Old Leister's Church Cemetery
Located in the woods on the north side of Gorsuch Road, just south of the Leister's Church Road intersection, east of Westminster, Carroll Co, Maryland. Information was obtained from the Historical Society of Carroll County and was submitted by Rose Marie von Gunten (undated) which states she believed her father was the only person around who knew the cemetery was there. She remembered her father telling her Gabriel Hammer, one of the names on the tombstones, had come over from Germany. Her father told her the people buried there were the first German settlers in that area which used to be referred to as "Dutch Heaven". The old German Church was torn down and a large new home is now on the property. A new Leister's Church and cemetery was built not too far from the old site. Inscriptions were copied by George Horvath, but not dated.
website by Dorinda Davis Shepley
Last revised: Sep 23, 2022