Vinecke Family / Peppermint Rd. Cemetery
Erie County, New York
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1"This small cemetery is located on a
rise of ground on the north side of
Peppermint Road ( close to the highway and opposite Swift River
Association, [Gravel Pits] )
about two hundred yards east of of the intersection of Peppermint
and Pavement Roads.
Evidence of four burial was found. There is a larger, fenced - in
just east of this one and on the opposite side of the
Cemetery) 2When searched on July 12, 1953, this
plot was overgrown and unkept.
No stones were standing.
Alden, New York apparently searched this cemetery in 1943,
and took off the inscription data at that time. Miss Fanny Jelley of
Lancaster, New York
made a copy of the former information, and what follows is a copy of
material made by Marlo K. Schermerhorm2 on
Then, on April 1, 1968, Donald C. Keller 3 researched, commented,
and penciled in correction on the report. He also found another tomb
stone, for Josephine.
Notes made by:
1 Mrs. W.C. Roberts, 2 Marlo K. Schermerhorm, 3Donald C. Keller
Christeyen, Born May 18,
1791, Died Nov 29, 1862, 71 ys, 6 mos, & 18 ds (Flat
(Foot stone - J.M.V.)
1This tombstone laying flat with weeds over
John, Died Aug 12, 1856,
aged 38 yrs, 11 mo, 12 d , (Flat stone) (Foot stone -
Ann Eliza, daughter of
Benj & Elizabeth Vinecke, died Mar 11, 1839 , AE 3 mo &
(Foot stone - A.E.V.)
Sarah A., daughter of
Benj & Elizabeth Vinecke, died Jan 23, 1841?, AE 1 mo &
Sarah E. 2nd, daughter
of Benj & Elizabeth Vinecke, died Sept 22, 1849, AE 1 yr, 2
mo & 13 d
(stone broken in half)
3Josephine, daughter of Benj &
Elizabeth Vinecke, died Jun 6, ____.*
(Stone is broken where year would be), AE 1 yr, 1 mo, 13 d (
Flat stone & broken )
( Foot stone - J.M.V.)
stones in cemetery.
I paid a visit to this very small road side cemetery on 1 May
I found one stone that had fallen and
laid flat on the ground, along with two small pieces to another
The cemetery is maintained by the Town of Lancaster.
Information copied from papers located at the Lancaster Historical
1 January 1998 and on a visit to the cemetery on 1 May 2001
Leo J. - Katherine M. Kopp