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The Nissley Farm Cemetery, according to Donald Koons, was located near the old Curry Mill along Spring Creek, southwest of the Park Golf Club. In another place, Koons reports that the cemetery was in the area of the American Water Company office. Another resident who would know, Jay Curry, agrees.


Unfortunately, the cemetery is not documented on the map of Derry Township published in the Historical Atlas of Dauphin County, 1875 , but we can see the name Nissley on the map in the area that is suggested. In Fishburn's log, there is a record that John and John F. Fishburn were brought from Nissley's land to the Fishburn Cemetery . Further, in the log, Fishburn writes, “brought fm Nissley's Land now vacated” which would lead us to believe that the Nissley Cemetery ceased to exist at that point.


There were many branches of the Nissley family in the area so there could have been a number of Nissley family plots. A number of lists have been found that abound with the Nissley family name. We believe that this plot was a relatively small plot so probably none of the lists we have actually represent the plot from the farm we seek. The names are reproduced here, just in case someone is missing some Nissley names.

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.

One Nissley farm had these burials:

Heicher Christian
Heicher Elizabeth
Heicher Henrich
Heicker Catharine
Heucher Barbara
Heucher Catharine
Heucher Jacob
Heucher Johannes
Heucher John
Heucher Maria
Miller Andrew
Miller Anny
Mumma Elizabeth
Niessley Elizabeth
Niessley John
Nisle Elizabeth
Nisle Martin
Nisley Anna
Nisley Martin
Nisley Samuel

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