The Neff Graveyard is shown on the 1864 Map of Manor Township, Lancaster Co., PA. The graveyard was destroyed during a road widening of Charlestown Road in the mid-1950's. The stones at the time were placed behind the stone barn located on the farm but later disappeared according to family members still living in the area.
Inscriptions are found in William Frederick Worner's: Grave Inscriptions of Lancaster County, PA, Graveyards, Manor Township, Vol. 13:, pages 159-160. Lancaster County Historical Society.
When Worner visited the site July 5, 1942, he recorded the following: "The Neff Graveyard, 20 by 20 feet, is on the farm of Ira H. Neff, in Manor Township about half a mile northeast of Central Manor camp meeting grounds, and is in a corn field next to the road. The little graveyard was so overgrown with weeds and blackberry bushes that we were unable to see the tombstones. We had to cut down the undergrowth to get at the tombs. The burial ground is undermined by groundhogs. We found five tomstones in an upright position [all Neff family graves]." (Worner)
"Earliest Recorded Burial- 1825
Latest Recorded Burial- 1870
Inscriptions are also recorded in Gerberich 1:1:198; found at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, PA. Also see: A. Hunter Rineer Jr., Churches and Cemeteries of Lancaster Co., PA, Lancaster County Historical Soc., Inc., Lancaster, PA, 1993, page 292.
Research by the Neff Family Historical Soc., Inc., Harrisburg, PA. 2010
GPS Coordinates: 40.01116, -76.42115
- Added: 3 Aug 2010
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2364555
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