SALISBURY CEMETERY

Known as "Old Cemetery" situated on a hill at the eastern end of Salisbury, Elk Lick Twp. Somerset Co., PA. Local History: This old burial place usually referred to by the town people as "The Old Cemetery on the Hill" to distinguish it from the newer, Odd Fellows Cemetery of Salisbury, is undoubtedly the town's first burial ground. There seems to be no records available to tell us just when the cemetery was started, but the oldest inscribed date of death found there in is 1815. It was in this same year the Peter Shirer, one of the town's founders, built the first store in Salisbury but as the beginning of the town dates back to 1796, it is probable that some of the many uninscribed graves are older than 1815. To get an accurate records of the number of graves here is practically impossible because of the haphazard stone markers, are arranged. In many cases a headstone or a footstone seems to be lacking, and the graves are so spaced that one is likely to mistake the headstone of a child's grave for the footstone of an adult one, or vice versa. Also, there is no way of determining whether the various loose stones, lying about here and there (some inscribed) or leaning against trees, belong to graves yet in the cemetery but no longer evident to the eye, or belong to some of the former graves from which bodies were removed and transferred to the town's newer cemetery. However, it is save to estimate that there are a t least 270 persons buried here, most of them people who died before 1880. There are comparatively few graves after that date, though there are several since 1900, and one in 1933. Two interesting points might be noted in connection with this cemetery. The one is the fact that two or three veterans (the one German born) of the Revolutionary War are found buried here. The other point is the occurrence of a rather striking phenomenon. When the body of one Henry Brewer, an old man, was taken up and removed to another cemetery some years ago, it was found to be completely petrified, and recognizable to former acquaintances. This hardening process had not apparently affected the other bodies that were moved from the cemetery.

Transcribed from the WPA records by Jean Wall


NO SURNAME RELATIONSHIP BORN DIED AGED NOTES
1 JOHNS Scott 1844 1918 Co. H. 21 Reg. Co. I. 9th Reg. PA. Cav.
2 WELFLEY Ormanda wife of R. S. Johns 1850 1933
3 One Infant grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
4 MCKINLEY 77 yrs. 3 days
5 One grave, undertaker's marker.
6 MCKINLEY Ruhamah 77 yrs. 43 days
7 MCKINLEY Jeanette 11/19/1927 89 yrs.
8 One child grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
9 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
10 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
11 FADELY Mary 04/14/1773 12/06/1838 65 yrs. 7 mos. 16 days In Memory of
12 FADELY Adam 03/05/1765 02/15/1828 62 yrs. 11 mos. 10 days In Memory of
13 FADELY Eve 01/15/1798 02/01/1824 26 yrs. 16 days In Memory of
14 Five adult graves, field stone marker, not inscribed.
15 Two adult graves, field stone markers, illegible
16 One Infant grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
17 M. M. (field stone marker)
18 FADELY Adaline 07/19/1811 03/2/1833 21 yrs. 8 mos. 3 days
19 About three graves, in a quadrangle of trees. Initials on one look somewhat like B.E.B. field ston markers
20 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
21 KLIVES A. 05/21/1919
22 STRERNER Elizabeth wife of Solomon Sterner 08/01/1864 69 yrs. 9 mos. 23 days
23 HEIM John 07/26/1825 4 yrs.
24 One Infant grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
25 Onc Child grave, field ston marker, not inscribed.
26 C. x D. 1839
27 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
28 DURST John N. 1815 27 yrs.
29 Three adult graves, field stone marker, not inscribed.
30 Two children's graves, field ston marker, not inscribed.
31 B. O. 07/1899 71 yrs
32 HELM J.
33 WIMER Catharie died age unknown In Memory of Consort of
34 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
35 WIMER Martin 77 yrs. Revolutionary War Veteran
36 KREIDER David 03/05/1749 02/23/1814 76 yrs. 11 mos. 10 days Revolutionary War Veteran Born at Manheim Germany
37 Two children's graves, field ston marker, not inscribed.
38 Five adult graves, field stone marker, not inscribed.
39 One Infant grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
40 WEAVER George 07/01/1878 68 yrs.
41 WEAVER Harriet wife of George Weaver 08/09/1894 68 yrs. 5 mos. 14 days
42 WAGNER Zachariah T. 1848 1924
43 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
44 N. E. adult grave
45 Three adult graves, field stone marker, not inscribed.
46 RICHTER Mary E. dau. Of Jacob & M. Wagner 07/07/1870 33yrs. 11 mos. 15 days
47 GRIFFITH Lydia wife of Jenkin Griffith 04/22/1849 21 yrs. 9 mos. 23 days
48 PENS Daly 07/22/1926 2 yrs.
49 PENCE Polly, Mrs. 01/30/1800 04/05/1831 31 yrs. 2 mos. 6 days Sacred to the Memory of
50 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
51 NOLAN P. 1821 8 yrs.
52 LAMBERT Missouria E. dau. Of J.W. & C. Lambert 03/22/1844 1 day Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven
53 LAMBERT Whyoming E. dau. Of J.W. & C. Lambert 10/26/1861 6 yrs. 24 days Weep not father and mother for me. For I am waiting in Glory for thee.
54 LAMBERT John H. son of J.W. & C. Lambert 06/21/1855 2 yrs. 5 mos. 11 days Earth counts a mortal less Haven and angel more.
55 Three adult graves, field stone marker, not inscribed.
56 GREEN Laulah E. dau. Of W.J. & A. L. Green 05/27/1881 4 yrs. 9 mos. 26 days
57 One child grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
58 BREIG Joseph son of D. & d. Breig 09/12/1850 4 mos. 2 days
59 BREIG Angeline dau. Of F. & P.A. Breig 12/05/1860 5 mos. 16 days
60 BREIG Theresia dau. Of D. & C. Breig 08/15/1851 19 days
61 WAGNER Mary C. dau. Of A. & P.A. Wagner 11/06/1861 1 yrs. 8 mos. 25 days
62 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
63 SHIRERS Peter 01/10/1846 76 yrs. 1 mon. In memory of (one of Salisbury 's founders
64 DERR Catharine 07/31/1822 73 yrs.
65 SHIRER Gertraut 02/12/1722 11/11/1843 71 yrs. 8 mos. 29 days Boast not another day Nor call tomorrow thine. Thou mayest be snatched away by sudden death like mine.
66 SHIRER Elizabeth 02/26/1829 37 yrs. 2 mon.
67 SHIRER John 03/07/1817 82 yrs.
68 SCHULTZ Margaret 09/16/1818 24 yrs. 4 mos.
69 SHIRER Barney 09/10/1828 1 yr.
70 CRIDER Cathrine 08/19/1819
71 WIMER Eva Consort of Thomas Patton 09/01/1848 40 yrs.
72 BREIG Harriet dau. Of Daniel Breig 04/26/1848 5 mos.
73 BREIG Helen dau. Of A. & M. Breig 10/11/1846 1 day
74 SCHWARTZ Jacob 07/28/1760 07/26/1842 81 yrs. 10 mos. 29 days In memory of
75 DIVELY Michael 10/14/1787 07/10/1840 52 yrs. 8 mos. 27 days In memory of
76 DIVELY Juliana Consort of Michael Dively 10/26/1853 59 yrs. 1 mon. 1 day
77 DIVELY Cyrus 12/09/1820 09/20/1839 8 yrs. 2 mos. 1 day
78 COMPTON Phineas 1858
79 COMPTON Adaline 04/17/1883 72 yrs. 3 mos. 10 days
80 SHAPMAN Elizabeth wife of Wm. H. Shapman 08/28/1856 34 yrs. 1 mon. 2 days In memory of
81 PATTON Eve wife of R. Patton 04/02/1873 71 yrs. 6 mos. 25 days
82 PATTON Robert 10/01/1874 78 yrs. 1 mon. 2 days
83 GLOTFELTY Elijah 12/25/1848 23 yrs. 9 mos. 18 days
84 BOUCHER Addie E. dau. Of I. & L. Boucher 10/06/1865 2 yrs. 6 mos. 25 days
85 BOUCHER Jacob son of I. & L. Boucher 02/16/1862 3 yrs. 9 mos. 10 days
86 STEWART Laura B. 01/27/1863 4 yrs. 5 mos.
87 Two children's graves, field ston marker, not inscribed.
88 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
89 GLOTFELTY Mary wife of Henry Glotfelty 11/30/1861 80 yrs. 4 mos. 21 days
90 GLOTFELTY Henry 11/04/1779 08/26/1836 56 yrs. 9 mos. 22 days In memory of
91 GLOTFELTY Alexander son of Philip & Eliz. Glotfelty 06/21/1828 11/21/1831 3 yrs. 5 mos.
92 Two adult graves, field stone markers, illegible
93 GLOTFELTY Magdalene 01/12/1895 10 yrs. 9 mos. 12 days
94 GLOTFELTY Sol 08/1818 80 yrs.
95 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
96 One child grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
97 WAGNER Caroline dau. Of Henry & E. Wagner 05/02/1849 2 yrs. 4 mos. 24 days
98 Three child's graves, field stone markers, not inscribed.
99 SHOCKEY Mary 08/19/1757 01/02/1844 86 yrs. 4 mos. 15 days In Memory of
100 WAGNER Elijah son of Henry & E. Wagner 10/09/1843 8 mos. 9 days
101 SHOCKEY Eve 12/05/1833 05/27/1837 3 yrs. 5 mos. 22 days
102 SHOCKEY Christian 04/18/1829 73 yrs. In Memory of
103 DURST Mary wife of Solomon Drust 02/03/1878 67 yrs. 4 mos. 28 days Frewell
104 DURST Solomon To My Husband 10/20/1857 60 yrs. 6 mos. 3 days Dearest father, thou hast left us and thy loss we all deplore, but it was God who hath berefit us He can all our sorrow cure.
105 DURST Lydia wife of S. Durst 09/07/1800 08/24/1847
106 STARNER Catharine 10/02/1762 03/06/1847 85 yrs. 5 mos. 4 days In Memory of
107 Three adults grave, field stone markers, not inscribed.
108 MILLER Susan dau. Of P. L. & B. Miller 12/13/1855 3 yrs. 8 mos. 21 days
109 FAIDLEY John 12/28/1788 03/20/1833 44 yrs. 2 mos. 20 days In Memory of
110 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
111 CRIDER Mary wife of David Crider 01/28/1845 76 yrs. 6 mos. She died in Peace She lived to die, She died to live, Her end was peace
112 WILHELM Christian 01/14/1757 10/11/1835 78 yrs. 10 mos.
113 WILHELM Elizabeth wife of C. Wilhelm 07/22/1758 11/221840 82 yrs. 4 mos.
114 Four adult and one child grave, field stone markers, not inscribed.
115 RADCLIFF Sarah A. wife of William Radcliff 08/09/1880 39 yrs. 9 mos. 29 days
116 RADCLIFF Loyd son of Wm. & Sarah A. Radcliff 08/22/1880 13 days
117 Five adult graves, field stone marker, not inscribed.
118 KEIM Fannie E. wife of Saml. G. Keim 10/24/1871 25 yrs. 2 mos. 11 days Dearest Meet me in Heaven
119 SUHRIE Sally Mrs. 08/01/1806 02/03/1889
120 LOWRY Maria 07/06/1898 71 yrs. 7 mos. 4 days
121 ROWENBERGER Eddie son of C.A. & S.A. Rowenberger 06/07/1873 1 yrs. 2 mos. 5 days Little Eddie has gone to Jesus
122 GLOTFELTY Irwin B. son of M. & H. Glotfelty 01/25/1880 10 yrs. 1 mos. 18 days
123 GLOTFELTY Minnie Dau. Of M. & H. Glotfelty 08/18/1879 2 mos. 10 days
124 GLOTFELTY Harriet wife of M. Glotfelty 01/09/1880 31 yrs. 4 mos. 26 days
125 GLOTFELTY Gorden S. son of M. & H. Glotfelty 01/20/1880 5 yrs. 9 mos. 3 days
126 Two adult graves, field stone markers, illegible
127 NEWMAN Solomon (letter illegible)
128 NEWMAN John 11/23/1861 Stone broken, words illegible
129 NEWMAN Elizabeth wife of John Newman 09/21/1861 57 yrs. 8 mos. 10 days
130 MCKINLEY Harry K. 11/06/1861 1 yrs. 4 mos. 28 days
131 MCKINLEY Milton E. 12/07/1861 3 mos. 25 days
132 One child grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
133 MCKINLEY Sherman O. son of D.O. & A.E. McKinley 06/05/1876 11 yrs. 8 mos. 21 days
134 GLOTFELTY Jacob 01/13/1862 82 yrs. 11 mos. 26 days
135 GLOTFELTY Elizabeth wife of Jacob GLOTFELTY 05/15/1858 72 yrs. 4 mos. 6 days
136 FULLER Elijah D. 01/15/1883 31 yrs. 10 mos. 19 days His record is on high
137 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
138 JODER (Yoder) Lyman W. son of B. J. & C. Joder (Yoder) 09/05/1851 2 yrs. 10 mos. 1 day Our Little
139 Two, probably adults graves, field stone markers, not inscribed.
140 MCKINLEY William S. 10/14/1864 22 yrs. 1 mos. 6 days Vet. Corp. I So. 1. 1st Indian Vol. Artillery (cannon carved on top of stone
141 MCKINLEY Josephine 12/05/1854 1yrs. 3 mos. 29 days
142 MCKINLEY Joseph S. 12/05/1854 5 yrs. 7 mos. 23 days
143 MCKINLEY Milton 08/02/1855 1 day
144 MCKINLEY Elmira S. 01/23/1856 2 yrs. 10 mos. 10 days
145 JOHNS Lilly 05/18/1873 13 days
146 JOHNS Robert M. 04/04/1885 1 yrs. 4 days
147 JOHNS Lizzie 05/05/1873 1 day
148 STUTZMAN Elizabeth Gerber 05/12/1798 08/1839 42 yrs.
149 GOULD Mary E. dau. Of J. H. & A. M. Gould 02/19/1862 2 yrs. 7 mos. 11 days
150 STUTZMAN Jost J. 09/21/1867 76 yrs.
151 STUTZMAN Annie M. dau. Of J. J. & E. G. Stutzman 03/13/1870 32 yrs. wife of J. H. Gould
152 Two adult graves, field stone markers, illegible
153 GUNTLE Peter 04/18/1848 30 yrs.
154 WELFLEY Jacob 02/10/1849 32 yrs. 8 mos. 24 days In Memory of
155 WELFLEY Henry 09/25/1848 29 yrs. 11 mos. 11 days In Memory of
156 WELFLEY Susanah Consort of Isreal Welfley 03/21/1846 22 yrs. 9 mos. 10 days In Memory of Let all who have a sould to save extend their view beyond the grave and while salvation still is nigh to Christ the friend of sinners fly
157 WELFLEY Emily A. wife of Martin Welfley 02/25/1822 03/18/1902
158 Five adult and two child graves, field stone markers, not inscribed.
159 LIVENGOOD Mortimer G. son of G. G. & S. Livengood 07/21/1857 07/21/1857
160 LIVENGOOD Albert G. son of G. G. & S. Livengood 11/22/1859 11/22/1859
161 WAGNER Francis M. son of P. &. R. Wagner 12/26/1862 5 yrs. 9 mos. 10 days
162 WAGNER Christian To our son 05/27/1857 17 yrs. 10 mos. 18 days Brother thou art gone before us and thy saintly soul is flown where tears are wiped from every eye and sorrow is unknown
163 KURTZ Julia A. Our Mother 12/12/1885 68 yrs. 2 mos. 9 days
164 KURTZ Sarah M. dau. Of J. & I. Kurtz 12/12/1848 5 yrs. 8 mos. 9 days
165 LIVENGOOD Christian C. 1803 1889 86 yrs.
166 Four adults and two childs graves, field ston markers, not inscribed.
167 KEIM Willie L. son of Albert G. & Mary M. Keim 02/05/1879 10 mos.
168 WELFLELY Allie E. Dau. Of B. & E. Welfley 10/12/1872 01/22/1875 2 yrs. 3 mos. 10 days
169 Two adults graves, field stone markers, not inscribed.
170 WELFLEY Eve Consort of Peter Welfley 12/11/1791 01/03/1875 79 yrs. 20 days In Memory of
171 WELFLEY Peter 05/25/1787 01/01/1867 79 yrs. 10 mos. 6 days
172 FOGLE Alvin C. son of Adam & C. Fogle 05/28/1870 2 yrs. 10 mos. 16 days Twas an angel that visited the green earth and took the flower away
173 One adult and 2 child graves, field stone markers, not inscribed.
174 BRUCKMAN Elizabeth dau. Of Dr. J. G. & S. Bruckman 05/04/1856 10 yrs. 10 mos. 27 days Our Lovely
175 BRUCKMAN Sarah wife of Dr. J. G. Bruckman 07/26/1861 51 yrs. 1 mos. 19 days
176 DELOZIER Torrence B. 05/22/1880 3 mos. 22 days
177 DELOZIER Iva G. 02/26/1897 2 yrs. 8mos. 8 days
178 FINDLAY Mortimer son of H. & C. L. Findlay 04/29/1866 6 mos. 24 days
179 SMITH Nora M. dau. Of M. F. & N. Smith 02/06/1878 3 yrs. 6 mos. 8 days
180 SMITH Sourie no dates
181 SMITH Missouri Dau. Of J. & c. Smith 04/20/1865 18 yrs. 4 mos. 6 days
182 CIPE John C. infant
183 DONGES John son of H. & L. Donges 11/12/1866 3 mos. 13 days
184 CIPE Sarah E. wife of S. H. Cipe 08/18/1883 23 yrs. 7 mons. 2 days
185 CIPE George W. son of S. H. & S. Cipe 06/07/1883 2 yrs. 7 mon. 28 days
186 CIPE John C. son of S. H. & S. Cipe 09/27/1883 1 mon. 17 days
187 WETMILLER Anna H. dau. Of H. & A. Wetmiller 09/27/1868 1 yrs. 1 mon. 3 days
188 LEPLEY Benjamin F. son of J. & M. Lepley 03/01/1872 3 yrs. 5 mos. 4 days
189 STONER Elizabeth wife of I. Stoner 03/09/1872 85 yrs. 18 days
190 WETMILLER William S. son of H. & A. Wetmiller 11/30/1867 1 yr. 1 mon. 22 days
191 MEAGER Josephine dau. Of J. & C. Meager 1866 1881
192 MEAGER William H. son of J. & C. Meager 1881 1881
193 STUTZMAN Elizabeth wife of Jos. J. Stutzman 06/17/1876 54 yrs.
194 WELSHONS Edith May dau. Of A. F. & L. Welshons 06/10/1880 3 mo. 24 days
195 BEACHY Susannah wife of Samuel Beachy 05/29/1818 05/06/1887
196 One child grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
197 BEAL C. L. son of C. H. & A. Beal 03/19/1880 5 yrs. 7 mos. 23 days
198 BEAL Johnny son of C. H. & A. Beal 03/18/1880 3 yrs. 1 mon. 18 days
199 BEAL Maggie wife of J. N. Beal 12/27/1879 49 yrs. 4 mos. 14 days
200 Eight adult graves, field stone markers, not inscribed.
201 KREIDER Mary dau. Of David & Catharine Mary Kreider 1863
202 FORTHMAN Laura Ann dau. Of Rev. J. & F. Forthman 05/11/1866 16 yrs. 11 mos. 11 days
203 WAGNER Eve wife of Elijah Wagner 12/16/1875 12 yrs. 9 mos. 4 days Of her it may be truly said She was a kind and tender hearted mother, a faithful and affectionate sister, a true and sympathizing friend, and above all, a devoted and sincere Christian
204 CARR Sevillah Only child of Elijah & Eve Wagner 05/12/1828 07/05/1869 41 yrs. 1 mos. 13 days
205 GOULD Zuleka A. only child of Dr. M.A.K.F. & S. Carr 01/08/1861 12/12/1861 11 months and 4 days
206 One infant grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
207 BOYER Milton 09/04/1878 85 yrs. 5 mos. 5 days
208 BOYER Samuel W. son of O.W. & I. Boyer 12/14/1861 6 yrs. 11 mos. 14 days
209 SMITH C. H. S. 08/01/1890 6 yrs. 7 mos. 8 days
210 SMITH Norma Beloved 1889 1912
211 SMITH Evora N. Mother 1864 1916
212 SMITH Zelieka C. Beloved 1882 1928
213 SIMPKINS Elizabeth born Arnold 1818 1898
214 BOUCHER Maggie E. dau. Of W. H. & A. Boucher 01/03/1880 7 yrs. 9 mos. 13 days
215 BOUCHER Susan L. dau. Of W. H. & A. Boucher 11/11/1880 4 yrs. 6 mos. 28 days
216 ROBERTSON Lilly A native of Scotland 08/02/1880 81 yrs. 12 yrs.
217 LICHLEITER Francis M. son of L. & S. A. Lichleiter 09/11/1879 24 yrs. 4 mos. 2 days
218 SHUNK Corpl. Jacob Co. H. 171 PA. Inft.
219 RINGLER Frank B. son of J.W. & H. Ringler 09/29/1875 5 yrs. 18 days
220 One adult grave, field stone marker, not inscribed.
221 H. J. (child)
222 Three child graves, small white marker, illegible or not inscribed.
288 Graves

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