OLD BURIAL GROUND

Situated on the Amos J. Yoder Farm, Elk Lick Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.

Transcribed from the WPA records by Jean Wall.


NO SURNAME RELATIONSHIP BORN DIED AGED NOTES
1 Here is buried Peter Beachy, the first original form of spelling Bitsche, also Pidgey in some old
Documents. He came to America from Switzerland in 1767. First located in Western Pennsylvania,
later came to Somerset County. Date of his death is not known. He has thousands of descendants
in Somerset and adjoining counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland, also in many western states.
2 One adult grave, not marked
3 One child grave, not marked
4 One child grave, not marked
5 One child grave, not marked
6 B. B. 1830
7 P.B. 1850
8 One grave, not marked
9 A. B. 05/18/1852
10 B. A. 1796 This is a large stone and was engraved, but is not longer legible except for the date of 1796
11 One grave, not marked
12 One grave, not marked
13 One grave, not marked
14 One grave, not marked
15 BENDER E. 12/30/1862 74 yrs.
16 One adult grave, not marked
17 One adult grave, not marked
18 BEACHY B. A. 06/09/1860 23 yrs. 9 mos. 23 days
19 MILLER Catherine our mother wife of Joel B. Miller 02/18/1870 56 yrs. 10 mos. 12 days "Selvic Sind die toten die in DEM Hernen Starbin" (Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord)
20 One child grave, not marked
21 One adult grave, not marked
22 MILLER J. Our Father 03/27/1811 08/02/1885 74 yrs. 4 mos. 6 days Joel B. Miller was an outstanding man in the community in his generation. Beside operating a loarge farm, he was known far and near as an expert mechanic, in both wood and metals. All of his five sons and many of his grandsons were born mechanics. The study of the practical application of the science of geology was a lifetime hobby with him.
23 G.Y. 1845
24 YUTZY Litea 1844
25 O.M.A. 56
26 B. B. 1830
27 MIL. P.
28 MILLER Benedict 11/19/1781 06/11/1837 55 yrs. 6 mos. 23 days Benedict Miller was a Bishop in the Amish Mennonite Church. Perhaps the first Bishop that of this denomination in this section. It is said that he was a man of great eloquence. He made frequent trips, on horseback, to visit and encourage certain small congregations in Ohio, that has then just recently been established. Bishop Miller has many hundreds if not thousands of descendants in Somerset and Cambria County, PA, Garrett County, Maryland and in some of the Western States, notably in Johnson Co., Iowa.
Total 25 graves

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