Reist Farm Cemetery (Penn Township)

Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
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The gravestones listed here were included on an undated but likely 1940s cemetery listing found at Lebanon County Historical Society for the "Reist Farm Cemetery," described as being 1/4 mile east of the Gibbel Cemetery. According to A. Hunter Rineer, Jr.'s guide to Lancaster County cemeteries, the Reist Farm Cemetery (family graveyard) was near the Reist Mennonite Meetinghouse and cemetery. This meetinghouse was located east of Fruitville Pike between North View Road and Fairland Road.

In 1860 the congregation changed its name to Kauffman church, and the contents of the graveyard were moved to the present Kauffman's Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The gravestones in the family cemetery do not appear to have been moved.

The graveyard is described in other places as having been above a spring, which would place it to the west of North View Road. On the cemetery map, I have marked the probable location.

In July 2016 I followed the stream to the spring head and searched the area around it, but no trace of the stones could be found. None of the neighbors were aware of any previous graveyard.

—Denise Witwer Lahr

GPS Coordinates: 40.14924, -76.35864

  • Added: 8 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2609250