Lancaster Small & Pioneer Cemeteries
Lancaster, Erie, New York
[Halstead Cemeteries] [Person Cemetery] [Riedel Farm Site] [Warner Cemetery]
Note: Unless otherwise noted all listings are tombstone readings,
and the information has not been provided by any official cemetery source.
It is offered here as a tool to promote further research
and should not be considered as verified proof for genealogical records.
Halstead Cemetery
...................Genesee St. (Location unknown)
BRRIMMER, Noah, b. 1810 - 1857
BRIMMER, Emeline, b. Sept 12, 1830 - d. July 14, 1850
WEATHERWAX, Mary, b. 1837 - d 1854
WILLIAMS, Patience, b. 1809 - d. 1836
 Complied : 11 December 1999
by : Katherine M. Kopp
Information from the
Historical Society of The Town Of Clarence.
Thanks to Alicia Braaten, Director

Person Cemetery
................... Unknown location
On private land, presumed to be lost for ever.
Site no longer exists, or are there known records.

Riedel Farm Site
................... 6270 Genesee Street, (west side).
Site was visited on 6 September 1967, No tombstones found, or known records.

Warner Cemetery
................... Genesee Street
"The Warner Family Cemetery is located on the west side of Warner Road north of Columbia Ave.
just north of the first little stream that crosses Warner Road
It was located on land now included in the Warner Estates Development".
"The developers have been required by the Village of Depew, which owns the cemetery land,
not to build upon the cemetery site, and to forbid by an article in the deed,
any building upon the site by the owner of the lot within the cemetery lies.
However,the site will be graded to suit the rest of the lot and its identity as a cemetery forever lost.
All faces of the gravestones have vanished and no written record has been located."
The Warners were related to the Sturms and their farm was apparently taken from that
originally acquired by the Sturms sometime between 1810 and 1840."
Mr. Yarrington, of Summit Ave. reported that he used to take care of both the
Warner and Sturm cemeteries when he was a boy.
He said, a Minnie
Helwig ( a relative, was a housekeeper for the family )
and three generations of
Warners were buried in the Warner cemetery,
but he could not remember any other names.The last burial was in 1894.
Jacob & Hannah [nee Warner] Sturm married in 1843 in Lancaster.
Mr Mrs Michael Warner moved to Lancaster in 1832 from Lancaster, Pa
Apparently has a son F. Warner who lived on land in 1866.
A Caroline Warner owned the property in 1880.
Jacob Sturm b ca 1818 - d 1906, married Hannah Warner b 1823 - d 1913 buried Lancaster Rural Cemetery.
Lived on Columbria Ave near Warner. Two graves on property.Maps show J Storm or J Sturm in 1866 & 1880
Jacob Jr died after 1918
John P. Sturm b 1851 - d 1918
Location of the Sturm Family Cemetery is on the west ide of Warner road, north of Columbia,
just north of the little stream that crosses Warner Road.
The Sturm Family came from Lancaster, Pa in the 1800's. Believed to be Mennonits.
Warmers intermarried Sturms.
WARNER, Ms Maria , died 15 Sept 1832
WARNER, Peckham, 1 October 1846 [Cheektowaga]
WARNER, Mrs. Thomas, died Bufflo, 10 March 1852
(Warner, Harriet, wife of Thomas N., March 10, 1852, age 23d year.)
WARNER, Mrs. James, 9 Dec 1841
(Cynthia, cheektowaga, NY, wife of James, Dec 9, 1841, age 51.)
Mrs. James, 2 June, 18
WARNER, James of Cheektowaga, age 60, 8 April 18
Below are listing from various papers at the Lancaster Historial Society
Rudolph Gotthilf GROSS, b 6 Oct 1854 Lancaster, N.T., d 1 Nov 1857 buried with Lina.
Lina Maria GROSS, b 28 Feb 1856
John and Margaret GEKELER buried the following children there :
Johnna, 13 years, b Feb 27, 1820 - d June 13, 1833
Anna Mary, 15 years, b March 13, 1821 - d Jan 24, 1836
Margaret, 4 years, b May 11, 1829 - d June 14, 1833
John George, 13 years, April 20, 1822 - May 26, 1835 or 1833
TUNG or YOUNG, Two small sons of Dorothy Gekeler, early 1850's
GROSS, Two oldest children of Christian and Margaret in 1857
RN ?
GROSS, Lina Maria, d. Nov 1857



Lancaster Links

Lancaster Veteran Listings

Special thanks to the Dr. Harley E. Scott and the
members of the Lancaster Historical Society for their help, use of their Library and a welcome cup of tea.

[Home] [Erie County Cemeteries Online] [New York Cemeteries]
What's New] [Erie County Town Online Data]