From the: Pennsylvania Archives, Vol III
Copied & Contributed by Alfred R. Justice (no date given)
transcribed by Carolyn Leonard 2008

Pennsylvania Gravestone Inscriptions

Conewago, or Low Dutch, Graveyard

about four miles from Gettysburg

(formerly York Co, now Adams Co)

Click here to see photos of the stones remaining in 2008

  1. 1.  Eleanor Bercaw (Brokaw) died 9 August 1833 aged 17 years, 23 days.

  2. 2.  Jane, wife of Garrett Demaree, died 13 February 1825

  3. 3.  (initials only) S. H. 1777 (very old rough stone)

  4. 4.  Margaret Lash (2nd line) Ells ...(broken) died 25 August 1803 age 40 years, 2 mos.

  5. 5.  (initials only) M.S. 1777 (rough stone)

  6. 6.  (initials only) M. L. (no date)

  7. 7.  George William Lashells, son of Ralph and Mary Lashells, died 12 april 1812, aged 12 months, 20 days.

  8. 8.  Sophia Lashells, dau of Ralph and Mary Lashells, died 28 Dec 1813, aged 4 yrs, 8 mos.

  9. 9.  Eliza Monfort, consort of Francis Monfort, died 29 Oct 1828, aged 27 years, 4 mos, 19 days.

  10. 10.  Elizabeth, wife of Peter Monfort, died 7 October 1830, aged 35 years, 11 months.

  11. 11.  Margaret, wife of David Monfort, died 2 February 1858, aged 40 years, 3 months.

  12. 12.  Sarah Monfort, died 14 October 1831 aged 63 years, 5 months, 1 day

  13. 13.  John Monfort, died 9 March 1838, aged 87 years.

  14. 14.  G.B. Brinkerhoff, born 9 Oct 1719, died 3 Jan 1810, aged 90 years 2 mos, 24 days. (one stone: George Brinkerhoff and wife; the first family who settled in PA in 1770)

  15. 15.  (initials only) A.P. (old stone, no other inscription)

  16. 16.  (initials only) B.P. (old stone, no other inscription)

  17. 17.  Mary Van Duyn, consort of Dennis, aged 49 years; died 19 Feb 1810

  18. 18.  Susan Van Duyn, consort of Ralph, aged 77 years; died 14 Dec 1805

  19. 19.  Margaret Brinkerhoff, relict of Garret, died 25 Mar 1867, aged 82 years, 7 mos, 29 da.

  20. 20.  Garret Brinkerhoff, died 19 Set 1862, aged 75 years, 4 months, 8 days.

  21. 21.  Sarah Brinkerhoff, died June 1852, aged 35 years, 9 months, 6 days

  22. 22.  Martha C. Brinkerhoff, died 6 Apr 1852, aged 32 years, 2 months, 23 days.

  23. 23.  Eliza Brinkerhoff, died 8 Mar 1888, aged 69 years, 8 mo, 9 days

  24. 24.  Lydia Jane Baldwin, daughter of J.J. & S. Baldwin, died 3 May 1855, aged 4 mos., 23 days.

  25. 25.  Jacob Baldwin, son of J.J. & S. Baldwin died 9 July 1856, aged 3 years, 5 days.

  26. 26.  Joseph Hitcheon, died 25 Oct 1854, aged 66 years, 9 mos, 21 days.

  27. 27.  Sarah McCreary, born 28 Jan 1786; died 24 Dec 1858.

  28. 28.  David McCreary, born 18 Dec 1793; died 17 Aug 1858.


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Here is another listing, sent by Judy Cassidy of Pennsylvania:


This document is located in the PA State Library and the title is:  Adams Co. Church, Rec. Vol 1, pub. Gettysburg: Luthern Seminary, 1969-1971, Gettysburg, Pa


CEMETERY OF REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF CONEWAGO - ON THE LOW DUTCH ROAD, EAST OF HUNTERSTOWN, ADAMS CO. PA.


B

BALDWIN,

Lydia Jane, dau. of J. J. and S. Baldwin died May 3, 1855, age 4 mo. 23 days.


BEREAU,

In memory of Eleanor Bercau, d. Aug. 9, 1833, age 74 years, 1 mo. 23 da.; George Bercau, d. May 29, 1817 age, 59y. 11 mo. 26 da.; In memory of Amy Coshun Bercau, wife of Peter Bercau, who departed this life on the 10th day of April  1810, age 56 y. 1 mo. 6 da.; Peter Bercau, Sr. who departed this life on the 15th day of Oct. 1823, aged 70 yrs. 9. mo. ;Son George Bercau d. Feb. 21, 1863, age 85 yrs.; Ann Bercau, b. Aprl 16, 1803, d. June 19, 1879,; Peter Bercau, b. Sept. 13, 1807, d. Oct. 28 1890; Elizabeth Bercau, b. Oct. 16, 1810, d. Nov. 2, 1890; Hannah Bercau b. Nov. 12, 1820, d. Aug. 15, 1900.


BRINKERHOFF,

 Margaret Cassatt relict of Garret Brinkerhoff, d. Mar. 25, 1867, aged 82y, 7 mo. 20 da.;' Garret Brinkerhoff, d. Sept. 19, 1862, aged 75 yrs. 4 mo. 8 da. (Son of John 1st 1759-1838) - Lt, War of 1812; Sarah Brinkerhoff, d. June 10, 1852, aged 35 yrs. 9 mo. 26 da; Martha C. Brinkekrhoff, d. April 6, 1852, aged 32 y. 2 mo. 23day; Eliza Brinkerhoff, d. Mar. 8, 1888, aged 69 yrs 8 mo. 9 das; Martin Brinkerhoff, d. Ap. 3, 1849, aged 56 yrs, 26 da. B. March 7, 1793, s/o John 1759-1838. In memory of George Brinkerhoff and wife, The FIRST family of that name that settled in Penna. in 1770; George b. b. Oct.  9, 1719, d. Jan. 3, 1810, age 90 yrs, 2 mo. 24 da.; George B., b. Oct. 9 1719, d. Jan. 3, 1810 aged 90 yrs, 2 mo. 24 da; Susan Brinkerhoff, d. June 2, 1841, aged 37 yrs; James Brinkerhoff, d. Jan. 12, 1838 , aged 38 yrs (son of John 1759-1838; Rachael Consort of Isaac Brinkerhoff, d. Sept. 20, 1835, aged 36 y (Maiden name is McCreary); Isaac Brinkerhoff, d. Dec. 24, 1863, age 67 y, 6 mo. 4 da., born June 20, 1796, son of John 1759-1838; In memory of John Brinkerhoff who departed this life May 13, 1838, age 79 yrs, 1 mo. 7 da. born 4/16/1759; Mrs. Sarah, w/o John Brinkerhoff, d. June 29, 1822, age 57 yrs. 3 mo. 21 day. (Maiden name Van Orsdale, m. Jan. 25, 1785.


C

CASSAT

In memory of David Cassat, who departed this life Dec. 29, 1823, aged 81 yrs. also in memory of Sarah Cassat, w/o David Cassat, who departed this life Apr. 27, 1800 aged 59 yrs. Sacred to the memory of Jacob Cassat, Sr. died May 14, 1813, age 58 yrs. James McIlhenny, s/o Jacob and Sarah Cassat, d. Mar. 28, 1840, aged about 4 years.


COSHUN

 Sarah, relict of Joseph Coshun, d. Mar. 8, 1852, aged 64 yrs. 2 mo. 8 da.; Joseph Coshun d. Jan 13, 1848, aged 52 yrs; Amanda Coshun d. Apr. 12, 1846, aged 23 yrs. 8 mo. 3 da; In memory of John Coshun who departed this life Apr. 21, 1821, aged 56 yrs.


COWNOVER

Caty Cownover, who departed this life, July 19, 1822, aged 71 yrs,; John Cownhover, who departed this life Maay 20, 1832, age 85 yars.


D

DEMAREE

In memory of Isaac Deemaree, who departed this life April the 13, 1828, aged 24 yrs; In memory of David Demaree, Sr., he ws b. in the East of New Jersey, Bergan Co., in Nov. 1731 and departed this llfe in Nov. 1808, aged 77 yrs; In memory of Jane, wife of Garrret De maree, who departed this life Feb. 12, 1825.


H

HULICK

Isaac, infant son of Peter and Mary Hulick, d. Mar. 27, 1821, age 11 mo. 10 da.


K

KITCHEON

Joseph Kitcheon d. Oct. 25, 1854, aged 66 yrs.


L

LASHELLS

Here lies the body of Margaret Lashells who departed this life the 29th day of Aug. in the year of our Lord. A. D. 1803, aged 40 years, 2 mo. ; George William, son of Ralph and Mary Lashells, died Apri. 1, 1812, aged 12 mo. 20 days; Sophia Ester, dau. of R. Lashells, d. Dec. 28, 1813, age 4 yrs.


M

MCCREARY

Sarah McCreary b. Jan. 28, 1786, d. Dec. 24, 1858. David McCreary b. Dec. 18, , 1793, d. Dec Aug. 17, 1858;


MCDANNEL 

In memory of Mary, consort of David McDannel who ws born the 20 Feb. 1785 and departed this life Oct. 3, 1823, age 38 yrs.


MONFORT

Eliza Monfort, consort of Francis Monfort, d. Oct. 29, 1828, age 27  yrs, 4 mo. Here lies buried Elizabeth, wife to Peter Monfort, who departed this life Oct. 7, 1830, aged 35 yrs. 11 mo. Margaret, w/o David Monfort, d. Feb. 2, 1858, age 40 yrs, 3 mo.; Sarah Monfort d. Oct. 14, 1831, aged 63 yrs, 5 mo. 1 da.


MANFORT

John Manfort, d. Mar. 9, 1838, age 87 yrs.


O

OSBORN

Catarine Osborn, b. Mar. 16, 1821, d. July 7, 1891, aged 70 yrs, 3 mo. 22 da; Samuel Osborn, b. Dec. 27, 1759, d. Dec. 5, 1834, "A soldier in the Revolutionary War."; Margaret Osborn, b. Aug. 26, 1768 d. Dec. 25, 1829, age 71 yrs.


R

ROBISON

Mary Robison d. June 4, 1852, age 77yrs, 6 mo.


S

SALTZGIVER

Collumbus C. Saltzgiver s/o Michael Saltzgiver, d. Oct. 8, 1849, age 1 yr, 2 mo.


T

THOMPSON

William Anderson, s/o William and Mary Thompson, d. June 25, 1843, age 15 years.


V

VAN DUYN

In memory of Mary Van Duyn, consort of Dennis Van Duyn, who departed this life Feb. 19, 1810, age 49 years; In memory of Susannah Van Duyn, consort of Ralph Van Duyn who departed this life, Dec. 14. A. D. 1805, age 77 years.


VANORSDAL

Sallie Van Orsdal, b. Oct. 4, 1800, d. June 12, 1881; Sarah, dau. of Wm  & M. Van Orsdal, d. June 30, 1861, aged 34 yrs, 1 mo. 20 da; Mary, wife of William Van Orsdal, d. July 17, 1861, age 56 yrs, 1 mo. 8 da; William Van Orsdal, d. Feb. 6, 1858, age 60 yrs, 8 mo. 16 da.


VAN ARSDAL


In memory of Mary Van Arsdal, who departed this life May 19, 1835, in the 73rd year of her age.


W (Note I added these from Arthur Weaners book, Taxables of Conewago, pg. 74)

WEANER

David Weaner August 1969; Gypsy Boy, ca. 1910-12.




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I was unable to find an inventory online, other than the one given below.  Let me know if you know of one.  This list below, which I think was for both cemeteries, is from Ref:  The Star and Sentinel, Gettysburg, PA., January 8, 1884

<http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/church/conewago.htm

The article begins:  “I have copied the names, so far as I could decipher them, to be found in the cemeteries, and also from other sources have sought to make a list of the families represented in the Dutch Colony. I am sure that the list is incomplete. The colony was numerous. It must have been composed - this may surprise the reader - of not fewer than 150 families. Such names as I have gathered will be of interest. I will underscore the Christian names of heads of families - of those fathers who presented children for baptism between the years of 1769 and 1795 - and in CAPITALS the surnames still common in the county”:


(here is his list, but it is hard to follow all in one paragraph. I have tried to separate  the names as I could understand them but no guarantees!  --CL)


Aalsdorf, John Aaten, Ackerman, Henry Armerman (Ammerman, Anderson: Banta: Samuel, Albert, Henry, Abraham, David & Peter;


Bise, Daniel, Bodan, George Burnet (Bornet, Bonnet, Borgueriart?):

Brokaw/Berkas/Berca: Peter, John, Ferdinand and George:

Blonk, Abraham:

Brunner, George Biart (Bayard):

Breen, Phillip and Jeremiah, Bogart, Bergen,

BENNER, Abraham & John Brewer, John and Abraham Bodine,

BRINKERHOFF, Jacob, Ralph, Luke, William, Henry & John ;

Clax, Peter, Carmine, COLE: Francis,

Cassat/Cosarte, Peter & David

Cosine, Peter, Cornelius, Gerret and John

COWNOVER, John and Cornelius

Coshon, Cleton,

CHAMBERLAIN, Henry

Comingore, Isaac, John and Daniel

COVER/Covert,

Duree, Dates, DURBORAW, John Dennis, Dithers, Samuel Dunn, Dennis Dubois,

Demaree/Demarest: David, Samuel, Cornelius, Albert and Garret ;

DeBaum:  Joseph, Abraham and Isaac;

De Mott, Michael, William and Abraham

DUGRAFF, Garret Dorland, William Ditch,


Eichim, Richard; Samuel Errowin,

Fontine/Vontin/Faunteyn: Charles and Thomas;

James Freer, William Griggs, Harfon, Hutson,

Haal: Isaac & Ferdinand



HULICK, John Hols, Abraham HOFF, Hesekiah HOUGHTALIN, Daniel Horres, John & Christofel Houts, Beldwin Hammers, Hoagland, William & Cornelius Jewel,


JOHNSTON(Janson): Thomas, Abraham and Andrew

Peter Kaarmigal, Henry KLING, Cornelius Klopper,


KITCHEON, Richard; John & Bernard Kipp, John Knegf, Kraay (Cray), George Lashells,


LAROURR, Dangrage, Henry LITTELL, Cornelius LOTT, Ephraim Midday,


MYIERS, Nicholas; MARK, Peter Maston,

MONTFORT: Francis, Jacob, Lawrence & John


Nevious, Martin;

William Owens, John Oblinis, Isaac & Richard Parsell, Peter & Garret Peterson, Joseph Parris,


John Ringland, Reemsen, Benjamin Slot, James Stagg, Joseph Schamp, Henry Striker, SLEGEL, Sickels, George Sobring, Jacob, Bernard & John Snook, Christain Snedeker, SNYDER, Speedrr,


Terhune, Isaac; Toemonth, John & Peter


VANDYKE, Isaac; Van Kleef, Vannuys, Vanderbilt, Van Ordon, Van Nest, VAN ARSDALE, Abraham, Simon, Garret, Luke, John & Isaac;

Dennis Van Dine, Peter Van Sant, Van Pelt, Cornelius Van Nuys;

Van Harlingen, VAN SCIHAWK, Nicholas Van Horn, Henry Vanderveer, Thomas & Charles Van Tine,


Voorhees/Voris:  Ralph, Cornelius, Aaron & Garret;


Wickoff, Jacob, John & Abraham;

Westervelt, David, William, George, & Frederic;

Williamson, Benedict;  Yeury