Plainfield Cemetery
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Plainfield Cemetery

Also known as Saint Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery

Plainfield Township, Northampton County , Pennsylvania, USA

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  • Get directions 1422 Church Road
    Plainfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 18072 USA
  • Cemetery ID: 2162996

The Plainfield Cemetery is directly across the road from St Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church. There is no cemetery office onsite. The cemetery's oldest sections are directly across from the church while the newer sections are spread out above and behind the older sections. According to records, the Reformed Congregation received a land grant in 1750. The Lutheran Congregation was organized in 1805. Equal property rights were granted to the Lutheran Congregation in 1832.

In the early 1940s, Rev. Amandus S. Leiby, Pastor of St. Peter's Reformed Congregation took on the task of going through the oldest sections of the cemetery and copying the inscriptions on the gravestones, row by row. The records of his work can be found in the Marx Room at the Easton Area Public Library. He listed that there could be errors due to wear of the gravestones but he tried to use the best light to provide an accurate record. He found evidence that many were buried, at that time with no markers and may never have had any.

Sometime before his recording the cemetery had been neglected for many years with even sheep grazing to keep down the grass and weeds. A movement among the congregation was made to clean up and improve the cemetery. The congregation cleaned up the cemetery and all the gravestones found were set in straight rows and each marker was set in cement. This is how the oldest section currently looks today, with straight rows of gravestones standing and how the Rev. Leiby created the records of the gravestones he found in the 1940's.

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  • Added: 8 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 2162996