
Reichelderfer, Jacob D., Nov 15, 1887, Nov 24, 1930, Brother
Reichelderfer, James O., 1882, 1944, Erected by Sister Susie
Reichelderfer, John F., 1876, 1956,
Reichelderfer, Joseph, 1867, 1935, Brother
Reichelderfer, Kadurah, May 13, 1848, Dec 7, 1923, Mother
Reichelderfer, Margaret E., Jan 5, 1878, Oct 9, 1923, Wife
Reichelderfer, Mary J., 1870, 1951,
Reichelderfer, Roland, May 22, 1843, Jan 16, 1918, Father
Reichelderfer, Viola M., 1883, 1970,
Reichelderfer, William T., 1878, 1954,
Singer, Irene Israel, 1867, 1911, Mother
Snyder, Ida E., Oct 14, 1880, Feb 25, 1923, Daughter of J. W. and Matilda Snyder
Snyder, J. W., Dec 28, 1852, Apr 20, 1919,
Snyder, James S., Sept 19, 1886, May 27, 1968,
Snyder, Matilda Reicle, Apr 1, 1854, Dec 21, 1936, Wife of J. W. Snyder
Walter, Gotlieb, Dec 25, 1823, Nov 18, 1908, Aged 84 yrs., 10. mos, and 23 days
Walters, Donald, 1917, 1918, Son [of Emma C. Walters]
Walters, Emma C., 1817, 1875, Wife of Rev. J. M. Walters
Wittig, , , April 14, 1093, Infant Daughter of George and Mary
Wittig, Henry, , June 22, 1907, Aged 16 days; Son of George and Mary
Wittig, Louisa, Nov 27, 1866, May 5, 1886, Mother



West Penn Township Cemeteries (Including Andreas, Mahoning Valley, and New Ringgold)

Zion Stone Church Cemetery, West Penn
45 Cemetery Road
New Ringgold, PA
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Zion Stone is a union church and one of the oldest in the greater Tamaqua area having been erected circa1790.  The cemetery is quite large with many very old headstones, many of which are in German. 

A index of headstones was completed in 1973 by Claude W. Unger.  It is available on microfilm via any Family History Center (www.familysearch.org): FHL US/Can Film 940446, Item 14 and FHL US/Can Film 1305962, Item 1.  It contains 942 tombstone inscriptions but, as there is no index, finding the correct individual can be time consuming.  In 2007, however, an index was published by William J. Zenher.  The index is by surname, then by first name with a page and entry number given referencing the 1941 survey.  The Tamaqua Public Library holds a copy of the index by Zehner.

The cemetery tombstones were, in fact, enumerated again in 1964 by Raymond Hollenbach (FHL US/Can Film 1305846, Item 7).  The introduction to Zehner's index notes that the Hollenbach survery, while containing an index, also "...contains a disturbing variety of errors...".  He recommends using the Hollenbach work to find tombstones erected between 1941 and 1964 and the Unger work for everything else.

St. Peter's Union Cemetery, West Penn
184 St. Peters Road
Tamaqua, PA
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St. Peter's headstones were indexed in 1964 (along with Zion's Union Cemetery and Emmanuel United Methodist Cemetery, both in West Penn) by Raymond Hollenbach.  The films can be viewed at a Family History Center (FHL US/Can Film 1305846, Item 7). 

Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, New Ringgold
525 Church Street
New Ringgold, PA
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This cemetery is one of the oldest in the greater Tamaqua area with deaths as early as the 1820's (possibly earlier).  A partial enumeration of graves exists online at: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=333895&CRid=333895&pt=Friedens%20Lutheran%20Cemetery

Emmanuel United Methodist Cemetery, Andreas
Church Lane and Lizard Creek Road
Andreas, PA
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Emmanuel's headstones were indexed in 1964 (along with Zion's Union Cemetery and St. Peter's Union Cemetery, both in West Penn) by Raymond Hollenbach.  The films can be viewed at a Family History Center (FHL US/Can Film 1305846, Item 7). 

West Penn German Eldership of the Church of God Cemetery, New Ringgold
Latitude: 40°42'32.00" N
Longitude: 75°53'04.00" W
3270 Summer Valley Road
New Ringgold, PA
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This cemetery is very small and not very obvious.  It rests across Route 895 from what presumably is the former German Eldership church building.  The cemetery is beyond the stone wall, high on the hill over the highway.  It contains under fifty burials as follows (enumeration completed on September 12, 2009 by Eric Zizelmann):

Bear, Ellen, 1855-1939
Bear, Solomon, October 1, 1849 to May 11, 1921
Burkey, Edna, 1891-1993
Burkey, George, 1888-1953
Hollenbach, Annabelle A., 1912-1972
Hollenbach, Charles F., 1904-1997
Hoppes, Beatrice J., nee Osenbach, June 30, 1920 to March 12, 2005
Hoppes, Michael, 1975-1976
Hoppes, William C., May 18, 1917 to October 29, 1983
Illegible, demarcated by a Civil War veteran’s marker
Kocher, Gertie A., April 16, 1883 to June 7, 1934
Kocher, William E., June 27, 1877 to May 22, 1955
Malone, Charles L., September 4, 1895 to May 18, 1983
Malone, Herman C., November 23, 1919 to February 7, 1921
Malone, Lillian I., April 15, 1894 to April 25, 1958
Nunemacher, Abraham, 1844-1913
Osenbach, Alice E., 1876-1929
Osenbach, Angelina
Osenbach, Henry K., 1861-1959
Osenbach, Joel O., 1870-1959
Osenbach, Lewis, January 16, 1865 to July 29, 2002
Osenbach, Lillie E., 1895-1938
Osenbach, Mamie A., died November 25, 1979, aged 90 years, 0 months, and 24 days
Osenbach, Sallie, nee Berger, 1897-1969
Osenbach, William A., 1892-1974
Raudenbush, Earl L. 1899-1992
Reinhart, Ida R., 1868-1946
Reinhart, Margaret M., 1913-1974
Reinhart, William V., 1887-1965
Smith, Bessie R., May 17, 1926 to September 15, 1975
Smith, Edward W., born April 21, 1920
Snyder, Edwin Alvin, November 4, 1891 to February 18, 1973
Snyder, Walter D., 1925-1986
Wertman, Doretta M., 1918-1919
Wertman, Helen J., 1920-1922
Wertman, Stephen, 1947-1947
Yoxheimer, Hattie E., 1905-1995
Yoxheimer, Oscar G., 1886-1951
Zimmerman, Abraham I., 1869-1949
Zimmerman, Priscilla A., 1870-1950
Zuber, Robert E., son of J.B. and S.E. Zuber, December 30, 1882 to November 13, 1884
Zuber, Stephen S., son of J.B. and S.E. Zuber, April 27, 1887 to November 22, 1890
Zuber, Lottie M., daughter of J.B. and S.E. Zuber, March 9, 1885 to April 22, 1894 

Christ Free Church Cemetery, Mahoning Valley
2420 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive West
Lehighton, PA
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Christ Free Church is a relatively new church having been built in 1981.  The cemetery contains perhaps ten burials, none from a time earlier than the church.



Nesquehoning (Carbon County)

Ss. Cyril and Methodists' Catholic Cemetery, Nesquehoning
Latitude: 40°52'09.92" N
Longitude: 75°46'57.06" W
Cemetery Lane
Nesquehoning, PA
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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church was a Slovak Catholic Church in Coaldale that was incorporated into St. Katharine Drexel parish in 2008.  The cemetery was also known to be used in part by the Slovak congregation of Immaculate Conception in Nesquehoning and the Italian congregation Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also of Nesquehoning.  The cemetery is still in use.

In 2009 and 2010, the cemetery was surveyed and mapped using CIMS software.  Using CIMS, Joe Nihen of Lansford made the extensive effort to record every burial and photograph every headstone in the cemetery.  The map is in the care of St. Katharine Drexel’s.  Joe and Father Medve of St. Katharine Drexel agreed to donate a copy of the index of burials to the Tamaqua Public Library in 2011.  Thanks for all of your efforts, Joe!



Summit Hill (Carbon County, Including White Bear)

[What looks to be one cemetery on the far East side of Summit Hill is actually nine seperate cemeteries.  Street addresses do not seem to apply to these locations, so it is recommended that latitude and longitude coordinates be used to distinguish the cemeteries from one another.]

Grand Army Cemetery, Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'41.54" N
Longitude: 75°51'41.15" W
364 East White Street
Summit Hill, PA
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This is one of the few Protestant cemeteries in the Summit Hill area and by far the largest.  Records of burials do exist on index cards that have recently come to the care of the Summit Hill Historical Society.  As of 2010, the news was that the Historical Society was engaged in the process of indexing the records.  There is a map to the cemetery that shows lot and section numbers, but not surnames.  Hence, only a deed in conjunction with the map will result in a grave being found unless the cemetery is walked.

Sacred Heart Polish National Church Cemetery, Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'35.37" N
Longitude: 75°51'37.34" W
458 East Ludlow Street
Summit Hill, PA
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This cemetery is small as compared to the others in Summit Hill – a grave would only take a few minutes to find.  It served a Polish National congregation that formerly existed in Summit Hill. 

Ss. Peter and Pauls' Catholic Cemetery, Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'39.15" N
Longitude: 75°51'31.79" W
388 East White Street
Summit Hill, PA
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This cemetery stems from a Polish congregation that formerly existed in Lansford (founded 1907) but was closed during the 2008 restructuring of the Diocese of Allentown.  It was also known to serve the former Polish congregation of Summit Hill, St. Stanislaus.  Ss. Peter and Paul’s congregation is now part of St. Katharine Drexel of Lansford, while St. Stanislaus was incorporated into St. Joseph’s of Summit Hill.  The cemetery itself is a smaller one with no known maps or burial index existing.

St. John's Slovak Lutheran Cemetery, Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'42.45" N
Longitude: 75°51'31.25" W
390 East White Street
Summit Hill, PA
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St. John’s congregation continues to thrive in Lansford (established in 1904), and their cemetery is in good care.  While there is no known index of burials, there is a map that divulges surnames of lot owners and is in the care of the church.

St. John's the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'36.92" N
Longitude: 75°51'43.67" W
356 East White Street
Summit Hill, PA
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This cemetery serves the Byzantine church of Lansford and is the only cemetery in Summit Hill to have a chapel.  A map that shows the lot owners exists and is in the care of the church, but there is no index.

St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery (old), Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'39.70" N
Longitude: 75°51'51.56" W
342 East White Street
Summit Hill, PA
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St. Joseph’s Church of Summit Hill, founded 1850 was historically an Irish church that later served the Italian community of Summit Hill as well.  In 2008, the former St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church was incorporated into St. Joseph’s.  Both of the church’s cemeteries (old and new) are in good care, although the majority of recent burials occur at the White Bear location.  The cemetery has also served in part the Irish congregations of the former St. Ann’s of Lansford and the former St. Mary’s of Coaldale.  There are no known maps or indexes of burials.

A partial list of burials in the old cemetery (i.e. not the newer cemetery in White Bear) exists at: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2251006

St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery (new), White Bear
Latitude: 40°49'52.06" N
Longitude: 75°50'22.11" W
250 East White Bear Drive
Summit Hill, PA
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(See a description under St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery (old), Summit Hill).

St. Joseph's Catholic Churchyard Cemetery, Summit Hill
462 West Ludlow Street
Summit Hill, PA
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This cemetery was declared abandoned in 1959 (source www.findagrave.com) although one headstone remains.  The church has a map and complete listing of burials, the last of which occurred sometime around 1886.

St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'38.37" N
Longitude: 75°51'36.20" W
370 East White Street
Summit Hill, PA
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This cemetery serves a Russian Orthodox Church by the same name in Coaldale.  A surname labeled map exists and is in the care of the church, but there is no known index of burials.

St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery (old), Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'35.74" N
Longitude: 75°51'51.70" W
400 East Ludlow Street
Summit Hill, PA
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St. Michael’s Catholic Cemeteries (old and new) served the Slovak parish of St. Michael’s, Lansford (established 1891) which is now part of the new congregation of St. Katharine Drexel, Lansford.  To a lesser degree, this cemetery also had been known to be used by the Slovak Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church in Coaldale (although that parish had their own cemetery in Nesquehoing). 

In 2009 and 2010, an effort to organize these cemeteries was initiated.  Using CIMS software, the cemetery was surveyed and mapped.  The map is in the care of the church.   Through the efforts of Joe Nihen of Lansford, each headstone was photographed and recorded.  Thanks to Joe and Father Medve of the church for donating a copy of the index of burials to the Tamaqua Public Library for patron use in 2011!

A partial list of parish deaths exists on "The Carpathian Connection" website at http://www.tccweb.org/Web%20Site/DEATH.pdf

St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery (new), Summit Hill
Latitude: 40°49'32.90" N
Longitude: 75°51'44.52" W
428 East Ludlow Street
Summit Hill, PA
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(See a description under St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery (old), Summit Hill).

Summit Hill Presbyterian Cemetery, Summit Hill (No Longer Exists)
West Fell and North Market Streets
Summit Hill, PA
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This cemetery ceased to exist in 1972 when the cemetery was made into a town park, the headstones having been removed.  Some information, along with a partial transcription of burials, is available at Jack Sterling's site: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mccem/sh-presbcem.htm



Mahoning Township (Carbon County)

Old Zimmerman Cemetery, Mahoning Township (Mahoning Valley)
Near 1630 Mahoning Drive West
Lehighton, PA
Latitude: 40°48'08.00" N
Longitude: 75°48'04.50" W
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The Old Zimmerman Cemetery exisits on private land off of Route 902.  More information, including a transcription, is available at Jack Sterling's site at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mccem/zimcem1.htm

Strauss Cemetery, Mahoning Township (Mahoning Valley)
Near 125 Strauss Valley Drive
Latitude: 40°47'59.44" N
Longitude: 75°50'28.22" W
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This small family cemetery exists on private land.  According to the family-designated caretaker, there are many more burials here than there are stones and a second Strauss family cemetery formerly existed on a neighboring farm. The four headstones at this location are for:

David Strauss 8/4/1807 to 1/13/1855, husband of Lucinda
Elias Strauss 12/1/1802 to7/2/1853, husband of Catherine
Jonas Strauss 7/7/1809 to 1/31/1866, husband of Magdalena
Sebeina (Eve) Strauss, wife of Jacob, birthdate not known, died 8/2/1871, age 105 years

St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mahoning Township (Mahoning Valley)
800 Mahoning Drive West
Lehighton, PA
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A partial index of burials is available at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mccem/stjoma/p1.htm