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St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery-Taneytown

This cemetery was photographed at the request of one of our website followers.  The history doesn’t mention any German services or early minutes in German.  The church, however, does date back to 1797. It is likely that many of the early settlers of the area were German Catholics.

Notes from the ‘History of Western Maryland’, Thomas Scharf, Vol. II, 1882 states “The founder of Taneytown was a Catholic, and it is reasonable to suppose there were others of the same faith living in the vicinity of the town at an early period. As 'far back as 1790 there are records of mass having been said at private dwellings by Fathers Frambaugh, Pellentz, Brosuis, and Cefremont. In 1804, Prince Geliven visited the village, and built St. Joseph's church. Father Zocchi, an Italian priest of great learning and remarkable executive ability, was the first pastor of St. Joseph's, and remained in charge of the parish during the extraordinary period of forty-one years. He died in 1845, regretted by all who knew him, and there was no priest regularly assigned to the charge until 1851. From the latter date until 1862 the parish was under the control of Father Thomas O'Neill, who was succeeded by Father J. Gloyd, who remained in charge until Jan. 1, 1879. Father Gloyd's first assistant was Rev. Richard Baseman, from May, 1871, to January, 1873; his second, Rev. Casper Schmidt, from 1873 to 1874; and his third, Rev. John T. Dulaney, from 1874 to Jan. 1, 1879.”

Scharf also transcribed many of the early burials at St. Joseph’s.  Most we were able to find and photograph.

Church & Cemetery Location:

44 Frederick St.
Taneytown
Carroll County
Maryland  USA
Postal Code: 21787
Phone: 410-756-2500

Our Transcriptions :  June 2016                                        Our Photographs of the Cemetery

Last Name First Name Maiden Name Date of Birth Date of Death Notes
Abra William
9/23/1898 9/23/1981
Abra Clara I.
5/23/1902 4/14/1970
Abra Kenneth
4/1/1927 2/24/1948
Adams Thomas Jr.
1761 1-18-1826
Adams Magdalena

1-2-1826
Adlesperger Josiah
1-23-1809 1-4-1889
Adlesperger Margaret
4-30-1784 8-16-1867
Althoff John
6-16-1787 1-13-1873
Althoff Joseph
1855 1932
Althoff Anna E
1856 1934
Althoff Mary
1781 7-20-1867
Arnold George M


Children of Joseph & Ann
Arnold Annie


Children of Joseph & Ann
Arnold Mary


Children of Joseph & Ann
Arnold John


Children of Joseph & Ann
Arnold Eugenia A


Children of Joseph & Ann
Arnold Mark


Children of Joseph & Ann
Arnold Anthony
3-23-1776 4-3-1854
Arnold Augustine
9-27-1806 5-9-1888
Arnold George A
10-26-1867 2/4/1945
Arnold A. Katharine
4-17-1867 6/17/1934
Arnold Joseph
1830 4/28/1900
Arnold Margaret
8-27-1864 3/3/1936
Arnold Robert V
9-16-1869 7/24/1960
Arnold Agnes C.
1-21-1872 1/21/1959
Baran Janina S. Wesolowski 1/19/1923 1/3/2010
Baran Max A
12/20/1917 12/1/1973
Baran Jeannie Marzec 4/5/1956 9/8/2013
Baran Timothy Max
8/13/1951 8/13/1951 Twin Son
Blanchard Aleis B.
10-17-1871 1/26/1931
Blanchard Ann E
6-4-1870 7/28/1928
Blanchard Daniel

2/14/1984 son of Michael & Anneliese
Blanchard George Nelson
8/28/1946 8/3/1972
Blanchard Paul E
1906 1969
Blanchard Melinda A
1908 1981
Bomgardner Elizabeth M
6-25-1791 6-23-1819
Bowersox Mary J
1859 1924 Wife of Franklin
Boykin Herman A
6/11/1942 1/28/2005 Military
Boykin Kenneth
1947 1983 Military-Vietnam
Brauning John P
1951 2000
Breth Samuel E.
3/3/1905 3/21/1997
Breth Anne M
1/27/1906 10/3/2006
Breth John M
8/30/1937 3/20/2016
Brooke Raphael

7-7-1816
Burk J

11-1814
Butler Mary Ann
4-11-1891 6/28/1983
Butler  John A
8-7-1898 3/27/1962
Carpenter Archie
10-4-1894 12/3/1970
Cash Ann Elmira

2-12-1858
Cash Permelia
4-7-1809 6-13-1899
Cash William
12-24-1800 4-3-1872
Clabaugh Albert
10-7-1848 5/20/1934
Clabaugh M. Ellen
6-27-1866 2/8/1929
Clabaugh Cecelia
12-29-1850 9-16-1860
Clabaugh George A
1866 1948
Clabaugh Catherine W.
1876 1938
Clabaugh Mary H.
1847 1933
Clabaugh Henry D.
1862 1934
Clabaugh J. Bernard
1859 1935
Clapsaddle  C. Monroe
8/28/1921 11/30/1982 Military WWII
Classon William
1-5-1836 6/24/1904
Clingan Abraham L.
1864 1913
Clingan Emma C
1873 1944
Clingan Lloyd T
1895 1901
Coats John
3-7-1815 6-8-1882
Daigle  M. Frances
10/4/1934 5/5/2007
Davis Mary Jane
3-1825 9-11-1878
Dayhoff Annie T
9-1847 5/24/1922
Deeb Anthony J.
10/7/1908 12/10/1979 Military WWII
Deeb Marion E
6/4/1924 2/21/2003
Deeb Wilson 'Willie' Stevens
1/8/1952 7/20/1969
Diffendal Henry Augustine
1-31-1835 4-22-1853
Diffendal Samuel  
3-14-1781 7-11-1855
Dunkerly Edgar A
7/21/1948 4/25/1980 Military Vietnam
Eck Henry T.
5-16-1823 7-23-1885
Eck Paul  

9-12-1860
Eckenrode Catharine M
6-25-1818 2-9-1882
Eckenrode Jacob   
10-22-1783 5-22-1865
Eckenrode John
4-2-1780 11-25-1849
Eckenrode Catherine E.

7-24-1879
Eckenrode Mary
10-15-1829 9/19/1905
Eckenrode Mary
1788 2-10-1859 Wife of Jacob
Eckenrode Tobias
1-28-1836 1/2/1908
Eckenrode Thomas O
1867 1932
Eckenrode Annie E.
1868 1946
Eckenrode Austin
1897 1947
Eckert Wilber Lee
12/9/1901 3/21/1983
Eckert Rita Shaum 6/21/1906 2/6/2000
Faller John
1-15-1837 10/16/1907
Faller Mary L
9-28-1842 8/22/1906
Feeser Maurice
10/27/1900 8/6/1967
Feeser Catherine T.
4/18/1902 2/16/1992
Fink John W. 'Willie

11-5-1881 Aged 2 Son of J. Sylvester & Joanna
Fowler Sterling E
9/20/1918 7/27/1983 Military WWII
Fowler Ruth M
1920 2001
Frealing Josephine H.   1876 1949
Frock Catherine M.
1912 1966
Frock Kenneth K.
1915 1960
Fullam Mary 'Margie'
7/23/1934 3/3/2009
Glass Christina 'Chris'
12/17/1962 6/10/1982
Glass Francis R. 'Sonny'
10/5/1936 12/7/1996
Glass Mary Anna
9/26/1937 1/1/2006
Golden Katie
12-20-1863 2-20-1882
Golden William A
6-28-1857 6/6/1926
Gorman James Donald
8/24/1956 1/25/1979
Gorman Robert E.
11/5/1923 7/5/2008 Military WWII
Gouker Elizabeth

10-16-1858 Aged 75
Gouker Hannah

4-21-1878 Aged 81
Gouker Mary

10-26-1861 Aged 86
Goulden Mary Ann
  7/9/1903
Goulden William

4-13-1892
Gwinn Mary

4-8-1837
Hagan Anna M.
12-4-1886 6/22/1908 Daughter of Norman & Sarah
Halter    Charles Luther
10/1/1920 8/26/2007 Military WWII
Halter Family Stone



Hamer James F.
2/15/1922 12/1/2013
Hamer Virginia F.
7/6/1922 8/10/2013
Hann George L.
11/7/1922 11/28/2002
Hann Helen T.
6/1/1926 1/28/1996
Hansbrough Jacob Thomas
5/4/1985 12/6/2010
Hansbrough Joshua Daniel
2/11/1982 5/23/1982
Harner Lydia Eckenrode 7-2-1812 5-13-1871
Harner Sarah Ann
11-27-1823 4-28-1891 Wife of Emanuel
Hauk Margaret
10-20-1809 9-1875
Hawk Joseph
1-31-1811 5-28-1871
Hawk Joseph
11-26-1846 1-14-1872
Hemler Rose Agnes
1878 9-24-1897
Hemler Mary B.
10-4-1896 2/12/1973
Hemler David W.
8-29-1887 4/11/1978 Militay WWI & WWII
Hemler Mary Pat
3/20/1949 5/10/2014
Hemler James D.
4/30/1919 6/22/1984
Hemler Frances L. Myers 10/8/1919 4/16/2007
Hemler Joseph A.
10-31-1879 11/22/1931 Son of Louis & Catherine
Hemler Louis J.
1845 1928
Hemler Catherine
1848 1921
Hemler Mary T.
8-7-1876 4/5/1963 Daug of Louis & Catherine
Hemler Katherine J.
4-24-1886 8/23/1958
Hemler Pius L.
6-13-1881 2/15/1962
Hoff Patricia A.
11/13/1937 12/16/1987
Hollenbaugh William A
10-27-1837 10/8/1920
Hollenbaugh Johanna
7-19-1853 11/29/1940
Hornberger Josephine E.
11-11-1894 1/31/1984
Houck George F.
1860 1945
Houck Mary J.
1866 1945
Houck William M.
1897 1962
Hucks Mary Jane
1948 1996
Johnson Paul Thomas
1/10/1937 8/26/2010 Military-Korea
Kellenberger Jos. H
1-29-1867 2/25/1946
Kellenberger Catherine B.
5-20-1863 11/7/1907
Klein Adam J.
1903 1970
Klein Rosa M
1908 1955
Knox Arthur
2-12-1895 9/29/1958
Knox Bernadine
1894 1950
Knox John Vincent
7/25/1944 3/9/1993
Knox Ralph V.
3/16/1951 9/29/1980
Knox Connie F.
12/2/1962 5/1/1963
Korn Luna Eugenia

11/23/2012
Kreit George A.
10/18/1916 10/7/2012
Kreit Dorothy M.
1/13/1918 3/7/2010
Kreit George J.
11/17/1944 1/8/2012
Kreitz J. Francis
1882 1959
Kreitz Verna M.
1887 1932
Kuhns Andrew
8-15-1832 7-15-1857
Kuhns Andres

7-8-1874
Kuhns Catherine 
12-30-1839 10/5/1921
Kuhns Charles Leonard
11-17-1876 3/11/1933
Kuhns Mary Magdalene
7-9-1876 5/19/1962
Kuhns Mary Ann
3-24-1758 6-23-1844
Kuhns Paul

3-3-1815
Kuhns Rachel

7-18-1864
Kuykendall Helen S.
1901 1990
Kuykendall Rita Rose
1922 1970
Lauver Helen
12-14-1844 1-3-1881
Legg Florence
4/11/1918 7/27/1982
Lewelling Jr. Cecil
2-11-1860 12/9/1982
Linah Mary E.

9/27/1907
Linah Sarah A.
1836 1924
Long M. Ethel
1921 2012
Long Leonard
1917 1985
Martin M. Henrietta

6/15/1911 Wife of Rudolph
McCarty Louisa
10-9-1843 4-3-1880
McCarty Sallie A. Adelsberger 12-17-1818 7-26-1891 Wife of John
McNulty Lloyd Francis
1/12/1925 4/26/2006 Military Korea
Melycher Rev. Stephen Daniel
2/14/1905 1/20/1997
Myers Edward P.
12-18-1863 8/8/1931
Myers Mary Sanders 12-6-1865 11/3/1936
Myers Jacob A.
1889 1971
Myers Maude E.
1895 1952
Myers James C.
1895 1991
Myers John Edward
5/9/1931 1/25/1999 Military-Korea
Myers John Edward Sr.
5/9/1931 1/25/1999
Myers Lawrence R.
6/1/1920 9/6/1990
Myers Mariana K.
7/24/1931 3/22/2014
Myers Grace Fair 3-31-1899 3/13/1967
Myers William A.
8-28-1890 4/20/1973
Neiderer Gary Francis 'Beefy'
12/5/1948 11/8/1989
Neiderer Merle Edward Jr.
12/30/1945 4/8/1946
Neiderer Wayne Douglas
12/15/1964 6/10/1982
Orndorff Aloysius
4-27-1828 1/2/1907
Orndorff Ann Louise

8-13-1872 wife of Joseph
Orndorff Joanna Crass 7-2-1859 12/15/1940 Wife of Aloysius
Orndorff John A.
1869 5/26/1905 Son of Aloysius
Orndorff Julia
8-22-1828 9-7-1890
Orndorff Mary

8-17-1862
Overholtzer Roy B.
1922 1981 Military WWII
Overholtzer Thelma T.
1930 2013
Peters Mary Virginia Eckenrode 9-18-1868 10/8/1950
Peters M. Louise
6/12/1937 8/15/1997
Pinkas James Anthony
6/8/1916 4/10/1999 Military WWII
Ramsburg Samuel C.
1-14-1880 7/21/1939
Ramsburg E. Margaret Schley 1-17-1885 10/18/1927
Reaver Elmer   1899 1992
Reaver Marie E.   1898 1977
Reese Joseph   3-19-1812 9-12-1893
Reese Wilhelmina   5-14-1814 2-25-1878
Reindollar Maria     1-2-1815 2-2-1875
Richards Walter J.   12/20/1916 3/15/1987 Military WWII
Rinaman Franklin   12-6-1875 2-8-1888 Son of W.H. & S.C.
Rinaman George
1-17-1888   Son of W.H. & S.C.
Rinaman Mary I.
4-21-1882   Daug of W.H. & S. C
Rohrbaugh Tillie A.
11-11-1893 8/28/1982
Rothgaber Mary    5/19/1905 6/20/1947
Scott Elizabeth  Key
9-28-1862 Wife of John of Brudgeville
Sebold Catherine
7-11-1786 12-27-1827
Sevick Mary Anna Strubin 6-5-1896 9/19/1982
Shaum Sarah M. Adams 1867 1929
Shaum David B.
1870 1943
Shaum Helen E.
9-22-1895 11/13/1955
Shaum Francis E.
4-25-1896 5/31/1975
Shaum Jr. Francis Eugene
5/11/1924 9/6/1977 Military Korea
Shoemaker Thomas
1879 1935
Shoemaker Robert
1904 1920
Shoemaker Annie
1879 1977
Shoemaker  Thomas W.
1905 1974
Singel Jerome L.
1930 1978
Singel Leonard J.
7/26/1933 2/3/1974
Singel John L.
10/16/1907 9/22/1933
Smith Caroline

2-6-1892 Wife of Edmund
Smith Charles
1884 1922
Smith Anna Ruth
1894 1950
Smith Claude A.
1890 1961
Smith Edmund F.
12-6-1855 10/1/1920
Smith Mary A.
10-16-1865 4/18/1943
Smith Elizabeth

9-19-1890 Wife of Peter
Smith John Mark
1-11-1883 7/7/1911
Smith Joseph Bernard
8-7-1881 6/15/1965
Smith Nellie Virginia
8-8-1886 3/8/1937
Smith Mary Jane
1-21-1894 5/2/1981
Smith Peter

11-12-1892
Smith  M. Grace
1866 1964
Snovell Catharine  

10-17-1861
Sommerfeld Leitha A.

8/3/1947
Spalding Ann

6-14-1883 Wife of Edward
Spalding Catherine A.

5-21-1883 Aged 72 
Spalding Cecelia Ann
9-30-1836 2-25-1856 Dau of George & Mary
Spalding Mary

11-19-1847 Aged 9
Spalding Mary A.

5-20-1861 Aged 5 Daug of Edward & Ann
Stonesifer Isaac
5-4-1841 8-21-1867
Wantz Robert F.
11/5/1922 3/10/2005 Military WWII
Wantz Catherine M.
3/31/1905 6/24/1905
Watson Elizabeth  Frances
6-26-1830 8-19-1854 Daughter of Lucy Aged 24 years
Weishaar Catherine
1828 1892
Weishaar Michael
1823 1897
Wivel Ann M.

6-12-1876
Wivel Anthony

10-14-1891
Wivell Joseph
12-12-1799 1-10-1853
Wivell Margaret
8-26-1819 5-22-1872
Zockey Rev. Nicholas

12-17-1845 Aged 72 years

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