Cemeteries of Wayne Township
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Belknap German Reformed:
The St. John's German congregation near Belknap was organized by Rev. L. D. Leaberman in1850.
On April 2, 1840 Rev. Joseph Painter met the local petitioners at the double log barn of Joseph Clever and organized Concord Church.
Echo Methodist Episcopal:
Prior to 1818, Rev. John M. Steck came to this community and heldservices regularly at the home of Jacob Beck. Services were held for awhile at Patterson School House.
Emory Chapel / Dayton United Methodist:
In 1810, the first Methodist service was conducted by Rev. Jacob Dowell,a circuit rider. In 1826, on land owned by Jacob and Elizabeth Pontius, a log church was built and named Emory Chapel in honorof Bishop Emory. And, to the present, the Methodist cemetery remains on this land.
Jerusalem Lutheran / Kammerdiener:
First services were held by Pastor Gabriel Reichert at the home of Bernard Reedyabout a mile northwest of Goheenville around 1833, according to the History ofthe Pittsburgh Synod.
McCrea's Furnace, aka Olney Furnace, was built in 1857 by McCrea and Galbraith.The furnace was built about one mile below Mahoning Dam.
Milliron Family Cemetery:
The Milliron Family Cemetery is located near Putneyville on State Route 1010.
Milton Methodist Cemetery:
The Methodist Episcopal Church in Milton was organized in 1845. Services were heldfor several years in the school house. The first church edifice was built about six years after the organization.
St. Michael's Episcopal:
St. Michael's Episcopal Church was organized January 7, 1836, at the home ofWilliam McElhainey by the Rev. Byron Bernard Killikelly. Prior to that, serviceswere conducted in private homes. In 1837, St. Michael's Congregation erected its firstchurch.
Glade Run Presbyterian:
The first minister was Mr. McGarrab, who held services in the barn of WilliamMarshall. In 1821, land was purchased from Mr. Lewis and 3 churches have been built upon it; 1821, 1831 and 1857.
The congregation was organized in 1831 by Rev. John Hindman. The first house of worshipwas erected in 1832, and was located at the U.P. Cemetery a little out of town. TheChurch later moved into Dayton.
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