Hafner Cemetery

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Hafner Cemetery

Also known as Shaffer's Burying Ground

Brockway, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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The first death in Brockwayville was that of a little child of Alonzo and Huldah Brockway, who died in 1828 or 1829, and was buried on the bank of the Toby Creek, near where the old hotel stands, but its grave has long since disappeared. The next burial place for the dead was a field by the roadside, on what is now the Marvin Allen farm, and where, in one corner, the first to die in the township, also a little child of Jacob Shaffer, was laid away. In that little city of the dead, which was called "the Shaffer's burying ground," were buried Joel Clark, and Chloe, his wife, Bailey Hughes, A.J. Ingalls, Jacob Myers, Comfort D. Felt, Joel Clark, Jr., and Mary, his wife, with their children, Hiram, Willie and. Jane. This grave- yard, which is about one mile from Brockwayville, is not now used, as Mr. Marvin, at his death, requested that no more interments should be made there.


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  • Added: 19 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2327875