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Birth: 1737
Death: unknown

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Early records of Schwarzwald were lost. The church is estimated to have formed in 1737. Beginning with a log cabin and was later replaced with a stone structure. And later in 1870, with a brick structure which stands today. The cornerstone was laid on Jul 17, 1870. In mid 1950s additions and paved parking lots were added. And in 1962 another addition was added. With each of these major building upgrades, graves and tombstones were displaced and or paved over. Except for the last change in 1962, no records are found as to the disposition of the graves and stones. The names on the plaque represent those known graves moved or covered prior to the major addition. All the readable stones were transcribed. There were a total of 147 stones, 31 unreadable, faded or missing. These stones, as well as other earlier removed, and burial remains, are thought to be below the concrete floor of the social hall. The tombstone transcription data details was further transcribed and entered into findagrave and ancestry.com by Neil Scheidt in 2010. Also see http://berks.pa-roots.com, go to cemeteries' and then go down the list of names until you see Schwarzwald and plaque.


In 1945, circa 1955 and again in 1986 every readable tombstone was recorded. EVERY PRE-CIVIL WAR PERIOD TRANSCRIPTION FROM THOSE LISTS HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO THIS WEBSITE ALONG WITH THE GRAVE LOCATION. ALL OTHER MEMORIALS CREATED AND NOT MENTIONED BELOW, WITHOUT A GRAVE LOCATION, IS LIKELY SPECULATION IF NO BURIAL SOURCE IS PROVIDED.
Although in 1945, before any know excavation was started for building expansion, a full cemetery tombstone transcription was accomplished by J. Sturgis Nagle, Mrs. C.M. Steinmetz and Mrs Jacob V.R. Hunter. This study failed to list many others which were later transcribed and included on the plaque from 1955. And they were clearly readable in the latter project. Where were these stones in 1945? These additional burials are shown below with an (*)below. Perhaps they were stored, buried, or unable to be read then. When the earth was excavated for the addition in 1955, many bodies were found without identification beneath the earth. An unknown burial section of the church to members living then. Perhaps there were some stones among these remains unknown in 1945 and then read in 1955, and placed on the plaque. I was informed by a very old member that these remains were left as is and that all the stones still standing were placed with them and the entire area covered with the addition floor and parking lot.

Although most pioneer residents of Exeter attended Schwarzwald church and had baptisms, marriages and funeral services by the incumbent pastor, many were not buried here. They were buried on their homestead cemeteries. The cemeteries located and documented include Bishop, Boone, Close/Kline, Custard, Deturk/Boone, Frill, Guldin, Hechler/Esterly, Levan, Lincoln 1,2,3, Messersmith, Neukirk, Ritter 1,2, Schneider/Snyder, Wagner and Young/Kissling. Many more are unknown in this age. Sadly, many of the tombstones have been buried, stolen, plowed under, or are unreadable.




Names on the plaque at Schwarzwald United Church of Christ
transcribed in 1955
In Memorium
June 10, 1962
This plaque is in loving remembrance of those whose last resting places were relinquished by consent of the surviving relatives that they might contribute to the growth of Schwarzwald United Church of Christ. The church school unit is a living tribute to their unselfish interest and faith in this beloved church.
Known names as follows of burials on the old Schwarzwald graveyard. Names with (*) were not included in the 1945 survey.
Henry Hoffa *
Sarah Hoffa *
Joseph Hahn
Hans Martin Coricer
Susanah Lorah
Michael Lorah
Samuel Faber
Susanna Faber
Mary Faber
John Farber
Catherine Farber
Elizabeth Hunter
Hannah Fry
Henry Fry
Johannes Farber
Elizabeth Farber
Reuben Goodhart
Lovenia Goodhard
Benjamin Guthart
Fredrick Guthart
Maria Guthard
Mary Louisa Goodhart
Amelia Schaffer
David Schaffer *
Christina Huett
Heinrich Huyett
Johannes Neikirch
Anna Catherine Neikirch
Anna Maria Hyett *
Maria Hyett *
Elizabeth Huyett *
John Huyett
Franklin Huyett
Michael Christ *
Isaac Huyett
Samuel Hyett
Sarah Hyett
Henry Hyett
Levi Hyett
Mary Hyett
Ephraim Hyett
John Klinger
Jacob DeTurck
Esther DeTurck
Catherine DeTurck
Samuel DeTurck
Infant Mason
John Mason
Catherine (Berz) Ries
Charles Sylvester Ries
Mary Elizabeth Ries
Rachael Breusch Ries
Abraham J. Ries
Anna M. Ries
Isaac Rlohs
Rebecca Stoudt
Elizabeth Spatz
Jacob Spatz
Dortherine Brumbach
Susannah Brumbach
Daniel Guldin
Hannah Guldin
Jacob Guldin
Margaretha Guldin
George Washington Gulden
Ann Catherine Guldin
Louisa Lies
Amos Lies
Anna Dieter
Jeremia Dieter
Charles Housum
Peter Lindermuth
Catherine Lindermuth
Frances Housum
John Peter Housum
Daniel Dreher
Catherine Christian
Jacob Christian
John Breahm
Hannah Breahm
Hannah Questro
Arin Questro
2-Helena Questro
Henrietia Davidheiser *
Sarah Davidheiser *
2-D/O William & Rachel Gilbert
Jacob Klohs
Susanna Klohs
Perry Gilbert
Not Readable Hofer (Gertraud Hoffer 1777-1826)
Johannes Hoffer *
Maria Hoffer *
Jacob Reifschnider *
Sarah Reifschider *
William Henry Lorah *
Rebecca Reifschnider *
Sarah Lorah *
Jacob Baum *
Elizabeth Baum *
Infant Baum *
Henrietta Baum *
Elizabeth Coller *
2-Henry Klein *
William Diehl *
Catherine Briedegam *
Henry K. Bechtel *
Jacob C. Bechtel *
Lydia Bechtel *
Frederich Henry Leinbach *
This plaque presented by Mabel L. Kramer and Claude W. Kline in memory of our
parents Walter W. and Estella Kline.

Names of defunct cemetery from 1945 survey not included or transcribed above:

John Vogt
Maria Huyett 1752
Jacob Huyett 1752
Peggy Huyett 1789
Magdalene Huyett 1791
Catharine Huyett 1789
Susanna Huyett 1763
John Huyett 1765
John Wietz
Maria Eliz. Ritter 1744
Isaac Noll 1839
George Holl 1839
John Huyett 1830
Henry Rose 1747
Samuel Huyett 1798
Elizabeth Huyett 1806


Submitted by Neil D. Scheidt 
 
Burial:
Schwarzwald Cemetery *
Jacksonwald
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Neil D Scheidt
Record added: Jan 07, 2013
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Added by: Neil D Scheidt
 
 
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 Added: May. 24, 2013
 
 
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