"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
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."
Sources: Information taken from a article in the
Lancaster Enterprise, March 14, 1968
Information taken from a article in the Lancaster
Enterprise, March 21, 1968
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
Mr Mrs Michael Warner moved to Lancaster in 1832 from
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
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
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
GROSS, Lina Maria, b 28 Feb 1856
d. Nov 1857
CROSS, Rudolph Gotthilf, b 6 Oct
1854 Lancaster, N.T., d 1 Nov 1857 buried with Lina.
GROSS, Two oldest children of
Christian and Margaret in 1857
GROSS WITH A G OR C
TUNG or YOUNG, Two small sons of
Dorothy Gekeler, early 1850's