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.
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.
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
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.