Clipped From Harrisburg Telegraph
BURIAL ItEC - OROS From Mennonite Graveyard, Hanover Pa. About two miles east of Hanover, in York county, Pa., is situated one of the first Dunkard - Mennionite graveyards west of the Susquehanna river. The location is on the estate of an original settler named Danner, progenitor of the York county family of that name. His estate was very large, comprising, it is said, over a thousand acres of land. The present meeting house is the second or third structure. Notwithstanding most of the descendants of the early settlers no longer cling to the faith of their fathers thev nevertheless continue to inter their dead in the ancestral graveyard which has now grown into a well kept cemetery of several acres. In my researches I confined myself to the older class of interments and nearly all herewith given were in German inscription and exceedingly difficult to decipher. Several of the names herewith - given are those of emigrants who founded well - known families. The oldest inscription decipherable date back to 1759; but these were not the earliest burials. A great number of the first graves have, simply limestone markers. Baer, Christian, b. 1733: d. 1709. Baer, Elizabeth, wf. b. 1736: d. 1798. Baer, Barbara, b. 1772; d. 1S04.