this graveyard is just east of the Derry Township boundary line in the
village of Campbelltown,
a number of Derry Township residents (mainly Oberholtzer
and Eby family members) are buried here. Most of the cemetery
is on a privately owned farm, and is adjacent to a recent housing
development at the end of a cul de sac at the end of Essex
Drive. The cemetery is located
in South Londonderry Township in Lebanon County.
cemetery is enclosed by a wire fence supported by pressure treated
wood posts and contains about 75 stones, most carved in German
script. The remaining stones are extremely weathered and difficult
to read. The oldest legible stone dates to 1828. Volunteers from
the Derry Township Historical Society recorded this old cemetery
in 1998 with the expertise of a high school German teacher.
Lebanon County Historical Society (LCHS) also has information
about this cemetery and the early settlers buried here. The LCHS
list was compiled from the cemetery recording done in the 1980s
by Donald Rhoads, Jr., and a list recorded by the Lancaster Mennonite
Historical Society in the 1930s. The list includes records from
the old Dr. D. G. Risser Farm ½ mile south of Campbelltown
and the old Dr. H. G. Risser Farm ½ mile north of Campbelltown.
Many of the stones have been destroyed or moved from their original
positions. See LCHS#16879.
listing provided here is a compilation of the known lists.
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.