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Klein/Close Family Cemetery
Berks County
Pennsylvania  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
Cemetery north of 1260 Schoeffers Road in Exeter township. It is surrounded by private property accessible with permission only.


Exeter Township: From Stonersville Hotel on Rt. 5623 miles east of J acksonwald, right on Schofer Rd .. 9 mile to ranch house situated on curve. Cemetery located on wooded hillside west of house.
Size: 30' x 55'
History: The Close family is one of Exeter Township's oldest pioneer settlers. (MHBA, p. 1686) Said to contain some Amish burials (Beiler family). A trust exists with Core States to maintain the site.
Gravemarkers and inscriptions: 8 inscribed stones, 2 fieldstones
Row 1 D.D.F. 1822
Close
Christina w/o John d. July 15, 1837
John d. April 21, 1852
fieldstone
Fehr
Row 2
Biler
Marcus s/o Johannes & Phoebe Ann Sept.29, 1846-Dec. 27, 1854 aged 8 2 28
John d. April 1821 veteran of the Revolutionary War
Christina d. 1805
Klein David April 28, 1774-July 31, 1846 aged 72 3 3
Sarah w/o David d/o John & Christina Biler Jan. 7, 1772-March 6, 1853 aged 81127
David B. Feb. 20, 1801-Sept. 8, 1872 aged 71 6 18
Sarah K. w/o David B. August 26, 1802-June 26, 1879 aged 76 10 0
Additional burial from records of First Reformed Church
Close Jacob bd August 3, 1844 aged 72 3 11
Observations: Indicates 3 rows of37 graves. At the row away from the gate there are 14 burials. In the second row there are 12 burials, and in the third there are 11. Well maintained site with cemented stone wall enclosure with iron gate. The wail and cap were repaired in the Fall of 1998. Extensive masonry repairs are still needed.
Site address: 1240 Schofer Rd. Birdsboro
Pin: 43-5336-04-90-2324 DB 1720 p. 0681
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Klein/Close Family Cemetery
Added by: Neil D Scheidt
 
Klein/Close Family Cemetery
Added by: Neil D Scheidt
 
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