|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1832, by Rev. Gabriel A. Reichert. Peter Kammerdeiner (Buried in this cemetery) was the first Elder and Christopher Rupp and Abraham Zimmerman, the first Trustees. (Both buried in this cemetery) After Rev. Reichert left, the pulpit was filled, intermittently, until 1876, when the Rev. Michael Sweigart became the Pastor. The number of members, then, was 72. The first Church edifice was made of logs and was 30 by 25 feet. The present structure is a frame, 40 by 35 feet and was erected in 1874 on a one acre lot donated by Jacob Kammerdeiner. (Also buried in this cemetery.) There are occasional services held there now and A.F. Shaffer was the pastor, in 1904.
Source: "Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, Her People, Past and Present," Vol. I, J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago, Il, 1914, pp. 238-239.
The original and secondary Church buildings are now gone and the cemetery remains. Most of the markers are in good shape and the cemetery appears to be well maintained.
From Kittanning, PA, at the intersection of Pennsylvania State Route 28/66 and Pennsylvania State Route 85, drive north on 28/66 for a total distance of 10.35 miles to the intersection of 28/66 and Calhoun School Road. (If you get to the truck pull off, on Hogback Hill, you missed this intersection, by about ½ mile.)
At this intersection, turn right onto Calhoun School Road and drive 0.3 miles to the intersection at Cemetery Road. Here, you will turn left onto Cemetery Road and drive 0.3 miles to the Cemetery, on the left.