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EBY - OBERHOLTZER  CEMETERY

Although 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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 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 buried in this cemetery include:

Behm Christian
Behm Veronica
Bernhert Jacob
Blecker Amos
Demuth Anna
Demuth Catharina
Demuth Elizabeth
Demuth Jao_a_?
Demuth Margaret
Demuth Maria
Eby Christian
Eby Christian
Eby Elizabeth
Eby Mary
Eby Peter
Hummer Racheal
Langenecker Anna
Langenecker Daniel
Lyland ? John
Menbeck Jacob
Moyer John
Oberholtzer Catharina
Oberholtzer Christian
Oberholtzer John
Oberholtzer Katherine
Oberholtzer Lea
Oberholtzer Magdalena
Oberholtzer Maria
Oberholtzer Maria
Oberholtzer Martin
Oberholtzer Martin
Oberholtzer Verona
Sanders Rosanna
Stauffer Johannes
Weaver Anna
Witman Anthony
 

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