Balltown Cemetery
Howe Township 

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Eugene F. Throop in his book Forest County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Inscriptions says the following about this cemetery:

Balltown Cemetery -- Howe Township--This cemetery was located between Mayburg and Trueman beside the present day home of Mrs. Lois (Welch) Clark. Mrs Clark told the author (Eugene F. Throop) that there were some forty-fifty persons buried here with about twenty tombstones; included among these burials were her great-grandmother, her little sister who died young, and her husband.

A LUMBER COMPANY completely destroyed the cemetery about 1955. Only her little sister's marker was found which Mrs. Clark keeps in her basement.

She also told the author that about two miles north of there was the town of Minister and across from the town's church were three or four infant burials. Both the cemetery and church are gone without a trace now. Both Balltown and Minister were thriving oil-boom towns of the 1880's and 1890's.

According to the United Methodist Church records, there was a Methodist Church in Balltown that was closed in 1903.

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