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Manheim Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mayer Cemetery

Cemetery at Belmont

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
1. Mayer Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This 50 ft × 60 ft graveyard, surrounded by an iron fence, contains 21 headstones and 17 foot stones in the enclosure. Some of the inscriptions on sandstone markers are now unable to be deciphered due to weathering and elements. Below is a list of markers as noted in a 1935 accounting.

This cemetery is located in close proximity to the stone quarry reservoir that was once the property of the Mayer Family who owned the David M. Mayer house, Lime Kiln operation and Belmont Stone Quarry.

During a 1935 observation of the Mayer Cemetery, these names and dates were recorded. At that time, there were 21 headstones and 17 footstones in the fenced-in enclosure.

Mina Meier
(1725-1725)

Elizabeth Mayer
(1799-1801)

Maria Mayer
1804-1804

Maria Mayer
(1802-1815)

Emanuel Mayer
(1816-1834)

Martin Herrman
(died 1834)

Elisabeth Ehrman Schmidt
(1796-1836)

Abraham Freed
(1785-1840)

Maria Mayer
(1773-1846)

David
Mayer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
2. Mayer Cemetery Marker
Mayer

(1772-1847)

Benjamin Mayer
(1812-1849)

Emanuel Beam
(1809-1849)

Elizabeth Mayer
(1774-1853)

Catherine Freed
(1775-1854)

Samuel Beam
(1779-1855)

Martin Mayer
(1834-1856)

Mary W. Buch
(died 1861)

Rev. Martin Mayer
(1798-1873)

Maria Beam
(1783-1876)

Elisabeth Mayer
(1804-1891)
 
Erected by Shoppes at Belmont.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 40° 3.9′ N, 76° 18.773′ W. Marker is in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Belwyck Boulevard east of Fruitville Pike, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1571 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster PA 17601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David M. Mayer House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belmont Quarry (about 600 feet away); Belmont Lime kiln (about 800 feet away); Roll of Honor (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Vietnam and Korean War Memorial
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(approx. ¾ mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Citizen Soldier (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manheim Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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