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HOOVER / HUBER   FAMILY  CEMETERY

The Hoover-Huber Family Cemetery was originally located along Bullfrog Valley Road, north of Wood Road and just west of Bullfrog Valley Road on Hershey Farm 46B, in Derry Township. A list of those buried in the Hoover-Huber Cemetery has been available for some time on the Internet thanks to the courtesy of Audrey G. Risser from Elizabethtown, PA. The list was compiled in 1895. The same list, but under the name Huber Family Graveyard, appears to have been published in Elge's “Notes and Queries,” Third Series, Volume 1, pp 108-109. Although some reports indicate that sometime around 1933 the cemetery was plowed over and stones removed, a less sinister scenario seems more likely.

All names of those recorded as buried in the Hoover or Huber Cemetery are found in the list of burials in Spring Creek Cemetery with death dates but no burial dates. Since cemetery records at Spring Creek Cemetery burned in 1923, no burial dates are available for any people buried in that cemetery prior to the fire. If the bodies had been transferred after the fire, most likely there would be burial dates (usually the date of the re-interment). It seems quite reasonable that members of the Hoover-Huber families, once buried on private property were moved to the Spring Creek Cemetery, prior to the 1923 fire and therefore there is no record of a burial date.

Frequently, when burials were made in private or family cemeteries, head stones were inscribed with only first names, or relationship names. If the bodies and stones were later moved to a church or community cemetery, a monument was frequently inscribed with the complete names and appropriate dates for all individuals who were moved. The individual headstones were then frequently placed surrounding the monument. Such appears to be the case with the Hoover-Huber monument and the headstones that currently are found at Spring Creek Cemetery.

No cemetery is documented in the area surrounding Bullfrog Valley Pond in the Derry Township map of 1875.

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.

The names carved on the stones are listed below:

Crumel Elizabeth
Crumel Mary
Crumel Rachel
Crumel William
Huber Anna
Hoover Benjamin
Huber David
Huber Frederick
Huber George
Huber Isaac
Hoover Isaac
Huber Jacob
Huber Jacob
Huber John
Huber Maria
Huber Michael
Huber Samuel
Huber Samel
Reiter Ephraim
Reiter Henry
Reiter Jacob
Reiter Magdalena
Reiter Michael
Reiter Samuel
 

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