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From: bowsersa< >
Subject: Re: Bowman and Buechel ministers
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 1997 06:06:05 -0800
YVONNE E. SCHWARTZ wrote:
> German Baptist Brethren &minister,Amish minister:Johann Michael BUCHELE
> b.1/21/1742 Etlingen,providenc of baden germany d..8/12/1812 buriel:Elias
> Cover Cemetery,somerset co, pa (berlin,Pa)
> 2nd wife Barro INKEN b. 9/9/1742 bucks county,pa d.1/20/1789
> marrage. buck county,pa
> i have some date problems on these two
> 1. any info on his church and ministry?
> 2. any info on his second wife INKEN?
> 3. history :anything on this couple
> 4. where to look for life happenings. i am looking for a story.
> German Baptist Brethren minister: Jacob BEEGLY (son of above) b.12/10/1766
> cocalico twp,somerset county,pa d. 7/2/1834 berlin, somerset county,pa
> buriel: 2 mi. sw of Berlin,pa in Beachdale cemetery
> wife: Mary (polly) HENDRICKS (father John h. HENDRICK)b.3/10/1776 ekj kucj
> two, bedford county d:9/2/1831 berlin, somerset county,pa.
> marrage:17791 somerset county pa
> 1. looking for info on his church and ministry
> 2. where to look for life happenings for this family history.
> Minister and elder of Church of the Brethren: Michael BOWMAN b 4/21/1845
> Meyersdale,PA (maryland) d. 3/23/1927 Goshen, IN buriel: Rock RUn Cemetery,
> Goshen, IN
> wife: Sarah JaneSHANABARGERr b. 10/1/1846(48?) d. 10/7/1910. her parents
> Christopher and Mary Magdalene SHANABARGER
> marrage: 11/24/1865 Fayette,PA
> 1. looking for info on their church and ministry.
> 2. story on their lives.
> yvonne e. schwartz
Try dropping a line to Janice Devan ( . )
I "found" the cemetery where Micheal Beeghley (Buechley) is buried
a few years back. Someone had recently placed a very nice brown
marble stone marking the graves of Michael and wife Barbara Zug
(Zook) (whom I've always seen listed as his second wife) and com-
memorating Barro Inken; who I think was supposed to have been his
first wife. I've read that she is actually supposed to have been
buried in Lancaster Co., Pa. rather than Somerset Co., though.
When I tried to locate that cemetery again a year or two ago I
couldn't find it again. I'd driven in circles around so much count-
ry I had no idea where it was any more.
This summer after meeting Jan at a Beachy-Bowser reunion I went look-
ing for it again, hoping to relocate it so I could tell her how to
find it if she wanted to visit it sometime.
I thought I had "refound" it and thanks to your mentioning the "Co-
ver" farm I'm now pretty sure I was right. I wish I had a topographic
map of the area, which I don't so I'm going to have a hard time ex-
plaining just how to get to it.
The cemetery sits back a couple of hundred yards off a dirt road. I
first found it when there was snow on the ground and the corn had
been cut. I just saw that there was a small cemetery there and I was
curious and walked to see who was buried there.
When I tried to find it again this summer I thought just by the lay
of the land the location looked right but I couldn't see any indica-
tion of a cemetery because corn was again planted all around it. Where
I thought it was was indeed on the backside of a farm with "Cover" on
the front of the barn, so now I'm virtually certain I had the right
place, and it should be east and slightly north of Meyersdale and south
and east of Berlin.
North | |
219 | |
| 1. 2. 3. 4.
| / About
| /2 1/2 Miles
| /on Berkley
1. Beeghley homestead on the Cover Farm
2. Present day Stutzman farm
3. The old Bowser Homestead
4. The old Bittinger Homestead
*3 & 4 are both located on the present day farm of Harold Saylor.
First I need to go back there in the winter to be sure this is right
and to give you proper directions how to find it and I also really
need to get a topographical map of the area.