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The Hershey Brehm Cemetery is located on a farm owned by Indian Echo Caverns off Middletown Road near State Route 322. Permission for access must be obtained from the owner. The cemetery is extremely dangerous due to overgrowth of briars, vines, poison ivy, and numerous ground hog holes.

A recording of the stones was made about 1980 by Donald Koons, a local historian. Both the Derry Township Historical Society and the Hummelstown Area Historical Society later recorded some additional information. A number of stones are carved in German script but even more stones are in pieces.

Although burials had been made in the cemetery from 1811 through 1863, no indication of the cemetery is found on the map of Derry Township in the Dauphin County Historical Atlas of 1875. According to the log of the Fishburn Cemetery, Barbara Fishburn was moved from this cemetery and taken to the Fishburn Cemetery in 1873. Only about half of the 44 tombstones present today record valuable information. A number of members of the Huber family were buried here but most of the information is lacking.

We would be happy to conduct a cemetery search or do more extensive research for you.  The cemetery search would include all Derry Township cemeteries plus others that are closely associated with our township.  Most of the names in our cemetery database are not available elsewhere on the Internet.  The cost is $5 per surname and you may supply up to three alternate spellings (total of four).  If you find your ancestors in the list below and require additional information, please contact us

For more thorough research, please request a copy of our research policy.   In addition, our obituary list and our name index of “lost and found” ancestors may be of interest to you.  Please check our main library page for these and other links, as we continue to update our information on line.

Names of those who were buried - Available soon.


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