The cemetery is just off Route 225 or Peters Mountain Road on Matamoras Road in the community of Matamoras, south of Halifax, Dauphin, Pennsylvania. The name of the cemetery comes from the current name of the church that owns the cemetery. If you know of other names for this cemetery, please contact me so I can add them here. Rich said he has in his notes that the cemetery name may have been Bethel Cemetery at some point. A Comprehensive Genealogy of the Enders Family, Volume III 1740 - 2004, published by the Enders Family Association lists Bethel Cemetery as the burial location of several of their family members, which are also some of those that are buried in this cemetery. Vol. 1 of Dauphin County Vital Records by Rice, Germani and Dellock lists the "Old Church of God Cemetery", Matamoras.
I had been working on transcribing various cemeteries in the area and suggested that my son might want to tackle this little broken down cemetery as his eagle scout project. Not only did he clean up the cemetery with help from his scout troup and families, but he created a web site with pictures of stones, transcriptions, and a map. [Since geocities was shut down, I am looking for a new home for his full project. I will add the link once we have it back online.]
Please note that contact info for Sam and some of the links are not current, and there are transcription errors. When I added the memorials on Find A Grave, I also added more information and corrections from my research and suggestions from others. If you have more information, I would be happy to add it for you.
If you have access to Ancestry.com, check out the Dauphin County Cemetery Project or the William Benjamin Lentz Family Trees for more information about many of the individuals in this cemetery.
GPS Coordinates: 40.43878, -76.93253
- Added: 28 Jun 2006
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2180490
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