|Death: ||May 6, 1782|
On May 6, 1782 a battle engagement took place at an area by the Frederick Wise homestead, Limestone Township. Among Captain John George Overmyer's men wounded were Private Edward Tate and killed were said to be Sergeants John Lee (Buried at Dry Run or perhaps re-buried at the Lee family homestead?) & James Reyner. The bodies were prepared for burial by Mrs. Barbara Overmyer and others and buried (Rizner) on the bank of Penn's Creek near the Overmyer residence, their graves being marked by stones brought up from the edge of the creek.(Dry Run Cemetery). Captain Overmeier was with his men in pursuit of the Indians.
The size of the old Overmyer homestead was 30 by 30 feet, two stories high, built of nice hewn white pine logs a foot thick and many of them nearly two feet wide. There was a porch all along the south side facing the road running to New Berlin. There was a cellar under only a half of the house, the cellar wall having an arch in it at the northeast corner and through it bubbled the waters of a spring called Silver Spring, which flowed diagonally across the cellar to the southwest corner and discharged into Sweitzer's Run. On the right side of this Run lay the bodies of George Etzweiler, Sgt. John Lee (< though there was some speculation his grave could have been removed to the Lee homestead? - Major John Lee & most of his remaining family were killed in an Indian attack 3 months later) and Sgt. James Raynor, who were killed by the Indians.
Dry Run Cemetery
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: L.G. Overmyer
Record added: Feb 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48891306