• Sat. Apr 20th, 2024


…bringing our past into the future

Shoops Church Cemetery, Dauphin County


Jan 5, 2009

Remains of the Mumma Family Re-Interred at Shope’s Meeting House

Middletown Journal, July 10, 1897. Messrs. Joseph Grunden and Eli Basehore, of town, have completed removing the remains of the following members of the Mumma family from the old cemetery on the Mumma farm, near Highspire, to the cemetery at Shoop’s Church:

John Mumma, died August 13th, 1857. aged 83 years. 4 months and 23 days;
Elizabeth Mumma, his wife, died May 2d, 1850. aged 70 years, 1 month and 4 days.

This aged couple were parents of
Christian Mumma, who died at the residence of his son.
Martin Mumma, near Clifton, March 27th, 1896, aged 83 years and 29 days.
His aged widow still resides there.

The following are their children:
John, died September 9th, 1845, aged 5 years, 10 months and 10 days;
Christian, died March 3d, 1846, aged 3 months and 14 days;
Elizabeth, died May 30th, 1862, aged 15 years, 2 months and 28 days;
Catharine, died June 14th, 1862, aged 10 years, 2 months and 6 days;
Fanny, died June 20th, 1862, aged 12 years, 2 months and 6 days;
Anna, died June 25th, 1862, aged 13 years, 8 months and 16, days;
Samuel, died April 24th, 1877, aged 34 years, 7 months and 4 days.
The four sisters died of scarlet fever from May 30th to June 25th.

In this cemetery repose the remains of the first Mummas who settled in Pennsylvania.

SOURCE:  Page(s)117  Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania By William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania State Library; Harrisburg publishing company, 1898

About Author

By admin

Leave a Reply