Hoover-Huber Family Cemetery was originally located along Bullfrog Valley Road, north of
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.
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
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
cemetery is documented in the area surrounding Bullfrog Valley
Pond in the Derry Township map of 1875.
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
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.