Ankeny Cemetery


Situated on the farm of M. Derencin about 40 rods on a high hill at edge of the field next to the buildings, Somerset Twp., Somerset County, PA.

Directions to Ankeny Cemetery(Derencin Farm)

From Somerset(North Center Avenue) go up the hill past the Court House and Hospital. North Center Avenue turns into South Center Avenue. Stay on South Center Avenue to Cannel Drive. Turn right onto Cannel Drive. Stay on Cannel Drive to Edgewood Avenue. Turn left on Edgewood Avenue. Edgewood Avenue turns into Water Level Road. Stay on Water Level Road. You will pass LaRue’s Meat Market on your right. Go approximately one mile past the meat market. Turn right onto Pine Tree Road. Go up Pine Tree Road to the top of the hill about 0.1 mile past Big Pine Road. Pull off to the right (gravel pull-off). Walk up the tree line about 0.5 mile to the top of the hill. Look toward your right across the open field. You will see a small hill covered with trees. The cemetery is on this hill under the trees. Walk across the field to reach the cemetery. It is in very bad condition due to the age of the stones and the ravages of the elements. The last person was buried there in 1913 (Walter). Many stones are unreadable, fallen or broken by falling trees and age. Directions provided by Mary Lorena Hague who obtained them from Fred and Dolly Derencin. His father owned the farm and Fred was raised on that farm. The Derencin Farm is now owned by the Ravella family.- April, 2003.

Transcribed from WPA records by Sharon Newton Burnes.

Plot #

Name

Born

Died

Inscribed

6

ANKENY,  Adaline
d/o Jacob & Christina

 

10-9-1831

Aged 19-7-28

4

ANKENY,  Jacob

 

1-21-1873

Aged 80-11-0

3

ANKENY,  Christina
 consort of Jacob

6-21-1795

3-15-1839

Aged 44-1-23

2

ANKENY,  Elizabeth 
w/o Christian

7-14-1748

1816

Aged 68

1

ANKENY,  Sarah

 

12-6-1871

Aged 78-10-27

16

BITTNER,  Lydia
w/o Samuel

 

6-18-1877

Aged 39-2-3

17

CRITCHFIELD,  Sarah     
w/o Samuel R.

 

5-6-1876

Aged 40-1-8

11

CUNNINGHAM,  Frederich

No dates

 

 

12

CUNNINGHAM,  Elizabeth

 

3-24-1853

Aged 65-2-10

5

MEESE,  Catherine   
consort of George E 

 

1-14-1846

Aged 21-4-3

9

RECTOR,  Herman

 

12-8-1883

Aged 76-9-4

10

RECTOR,  Jacob

 

6-22-1881

 

13

SUMPSTEIN,  Elizabeth
w/o John A.

 

12-7-1869

Aged 59-7-21

14

WALTER,  Jacob M.

 

3-21-1889

Aged 82-2-14

15

WALTER,  Elizabeth
   wife

 

1-29-1887

Aged 72-8-29

18

WALTER,  Emma A.
   d/o J.M. & E.

 

11-29-1873

Aged 17-1-7

19

WALTER,  Frank G.

10-21-1877

9-20-1903

 

20

WALTER,  Franklin

1-10-1843

3-19-1915

 

21

WALTER,  Susanna
  w/o Franklin

10-11-1840

1-22-1910

 

22

WALTER,  Rudolph

No dates

 

 

7

WALTER,  Rebecca

 

1-11-1861

Aged 84

8

WALTER,  Christian

 

1-9-1861

Aged 49-3-14

CHILDREN'S   GRAVES

23

ANKENY,  Christian

12-27-1815

3-14-1817

Aged 2-10-13

24

WABLE,  Jacob
s/o D. & S.

 

6-15-1849

Aged 0-1-29

25

WALTER,  Christean R.
d/o H. & L.

 

11-15-1851

Aged 5-1-19

26

ANKENY,  Charles L.
 s/o D. & C.

 

3-25-1862

Aged 1-0-20

27

WALTER,  Harriet
d/o J. & E.

 

6-8-1852

Aged 1-1-17

28

COLE,  Sarah
d/o J. & J.

 

11-21-1862

Aged 1-10-7

29

COLE,  Annie F.
d/o J. & J.

 

11-27-1862

Aged 1-4-26

30

CRITCHFIELD,  Jacob Henry  s/o S & C

 

1-17-1863

Aged 6 y

31

BITNER,  Joseph
s/o S. & L.

 

3-14-1863

Aged 2-6-14

32

SUHRT,  Joseph
   s/o Joseph & Sally

 

 

Aged 32 das.

33

RECTOR,  Jesse W.
s/o W. & S.

 

10-24-1870

Aged 1-1-9

34

CRITCHFIELD,  Clara May   d/o SR & S

 

3-11-1877

Aged 2-11-16

35

WALTER,  Nora B.
d/o F. & S.

 

10-23-1851

Aged 1-2-22

36

WALTER,  Lillie G.
d/o F. & S.

 

8-20-1877

Aged 1-3-12

37

WALTER,  Albert W.
s/o F. & S.

 

12-27-1880

Aged 10-0-6

38

WALTER,  Samuel
s/o F. & S.

 

1-1-1881

Aged 11-10-23

39

ANKENY,  Franklin O.
s/o C. & L.M.

 

3-7-1884

Aged 1-2-14

63 graves - not inscribed were omitted.

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