Hamburg Tuberculosis Sanatorium Cemetery

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Hamburg Tuberculosis Sanatorium Cemetery

Location
Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorials 183 added (99% photographed)

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The Hamburg Tuberculosis Sanatorium building had several names over the years, however during the time the cemetery was in use, it was known as the Tuberculosis Sanatorium. The cemetery is in the rear of the grounds of the Hamburg Center, overlooking route 78.

The Hospital opened in 1914,closed as a Sanatorium in 1959, and is open yet today, serving the needs of disabled youth and adults. The state has announced it's planned closure.

The majority of those buried in the cemetery died of tuberculosis, some with contributing factors. A large number were immigrants sent here from other parts of the state. When researching the death certificates we learned that many were miners. Although many more died here that were not buried on the grounds, a good many were not claimed by their families for burial elsewhere and laid to rest in the peaceful wooded lot.

While many burial grounds run by the state or county government are often unmarked graves or marked by numbers only, each gave here is inscribed with their name, date of death and the words "rest in peace".



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GPS Coordinates: 40.5631, -75.9703

  • Added: 21 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2632947