- Nissley Family Graveyard
- Lancaster (city), Lancaster
12. Nissley Graveyard
of Chesnut Street, between North Duke and Lime
Mennonite graveyard was destroyed in 1836 or 1837 when the
Pennsylvania Railroad was built into downtown Lancaster. The
graveyard is first mentioned on a deed from Jacob Nissly and
his wife to Sebastian Groff, dated June 12, 1776. According
to legend, it also contained the remains of fourteen
Conestoga Indians massacred in the work house prison of the
Lancaster County Jail. Thereafter this graveyard was
referred to as the "Indian Burial Ground".
- 1930- Jacob H.
Byrner, "The Old Graveyard Between Walnut, Chesnut, Lime
and Cherry Streets, Lancaster", Lancaster County Historical Society
Papers, vol.34, p.25-30.
- 1935- William F.
Worner, vol.7, p.249.
- Steven M. Nolt, "A
Spirit of Exclusivity: The Progress of Religious Conflict
in Colonial Pennsylania", Pennyslvania Mennonite Heritage,
p.2-16, see esp. p.8-11.
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