Westmoreland County, PA

Hoffman Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

a.k.a. - Hope Lutheran Cemetery

a.k.a. - Hoffman Cemetery

a.k.a. - Huffman Cemetery

South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, PA

(partial survey)

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(contributed by Ellis Michaels)


     Transcribed from the Westmoreland County Historical Society's Cemetery Index:

     Germans of both Lutheran and Reformed  backgrounds had settled in the South Huntingdon Township area prior to the Revolutionary War.  Prior to its official formation, Lutheran services for members living in the Barren Run area were held in private homes and, beginning in 1794, in a log house.
     In 1798 Henry Hoffman directed in his will that after the death of him and his wife, his farm of 49 acres was to be sold and the proceeds applied to the erection of a church.  A few years after his death, a brick building was erected.  It was dedicated by both Lutheran and Reformed pastors in 1813.  The church was organized as a German Church under the title of "Hoffman's Kirche" or "Church of Hope".  The cemetery adjoins the church property.  Several Revolutionary War  soldiers are buried there.  The last regular service of the church was held in 1917.  Union worship continued until 1846 when the Reformed Church discontinued services.  The church was eventually relocated to Smithton, but its burial ground remained in the control of the Hoffman Cemetery Association, which was chartered in 1889.

     DIRECTIONS TO CEMETERY:  Take Route 981 North out of Smithton for 1.4 miles.  Turn right onto Route 3033 (Stahl Road).  Go for 0.8 miles, and turn right onto Hoffman Road.  Cemetery in next to Church 0.2 miles on right.

GPS Coordinates (dd mm.mmm)

N40 08.681
W079 43.011
Elevation: 1,168'


Tombstone Images

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Altman, Susanna, d/o John & Mary, d. 08? Oct 1829, aged 4Y 4M 6D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Amaker, Orpha, In Loving Memory Myrl Ferguson, 1896 - 1954, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Anderson, Fannie A., (view 2), w/o J., 09 Oct 1842 - 21 Jan 1884, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Anderson, John, (view 2), 1838 - 1916, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Bach, John, (view 2), d. 31 May 1855?, aged 81Y? 6M 9D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Bach, Margaret, (view 2 , 3), w/o John, d. 31 Aug 1873, aged 69Y 10M 25D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Bare, Mary Jane, (view 2 , 3), d/o J.M. & M.J., d. 11 Apr 1861, aged 10Y 3M ??D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Bennett, George, (view 2 , 3), d. 02 Oct 1829, aged 31Y 2M 29D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Boyd, Josiah, 20? Nov 1854, (contributed by Bill Plack)

Boyer, Anna E. Stine, 1861 - 1935, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Coder, Jacob, 18 Mar 1851, age 72Y 5M 10D, (contributed by Bill Plack)

Felgar, Harry H., s/o L.S. & M.E., 1896 - 1903, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Frick, Catharine, (view 2), d. 22 May 1838, in the 36th year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Frick, David Z., (view 2 , 3), d. 12 Sep 1879, in his 46th year, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Frick, Elizabeth, d/o Geo. Sr. & Susana, 27 Oct 1835, aged 11Y 26D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Frick, Susannah, (view 2 , 3), w/o Geo. Sen., d. 22 Jul 1856, in the 60 year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels and Bill Plack)

Frick, Geo. Sen., (view 2), d. 06 Sep 1855, in the 66 year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Frick, Jacob Sen., d. 12 Jan 1848, in the 50Y, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Frick, Sarah, consort of Jacob C., d. 27 Nov 1845, aged 26Y 1M 12D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Frick, Solomon, s/o George & Susanna, d. 07 Jul 1823, aged 19D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Fulmer, John, (view 2), d. 02 Jan 1874, in his 69 year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Fulmer, Mary Ann, (view 2), w/o John, d. 17 Apr 1870, in her 57 year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Gehringer, August, 1860 - 1897, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Gehringer, Catharine, 1882 - 1894, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Gehringer, George, 01 Oct 1958, Penna Pvt US Army, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran family plot, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Amanda M., (view 2), 12 Sep 1858 - 19 Jan 1902, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Ida R., (view 2), 07 Nov 1868 - 09 Mar 1902, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Benjamin T., (view 2), d. 15 Apr 1886, aged 41Y 6M 5D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Daniel, (view 2 , 3), d. 02 Sep 1885, aged 70Y 6M 15D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Rachel M., (view 2 , 3), w/o D., 18 Jan 1827 - 10 Jan 1913, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Elizabeth Rhodes, (view 2 , 3 , 4), w/o Jacob O. Jr., d. 05 Jun 1851, in her 24 year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, George C., (view 2), 1866 - 1910, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Infant, (view 2 , 3 , 4), s/o W.A. & A.M., d. Mar 1876, aged ??D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Jacob R., (view 2), 03 Feb 1838 - uninscribed, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Delia, (view 2), his wife, 08 Apr 1839 - 04 Jul 1926, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Jacob O., (view 2 , 3 , 4), d. 20 Sep 1890, aged 72Y 11M 15D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Mary, (view 2), w/o J. O., d. 20 Jan 1887, aged 68Y 10M 13D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, John W., (view 2), 1861 - 1915, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, Joseph W., 1853 - 1933, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helterbran, illegible, (view 2 , 3), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Helternran, William, 1850 - 1930, Father, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hepler, Cyrus M., (view 2), 1840 - 1916, (contributed by Brian Gross)

Hepler, Mary A., (view 2), 1842 - 1915, (contributed by Brian Gross)

Hepler, Christopher, (view 2), illegible, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hepler, Clara, (view 2 , 3), w/o B.F., 28 May 1852 - 04 Nov 1894, aged 42Y 5M 6D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hepler, Jacob Clark, 18 Jan 1869 - 22 Nov 1894, aged 25Y 10M 4D, [laying in culvert alongside front road], (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hepler, Wm. C., (view 2), 22 Oct 1825 - 27 Feb 1877, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hepler, Florinda, (view 2), w/o Wm. C., 10 Dec 1822 - 10 Dec 1889, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hewitt, Rachel, (view 2), d/o Charles & Margaret, d. 04 Jun 1846, aged 2Y 2M 27D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hilterbrand, Daniel R., 1848 - 1928, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hohenshell, John, (view 2),  d. 29 Nov 1853?, aged 61Y, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hohenshell, Josiah, (view 2), d. Apr 1863, aged ?5Y 2M 19D, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hohenshell, Susannah, (view 2), w/o John, d. 12 May 1861, aged 61Y 6M ?D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hough, David Andr., (view 2 , 3), s/o George & Mary H., d. 12 Dec 1839, aged 2Y 11M, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hough, Seth, (view 2), s/o Daniel & Annie, 09 Mar 1826 - 05 Jul 1894, aged 68Y 4M 5D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hough, Mary, (view 2), d/o Henry & Annie Smith, 25 Sep 1831 - 03 Sep 1909, aged 77Y 11M 9D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hough, Harriet M., (view 2), d/o Seth & Mary, 25 Jul 1877 - 05 Mar 1952, age 74Y 7M 10D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Kissler, Albert, (view 2), 10 Apr 1897 - 21 Jun 1898, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Kissler, illegible, (view 2), 04 Mar 1887 - 05 Dec 1897, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Koder, Conrod Sr., d. Apr 1817, aged 72Y, Revolutionary War flag marker, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Koder, Elizabeth, d/o Conrod & Mary, d. 27 May 1837, aged 61Y 5M, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Koder, George, s/o Conrod & Mary, d. Apr 1817, aged 25Y 6M, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Koder, Martin, (view 2), s/o Conrod & Mary, d. Apr 1817, aged 32Y, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Koder, Mary, consort of Conrod, d. 22 Mar 1841, aged 92Y 6M, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Leamer, (view 2), 21 Sep 1825?, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Metsger, Frederick, d. 17 Oct 1842, aged 83Y 2M, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Momyer, Nellie E., (view 2), w/o W. J., 04 Jan 1896 - 05 May 1915, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Paul, Joseph, d. 01 Apr 1849?, aged 1Y 6M 21D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Pore, Adam, (view 2), d.06 Apr 1882, aged 84Y 2M 21D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Pore, Anna Margaret, (view 2), d. 16 Apr 1881, aged 78Y 10M 29D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Pore, Joseph, (view 2), 19 Apr 1845 - 01 Dec 1898, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Pore, Margaret, (view 2), 10 Aug 1834 - 24 Mar 1894, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Pore, illegible, (view 2), , (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

R., I., unidentified footstone, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Reyndis, Susan, d. 04 May 1841, aged 3Y 14D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoades, Israel, (view 2), d. 02 Mar 1841, aged 20Y 8M 1D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoades, John, (view 2), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoades, Mary Ann, (view 2), 14 Sep 1898, in her 86th year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoades, Peter, (view 2), d. 23 Aug 1831, aged 7Y 10M, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoads, Catharine, d. 13 Nov 1836, aged 81Y 3M, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoads, Catherine, d/o H. & C., d. 26 May 1832, aged 6M 10D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoads, Henry Sr., (view 2), d. 23 Jan 1828, in the 74th year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoads, Sam, (view 2), d. ?? Jul 18??, in the 56 year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhoads, illegible, (view 2), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhodes, Henry, (view 2), 09 Jul 1818 - 21 Oct 1878, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rhodes, Susanna, (view 2), 30 Sep 1828 - 17 Dec 1912, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Rodes, Mary, w/o John, d. 16 Jan 1854, in the 74 Year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Schneider, Katherine, 12 Jul 1867 - 18 May 1924, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Shupe, Henry, (view 2), d. 25 Dec 1880, aged 81Y 11M 14D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Shupe, Susannah, (view 2), w/o H., d. 02 Sep 1885, aged 81Y 11M 5D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Shupe, Solomon, (view 2), 10 Apr 1827 - 26 Aug 1906, (contributed by Brian Gross)

Shupe, Catherine, (view 2), 23 Feb 1831 - 06 Jun 1899, (contributed by Brian Gross)

Smith, Mattie, (view 2), w/o H.A., d. 01 Sep 1884, aged 30Y 6M 9D(contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Smith, Dallad D., (view 2), s/o H.A. & K., d. 10 Jul 1890, aged 2M 12D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Smith, David D., (view 2), 1890 - 1890, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Smith, George P., (view 2), 1883 - 1910, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Smith, Samuel Sr., (view 2), 10 Apr 1870, aged 68Y 22D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Smith, Jane, (view 2), w/o S., d. 22 ??? 1884, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Smull, Emma, d/o J. & E., d. Sep 1870, aged ??Y 6M ??D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Smull, J., (view 2), d. 17 Mar 1881, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Smull, Elizabeth, (view 2), d. 15 Mar 1872, aged 89Y 1M 4D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Stewart, Jacob, (view 2 , 3 ), d. ?? Feb 18?8, aged 75Y 4M 19D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Stine, David, (view 2), 04 Jul 1865 - 16 Sep 1898, aged 33Y 2M 12D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Stine, Harvey, 25 Apr 1890 - 31 Mar 1894, aged 3Y 11M 25D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Stough, John, d. 13 Dec 1836, aged 62Y 5M 27D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Swab, George Sen., d. 17 Sep 1848, in the 64 year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Swab, Nancy, (view 2), d. 31 Aug 1841, aged 1M 13D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Troutman, Herman, 1860 - 1893, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vidale, Romano, (view 2), 1871 - 1924, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vidale, Teresa, (view 2), His Wife, 1874 - 1907, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vidale, Vincenzo, (view 2), Son, 1895 - 1896, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vidale, Vincenzo, (view 2),1902 (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vidale, Romano, (view 2), 1904 - 1947, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vidale, Americo, (view 2), 1897, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vidale, Terzina, (view 2), 1898, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vidale, Francesco, (view 2), 1900, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vincent, Alex, d. 1913, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Vincent, Elizabeth Hood, 1855 - 1934, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Walts, Daniel, (view 2), d. 29 Jan 1822, aged 81Y, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Walts, Elizabeth, (view 2), consort of Daniel, d. 28 Sep 1832, in the 82nd year, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Warner, Elizabeth, (view 2), d. 27 Feb 1849, age 73Y 8M 23D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Wernner, Michael, (view 2), d. 22 Sep 1846, aged 83Y 2M 8D, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Unknown #01, (view 2 , 3), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Unknown #02, (view 2), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Unknown #03, (view 2), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Unknown John, (view 2), ?usler, d. ?? Jul 1826, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Unknown Joseph, (view 2 , 3), Seclo??ch, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Unknown Mary, (view 2 , 3), Seclo??ch, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Unknown Maggie C., (view 2 , 3), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)


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