Kelschner Burial Ground

Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorials 3 added (67% photographed)

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Oley Township: East side of Friedensburg Rd . .3 mile south of Rt. 73, on property of Vo-Tech School.
Size: Very irregular; 36' next to road or north; south 56'; west 60' and east 54'
History: In 1790 Jacob Kelchner is listed as a son-in-law of Victor Spies of Alsace. In 1794 George Kelchner of Richmond names a son Jacob. In a will dated 1814, Jacob of Oley orders that his estate be sold and divided among daughter Catharine; Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Wirth; 9 children of daughter Philippina, late wife of John Reiff; and to daughter Anna Margaret, wife of Daniel Popp.
Gravemarkers and inscriptions: 3 inscribed stones
Kolchner Jacob April 18, 1743-June 25, 1814 aged 71 2 7 veteran of Revolution
Barbara May 20, 1741-Aprilll, 1811 aged 701022
Yoder David 1812
Observations: Indicate 21 graves in all, in 4 rows. Original plot, along fence line, described as "badly neglected, without any fence or protection, covered with weeds and thorns." (C.L. De'Turk, 1930). Area is now much improved and maintained by the school.
Site address: 3307 Friedensburg Rd. Oley
Pin: 67-5348-01-28-9149 DB 2638 p.2342


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GPS Coordinates: 40.38368, -75.79765

  • Added: 7 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2603121