This cemetery is located behind the HOFFMAN farm
in Oak Hill, Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. For reasons
unknown to me at this time, the sign in the front/side of the cemetery
reads, BRIDGEN'S Cemetery, I do not knew when and why this cemetery changed
names from the "Old" Oak Hill, to the Bridgen's. There are more graves in
this cemetery, but the stones are long since gone, the stones that are still
there are in remarkably good condition for the age of them, just a couple
are unreadable, and just a few are broken, and a couple are laying down. The
vets in this cemetery are still honored for there are flags set near
veterans stones. This cemetery I feel is becoming one of the cemeteries that
will be totally forgotten in time, rumors have it that this cemetery was
once much bigger, but when some land was striped nearby allot of the stones
on the one side was pushed under by the dozers. With the records long gone
there is no way to tell how many and who was buried in this cemetery.
FATHER- William S. SANKEY April 8, 1823 - Nov.1, 1905
Lucinda, wife of William S. SANKEY, born April 25, 1829, died Aug 18,
Rebecca J., daugther of Wm & L. SANKEY born Feb.6, 1858 died- Feb.23,
Jeremiah A. son of Wm. & L. SANKEY, died- Dec.30, 1870, aged-20 years,6
months & 8 days
5.unreadable stone, looks to be a child's stone,
Minnie, daughter of J.C. & C. HEICHEL, Feb. 15, ????, 2 years, 8 months,
and 2 days
J. Christopher HEICHEL, born-Feb.19, 1802, died-May 16, 1879
Johanna C. , wife of Christopher HEICHEL, died-June 20, 1869 aged 61
years, 9 months, & 16 days.
IN MEMORY OF - Jacob C. HERTLEIN, died-Aug.16, 1865, aged-28 years, 6
months, & 4 days.
Farewell my wife and children, all from you a father. Christ doth call,
mourn not for me it is in vain. I _ _ _ _ call me to your sight again.
John HARTZOE, born-July 11, 1821 died-Aug.12, 1861
John M. son of J.C. & J.C. HEICHEL, died-Jan.3, 1858, aged-29 years, 2
months, & 18 days.
May He Rest In Peace
Eve, daughter of M. & S. EISENMAN , died-Aug.19, 1851 aged-5 years, & 11
Michael, son of M. & S. EISENMAN, died Aug.7, 1851, aged-3 years, 8
months & 4 days
Soloman, son of J. & M. WHITE, born-June 3, 1844, died-May 3, 1846
Mary A. HEPLEY, wife of James WIGGINS, died-May 11, 1877, ages-60 years,4
months, & 18 days.
James RAUCH, died-Oct.23, 1894 aged-75 years, 6 months, & 8 days.
Caroline, wife of James RAUCH, died- Sept.27, 1892, aged-70 years, 7
months, & 27 days
Charles F., son of J. & C. RAUCH died-Oct. 6, 1801, aged-18 years, 3
months & 9 days
James WHITE, died- Aug.1, 1860, aged-60 years.
Sophia Jane, daughter of T. & E. WHITE, died-Aug.17, 1860, aged- 2 days.
William PERRY, died-Aug.29, 1887, aged- 78 years, 4 months, & 16 days.
Co. F. 148 Reg. PA. Vol.
Sophia, daughter of O. & C. MOORE, died-Aug.23, 1851. aged-?????
Angelina, daughter of O. & C. MOORE, died-Sept. 1, 1850, aged-2 years, 9
months, & 21 days
Mary Catherine, daughter of O. & C. MOORE, died-Aug.22, 1851, aged- 1
year & 7 months
Priscilla A., daughter of J. & S. RUBLY, died-Sept.20, 1851, aged 2
years, 5 months, & 6 days.
John C., son of J. & S. RUBLY, died March 21, 1846, aged 1 year, 11
months, & 21 days.
Infant daughter of J. & S. RUBLY, died- Feb.3, 1858, aged- 1 day
Roseanna and margaret, daughters of J. & S. RUBLY, died-Jan.18, 1848,
aged 3 days
Electra WOODWORTH, wife of Charles SCHNARS, born - March 6, 1826, died -
March 25, 1845
30. unreadable stone
Rev. John COLBOURNE, died - March 1, 1840 in his 51 years, was a member
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and died as he lived in the ? ? of faith.
Thomas W. son of W. & R. BRIDGENS, died - march 2, 1852, aged - 10 years,
6 months, & 10 days.
Jacob, son of W. & R. BRIDGENS, died - Aug. 16, 1843, aged - 4 years, 4
months & 4 days.
William BRIDGENS, Sen. died - April 18, 1873, aged - 75 years, 7 months,
& 4 days.
Sophia, daughter of J. & R. BEISH, died - July 9, 1857 aged - 4 years, 10
months, & 27 days.
John UZZELL, died - Sept. 9, 1850, aged - 55 years, ? months, & 26 days.