Cemeteries of Strasburg Township and Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Let These Stones Speak, The Lancaster County, Pennsylvania series: Vol 5 - Strasburg Township and Borough contains tombstone photographs documenting 8,114 indexed individuals buried in Strasburg Township and Borough within the nineteen cemeteries documented below.
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"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.
1. Barr Family Graveyard (former site) (2): This graveyard was formerly located north-west of Hessdale, along the road formerly known as Stoney Lane. The graveyard was covered over sometime after 1890.
2. Bassler Family Graveyard (12): This graveyard is located in the wooded area east of rt. 222 and north of Refton.
3. Brackbill-Neff Family Graveyard (151): This graveyard is the original graveyard of the Mennonite community in Strasburg. It is located south of Twin Elm Road, east of Hagers Road.
4. Bunker Hill Old Order Amish Cemetery (102): This cemetery was started in the 1960s and serves the Old Order Amish community of Strasburg Township. It is located north of Dieter Road, west of Bunker Hill Road.
5. Eckman-Kunkle Family Graveyard (45): This graveyard was used by the German Reformed Church prior to the origin of Zion Reformed Church, which became Zion United Church of Christ.
6. Groff-Overly Family Graveyard (former site) (0): This graveyard was formerly located approx. 1/2 mile northeast of Strasburg borough. The exact location is unknown.
7. Howery Family Graveyard (15): This graveyard is walled and sits on the hill above Hartman Bridge Road, directly in front of the Amish Lanterns Motel.
8. Lefevre Family Graveyard (64): This graveyard is well maintained and south of North Star Road, next of a one-room schoolhouse currently used by the Amish.
9. Martin Family Graveyard (9): This neglected graveyard is located in a wooded area on the slope of a hillside north of Deiter Road and west of Bachman Road.
10. Old Dutch Lutheran and Reformed Graveyard (former site) (7): This graveyard was formerly located on the southwest corner of Rt 896 (Georgetown Road) and Iva Road.
11. Ranck Family Graveyard (former site) (0): This graveyard was formerly located south of North Star Road, and West of Fairview Road. The graveyard was shown on the 1875 township map, but did not exist when the area was checked in 1981.
12. St Michael Lutheran Church Cemetery (399): This cemetery was founded as early as 1760, and in 1806 became the location of the St Michael Lutheran Church.
13. Shultz Family Graveyard (14): These tombstones are sitting as a pile adjacent to the original graveyard site. The graveyard is located on the top of a slope west of Brenneman Road south of Little Beaver Creek.
14. Strasburg Cemetery (1,986): This is the public cemetery in Strasburg Borough. It is located on the south side of Franklin Street, just west of the Presbyterian Church Cemetery and was founded by 1866, when it was charted in the Lancaster County courts.
15. Strasburg Mennonite Church Cemetery (3,705): This cemetery was started about 1804, after the Mennonite Meetinghouse was constructed on this site.
16. Strasburg Methodist Cemetery (former site) (20): This cemetery was formerly located on the southeast corner of the intersection of South Decatur Street and Funk Street, south of the square in Strasburg. The church currently exists as a dwelling, and the cemetery formerly existed in the lawn next to this dwelling. It is uncertain what has become of these tombstones.
17. Strasburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery (105): This cemetery is located directly west of the Strasburg Presbyterian Church, found on the south west corner of Decatur Street and Franklin Street, Strasburg.
18. Wesley United Methodist Church Cemetery (201): This cemetery is located directly behind the Wesley United Methodist Church, on the south side of west Main Street, Strasburg, Pa. The cemetery was started about 1839.
19. Zion Hill United Church of Christ Cemetery (1,275): This church and cemetery are found at Winter Hill Road, east of Rt. 222.
19 cemeteries over 6,000 photographs on 2 CDs
The most common surnames on the Strasburg Township and Borough 2 CD set are found below by rank. For all surnames, follow the surname index for the whole Let These Stones Speak series.
1. Herr (194);
2. Eckman/Eackman (145);
3. Myers/Myer/Mayer/Mayers + var. (142);
4. Groff + var. (138);
5. Rohrer/Royer + var (128);
6. Brackbill/Breckbill/Brechbill (126);
7. Lefever/Lefevre (120);
8. Miller (115);
9. Esbenshade/Espenshade (107);
10. Hall/Holl/Hull (104);
Let These Stones Speak, Volume 5, Strasburg Township and Borough, is a necessary research tool if you have interest in the above surnames, the above cemeteries, or have any ancestral or family connections to Strasburg Township or Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Please visit the Bookstore if you have interest in adding this CD to your genealogical collection.