Hill Farm Burial Ground

Location
Kempville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorials 2 added

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Richmond Township: From Rt. 222 1.5 miles north of Rt. 662, left on Kempsville Rd. to stop sign. Site probably was on first farm on left past stop sign.
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History: According to Hill family history HSBC GA-L923 Volume 1, John Frederick Hill married Maria Hottenstein, the widow of Jacob Hottenstein and a daughter of Jacob Levan. They had 2 children; George, 1766- and John Frederick, 1772-. John Sr. served in the Revolutionary War. John Frederick Hill Jr. married Catharine Conner. They moved to Fort Jenkins on the Susquehanna. Maria died on the ancestral home of the Hills in Richmond Twp., but formerly the Hottenstein farm. (Broken gravestones found in November, 1939 indicated a private cemetery on this farm.) Dr. Rudolf Hommel and Mrs. Elda Hill Miller, then owners of the farm, found a stone with this epitaph:
Hottenstein Jacob 1728-1756
Observations: Permission not yet granted. This land is owned by a quarry company and has been zoned to quarry. It is important that an evaluation take place before all evidence is disturbed.
Site address: 234 Kempsville Rd. off Rt 222 south of Kutztown
Pin: 72-5433-02-85-0022* DB 2043 p. 1502

The cemetery site is about .1 mile north of Eagle Road. The site is now in the front lawn of a white ranch home. There is a small rectangular depression consistent with a disturbed area. No actual cemetery remains. There is the remains of a water pump, probably from the old well, on the front lawn. The front lawn, water pump and the “cemetery” were most likely at the rear of the original homestead.

GPS Coordinates: 40.50896, -75.81389

  • Added: 13 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2603691