My headstone of the week is in St. John’s Cemetery, Chapman Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. Military headstones are among my favorites, simply for the fact that because of what these men did, I can enjoy the life I do today. I appreciate each and every one of them!
Snyder County was created from a part of Union County in 1855. Union County was created from a part of Northumberland County in March of 1813. My ancestor, Joseph Britton, himself a Revolutionary War veteran, settled here after the War, and my family has roots in this area. About once a year we travel to the area to pay homage to my family in cemeteries in Snyder, Juniata and Perry Counties. We like to go in the fall since the area is simply beautiful at that time of the year.
Simon Herrold was born in Northumberland County in 1802 and served as a Lieutenant in the Northumberland County Militia. He married Sarah Richter in 1823 and both are buried in St. John’s Cemetery in Chapman Township, Snyder County. My link to this couple?
Simon and Sarah’s daughter, Louisa, married William B. Carvell, son of William and Mary Britton Carvell. William B.’s brother, Joseph B., was my ancestor. Joseph B., is my 3rd Great Grandfather. The link is tenuous at best, but it is a link!
My headstone of the week is in an old Churchyard, in a quaint old village on the side of a busy four lane highway. This graveyard is full of the history of our country and this headstone is but one of it’s heroes and the reason it is
Linda’s headstone of the week, week #40