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Although no markers remain in the suggested location of this cemetery today, the Hoffman Cemetery is believed to have been situated west of the Gingrich Cemetery that is along the Old Hershey Road. According to local historian Donald Koons, the cemetery was located a short distance south of the Lehman (Vian) Schoolhouse but on the opposite side of the rise from where the Gingirch Cemetery is still located. According to Koons, there were 12-14 stones there at one time that have all since disappeared.


During the 1960s, four stone tops were found in a pile of rubble and were removed and placed in a garden near a waterfall. Only initials were carved on the stones. The initials are carved in different fonts. Two stones carved in a plain font bear the initials A M F and G F while two other stones, with a fancier font bear the initials U M T and M T. No identification of the individuals commemorated by the stones has ever been made but the description of where they were found matches Donald Koon's description of the location of the Hoffman Farm Cemetery.




According to the log of the Fishburn Cemetery, Susan Snavely who died August 25, 1849 was taken from here and moved to the Fishburn Cemetery.

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.


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