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Shepherd Cemetery

Burnside Township

Clearfield County, PA

 

Contributed by Blair & Betty Kuntz

2008

 

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Located on Shepherd Road off 219 near Patchinville.  Cemetery in buckwheat field this year.

OUR FINDINGS ON OCTOBER 2, 1995

 


1. Frederic Shepherd
Born 11-14-1810 Died 12-19-1882

2. Elizabeth Breth Shepherd
2- -1820 7-3-1870

3. Double marker twins

4. ???
12-16-1866 2-22-1897

5. Marker with P.B.

6. Large sand stone

7. Large sand stone

Two graves marked with large sandstones may have had some
type plate attached but have been removed or just wore out.

 




THE LISTING GIVEN BY A RELATIVE TO JANE ELLING AND THEN TO
BETTY AND I BY JANE. AS SHE QUOTES IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE
CORRECT.

FREDERICK DAVID SHEPHERD
Born 11-14-1810 Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pa. (In 1810, Lock Haven was Wayne Township, Lycoming County*)
Died 12-19-1882 Cherry Tree, Clearfield County, Pa.

ELIZABETH BRETH SHEPHERD wife of Frederick
Born 2-7-1820 Alsheim, Germany*
Died 7-25-1875 Cherry Tree Clearfield, Pa.

After death of Elizabeth, Frederick married 5-25-1876 to
Mary McCullough Irwin.

PETER BRETH Father of Elizabeth Shepherd
Born 1797*
Died 1866*

MARGARET ANN JENNINGS BRETH mother of Elizabeth Shepherd,
Born 1792*
Died 1859* at Shepherd Homestead

GEORGE WASHINGTON SHEPHERD (LITTLE WASHIE) son of
Frederick
Born 10-27-1885 at Shepherd Homestead
Died 4-30-1861 at Shepherd Homestead

BENJAMIN MCKEE SHEPHERD son of Frederick
Born 7-2-1888 Cherry Tree R.D.
Died 3-26-1933

EMILY McKEE SHEPHERD
Born 12-21-1849
Died 10-15-1891 Burned to death when making apple butter.
Married JOHN PETER SHEPHERD

JOHN PETER SHEPHERD Son of Frederick
Born 2-15-1847 Cherry Tree
Died 5-14-1910
After death of Emily, he married Sophia Drusella Stite on
9-28-1896 of Dixonville. He is buried in Westover Baptist
Church Cemetery.

TWIN SONS of John Peter Shepherd and Emily McKee Shepherd
Born 5-5-1869
Died 5-6-1869

AARON CLYDE SHEPHERD son of John Peter and Emily McKee
Shepherd
Born 2-2-1873 Cherry Tree
Died 3-31-1891

MARY ELIZABETH SHEPHERD daughter of John Peter and Emily
McKee Shepherd
Born 6-28-1875 Cherry Tree R.D.
Died 9-28-1893
Married to Clark Neff

MURRAY A. SHEPHERD son of John Peter and Emily McKee
Shepherd
Born 8-14-1879 Cherry Tree
Died 10-16-1888*
Drowned in Spring

 


 


     This a typical private grave site marked with four large cut sand stones at each corner to mark it for eternity. Wouldn't appear large enough to contain 12 grave sites, but as Jane stated no proof. There would just lack 5 graves of the twelve you have listed, also the grave # 4 I have listed the
stone was broken and dates were not that legible.

     As for history, we were told this was the site of the old Calvary Evangelical Church. The Minister now at the new church as well as Mr. & Mrs. Leamer both give us this information. Mrs. Leamer told us of Washie, but didn't complete the story.

     *Corrections and annotations contributed by William John Shepherd, great-great-great-grandson of Frederick David Shepherd and Elizabeth Breth Shepherd.

 

     Update Jun 2010 by William John Shepherd: One of the original surveyors from 1995 commented that the plot doesn't look big enough for 12 graves. I agree. I only know of maybe 9, perhaps 10 graves there, and nobody who died after the 1890s. So, John Peter Shepherd, who died in 1910 is not there nor is Benjamin McKee Shepherd, who died in 1933. That would leave 11 graves, though I am not aware of Mary Elizabeth Shepherd Neff being there, though it is possible. I have been told by a family source, probably the same relative that is mentioned (Martha Shepherd McKee), that the other 10 people listed are probably correct, including the 4 children, and they would not take up that much space, so perhaps there are 11 graves there.

 

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