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Information Card for Dutch Lutheran Cemetery

Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database  compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Cemetery Name: Dutch Lutheran Cemetery

Address: New Eagle, PA


Location: From the junction of Rt. 88 & 136 in New Eagle, Washington Co., go west 3.6 miles - turn left - go 1.2 miles from intersection to red dog road on right - go .2 miles up red dog to find the cemetery located on top of a knoll on the right. 

Background: The land for this cemetery and church (which no longer exists) was sold to the Presbyterian and German Lutheran Societies on 18 Jan. 1800 by Christian Stockers (Stacher). In the yard of this old church is a plaque on a granite monument that reads "On this site the First Lutheran Conference west of the Allegheny Mountains convened Oct. 18, 1812. This was the first of a series of annual conferences that led to the organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other states at Somerset, O. Sept. 14, 1818. Unveiled 31 Aug. 1924. Erected by the Historical Society of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other states." 

Census: A census of the standing stones was taken in 1982 and is published in "Miscellaneous Cemeteries, Washington Co., PA", Vol. 5, 1984. Copy in the collection genealogical collection at Citizens Library. 

More Information: Six Revolutionary War Soldiers are buried here. Peter Chesrow (Chissrown, Yessrown, Yessround, etc.) 1748-1839; Bernard (Barnhart) Sickman 1757-1816; Christopher Stacher (Stacker, Stagger) 1737-1830; Lewis Stacher (Stacker, Stagger) 1745-1822; Cornelious Weygandt (Weygrant) 1751-1828; Michael Yohe 1747-1833. Cemetery is located on one acre of reserved land. Access made through private property. Permission should be obtained. 

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Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database  compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Note: The numbering is not any reference to the cemetery records, if any exist at all.  Instead, the numbering is only a count on this alphabetical list.


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