Nov. 28, 1740 Tulpehocken Township Berks County Pennsylvania, USA
1796 Schuylkill County Pennsylvania, USA
Name: John Cunradt Muench Parent: Peter Muench Location: Tulpehocken Birth Date: 28 Nov 1740 Baptism Date: 05 Sep 1742 Sponsor: Cunradt Scharf and his wife Appollonia SOURCE: Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania
"St. Clair, Schuylkill Co., Penna., April 9, 1913 I, Edwin Minnich, do hereby certify that the unmarked grave in the northwest corner of old St. Peter's Lutheran and Reformed burying ground, laid out about 1780, one and a quarter miles west of Cressona, Schuylkill County, is that of my great grandfather, Capt. Conrad Minnich, who lived at the present site of the Seven Stars Hotel, Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Penna. He died 1796 and his wife, Elizabeth Zerbe, of Heidelberg Township, Berks County, died about 1799, and they were buried beside each other in the above designated cemetery; when a boy I frequently visited this spot with my great aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth Minnich, who lived nearby, and whom I assisted in fixing up the graves of her parents. I identify the grave by its proximity to the fence and a large tree, since hewn down, the stump of which is still standing,and also by a tombstone adjoining their headstones which were of sand stone and have long since been destroyed by the elements. Edwin J. Minnich."
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of April, 1913.Frank Little, Notary Public
GRAVES OF "MEN OF 1776" MARKED The work of erecting the Revolutionary War tombstones of Capt.Conrad Minnich and George Zerbe, early settlers of this locality, was completed early this week. Conrad Minnich is interred in St. Peter's cemetery, an old burying ground layed out 1780-'90, in Beaver Valley, (Schnickle Creek Dahl), one and a quarter miles west of Cressona; Conrad Minnich's wife, Elizabeth Zerbe, for whom a tombstone was also erected, was a sister of George Zerbe.
However, there is this record also:
Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots about Conrad Capt Minnich Name: Conrad Capt Minnich Cemetery: St John's Cem Location: nr Cressona PA 49
"GRAVES OF "MEN OF 1776" MARKED
The work of erecting the Revolutionary War tombstones of Capt. Conrad Minnich and George Zerbe, early settlers of this locality, was completed early this week.
Conrad Minnich is interred in St. Peter's cemetery, an old burying ground layed out 1780-'90, in Beaver Valley, (Schnickle Creek Dahl), one and a quarter miles west of Cressona; and George Zerbe is buried in St. John's Union cemetery, Friedensburg.
Conrad Minnich's wife, Elizabeth Zerbe, for whom a tombstone was also erected, was a sister of George Zerbe. Another sister, Anna Maria Zerbe, was the wife of Leonard Rieth (Reed), Wagon Master in General Washington's army at Trenton and Valley Forge, a rank corresponding to that of Colonel, in the battalions of militia of that period. St. Jacob's church records, next to the Red church, below Orwigsburg, the oldest in Schuylkill County, show him and his wife to have been buried m that cemetery, several miles below Pinegrove, but his grave has not as yet been fully identified.
These graves, with the exception of one, all had red sandstone tombstones, which long since succumbed to the ravages of time and the weather.
Gowen Post, G. A. R. furnished the Grand Army markers for the graves, and the P. O. S. of A. and Washington Camp, of Friedensburg, and Dentzer Post, G. A. R., assisted by W. C. No. 73 and the I. 0. I. A. of Cressona, will assume the responsibility of decorating the graves on Memorial Day.
Three of these tombstones were obtained from the U. S. War Department, Quartermasters Corps, U. S. Army, D. C, by Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott, who supervised their erection. The work at Friedensburg was done by the sextons of the church and that of Capt. Conrad Minnich's and wife, Elizabeth Zerbe, was performed by Edwin J. Minnich, of St. Clair, a lineal descendant.
(Conrad and Elizabeth Zerbe Minnich's son, Jacob Minnich, married Maria Pott, daughter of John and Maria Lesher Pott, and sister of Benjamin Pott, who were the great grandparents of the above.) — Pottsville "Republican.
(J. H. Zerbey, editor of the "Republican," furnished the tombstone for Mrs. Minnich and made the work possible.)"