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Church of God Cemetery

Highspire, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Researched by Linda J. Wileman in 1979

The following names were copied off remaining stones in the Church of God cemetery in the fall of 1979.

This small cemetery, in the town of Highspire, Pa next to a flourmill. It is well over 100 years old.  There are no known records of the burials.  In an effort to compile some sort of records, the following list of names and dates were copied off of the few remaining tombstones.  These stones in many cases are understandingly difficult to read due to their age.

The following table lists the name and other identifying information in the first column and the birth and death dates in the second column.

*Information on burials marked as “no stone” obtained from Winifred Brandt, great granddaughter of Samuel Light who knew of the burials.  Ms. Brandt is a cousin to Ms. Wileman’s grandmother.


Name and other identifying information


William Hoover

Civil War Soldier  93rd Pa. Vol Co. I


Samuel Light



Rena Light (dau. of Samuel)

*No stone


Ellsworth Light (son of Samuel)

*No stone


John Strawer

b. 1818. d 8yrs.


R. W. Watt (?)

Stone unreadable


John Bonner

d. 2-16-1902 Civil War Soldier


Elizabeth (wife of Joseph Glover )

d. 2-21-1853



Margaret (wife of Joseph Glover)


d. 10-29-1864


Frances Glover (dau. of Joseph Glover)

No dates



Joseph Glover

d. 1-12-1852 (66 years?)


Abraham Orner (father)

b. 5-8-1812(?)  d. 6-16-1881


Catherine Orner (mother)

b. 2-22-1823  d. 4-10-1882


Sara Orner (wife of S. H. Longaneclier)

d. 5-13-79 25 yrs.



Margaret Orner

b. 2-28-1861  d. 7-19-1878  18 yrs.


David Strock

b. 11-2-1819  d. 2-6-1872


John Strock


b. 8-13-1851

Elizabeth (wife of David)

No dates


Frederick Strock

d. 7-11-1866   7 yrs. 4 mo. 20 days


Samuel Kerr

d. 7-6-1882


John F. Kerr

d. 1861 (?)


Rev. Henry Diehl

d. 11-16-1865 47 yrs. 3 days Civil War soldier


Fanny (wife of Henry)

b. 1-15-1834  d. 1-26-1860


Gabriel Cover

b. 9-28-1829 d. 6-3-1892  Civil War soldier Co. I 201 Reg. Pa.


Frederick Arthgross (?)

b. 3-6-1828 d. 3-30-1886 Civil War soldier Co. I   201 Reg. Pa.


Peter Hoffstaat (?)

No dates, Civil War soldier 200th Pa.


Daniel Erisman

 No dates, Civil War soldier Co I 93rd Pa. Vol. 


Peter Wolfe (?) unreadable

Civil War soldier


Polly (Wife of Henry Diehl

d. 5-24-1852  33 yrs.


Rebecca Carroll

b. 1805 d. 9-22-1850


Henry Woolel (?)

b. 8-1811 d. 1874 (?) Civil War soldier


David Steinbercer (?)



Ann Maria Funk (wife of Abraham Funk)

Unreadable dates






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