Cemeteries
Old Reed Cemetery
Quakake Valley

The cemetery known as the Reed Cemetery, actually contains no known members of the Reed family.  It was given this name because it is located on land once owned by the Reed family.  Earlier, it was known as the Horn Cemetery.  Located on private property in the West End of Packer Township, it is within a small stand of woods, roughly triangular in shape, at a place where three fields come together.  There may be twice as many burials as shown above, but some of the stones may have been taken, buried, or just broken beyond recognition.  Some of the stones still standing are so illegible and worn, I couldn't include them here.  There is at least one member of the Hinkle family buried here, but that surname is the only thing that can be read on the very worn stone.  Some small stones have only initials on them, including an "H" for the second initial, which may indicate more Hinkles or maybe Horns are buried here.  This is probably the oldest cemetery in the valley.  Supposedly, Philip Hoffecker, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, was buried here in  1796. Email: Jack Sterling.



Name
Birth
Death Info
Steward, Paul 03/06/1858 04/03/1858 s/o David & Rebecca
Steward, Julianna 02/17/1785 03/24/1830 w/o Capt. David Steward
born in Pricetown, Oley Twp., Berks Co.
David and Julianna moved north to Rush Twp. in Schuylkill Co. about 1829.  They both died in Rush Twp.  David and Julianna had about eight children.  They included Julianna (mar. Jonas Merkle), Reuben, Daniel David (mar. Rebecca Gottshalk), Lydia (mar. John Steiner), Christiana (mar. Edward Gangwer), Joseph (mar. Maria Leigh of Germany), Matilda (mar. Joel Gerhard), and David Jacob (mar. Rosina Neifert).  "Steward" appears to be the original spelling of the name.  Some of David's sons changed the spelling to "Stewart", though.  Joseph Steward and his descendants seem to have mostly stayed with the original spelling.  His son, David L. Steward, who married Rebecca Gerhard, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Heil) Gerhard, were the parents of Paul Steward buried in the Reed Cemetery.
Steward, David 12/01/1778 03/06/1864 h/o Julianna Swoyer
1st Steward in Quakake
David Steward was born in Alsace Twp., Berks Co., according to his stone, though other sources say he was born in Edinborough, Scotland. Family legend has it that David and his mother were the only family members to survive an Indian massacre in Berks County.
David and Julianna moved north to Rush Twp. in Schuylkill Co. about 1829.  They both died in Rush Twp.  David and Julianna had about eight children.  They included Julianna (mar. Jonas Merkle), Reuben, Daniel David (mar. Rebecca Gottshalk), Lydia (mar. John Steiner), Christiana (mar. Edward Gangwer), Joseph (mar. Maria Leigh of Germany), Matilda (mar. Joel Gerhard), and David Jacob (mar. Rosina Neifert).  "Steward" appears to be the original spelling of the name.  Some of David's sons changed the spelling to "Stewart", though.  Joseph Steward and his descendants seem to have mostly stayed with the original spelling.  His son, David L. Steward, who married Rebecca Gerhard, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Heil) Gerhard, were the parents of Paul Steward buried in the Reed Cemetery.
Gerhard, Sarah Elizabeth 06/08/1871 12/11/1871 d/o Jonas & Elizabeth
Gerhard, Asa Franklin 07/01/1864 02/05/1880 s/o Jonas & Elizabeth
Gerhard, Reuben 05/01/1828 04/15/1929 d/o Jonas & Elizabeth
Gerhard, Daniel 12/13/1781 05/29/1860 Daniel was a s/o Mathias Gerhard and Anna Yeakel, who came to the Quakake Valley around 1790.  Daniel married Elizabeth Heil, d/o Daniel Heil, They had about 9 children:  Benjamin (m. Sarah Santee), Joel (m. Matilda Steward, a d/o David and Julianna), Hannah (m. Ephraim Ballliet), Daniel (m. Molly Neifert), Elizabeth, Susanna, Mary (m. Jacob Mace), Jonas (m. Elizabeth Bachart, d/o Jacob and Rebecca Bachart), Sarah, Solomon B. (m. Matilda Romig, d/o Benjamin and Julia Romig, who first settled the site where Weatherly would be), the father of Jefferson Gerhard, Reuben (very likely a twin brother of Solomon's, Reuben died before his first birthday), and Rebecca (m. David L. Steward, s/o Joseph and grandson of David and Julianna Steward).
Gerhard, Elizabeth 04/27/1789 12/31/1868 [dates very worn]
Elizabeth Heil who married Daniel Gerhard was a d/o Daniel Heil, who pioneered settlement in the Quakake Valley.  They had about 9 children:  Benjamin (m. Sarah Santee), Joel (m. Matilda Steward, a d/o David and Julianna), Hannah (m. Ephraim Ballliet), Daniel (m. Molly Neifert), Elizabeth, Susanna, Mary (m. Jacob Mace), Jonas (m. Elizabeth Bachart, d/o Jacob and Rebecca Bachart), Sarah, Solomon B. (m. Matilda Romig, d/o Benjamin and Julia Romig, who first settled the site where Weatherly would be), the father of Jefferson Gerhard, Reuben (very likely a twin brother of Solomon's, Reuben died before his first birthday), and Rebecca (m. David L. Steward, s/o Joseph and grandson of David and Julianna Steward).
Eroh, Charles F. 03/20/1858 06/21/1877 s/o Joel and Mary 
Mace, Emma 1849 1939 Mace plot
Mace, Jacob 1821 1904 Mace plot
Mace, Mary 1821 1905 Mace plot

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