A Note of Explanation
main source for these records is from the Mauch Chunk Cemetery Association,
many thanks to the Association for making them available.
Though the first burials in the cemetery began about 1819, the association did not begin record keeping until about 1868 and it took time until the record keeping covered all burials. Some early burials were later added to the association records by recording older gravestones, a process that continues. There are probably hundreds more burials in the cemetery than the records show due to missing, lost or illegible stones, or there never was a stone in the first place. In many cases early graves were marked with wooden crosses that are long gone.
Another great help in producing
this record was the work of Mr. Charles F. Seng, whose “Mauch Chunk Cemetery,
19th Century Burials” included many of the early burials not
included in the original record.
This record consists mainly of pre 1900 gravestone recordings combined
with association records for that period and in many cases newspaper
information from obituaries and death notices.
I've endeavored to make this more than just a listing of burials. For over 90% of those buried here I’ve researched and included some information on who these people were – mainly, whom they were married to and who their parents were, plus military service information. If anyone has info to add or corrections, let me know!
The original association records list names, dates of death, ages at death, section and plot numbers, and the owner of that plot. Many of the birth dates given here come from subtracting the age at death from the date of death, but there are many cases where the birth date comes from other sources, including church records, obits, biographies and the 1900 census.
Abbreviations used are usually self-explanatory.
There are no surnames that begin with "I" or "X".
Text & web page by
Updated June 30, 2006