Westmoreland County, PA

Zion Methodist Cemetery

Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, PA

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General View 1 , 2 , 3

(contributed by Jacque Boyd)


     DIRECTIONS TO CEMETERY:  From Ligonier, take SR 711 south for 3.6 miles.  Turn right onto Barron Road, and drive 1.0 mile.  Mark right turn onto Darlington-Rector Road and drive for 0.3 miles.  Make right turn onto Zion Church Road.  Drive for 0.3 miles, and cemetery is on the right, opposit from the church.


     Taken from the Westmoreland County Historical Society Cemetery Index:  "Zion Church can trace oits history back to the early 1800's when a Somerset County blacksmith named Jacob Deeds (Dietz) moved to Ligonier Valley.  He was converted from the Lutheran faith and became a Methodist.  By the 1830's circuit riders were conducting services in his home.  A cgurch was erected sometime after 1850".

     Transcribed from stone monument in cemetery: ZION - Mother church of the Evangelical Association in the Ligonier Valley.  On this site stood the first church, built 1850.  Second church built 1875.  Erected 1978.


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Ankney, Leah, w/o Isaac, d. 27 Apr 1875, aged 28Y 7M 3D?, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Armour, Harry, 1894 - 1918, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Armour, Kenneth, 1911 - 1913, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Berkey, Susan, d.05 May 1889, in the 83rd year, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Berkley, Anna H., 1884 - 1948, Mother, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Berkley, Mary E., 1914 - 1926, Daughter, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Betz, Fenton G., 04 Oct 1867 - 07 Feb 1959, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Betz, Agnes C., 13 Jun 1868 - 01 Jul 1937, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Betz, Gary, (view 2), illegible, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Betz, John R., 1839 - 1917, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Betz, Matilda, 1837 - 1911, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Betz, Robert M., s/o F.G. & A.C., 07 Sep 1887 - 01 Apr 1882, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Burns, Emma Alice, infant d/o Mr. & Mrs. C.L., born 22 Nov 1910, aged 1M 2D, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Burns, Leota A., 1908 - 1926, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Burns, Oliver, 1864 - 1913, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Burns, Margaret K., 1862 - 1936?, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Burns, Paul K., infant s/o G.L. & E.M., 1908, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Carnes, John, 13 Nov 1825 - 06 Jul 1903, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Carnes, Eliza Jane, (footstone), 27 Jan 1823 - 30 Apr 1904, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Clopp, Henry, 1810 - 1866, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Donaldson, Harry M., 1879 - 1951, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Donaldson, Bessie R., 1885 - 19 [sic], (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Douglass, John, 06 Apr 1835 - 02 Apr 1897, Co C 84 Regt PA Vol, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Geating, David S., d. 01 Oct 1865, aged 43Y 7M, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Geeting, Anna, w/o John, d. 29 Sep 1872, aged 76Y 28D, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Geeting, John, d. 07 Feb 1862, ages 75Y 1M 25D, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Geeting, Mary, w/o David S., 02 Dec 1825 - 01 Feb 1899, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Geeting, Mattie B., 1861 - 1880?, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Jones, Alice Pearl, 07 Jun 1908 - 11 Jun 1908, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Jones, Louelle Goldie, d/o Harry M. & M. Eliza, 28 Jul 1912 - 02 Sep 1913, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Kuhns, Elizabeth, w/o George, 25 Jan 1815 - 04 Nov 1893, erected by David William & John, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Kuhns, George, 27 Dec 1811 - 22 Dec 1874, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Kuhns, George, 1831 - 1900, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Kuhns, Jacob E., illegible, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Kuhns, John, 1840 - 1900, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Kuhns, Lydia, 1846 - 1913, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

McDowell, George, 1813 - 1885, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

McDowell, Mary, 1820 - 1910, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Mickey, Joseph M., 1847 - 1898, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Mickey, S. Arabelle, 1860 - 1950, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Nicely, Henry, 23 Jun 1837 - 17 Nov 1863, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Plummer, Ophie M., 1888 - 1919, Mother, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Rector, Matilda C., 1898 - 1899, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Rector, John R., 1911 - 1911, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Roberts, Jacob, 1833 - 1909, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Roberts, Barbara A., 1830 - 1910, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Roberts, Margaret, w/o S., 1800 - 1884, by Agnes, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Ross, A. Oliver, Sr., 1881 - 1976, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Ross, Ethel Pearl, 1883 - 1912, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Rumsey, Eva M., (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Rumsey, Roberta G., (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Serena, Sarah, 1813 - 1898, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shadron, John, 1853 - 1904, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shadron, Sarah Elizabeth, 26 Sep 1858 - 05 May 1894, Mother, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shadron, John Watson, 11 Mar 1890 - 07 Aug 1890, Son, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shadron, Retta May, 12 Oct 1884 - 02 Jun 1897, Daughter, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shaffer, Elizabeth I. D. Fry, w/o W.H., d. 10 Dec 1891, aged 22Y 11M, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shaffer, Jacob, d. 04 Aug 1870, aged 80Y 5M 2D, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shaulis, Franklin, 13 Jun illegible, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shaulis, Hezekiah, 1850 - 1939, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shaulis, Logan I., 15 Apr 1915, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shaulis, Noah Z., 13 Jun 1860 - 20 Jan 1915, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shaulis, Unknown, illegible, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shawley, Noah, (footstone), d. Jul 1905?, aged81Y?, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shawley, Sarah, w/o N., d. Apr 1903?, aged 77Y, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shrum, Richard A., 05 Dec 1883 - 31 May 1906, killed by R.R., (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Shrum, Dalla M. Jones, 09 Aug 1888 - 02 May 1906, died in childbirth, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Stom, Emanuel S., 24 Mar 1850 - 17 May 1905, Our Father,  (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Stom, Jane Ann, 1855 - 1921, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Vener, Franklin, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Vener, Jane, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Venere, Infant, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Vener, Harry L., (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Vener, James E., (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Vener, Infant, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Vener, Birdie Craig, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Unknown #01, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Unknown Alexander, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Unknown Catharine, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)

Unknown Shannon S., Apr 1833 - May 1901, (contributed by Jacque Boyd)


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