From The History Of The Pittsburgh Synod - 1926
Maysville Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Records;
Armstrong County, Pennsyvania.
Fort Hand Chapter, Pennsylvania State Society;
Daughters Of The American Revolution Vandergrift, Pennsylvaia. 1970.
Typescript, no copyright statement

Inscriptions, Copied By Phyllis Murphy Gumbert And Grace B. Armitage,
Josephine Mclaughlin Fitsgerald, Chapter Chairman.

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]




For a number of years the Lutheran families of this Community attended services in St. James of Westmoreland County. Many old grave stones, bearing the names of prominent families of the Maysville Church, are found in the St. James burial ground. When regular Lutheran services were started at Springs Church in 1841, Maysville Lutherans found this a more convenient place of worship. Maysville Church was organised by Rev. J.N. Burket, Mar. 12, 1853. Nearly, if not all of the nineteen original members were communicants of Springs Church; but to this number twelve others were soon added. It was a timely organization, for there was not another church of any kind for miles around, and the congregation prospered from the beginning. Pastor Burket resigned soon atter the organisation, but the people proceeded with the work of building a church that was dedicated by Pastor David Earhart in the fall of 1853. The second church was erected during the pastorate of Rev. C.B. King, and dedicated December 2, 1886. It was a commodious frame church that cost $2,247. At the beginning this Church was conneeted with St. James and Springs Church; for a long time it was a part of the Apollo Parish; from 1890 to 1895 it has been part of the Avonmore Parish, receiving regular services every Sunday afternoon.

During the synodical controversy a large minority was in favor of the General Council, and public discussions on the question at issue were held in the church, at which both representatives of both General Synod and General Council were heard. When a majority decided in favor of the General Synod, a number of members withdrew and attended service at St. James. In the course of time, however, all these families returned to the fellowship of the Maysville Church.

The following pastors have served here; Rev. J.N. Burket, 1853; Rev. David Earhart, 1853 - 1860; Rev. J.A. Dole, 1860 - 1864; Rev. John Wolfley, 1864 - 1868; Rev, Michael Colver, 1869; Rev. A.W. McCullough, 1870 - 1872; Rev. J.P. Gressler, 1872 - 1875; Rev. G.F. Schaeffer, 1876 - 1882; Rev. C. B. King, 1883 - 1990; Rev. T.J. Frederick, 1890 - 1895; Rev. E.B. Burgess, 1895; Rev. C.F. Sanders, 1895 - 1898; Rev. wilmer A. Hartman, 1898 - 1899; Rev. F.A. Nicholas, 1900.1901; Rev. M.S. Kemp, 1902-1905; Rev. F.A. Hightman, 1905-1908; Rev. M.R. Hansher, 1908 - 1910; Rev. W.A. Logan, 1913-1914; Rev. C.E. Liebegott, 1915 - 1917; Rev. R.N. Stumpf, 1917 - 1920; Rev. E.B. Boyer, 1920. Today May 269 1970, the frame Church building is still standing, no services are held in the Church. The Cemetery is on both sides and in back of the Church. There are beautiful trees in front of the Church and the grass is green, and looks as if it is mowed and taken cars of. It is remarkable that the stones in the Cemetery are in good condition, as no one seems to care whether the grass is mowed, or not. In some instances the grass and the bushes were higher than the stones, but we were able to read the inscriptions. Maysville is on an improved road, route 156, between Avenmore and Rt. 56, the Apollo, Indiana road. Phyllis Murphy Gunbert.

  • MINNIE A., Dau of L & S.A. KUNKLE. Died Jan. 15 1890. Aged 18 y. 2 m. 24 d.
  • ISAAC, WALKER, Apr. 25 1839 - June 4, 1896.
  • Another Marker. ISAAC WALKER, Co. J Pa. Inf.
  • RIDENOUR, Labanna, 1860 - 1940.
  • Infant, L.T. & A. M. RIDENOUR.
  • ANNA M. RIDENOUR, 1870 - 1902.
  • ISABEL, wife Of G.W. KURILE, 1887 - 1907.
  • ELEN A HOPPER, 1889 1920.
  • ELLEN A. HOPPER, 1846 - 1919.
  • THOMAS J HOPPER, 1844 - 1927.
  • SHANNON
    • FATHER, JOHN M., 1882 - 1955.
    • MOTHER, MARGARET F., 1895 - 1935.
  • MATTIE J., wife of W.B. CRAWFORD. Born Feb. 26, 1868. Died May 19, 1890.
  • W.M. BRINEY, 1832 - ----.
  • Caroline BRINEY, 1834 - 1901.
  • JAMES M. SLUSSER, Born Jan. 5, 1881. Died Sept. 11, 1928. GONE TO REST.
  • IRA A. SLUSSER. Born Dec. 3, 1889. Died Sept 14, 1912. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
  • SLUSSER
    • HANNAH R., 1852 - 1930.
    • SAMUEL, 1846 - 1941. FATHER.
    • Wm. G., 1883 - 1945. SON.
  • DUNMIRE, NANNY. Died, Mar.1891. Aged 32 yrs.
  • DUNMIRE, ELIZABETH, wife of ABRAM H., died Nov. 9, 1899, aged 68 yr. 5 mo. 24 da.
  • ABRAM H. DUNMIRE, died Mar. 27, 1880, aged 51 yr. 5 mo. 27 ds.
  • ELMER E. DUNMIRE, died Mar. 8, 1887, aged 26 yrs. 3 mo. & 12 da.
      There are individual grave markers for the above with just the names on them.
  • MARY E., Daughter of E.L. & M.E. TOWNSEND, died Oct. 22, 1890, aged 4 mos. & 29 da.
  • EDWARD TOWNSEND. Died Dec. 5, 1893. Aged 40 yrs.1 mo. & 6 dys.
  • WILLIAM KING. Private Co. E., died May 30 1888. Marker with Flag, Cuba Spanish American War.
  • SHAFFER
    • LABANNA, Co. F 50 Pa. Vol. 1844 1927.
    • IDA A., His wife, 1857 - 1942.
  • SUSAN, wife of H. SHAFFER, died Dec. 13, 1876, aged 57 yrs. 9 mos. 15 days.
  • HENRY SHAFFER. Died Mar. 25 1896. Aged 81 yrs.9 mos. 21 days.
  • WILLIAM N. SHAFFER, 1831 - 1921.
  • KENMORE E. SHAFFER, PENNSYLVANIA CPL. 614 AE W Sg. AF WORLD WAR II. Oct. 14 1926 - Dec 19, 1960.
  • MAY BLOSE, wife of C.C. BLOSE. Born Nov. 5, 1872. Died Apr. 26, 1905.
  • FREDERICK C. LA SALLE. 1868 - 1942.
  • ADA V. HAAS, 1864 - 1942.
  • HANNAH LAUGHLIN. May 10, 1828 - Mar. 24, 1910.
  • TOWNSEND, WILLIAM MURRAY, 1876 - 1905.
  • TOWNSEND.[LARGE STONE.]
    • GEORGE S., Mar. 11, 1845 - Feb. 26, 1913.
    • FRANCES M., June 5, 1851 - Apr. 28, 1896.
    • EVA, Jan. 5, 1849 - Feb. 27, 1923.
  • GRIMM.
    • JACOB M. 1848 - 1920.
    • LIZZIE M. 1884 - 1897.
    • MAUDE M. 1880 - 1898.
  • ANNIE C., wife of J.A. RIDENOUR, died Mar. 12, 1899, aged 31 yrs.5 mo. 28 da.
  • RIDENOUR
    • GEORGE A., 1869 - 1952.
    • ANNIE M., 1872 - 1927.
  • TAYLOR
    • SUSAN R., 1869 - 1944.
    • MALINUA G., 1880 - 1934.
  • FATHER, ROBERT LAFFERTY, Died Dec. 17, 1903. Aged 71 years.
  • BLYSTONE, MURRY M., 1892 - 1965.
  • BLYSTONE, MAE L., 1900 - 1966.
  • CRAMER
    • WALLACE S., 1895 - 19 ----.
    • MARY, 1898 - 1967.
  • Edna Mae, Dau. of W.G. & G.L. SHOOP. Jan.27 - Feb. 9, 1941.
  • Dolores SHOOP, 1948 - 1948.
  • ALMES
    • Frank M., 1868 - 1952.
    • TRIFFINA G. 1873 - 1954.
  • RINGLE
    • WILLIAM, Aug.28 1822 - April 21, 1910.
    • MATILDA M., June 3, 1832 - April 6, 1912.
  • Harold, son of O.R. & M.C. BOWMAN. Died Apr. 10, 1898. Aged 2 mo. 21 days
  • Grace Elma, Dau. of O.R. & M.C. BOWMAN. Died Aug. 9, 1899. Aged 3 mo. 28 days.
  • ALBERT F. BOWMAN. Born Jan.28, 1853. Died Feb. 4, 1890.
  • Brinton BOWMAN, Mar. 22, 1866 - Feb. 15, 1871.
  • SAMUEL BOWMAN, Feb. 27, 1818 - Dec 19, 1889.
  • JACOB RINGLE. DIED Oct. 11 1880. Aged 77 years.
  • ADAM RINGLE. Died May 20, 1874. Aged 76 yrs. 5 mos 11 days.
  • ELIZABETH RINGLE, Died Dec. 12, 1888. Aged 93 yrs.6 mos. 6 days.
  • ADAM LAMBING. Died Dec. 28, 1854. Aged 74 yrs. 5 mos. 8 days.
  • MARY J. LAMBING, Aug. 28, 1827 - Aug. 17, 1916.
  • Infant daughter of H.G. and M.E. EAKMAN Jan. 11, 1894.
  • Wm. H. RINGER. Feb. 22, 1830 - Sept. 29, 1898.
  • SARAH RINGER. Feb. 2, 1831 - Oct. 11, 1913.
  • FRANCES ALMS. Mar. 5, 1900. Aged 58 yrs. 8 mos. 19 days.
  • HENRY ALMES. Jan. 16, 1894. Aged 73 yrs. 2 mos. 16 days
  • GRIMM, MARGARET. 1818 - 1908.
  • ADAM GRIMM, Apr. 22, 1893. Aged 74 yrs. 6 mos. 19 days.
  • JOHN R. GRIME. 1855 - 1931.
  • ELIZABETH LAFFERTY. 1823 - 1920. MOTHER.
  • FATHER. This stone is similar to the one above, the base is firm, but the upright piece has fallen off, face down, so the dates oonldn't be read. Father is on the base.
  • Infant of (?) S. & F. ALLSHOUSE. Born May 23, 1891. Died Sept. 12 1892.
  • JOHN TAYLOR. Died Oct. 12, 1915. Aged 77 yrs. 8 mos. & 11 ds.
  • REBECCA, Wife of JOHN TAYLOR. Aug. 28, 1895. Aged 55 yrs.6 mos 3 days


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