Back reads "Our Georgie" and had
read "Father" with the word
apparently ground down.
The front reads "Elizabeth", died
Oct. 7, 1872, age 2
Grave 2 Headstone:
Broken - child's stone, lamb on
top, Wilhelm. On bottom Half of stone it appears to read
"son of Charles and Sophia Helwig, born 9
Oct.1853, died 7 Oct 1869
Broken, Charles, Tree of Life
symbol, otherwise illegible.
*Heinrich, son of Jacob and
Katharina Loesch, born 18 Aug 1844,
died 11 Feb 1865, (112th Reg'tt N.Y. Volunteers. Foot stone
("H. L.") **
Magdalena, wife of Jacob
Yung, born 1792, died April 19 1857,
65 yrs 10 mo
Also on same stone Elizabeth
Voges, 49 yrs 10 mo. Foot stone unlettered.
Broken, bottom half only, no
engraving, Foot stone *(J.J.)
(? J.Jerge lived
in this area)
Johann Phillips, son of
Wilhelm Helwig, born 22 Jan 1815?,
died Feb 1845?,
Foot stone "J.P.H."
born Knoche, born Sept 1821?, died Jan 1845,
Foot stone :"C.H."
Jacob Wurtz, born 17
? , 1817, 27 yrs 5 mo
Foot stone: "J.W."
"Tree of Life", Johannes
Wurtz, born 6 Mar 1766, died 10 Jan 1840,
Foot stone: "J.W."
Stutter, born 17 June 1843,
next line illegible.
53 yrs, 3(9) mo, 22 days
Foot stone; "G.S."
Graves 37 and 38
Double stone: marked on west side
"Loesch, Father and Mother",
and on other side, it has a clasped hand symbol at the top
and is engraved ,
(North end reads)
*John Loesch, died 15 June 1882, age 82 years, 6
(South end reads)
*Eva Katharina, frau von Johann Loesch,
appears to be 1877, date otherwise
Foot stone: "E.E.L. and
Grave 36 Headstone:
*George Loesch, born 29
March 1863, died March 25, 1895
Headstone: Lucy, daughter of Valentin Easen, died 23 __,
Ludwig Schulz, born 22
Oct 1873, attained age of 16 years
Lamb at top, Jessor, appears to
read Kieffler, 1845,
attained age at 3 mo 2 days
Grave 7 Headstone:
JohannRohrer ? , born
25 Feb 1831
?, Nov 1838 ? aged 6
yrs, 9 mo, 1 day
Lamb on top, headstone, Henry, son of George and Elizabeth
born 21 Nov 186(1) - __
NOTE : G.A.R. Flag and Marker, located here belong to
grave # 7, row 4 **
Lillie, infant daughter, Henry and
John Betz, Corp. Co.
E., 1st Reg't, U.S. Cavalry, died Sept 13, 1886,
age 53 yrs 5 mo, G.A.R. Marker, badly rusted
in headstone row, "W.H.", lot 6,
Unknown markers: (30 April 2001)
Additional stone found:
ge_____ hory Wu____
acbe(A)ren Auj der__si
17 0f Junx 1780
din 11 Aprill 1851
****** During a return visit to the cemetery,
I used shaving cream on the remaining stones to view them
(I normally don't used shaving cream, because it damages the
but because they are in such bad condition I needed to get the
and I did find a new stone that were not listed in the
Lancaster Historical Society papers.
I found only 4 or 5 legible
most are missing, broken or illegible.
Location : Pleasant View Drive., west Central Avenue (changes
to Harris Hill Road at Pleasant View Drive)
Year Established : 1840 - 1901
Burials : 29 known stones.
Condition of cemetery : What's left of the stones, are broken and
illegible. Grounds are keep groomed.
Source of Information : Information
taken from papers located at the Lancaster Historical
Researched April. 18, 1970
By Ed Mikula and Don Keller and 30 April 2001, by Leo J. &
Katherine M. Kopp
Caretakers : Town of Lancaster Address : Located about one mile east of Central Ave. on
the south side of Pleasant View Drive.
The cemetery is a small section of land sandwiched between high
fields and trees,
the sign is angled and is very HARD to view unless traveling west
on Pleasant View Drive.
The sign reads "Historical Cemetery"
Contact Person : Town of
Location of cemetery records: Unknown
Known by other names : Helwick /
Helwig / Helwick Cemetery