Translations of the Book of Common Prayer

Beginning in 1999, I have worked on digitizing the Book of Common Prayer in languages other than English. This is a current list of languages. Links are available at this address.

  1. Addo
  2. Afrikaans
  3. Ainu
  4. Amharic
  5. Aoba
  6. Arabic
  7. Arapaho
  8. Armeno-Turkish
  9. Arosi
  10. Ateso
  11. Awabakal Dialect
  12. Bandi
  13. Bemba
  14. Binandere
  15. Bislama
  16. Bontok Igorot
  17. Bugotu
  18. Bukar
  19. Bullom So
  20. Cheke Holo
  21. Cherokee
  22. Cheyenne
  23. Chichewa
  24. Chinese
  25. Chinsenga
  26. Chinyanja
  27. Chipewyan
  28. Cigogo
  29. Cornish
  30. Cree
  31. Dakota
  32. Deg Xinag
  33. Dinka
  34. Eastern Canadian Inuktitut (Eastern Arctic Eskimo)
  35. English
  36. Eskimo (Point Hope Dialect)
  37. Fijian
  38. Florida Language
  39. French
  40. German
  41. Giatikshan
  42. Grebo
  43. Greek
  44. Haida
  45. Hausa
  46. Hawai’ian
  47. Hebrew
  48. Hindi
  49. “Hindoostanee”
  50. Hungarian
  51. Iban
  52. Igbo
  53. Italian
  54. Japanese
  55. Kamba
  56. Karamojong
  57. Khmer
  58. Kigiryama
  59. Kikuyu
  60. Kirundi
  61. Kisi
  62. Korean
  63. Kreyol
  64. Kwagūtl
  65. Kwanyama
  66. Kwara’ae
  67. Lau
  68. Lavukaleve
  69. Lombaha
  70. Longu
  71. Luganda
  72. Luhya
  73. Maasai (Samburu)
  74. Maewo
  75. Maisin
  76. Malagasy
  77. Malay
  78. Manx
  79. Marathi
  80. Masaba
  81. Merelava
  82. Miriam
  83. Mohawk
  84. Mota
  85. Mundari
  86. Nduindui
  87. Neklakapamuk
  88. Nishga
  89. Norwegian
  90. Nume
  91. Nupe
  92. Ojibwe
  93. Orokaiva (Pereho)
  94. Ottawa Ojibwe
  95. Pashto
  96. Persian
  97. Raga
  98. Russian
  99. Sa’a
  100. Samburu
  101. Samoan
  102. Santa Ana
  103. Saulteaux
  104. Selako
  105. Serbian
  106. Sesutho
  107. Seychellois Creole
  108. Shekiri
  109. Shona
  110. Shoshoni
  111. Sikaiana
  112. Sindhi
  113. Spanish
  114. Swedish
  115. Tagalog
  116. Taita
  117. Tamil
  118. Taveta
  119. Telugu
  120. Thai
  121. Tigara
  122. Tikopia
  123. Toga
  124. Tok Pisin
  125. Tongan
  126. Ubir
  127. Ukrainian
  128. Ulawa
  129. Upper Koyukon
  130. Vai
  131. Vaturanga
  132. Welsh
  133. Western Eskimo
  134. Wichí
  135. Yiddish
  136. Zimshian
  137. Zulu
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Major James Brown of Franklin, Pennsylvania

Major James Brown was an excellent little man, who lived at the lower end of town, down toward Capt. Smith’s ferry. He was a drum-major of the land forces at Erie, in 1812, “who drummed up a tune that rushed the Americans right on to victory,” that “feared nothing of the face of clay.” Down near where the Union School building was what was in those days called “Parks meadow,” which was surrounded by a high board fence. The occupant of the meadow was an extremely cross and vicious bull that used to chase the young men and boys out of the lot on “a double quick.” The Major deprecated such consummate cowardice, and happening along there, said he would show them a lesson, that “he didn’t go through the war to come home a coward.” He went into the field toward the animal, which was surprised to see a man come so close and undaunted, crying out, “so boss, so boss, sukey! sukey! sukey!” in the most confident style, when suddenly the bull made a dive for him, roaring and bellowing. The Major turned quickly, threw up his hands, motioning back as he fairly flew across the field, saying as he went, “shoo there! shoo there!” just clearing the fence as the wild animal rushed against it with his horns.

—J.H. Newton, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania, and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, Ohio: J.A. Caldwell, 1879) p. 478.

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Roman Priest Admitted (1921)

On Thursday, June 9th, in the chapel of the Diocesan House in Baltimore, the Rev. John W. Török, D.D., former Roman Catholic Monsignor, was received as a priest into the ministry of our Church by the Right Rev. John G. Murray, D.D., Bishop of Maryland. The Rev. W. M. Dame, president of the Standing Committee, presented Dr. Török. All the members of the Standing Committee were present; and also the two recommending priests, the Rev. Thomas Burgess, Secretary of the Foreign-born Americans Division, Department of Missions, and the Rev. George E. St. Claire.

The service, which was made wonderfully impressive, included the reading of the canon and an address by the Bishop to the applying priest, who then made a formal declaration and was formally received into our ministry by the Bishop, after which the Holy Eucharist was celebrated.

Dr. Török, who was a Greek Catholic (or Uniat) and a professor in the Uniat College in Rome, where he was in touch with the people of many races, is well-known in Europe as a Hungarian patriot and scholar. He came to this country in 1920 by permission of the Roman Propaganda Fidei Congregacio for the purpose of lecturing to the Hungarians on anti-Bolshevic propaganda. He has taken out his first papers as an American citizen. Dr. Török takes his place as a special assistant to the Rev. Thomas Burgess in the Foreign-born Americans Division of the Department of Missions, where he will prove of great value in helping to lead the Americanization and religious work among the unchurched immigrants from Middle Europe in the United States and where he will be of great assistance in many ways in addition to his particular work among the unchurched Magyars in America. Enormous numbers of these have left the Church of their native land and are out of touch with all religion and isolated from American life. They are thus a natural prey to Bolshevic propaganda.

Born in Hungary in 1890, after acquiring his lower and middle education at Budapest, studying law and philosophy at the Universities of Budapest and Tübingen, and receiving his theological training at Budapest, Eperjes, and at Rome, where he was ordained priest in 1914, Dr. Török in the year of his ordination was appointed chaplain in the Cathedral of Nyiregyhaza. Early in 1915, he was appointed professor of Canon Law in the Greek College at Rome, where he remained until 1917. When the Greek College was temporarily transferred to Switzerland on account of the war, he kept up very strong anti-German and anti-Hapsburg policies, and for this the Magyar Government instituted against him a suit for his “entente-friendship.” His case was heard directly at the outbreak of the revolution, and because all historical facts were in his favor, he was, of course, exonerated, and, consequently, considered a national hero. Under Bolshevism, they tried to hang him and he had to seek refuge from prison, in reality from the scaffold. Dr. Török was appointed Consistorial Councilor in 1919.

The Living Church, June 18, 1921, p. 232.

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Sine Nomine (1902)

I am a loyal Anglican,
A Rural Dean and Rector;
I keep a wife and pony-trap,
I wear a chest-protector.
I should not like my name to be
Connected with a party;
But still my type of service is
Extremely bright and hearty.

Of course, one has to keep abreast
Of changing times and manners;
A Harvest Festival we keep,
With Special Psalms—and banners;
A Flower-Service in July,
A Toy-Fund Intercession,
And, when the hens lay well, we hope
To start an Egg-Procession.

My wife and I composed a form
For dedicating hassocks,
Which (slightly changed) we also use
For surplices and cassocks;
Our Bishop, when we sent it for
His Lordship’s approbation,
Remarked: “A very primitive
And pleasing compilation.”

To pick the best from every school
The object of my art is,
And steer a middle course between
The two contending parties.
My own opinions would no doubt
Be labelled ‘High’ by many;
But all know well I would not wish
To give offence to any.

When first I came I had to face
A certain opposition,
And several friends in town advised
A short Parochial Mission;
I thought that quiet pastoral work
Would build foundations firmer.
It did. This year we started “Lights,”
Without a single murmur.

One ought, I’m certain, to produce
By gradual education
A tone of deeper Churchmanship
Throughout the population.
There are, I doubt not, even here
Things to be done in plenty;
But still—you know the ancient saw—
“Festina lentè—lenté.”

I humbly feel that my success,
My power of attraction,
Is mainly due to following
This golden rule of action:
“See all from all men’s point of view,
Use all men’s eyes to see with,
And never preach what anyone
Could ever disagree with.”

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The Asperges Come to Times Square (1933)

The leading article in The Chronicle for last month, which had for its thesis the fact that the Anglo-Catholic movement today is increasingly emphasizing Roman practices and doctrine, has been well borne out by a new practice instituted in the Protestant Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, in New York, on the first Sunday of October, which was observed as the Feast of the Dedication, and the opening of the Winter schedule of services. Before the High Mass on Sunday the Roman rite of the Asperges is now given each Sunday in this parish. For the benefit of readers of this periodical who are doubtless ignorant of this ceremony, we may continue and explain that the Asperges is the sprinkling of holy water over the priests and acolytes in the sanctuary and then over the faithful in the congregation. The name of the ceremony is taken from a portion of the Psalm which is chanted during the procession as the three sacred ministers, accompanied by the ceremonarius, who bears the holy water bucket, go down and up the aisle, the celebrant of the Mass casting water on either side of him as he passes along: Asperges me hyssopo et mundabor, that is to say, Thou shalt purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean, etc. The congregation at St. Mary’s, or, at least that portion of it which follows blindly and avidly all the latest importations from Rome which the Cowley Fathers introduce into this parish, were filled with rather more glee than devotion when they heard that the ceremony was to be instituted. They supposed that they would be “one up” on St. Ignatius’ Church, a rival to St. Mary’s in adding exotic rites. But those at St. Ignatius’ are not as slow as they have sometimes appeared to be to some folk down at St. Mary’s, and on the first Sunday in October St. Ignatius’ congregation were also sprinkled with holy water. However, with a difference. “We don’t do it the same as St. Mary’s,” one of the Ignatian congregation told us in a superior air, the difference being that instead of passing down the aisle, the priests simply stand at the gates of the sanctuary and sprinkle the people from that point. It is more simple and doubtless saves time. We understand that there are two other parishes in the Diocese which indulge in this rite—Corpus Christi, and St. Augustine’s Chapel, of Trinity Parish. Returning to St. Mary’s, as we might return to our mutton were we French, we are informed that the whole program of High Mass has taken on a very Roman tint. There is a great deal of plainsong, the propers and the secrets of the Mass are said as appointed in the Roman Missal, the processional hymn and the usual hymn before the Holy Gospel have been omitted. There is no doubt of the direction in which the Cowley wind is blowing. Before another few years St. Mary’s will be like all the other churches served by the Cowley Fathers—very Roman and very mechanic. This will be a distinct pity in the church life of New York, for although a man may have disagreed with the teachings at St. Mary’s, there has never been any denying the fact that from a musical standpoint it ranked very high. The finest Masses were sung superbly at St. Mary’s, and even the hymns were, in their own way, classics. They were selected not from one hymnal, but from many sources. A large number of them were based on German chorals, and they were not only of a high standard from a musical viewpoint, but they were high in literary quality. But this is all in keeping with the Cowley Fathers’ plan to “popularize” St. Mary’s, and great stress has been laid on what the Roman Church knows is popular, such as the cultus of the Sacred Heart, with Votive Masses on every first Friday, the dedicating of every Saturday to the Gran Madre di Dio, with a Votive Mass, which the calendar calls, “Of St. Mary on Saturday,” and also Votive Masses of St. Therese, who has been the most popular saint in the modern Roman Church, and the incentive for more cash being put in money-boxes than the world dreams. At Corpus Christi Church, in New York, we believe, there is a Guild of St. Therese, which meets to study the life of this recently-canonized saint, and to further her cultus in the Protestant Episcopal Church. All of this is simply by way of substantiating what the leading editorial of last month maintained. Many a movement has died from excesses on the part of some of its rattle-brained followers, and it sometimes appears as if the extreme Anglo-Catholics are going to wreck the whole movement in the Protestant Episcopal Church. We do not expect them to pay any attention to our predictions, but we have conferred seriously with many Anglo-Catholic lay-folk, and if the Anglo-Catholic clergy knew how they are increasingly alienating a large number of their lay-folk, they would perhaps stop awhile and catch their breath. They apparently agree with the Red Queen that it takes all the running they can do to keep in the same place.

—The Chronicle (Poughkeepsie), November, 1933, p. 43.

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2017 Advent Calendars

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The Metropolitan Museum returns a relatively poor showing again this year with scaled-back offerings on Advent calendars, despite a dedicated catalog section for the same. The avian calendar is the most worthwhile; old customers will miss the New York-themed calendars.

The Art Institute of Chicago has an attractive, reusable calendar with 24 numbered doors behind which one can add small things.

The (US) National Gallery has a bland selection of ten calendars.

The (UK) National Gallery does a somewhat better job, especially in its provision of an Advent candle-calendar and the ongoing offering of the very wonderful altarpieces calendar.

Top prize for good calendars this year goes to the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge, whose eight offerings cover themes religious, Japanese, and medieval.

The standout from Boston’s MFA is an Adoration of the Magi calendar based on a 1423 painting by Gentile da Fabriano.

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Primitive Liturgy is Described Here (1950)

English Prior, 24 Laymen Show Christian Services of 1,750 Years Ago

Dom Gregory Dix, prior of the Anglican Benedictine Abbey, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England, with the aid of twenty-four of the laity, demonstrated yesterday afternoon the liturgy of Christians in the year 200 A.D. at St. George’s Protestant Episcopal Church, East Sixteenth Street and Stuyvesant Square.

The demonstration was followed by evensong, which ended a “Liturgical Day” for 1,300 liberal evangelical and Anglo-Catholic communicants of the Protestant Episcopal Church here. Bishop Reginald Mallett of Northern Indiana celebrated holy communion yesterday morning and with his assistants faced the congregation from behind St. George’s square altar, following a primitive custom. The liturgy and responses were chanted by the congregation. The sermon was by Dom Gregory Dix.

The day’s ceremonies were begun with a religious procession out-of-doors from the Peace Chapel through East Sixteenth Street to Rutherford Place.

Included in the procession were Bishop Charles K. Gilbert and Suffragan Bishop Horace W. B. Donegan of the New York diocese; Bishop Charles Francis Boynton, formerly of Puerto Rico, suffragan-elect of New York; Suffragan Bishop Jonathan G. Sherman of Long Island, Bishop Mallett and rectors of neighboring churches. Among the latter were the Rev. Edward O. Miller, host, and the Rev. Wilfred P. Penny of St. Ignatius’ Church, co-sponsors of the day’s program.

The New York Times, October 13, 1950

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Leydich Burying Ground (1921)

Leydich Burying Ground[1]
By John R. Tallis

Formerly, due to the fact that there were no church yards near, it was customary in rural sections among the leading families to bury their dead on their homesteads. For this purpose an elevation overlooking the farm, or near a stream, was usually chosen. The largest private burying ground in this district is known as the Leydich cemetery; it is located in the southwestern part of Frederick township, east of Swamp Creek, near the cross roads one mile south of Keelor’s Church. A unique spot was chosen; at the junction of four farms owned respectively by the Rev. John Phillip Leydich, Christian Stetler, George Michael Kuntz and George Moore; an equal square portion of land from each farm was set apart by each family. This plot was at first surrounded by a beautiful grove of White Oak and Hickory trees, which since has been cut down and all that now remains are a few trees that mark the fence lines. The plot is about 100 feet square in size and is kept in an excellent state of preservation. A stone wall was built in the fall of 1783, the corners of which point direct to the cardinal points of the compass; the corner of the Stetler plot points to the north, of the Moore plot to the east, of the Kuntz plot to the south and of the Leydich plot to the west. According to the will of Christian Stetler another ¼ of an acre is willed to the cemetery on the Stetler side; and George Moore willed a piece of land to run the length of the wall and reach out 40 feet from it on the entrance gate side so that there would be space for the teams at a funeral; these extra plots are not enclosed but are at present farmed by the present owners of the surrounding farms. Before Keelor’s Church was built the Reformed Congregation voted to locate the church at this burial ground but the location was voted down by the small margin or two or three votes.

There is still in existence an old record book of the burying ground. The entries are written in fine old German script and neatly kept. The first entry is of the expenses of building the stone wall in the fall of 1783 which reads as follows:

Verzeichnis Der Ausgabe an der Begraebnis Blatz

Der 27ten November im Jahr 1783

Erstens Vor Die Maurer bezahlt £16— 0—0
Vor den Handlanger bezahlt 3— 2—6
Vor Kalg bezahlt 6— 3—9
Vor das Thor an den Begraebniss Blatz 1—15—0
Vor Zieglen an den Begraebniss Blatz 3— 6—3
Vor Kost bei Michael Kuntz 1— 7—2
Vor Kost bei Christian Staettler 1— 3—6
Vor Kost bei Phillip Leydich 1— 3—6
Vor Kost bei Jacob Staettler 0—17—6
Vor die Stein bey John Jahn 0—10—6
Vor Rum 0—15—0
£36—4—8

 

Translated the foregoing would read:

 

Record of the first expenses on the burial place

The 27th of November in the year of 1783

 

Paid to the Masons £16— 0—0
Paid to the helpers 3— 2—6
Paid for Lime 6— 3—9
Paid for Gate at Burial Place 1—15—0
Paid for Tiles for Burial Place 3— 6—3
Paid for board to Michael Kuntz 1— 7—2
Paid for board to Christian Staettler 1— 3—6
Paid for board to Phillip Leydich 1— 3—6
Paid for board to Jacob Staettler 0—17—6
Paid for Stones to John Jahn 0—10—6
Paid for Rum 0—15—0
£36—4—8

The rum mentioned in the expenses was made at a public distillery which was located on the road leading from the plot to Fagleysville; the farmers brought in their rye grain and the rum was distilled on shares, the farmer taking half and the distillery half.

To meet these expenses a subscription was taken up amongst the surrounding neighbors and friends and the following is the record:

Verzeichnis der Ersten Einnahm vor den Begraebniss Blatz im Jahr 1783, Den 30ten November

Empfangen von Christian Staettler vor Kalg als ein Ueberrest vom Begraebniss Blatz £0— 17—2
Empfangen von Friederich Weiss 1—5—0
Empfangen von Henrich Sasseman 1—3—4
Empfangen von Casper Achenbach 1—10—0
Empfangen von Jacob Christmann 0—7—6
Empfangen von Georg Michael 0—7—6
Empfangen von Michael Krebb 0—10—0
Empfangen von Catharine Staettler 0—7—6
Empfangen von Benjamin Schneider 0—7—6
Empfangen von Henrich Schmitt 2—0—0
Empfangen von Jacob Staettler 1—10—0
Empfangen von Henrich Grob 0—7—6
Empfangen von Daniel Krauss 0—5—0
Empfangen von Christian Staettler 1—10—0
Empfangen von Joseph Bitting alt 1—2—6
Empfangen von Ludwig Engelhart 3—0—0
Empfangen von Andreas Will 0—7—6
Empfangen von Johannes Herger 0—10—0
Empfangen von Phillip Leydich der alt 3—0—0
Empfangen von Friederich Kuntz 1—10—0
Empfangen von Johannes Staettler 1—10—0
Empfangen von Leonhart Leydich 0—15—0
Empfangen von Phillip Leydich der jung 0—7—0
Empfangen von David Bruch 0—4—3
Empfangen von Michael Kuntz 1—10—0
£26—4—3

 

In the fall of 1797 the old tiles which were placed on top of the wall were removed and a wood cover was put on in their place which is recorded as follows:

Verzeichniss der Ausgabe an Den Begraebniss Blatz im Jahr unsers Herrn 1797.

October den 15, 1797

Erstens vor Bord bezahlt an Den Begraebniss Blatz £9—16—8
Wieder vor Kalg bezahlt 1—19—9
Wieder vor Naegel bezahlt 2—6—7
Wieder vor Farb bezahlt 0—8—6
Wieder vor Mauren bezahlt 3—3—6
Wieder vor Schreinerei bezahlt 6—15—6
Wieder vor Saegen bezahlt 1—10—0
Wieder vor Lein ohl bezahlt 2—5—0
Wieder vor Ein Schreib buch bezahlt 0—2—4
Wieder vor Beintin bezahlt 6—7—6
£34—15—6

 

Again subscriptions were asked for and the response was as follows.

Verzeichniss Der Einnahm an den Begraebniss Blatz im Jahr unseres Herrn 1797.

Erstens vermacht von Henrich Krauss £5—0—0
Wieder Ziegelen Verkauft als das Dach vom alten Begraebniss Blatz 2—4—5
Empfangen von Catharine Staettler widow 1—2—6
Empfangen von Georg Adam Schneider 0—5—0
Empfangen von Joseph Bitting 1—2—6
Empfangen von Ludwig Reimer 0—15—0
Empfangen von Fridrich Kuntz 1—2—6
Empfangen von Michael Dotterer 0—3—9
Empfangen von Joseph Bitting jung 0—7—6
Empfangen von Frantz Leydich 1—10—0
Empfangen von Peter Aker 0—7—6
Empfangen von John Reimer 1—2—6
Empfangen von John Neiss, Gaerber 0—15—0
Empfangen von Georg Mohr 0—15—0
Empfangen von Philipp Leydich 0—15—0
Empfangen von Daniel Krauss 1—10—0
Empfangen von Henrich Grob 1—2—6
Empfangen von Saloma Herger 1—2—6
Empfangen von Casper Achenbach 1—2—6
Empfangen von Henrich Sasseman 0—15—0
Empfangen von Georg Michael jung 0—3—9
Empfangen von Gottfried Langbein 0—15—0
Empfangen von Georg Langbein 0—18—9

The next collection was made on October 18th, 1849, and amounted to $42.29. The expenses recorded on October 18th, 1849 were $33.85. This is the last record of money matters in the book. There is a record of burials from Jan. 1784 to Oct. 1838. The names marked by star have their graves marked with gravestones.

Verzeichniss der Verstorbenen welche auf diesem Begraebniss Blatz Begrabed sind seit dem Jahr 1783.

*1. Phillip Leydich, preacher, died Jan. 14, 1784.

  1. Child of Samuel Staettler, died Mar. 3, 1784.
  2. Child of Henrich Krobb, died Jan. 15, 1785.
  3. Child of Georg Wuetling, died Feb. 27, 1785.
  4. Child of Henrich Langbein, died Mar. 7, 1785.
  5. Wife of Henrich Schmitt, died June 24, 1785.

* 7. Wife of Joseph Bitting, died Nov. 5, 1785.

  1. Susanna Bender, died June 14, 1787.
  2. Friedrich Weiss, died March 20, 1788.

* 10. Hanna Staettler, died July 20, 1789.

  1. Andony Herb, died Feb. 13, 1790.
  2. Joseph Mebry, died Oct. 19, 1790.
  3. Johannes Aker, died Jan. 1, 1791.
  4. Henrich Grobb, died Oct. 14, 1791.
  5. Peter Aker’s daughter, died Nov. 8, 1792.
  6. Henrich Schmitt, died Apr. 14, 1793.
  7. Henrich Grauss, died Sep. 28, 1793.
  8. Georg Krauss, died Oct. 6, 1793.
  9. Carl Fuchs’s child, died Oct. 21, 1793.
  10. Christina Krauss, died May 14, 1794.
  11. Henrich Krauss, died Aug. 13, 1794.
  12. John Krob, died 1795.
  13. Child of Elizabeth Reiner, died 1795.

Sofia Leydig, died Oct. 12, 1795.

* 24. Johannes Herger, died Dec. 5, 1795.

  1. Michael Krauss, the lame one, buried Jan. 3. 1797.
  2. Herbin, died Mar. 13, 1797.

* 27. Magdalena Sassamann, died April 15, 1797.

  1. Child of Georg Langbein, died Aug. 7, 1797.
  2. Child of Georg Langbein, buried Aug. 18, 1797.
  3. Child of Georg Adam Schloneker, buried Aug. 20, 1797.
  4. Michael Krauss, Sr., died Dec. 11, 1797.
  5. Johannes Staettler’s daughter, died Jan. 11, 1798.
  6. Henrich Krob’s wife, Barbara, died Nov. 1, 1798.
  7. Abraham Pool—born Oct. 1, 1795; died July 12, 1834.
  8. Gottfried Langbein, buried Feb. 26, 1799.
  9. Joseph Bitting’s daughter Anna, died Mar. 16, 1799.
  10. Friedrich Weiss’s wife, died Feb. 10, 1800.
  11. Michael Schwotz, died Aug. 3, 1800.
  12. Conrad Grob’s wife, Anna, died Sept. 27, 1800.

* 40. Maria Solomae Herger, died Nov. 24, 1800.

* 41. Salomae Leydich, died Apr. 28, 1801.

  1. Catharina Scheid, died July, 1801.

* 43. Maria Catharina Leydich, died Oct. 31, 1801.

* 44. Joseph Bitting, died Dec. 25, 1801.

  1. Henrich Staettler’s child, died Apr. 3, 1802.
  2. Catharina May, died Feb. 24, 1803.

* 47. Benjamin Schneider’s son Henrich, died Mar. 4, 1803.

  1. Henrich Grobb’s daughter, died Nov. 8, 1803.

* 49. Benjamin Schneider, died Feb. 3, 1804.

  1. John Krauss’s son Philipp, died Oct. 18, 1804.
  2. George Langbein’s daughter, died Mar. 12, 1805.
  3. George Scheid’s son Joseph, died July 21, 1803.
  4. Henrich Grob’s daughter, died May 29, 1806.
  5. Samuel Boyer, died May 3, 1807.

* 55. Georg Mohr’s wife, died May 27, 1807.

  1. Casper Roth, died June 24, 1807.
  2. Heinrich Stetler’s son, died Apr. 24, 1808.
  3. Adam Schloneker’s child, died Aug. 25, 1808.

* 59. Casper Achenbach’s child, died Jan. 7, 1809.

  1. Joseph Schmidt’s child, died July 3, 1810.
  2. Isaac Stetler, died July 14, 1810.
  3. Johannes Hofmann’s wife, died Feb. 10, 1811.
  4. Isaac Stetler’s child, died Feb. 23, 1811.

* 64. Franciscus Leydig, died June 2, 1811.

  1. Gottfried Langbein’s wife.

* 66. John Stedtler, died Dec. 30, 1812.

* 67. Johannes Reimer’s wife, died Sept. 27, 1813.

* 68. Christian Stedtler, died Dec. 5, 1813.

  1. Jacob Schwenk’s wife, died Apr. 22, 1814.

* 70. Casper Roth’s son Daniel, died Dec. 5, 1814.

* 71. Adam Stedtler’s wife, died Dec. 14, 1814.

  1. Johannes Christmann’s child, died July 30, 1815.

* 73. Philipp Kuntz’s son Israel, died Aug. 28, 1815.

* 74. Jacob Reifschneider’s son, died Sept. 4, 1815.

  1. Jacob Krauss’s child, died Sept. 16, 1815.
  2. Daniel Krauss’s child, died Sept. 20, 1815.
  3. Daniel Schwenk’s child, died Oct. 18, 1815.
  4. John Christmann’s child, died Apr. 26, 1817.
  5. Adam Schloneker’s child, died May 26, 1817.
  6. Joseph Schmidt’s child, died June 6, 1817.
  7. Jacob Zieber, died Jan. 24, 1817.

* 82. Benjamin Schneider’s wife, died Nov. 19, 1817.

  1. John Christmann’s child.

* 84. Samuel Leydig’s child, died Apr. 1, 1818.

* 85. Ludwig Reimer, died Sept. 10, 1818.

* 86. Ludwig Bitting’s wife, died Sept. 26, 1818.

  1. Henrich Langbein, died Sept. 23, 1819.
  2. Valentin Schneider, died Dec. 13, 1819.
  3. Peter Aker, died 1820.
  4. Johannes Krauss’s son Daniel, died Feb. 18, 1921.
  5. Jacob Krauss’s little child, died Apr. 1, 1821.

* 92. John Emrich’s daughter, died July 19, 1821.

  1. John Emrich’s little child, died Sept. 18, 1821.

* 94. Frantz Leydig’s wife, died Oct. 10, 1821.

  1. Ludwig Reimer’s wife, Susanna, died Jan. 5, 1821.

* 96. Johannes Reimer, died Jan. 18, 1822.

* 97. Philip Leydig, died Mar. 14, 1822.

* 98. Daniel Krauss’s wife, died May 14, 1822.

  1. Richard Greening’s child, died July 28, 1822.
  2. John Stadler’s wife, died July 4, 1823.
  3. Christian Stadtler’s son Christian, died July 26, 1823.

* 102. Friderich Kuntz, died Aug. 19, 1823.

  1. Wilhelm Till, son of Valentine Schneider, died Oct. 2, 1823.

* 104. Daniel Krauss, died Oct. 3, 1823.

* 105. Henrich Langenbein’s wife, died Oct. 10, 1823.

* 106. Jacob Pannebeker, died Oct. 21, 1823.

* 107. John Christman’s wife, died Nov. 28, 1823.

* 108. John Christmann’s child, died Nov. 22, 1823.

  1. Henrich Grob’s wife Maria, died Jan. 3, 1824.

* 110. Georg Mohr, died Jan. 7, 1824.

* 111. Michael Kuntz, died July 7, 1824.

* 112. Philip Kuntz’s child, died Aug. 10, 1824.

  1. Michael Stadtler, died Aug. 17, 1824.

* 114. Philip Lutz’s second child, died Aug. 26, 1824.

  1. Christian Lang’s child, died October 15, 1824.
  2. John Matthaus’s child, died Feb. 16, 1825.

* 117. Fridrich Kuntz’s wife, died July 31, 1825.

  1. Catharina Krauss, died Nov. 17, 1825.

* 119. Elisabeth Langbein, died Mar. 7, 1826.

  1. Philipp Zieber, died Apr. 30, 1826.
  2. Peter Bitting, died June 23, 1826.
  3. Jacob Lietcap.

* 123. Georg Langbein, died Sept. 25, 1826.

  1. Philipp Reiner, died Oct. 11, 1826.

* 125. Christian Stadtler’s wife, died Nov. 3, 1826.

  1. John Kopler’s child, Nov. 6, 1826.

* 127. Heinrich Grob’s wife, died Feb. 11, 1827.

  1. Jacob Zieber’s wife Elisabeth, died Feb. 8, 1828.
  2. Peter Bitting’s wife Catharina, died July 28, 1828.
  3. Daniel Krauss’s wife, died Aug. 10, 1828.

* 131. Jacob Reifschneider’s wife Catharina, died Sept. 23, 1828.

* 132. Ludwig Bitting, died April 3, 1829.

* 133. John Kuntz, died July 15, 1830.

* 134. Heinrich Stadtler’s wife Catharina, died Sept. 16, 1830.

  1. John Aerney.
  2. John Matthis.

* 137. Jacob Reifschneider, died Feb. 26, 1832.

* 138. Michael Kuntz’s wife Salome, died Dec. 4, 1832.

* 139. George Mohr’s son Josua, died Oct. 3, 1833.

  1. Peter Schweisfort, died Jan. 22, 1834.
  2. Jacob Seyler’s wife Maria, nee Leidig, died Apr. 6, 1836.
  3. Peter Schweissford’s wife Maria, nee Bickhart, died May 10, 1839.

* 143. Philipp Kuntz’s wife Elisabeth, died Oct. 11, 1838.

 

Besides the list of burials in the old record book, there is a list of Headstones made by the late George Nyce and placed among the records of the Penn. Hist. Society. Of the late burials the only records we have are from the gravestones and from the list made by Mr. Nyce. From the two lists we get a pretty complete record of the burials from 1783 to the latter part of the last century. Who all were buried on the Stettler plot before the joint cemetery was formed we have no means of ascertaining.

 

  1. Joseph Bitting—Born Dec. 8, 1790; died Oct. 1, 1869.
  2. Elizabeth Bitting, daughter of Peter Schaeffer—Born Apr. 10, 1796; died Feb. 10, 1872.
  3. J.
  4. C. M.
  5. Johannes Emmerich, son of Johannes & Maria Emmerich—Born Mar. 24, 1778; died May 12, 1870.
  6. Margaret Emmerich, daughter of Dan & Margaret—Born Oct. 9, 1872; died Aug. 27, 1851.
  7. William Emrich.
  8. Jesse Emrich, son of Johannes & Margaret Emrich—Born Sept. 19, 1814; died May 16, 1829.
  9. G. T. B.
  10. A. N. A.
  11. T. N. A.
  12. B. T. N.

1781.

  1. C. A. D. A.
  2. R.

1788.

  1. Heinrich Grob—Born Nov. 21, 1755; died Oct. 18, 1841.
  2. (In list above)
  3. (In list above)
  4. Johannes Grob.
  5. Ester, wife of the Rev. R. T. Herman. Pos. of the Rev. Leidich, child of Jac. And Maria—Born Jan. 30, 1807; died July 2, 1848.
  6. Lita—

Anna—Daughters of Samuel Koons.

  1. Philip Kuntz, son of Michal Kuntz—Born Jan. 28, 171; died Feb. 22, 1842.
  2. Israel Kuntz, son of P. & E. Kuntz—Born Apr. 14, 1821; Sept. 17, 1839.
  3. R. Mertz.
  4. Johannes Krause—Born Dec. 27, 1754; did Aug. 19, 1870.
  5. Jacob Leidich—Born May 28, 1779; died Feb. 3, 1847.
  6. Maria Leidich—Born April 25, 1749; died Aug. 7
  7. Francis Leidig—Born Feb. 23, 1814; did Aug. 31, 1858.
  8. Henry Endre Leidig, son of Fran & Catherina Leidig.
  9. Rosina Leidig, daughter of Geo. D. and Maglena Buchert—Born Feb. 22, 1760; died Nov. 2, 1849.
  10. Samuel Leidig, son of P. & R. Leidig—Born Apr. 3, 1790; died Sept. 25, 1873.
  11. Hannah (Schwenkar) Leidig—Born Aug. 17, 1793; did Apr. 3, 1857.
  12. Sarah Ann Leidig, daughter of S. & H. Leidig, und eine Ehegattin von Fer’nd Reifschneider—Born Feb. 11, 1821; died Dec. 10, 1854.
  13. Eva Langenbein, eine geborne Fischer—Born Oct. 10, 1763; died May 8, 1851.
  14. Gottfried Langbein—Born Nov. 27, 1771; died Nov. 12, 1842.
  15. Catherine Puhl—Born July 12, 1798; died Nov. 12, 1842.
  16. M. B. M.
  17. Abraham Pool—Born Oct. 1, 1795; died July 12, 1894.
  18. Maria Catherin Mohr, dau. of G. & M. Mohr—Born Sept. 18, 1785; died Apr. 27, 1824.
  19. Elizabeth Sassemann—Born Jan. 10, 1778; died Nov. 9, 1808.
  20. Johannes Albert Schwenk, einen Soenchen von Dan and Maria Schwenk.
  21. Peter Schmidt, ein Soenchen von Jos. & Eva M. Schmidt—Born Mar. 9, 1807; died June 30, 1809.
  22. Maria Schweisfort (Bickhart)—Born Oct. 19, 1772; died May 10, 1839.
  23. Mary Stetler, wife of John Stetler—Age 40; 1777.
  24. Mary Stetler—Born Nov. 12, 1734; died Sept. 1775.
  25. Heinrich Stattler—Born 1706; died 1763.
  26. Heinrich Stattler—Born 1732; died May 8, 1780.
  27. Catherine Mattes, nee Schwenken, wife of Johannes Mattes
  28. A. S.—

A.S.—Twins, daughters of Adam and Elizabeth Stettler.

  1. Reichert Stettler, son of Adam and Esther Stettler (2nd wife).
  2. The last burial in this cemetery was of Thomas Roads, who died of smallpox. His friends of the P. O. S. of A. buried him at midnight in the Leydich cemetery and placed a stone whose inscription reads:

Thomas Rhoads
Born March 11, 1872
Died Dec. 8, 1901
Age 29 years, 9 mo., 17 days
Erected by W. G. No. 474, P. O. S. of A.
Sassamansville, Pa.

 

In Dotterer’s “The Perkiomen Region, Past and Present,” Vol. I, the full inscriptions on the following tombs are presented by George Nyce: Caspar Achenbach, Elizabeth Bitting, Maria Magdalena Achenbach, Angelina Bitting, Ana Gertraut Bitting, Ludwig Bitting, Magdalena Christman, Jost Bitting, Joseph Bitting, Samuel Bayer, Johannes Emmerich, Margaretha Margaret Emmerich, Anna Grob, Henrich Grob, Maria Salome Kuntz, John Koons, Frederick Koons, Mary Koons, Henry Krouse, Danie Krauss, Margaretha Krauss, Georg Langbein, Eva Langbein, Henrich Langbein, Margreth Langbein, Johann Philip Leydich, Catharina Leidig, Frantz Leidich, Christina Leidig, Philip Leydig, Rosina Leidig, Jacob Reifschneider, Catharina Reifschneider, George Mohr, Maria Barbara Mohr, Johannes Reimer, Maria Catharina Reimer, Ludwig Reimer, Susanna Reimer, Peter Schweisfort, Maria Schweisfort, John Stetler, Mary Stetler, Henrich Stattler, Henrich Stattlers, Catharina Stettler, Christian Stettler, Catharina Elisabetha Stettler, Benjamin Schneider, Elisabetha Schneider, Catharina Mattes.

From the above it is seen that a burial ground was here as early as 1763.

There is not a spot in the enclosed yard that does not contain a grave; every space is taken up. There is at eventide a peculiar restfulness at this quiet spot over which the sky forever keeps its vigil and the beautiful hills stand in glory as silent sentinels. As the sun sinks slowly to rest, the shadows deepening in the valley below stretch out and take the whole earth in their sheltering embrace, casting a wonderful blanket of peace over the resting place of these sturdy people, whom we love to honor as the forefathers of a mighty nation.

[1], The Perkiomen Region (1921) pp. 145-151

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