Maxatawny Township: From Rt. 222 approximately 1.3 miles north of Kutztown bypass, right on Topton Rd. 1.1 miles, then right on High Rd. Cemetery formerly stood approximately one block from intersection on left side of road. Turn at school house.
Size: 52' x 130'
History: (See 1862 Atlas) Some stones were buried in a ditch and should be able to be recovered. About 1936 the Heffners, Sterling and Eugene, living on the land, removed the tombstones and put them in a ditch on the property. A stone was removed from the site to use at Kutztown University as an example of Pennsylvania culture. One stone found February, 1998, by a township supervisor was inscribed Jacob Heffner. (MHBA, ps, 616, 688 and 691 - all connected to earlier generations in Richmond Township.)
Gravemarkers and inscriptions: 2 inscribed stones, 1 fieldstone; Copied 1941 by M.B. Schmoyer & Paul Knedler
Heffner Jacob Nov. 12, 1782-Feb. 21, 1842 aged 59 39
Esther (Hoch) Jan. 30, 1791-May 11, 1850 aged 59 3 11
fieldstone - no inscription . .
Observations: Beginning across from the driveway of 363 High Rd. 4 rows into the field of 22 abreast toward the Paul Burkholder farm
near Rt. 222. Graves are laying southeast by northwest.
Site address: 139 High Rd. Kutztown
Pin: 63-5463-00-59-2446 DB 2458 p. 1628
GPS Coordinates: 40.52173, -75.71637
- Added: 25 Jan 2016
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2601847
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