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Holman's Creek Orchard Cemetery
also known as Silveus-Smootz Cemetery
also known as "Doll's Burying Ground"
near Quicksburg, Orchard off Pinewoods Road
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Holman's Creek Orchard Cemetery, as it appeared in 1987 Holman's Creek Orchard Cemetery, as it appeared in June of 2002

Bauserman, Elizabeth; May 20, 1872 - Nov. 22, 1943; w. of A.D.; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Dodson, ?; n.d. - n.d.; Photo contributed by Don Silvius
Dodson, Anna; Apr. 19, 1834 - Apr. 17, 1895; w. of Thomas; 60 yr. 11 mo. 29 da.; nee Silvius; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Dodson, Charles H.; Jul. 1861 - Oct. 1862; s. of Thomas & Annie; 2 mo. 15 da.; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Dodson, Cora I.; Mar. 7, 1872 - May 13, 1876; d. of Thomas M. & Annie; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Dodson, Mary Ellen; n.d. - Nov. 1882; d. of Thomas & Annie; 13 yr. 10 mo.; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Dodson, Thomas; Jan. 3, 1834 - Mar. 14, 1906; h. of Anna; s. of John & Jane; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Doll, Amanda; Mar. 29, 1839 - Apr. 3, 1897; w. of Isaac T.; on stone with Isaac T. & Isaac H.; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Doll, Isaac H.; Jun. 17, 1877 - Jun. 8, 1880; s. of Amanda & Isaac; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Doll, Isaac T.; May 18, 1838 - Aug. 12, 1905; on stone with Amanda & Isaac H.; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Foltz, William A.; n.d. - n.d.; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Hess, ?; Aug. 27, 1775 - Mar. 19, 1819; "Hier ruhet beh hess war geboren augst den 27 1775 und gestorb en Mertz den 19 1819 alte 43 ahr 7 monat" (German transcription); "Here rests ? Hess who was born Aug 27, 1775 and died March 19, 1819, age 43 yrs 7 months" (translation); hand incised fieldstone; photo contributed by Don Silvius, German to English translation by Jerry Silvious
Oberholser, Peter; Jul. 4, 1766 - Apr. 1, 1818; "1818 Hier ruhet der Peter Oberholser er wa[r] gebohrend 4 Jul 1766 er ist gestord 1 April" (German transcription); "1818 Here rests Peter Oberholser he was born 4 July 1766 and died 1 April" (translation); hand incised fieldstone; photo contributed by Don Silvius, German to English translation by Jerry Silvious; Peter Oberholser (Overholtzer) married Anna Baughman on 17 Nov 1791, and is among the first to be buried here, he was husband to a Baughman, the family that owned the property.
Shafer, Annie E.; Jul. 31, 1886 - Jul. 12, 1887; d. of Silas & Sarah J.; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Shafer, Larence & Florence; Feb. 22, 1888 - Feb. 22, 1888; children of Silas & Sarah J.; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Shafer, Silas F.; n.d. - Jun. 1, 1897; Jr. O.U.A.M. emblem; photo contributed by Don Silvius
Silveus, Margaret; n.d. - between 1810 and 1820; believed by family researchers to have been buried here; first wife of William Silveus
Silveus, Mary; close-up photo; Feb. 22, 1791 - Sep. 24, 1868; believed to have been the second wife of William Silveus; photos contributed by Nancy Smith and Don Silvius.
Silveus, William; close-up photo; Dec. 1, 1762 - Mar. 1, 1850; s. of William, born Pennsylvania; photos contributed by Nancy Smith and Don Silvius.
Silvius, Isaac; circa 1791 - between 1860 and 1870; believed by family researchers to have been buried here, by verbal accounts he was "buried in an apple orchard."
Silvius, Susannah; circa 1793 - between 1870 and 1880; believed by family researchers to have been buried here; wife of Isaac, nee Shaffer.
Smootz, Sarah; Sep. 26, 1813 - Feb. 7, 1878; photo contributed by Don Silvius

 



There are many fieldstone and unmarked graves in this cemetery which dates back 200 years.



This monument, with an accompanying time capsule, was placed in the cemetery in 1994 by descendants of Henry Baughman.



Despite it's secluded location - in the middle of an orchard - this cemetery is well-maintained.

Photos contributed by Nancy Smith and Don Silvius.






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Updated May 19, 2006 -map added August 14, 2011
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