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Betty Walter (#47158204)
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RE: Gravestone photo
You are so welcome! I'm glad I could help.
Added by Laura on Sep 01, 2017 11:52 AM
Ken Hutton
Nicholas Decker, Jr. Memorial
The memorial #136066785 may be a duplicate of memorial #63288256. Ken
Added by Ken Hutton on Aug 19, 2017 8:19 PM
RE: Koontz Family in Dunker Cemetery

I went to the Western Maryland Library, did some online research and wrote to Kristen the Washington County Historical Society (who was very helpful) to get more information about the interments at the old Dunker/Dunkard cemetery in Funkstown. Here is what I found:

[from a booklet about Funkstown] "The Dunkard Church building became Red Mens Hall during World War II and then was bought by the American Legion in 1954. Today [1982], it is the Funkstown Apartments. The booklet states that, A cemetery, later black-topped over, was at the side of the church.

[info from Kristen] "There is no mention of the bodies being re-interred to another location. A copy of an 1877s map shows the Dunkard Church with a cemetery to its side, separate from the towns main cemetery two blocks away."

I kind of figured that paving over might be the case. Kind of sad to read that it is true.

I have searched the interment records for the Funkstown Cemetery, Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown and church cemeteries local to the location of the Dunker church and I don't find a single name on the list of interments at Dunker in any of those locations.

If you go to think link (,+Hagerstown,+MD+21740/@39.6102744,-77.7091322,127a,35y,295.6h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c9eda86fcab0c1:0x5c4aba3372ff2d3e!8m2!3d39.612381!4d-77.7100486) you will see the location of the church (the second building on the left that says "Sittin Pretty Pet Grooming") and you can see to the right of that the American Legion grounds. Right next to and behind the old church building are large paved areas that I would guess were once the cemetery.

Next time I'm going through this end of town I will stop by and see if there are any plaques or memorials that list the names of those once interred there but I'm going to guess that at the time it happened, no one gave any thought to those buried there or their descendants.

So, for now. That's all I've got. Sorry it's not better news.


Added by SusanVHF on Jun 07, 2017 5:23 PM
RE: Dunker Cemetery
You asked if I knew if the inhabitants of the Dunker Church Cemetery, West end of Funkstown, MD were reinterred elsewhere.

Gee... that's a good question. Since I am unfamiliar with this cemetery and I love a good mystery, I did some digging on the internet. I checked the records at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, a very likely candidate, but none of the names in their database match any of the names enumerated with that cemetery on F-a-G. So I checked Beaver Creek Church which is the closest cemetery to where Dunker was and again, came up short. Hmmm...

I saw that Mike Hahn created most of the memorials in the Dunker/Dunkard cemetery (and I see that you added a few). I know that he works from books of church records found in the Western MD History room of the library in Hagerstown to get the names and dates. I go to this library on a regular basis so I will check that book that he would have worked from when I next go there and see if there is information about the re-interments there. And I will check with the librarian in that room (Mr Frye) who knows a lot about Washington County and its history.

I'll write back if and when I find anything.
Added by SusanVHF on Jun 01, 2017 4:55 PM
Koontz Family
Hi Betty. I was back at Shiloh Church Cemetery again today and I found two more Koontz family members - Samuel and Mary E. They are children of Reuben and Mary A Koontz whose memorials you maintain. I added their memorials and photos of their stones. If these are your family members and you would like to have the memorials transferred to you, just let me know.
Added by SusanVHF on May 31, 2017 7:36 PM
James Harry Koontz
Hi. I fulfilled your photo request for James Harry Koontz in Shiloh UM Church Cemetery. Just wanted you to know that adjacent to his stone were three sons of his, Floyd, Boyd and Herbert. They weren't listed at that cemetery so I added them and photos of their stones.
Added by SusanVHF on May 21, 2017 8:00 AM
Jonathan Rinehart Photo Request
Just wanted you to know that I fulfilled your photo request for Jonathan Rinehart at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chewsville MD. I also made some corrections to his birth and death dates which the memorial holder should adjust. But until that goes through, the correct death year is 1872 (not 1782) which makes the corrected birth year 1795 (not 1704)
Added by SusanVHF on May 14, 2017 3:28 PM
Harry Senft
RE: Gravestone photo
You're welcome

Added by Harry Senft on May 01, 2017 3:27 PM
Nikki Repass
RE: Gravestone photos
Glad I could help.
Added by Nikki Repass on Apr 18, 2017 4:58 PM
Dogwalker 41
RE: Gravestone photo
You are welcome. Glad to be able to help.

Dogwalker 41
Added by Dogwalker 41 on Apr 12, 2017 12:00 PM
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