Stoverdale United Methodist Church owns this cemetery, which was
established as a memorial to Mary and Edward Stover's only child,
Edward, Jr. A promising law student at Dickinson College, Edward,
Jr., died in 1870. His father set aside part of the farm, about
three miles south of Hummelstown, as a fitting spot for a house
of worship and an adjoining cemetery.
The cemetery is located along Middletown Road at Wood Road in
Derry Township. The cemetery abbreviation, "Cem", does not appear
on the Derry Township map published in the Dauphin County
Historical Atlas of 1875, p. 69, however, the cross symbol
cemetery is active and well maintained. The Capital Area Genealogical
Society recorded the cemetery and published their list in 1994.
Volunteers for the Derry Township Historical Society verified
the list in 1995 documenting 274 burials.
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.