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 STOVERDALE  CEMETERY

 

List and location of Stoverdale plots

The picturesque 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 does appear.

The 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.

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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