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Wohlfart Cemetery, West Earl Township, Lancaster County

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Feb 27, 2014

Wohlfart Cemetery
Lancaster County PA

 

This very small cemetery is located along Creek Road right off route 272, just before you enter Akron, Pa., As you drive on route 272, and are half way up the hill on the southern side of Akron, you make a left hand turn. At present this land is being under construction (that might be finished in time) you drive along this road for about two hundred feet. Park your car along the road and look for the power line. The Cemetery is located just west of the large metal tower for the power line. There are many Briar’s in the area and it is best visited during the wintertime.

At one point in time there were six or more headstones in this small cemetery. There is no fence surrounding this cemetery. The only names I could read are of Ludwig, but I do assume the rest are of his wife and some children.

Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Wohlfart, born September 23, l728 and died December 16, 1810. 

Ludwick Wohlfart took Patient to 260 acres of land on October 13, 1764.

Ludwick married Margaret

Ludwicks, will was written on January 2, 1804, Will Book L, Volume 1, Page 267 and proved on December 24th of 1810.

Children named in the will are:

Martin Wohlfart 
Ludwick Wohlfart 
John Wohlfart 
Jacob Wohlfart 
Elizabeth, wife of John Waechter

Grandchildren named are:

David and Samuel Getz, sons of deceased daughter Mary, late wife of Bernard Getz 
George and John Elser, sons of deceased daughter Catharine, late wife of Peter Elser.
During the year of 1786, Jacob Weidman of Cocalico Twp. was named guardian for George and John Elser.

Contributed by Carol Romig Dietrich

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