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Cemeteries of Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

25 known burial sites, 21 still exist

Let These Stones Speak, The Lancaster County, Pennsylvania series: Vol 2 - Conestoga Township contains tombstone photographs documenting 4,476 indexed individuals buried in Conestoga Township within the 25 cemeteries documented below.

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This CD set contains high resolution photographs of every tombstone in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, arranged alphabetically and by location in 25 unique cemeteries.

"Let These Stones Speak" is an interactive visual presentation of each cemetery, tombstone by tombstone. The tombstones are linked together on the CD in the same order they appear in the cemetery, giving the effect of actually walking through the cemetery, visiting the resting places of your ancestors.

The tombstones are also linked through an index, so one may quickly find the name of the individual of interest and click directly to the specified tombstone photograph.

Tombstone photographs may be printed or pasted into your personal genealogy program.

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This CD contains 675 unique surnames.

Below is a list of the cemeteries found on Let These Stones Speak, Conestoga Township. The number of documented individuals on the CD for each cemetery is found in parentheses following the cemetery name.

1. Barr-Kendig-Myley Family Graveyard (35): This graveyard is located north of Stoney Lane, in a group of trees. <see Mapquest map>.

2. Carter Family Graveyard (former site) (0): Formerly located north of Boy Scout Road, in an orchard near Stone Hill. The graveyard contained ten or twelve illegible markers in the 1940s. The graveyard could not be located in the 1990s. <see Mapquest map for approx. location>.

3. Colemanville United Methodist Church Cemetery (621): Located on the west side of 210 Colemanville Church Road, north west of Martic Forge. <see Mapquest map>.

4. Conestoga African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (20): This graveyard is located in a wooded area between Main Street and Valley Road, Conestoga. <see Mapquest map>.

5. Conestoga United Church of Christ Cemetery (734): Located to the west of the church, on the south side of Main Street, Conestoga. <see Mapquest map>.

6. Conestoga United Methodist Church Cemetery (992): Located on the east side of Main Street, at the eastern edge of Conestoga. The church is located south east of the cemetery at 71 Sand Hill Rd, Conestoga. <see Mapquest map>.

7. Eshleman Family Graveyard (85): This graveyard is located in the wildreness east of the Shenk's Ferry wildflower preserve, south of Safe Harbor. The graveyard was cleaned up of the fall of 2002. <see Mapquest map>.

8. Fehl Family Graveyard (48): This graveyard is located northwest of Long Lane, behind the farm buildings. <see Mapquest map>.

9. Graver Family Graveyard (4): This graveyard is located south of River Road, along a fence row behind an orchard. <see Mapquest map>.

10. Green Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery (452): This cemetery is located at 5801 River Road, Conestoga, next to the church, on the north side of River Road. <see Mapquest map>.

11. Harnish Family Graveyard (32): This graveyard is located about 500 feet east of the road, in the 2600 block of Main Street, Conestoga. <see Mapquest map>.

12. Hebbel Family Graveyard (7): Located east of River Corner Road, on the farm across from River Corner Mennonite Church. <see Mapquest map>.

13. (David) Hess Family Graveyard (66): This graveyard is located on the east side of Sickmans Mill Road, north of Pequea Creek Road. The graveyard was restored in 2001, and is currently well cared for. <see Mapquest map>.

14. Kendig Family Graveyard (10): This graveyard is located south of Boy Scout Road, in The Promised Land campground. There is a sturdy, modern fence around the graveyard. Not many stones remain of what was once a large graveyard. <see Mapquest map>.

15. Mount Zion Evangelical Church Cemetery (514): Located on the north side of Rt. 324, west of Conestoga Center. <see Mapquest map>.

16. (Old) Mount Zion Evangelical Church Cemetery (former site) (2): Located on the south side of Rt. 324, west of Conestoga Center. The graveyard no longer exists, but is referenced in older transcriptions. <see Mapquest map for approx. location>.

17. Myers Family Graveyard (13): Located along a fence row between two farms east of Kendig Road, Conestoga. <see Mapquest map>.

18. Postlethwaite Graveyard (former site) (0): Formerly located along the north side of Long Lane, west of where the Fehl Graveyard stands. Records seem to indicate that this is not the same as the Fehl Family Graveyard. Apparently the earliest government of Lancaster County was housed at Postlethwaite's Tavern and some of the early government leaders of the county our rumored to be buried here. <see Mapquest map for approx. location>.

19. River Corner Mennonite Church Cemetery (718): Cemetery is located west of River Corner Road, east of the church. <see Mapquest map>.

20. Safe Harbor Cemetery (28): Cemetery is located north of Main Street, just east of Safe Harbor as one begins to drive up the hill towards Conestoga. <see Mapquest map>.

21. Safe Harbor Roman Catholic Graveyard (76): Graveyard is located east of the Safe Harbor Arboretum. St Mary's Roman Catholic Church was stood at this location until it was dismantled in the 1980s. <see Mapquest map>.

22. Shenk Family Graveyard (former site) (0): The area is a dense wilderness and no graveyard could be located here, although the graveyard was mentioned a century ago in Ellis and Evans, History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, p. 743. <Mapquest map for approx. location>.

23. Shenk-Hess Family Graveyard (7): This graveyard's existence has not been confirmed recently, and could not be located for this study. The location was confirmed in 1985, but in poor and overgrown condition. <Mapquest map for approx. location>.

24. Stehman Family Graveyard (12): Graveyard is located 1/2 mile northeast of Stehman Road, on the hill overlooking the farms. <see Mapquest map>.

25. Warfel Family Graveyard (former site) (0): This graveyard was shown on the 1864 map, but is no longer known to be in existence. <see Mapquest map for approx. location>.


Let These Stones Speak

Volume 2

Conestoga Twp, Lancaster Co., Pa. (released Feb. 23, 2003)

25 cemeteries over 3,000 photographs on 2 CDs

$14.95

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The most common surnames on the Conestoga Township CD are found below by rank. For all surnames, follow the surname index for the whole Let These Stones Speak series.

1. Warfel (185);

2. Hess (169)

3. Good (104)

4. Shenk/Shank/Schenk (89)

5. Henry (85)

6. Rankin (65)

7. Harnish (55)

8. Kreider (53)

9. Sourbeer (52)

10. Miller (51)

11. Rineer/Rinier/Rhinier (51)

12. Kendig/Kindig (50)

13. Benedict/Benedick (48)

14. Groff (47)

15. Graver (45)

16. Smith (43)

17. Campbell (41)

18. Herr (41)

19. Duke (40)

20. Eshleman/Eshelman (40)

Let These Stones Speak, Volume 2, Conestoga Township, is a necessary research tool if you have interest in the above surnames, the above cemeteries, or have any ancestral or family connections to Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Please visit the Bookstore in you have interest in adding this CD to your genealogical collection.

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