2013 email from Daniel E Hochstetler to Daniel L Hostetler

This may be the biggest piece so far that has fallen "through the cracks."  I knew about this, but no one else picked up on it, and I simply didn't have the information or authorization in time to include it in the June Newsletter or the primary publicity brochure or the Internet, and I had my hands and minds too full of other things. This is the burial site of Jacob's son Joseph in 1812 (Indian captive)  on his son John's farm, in a tiny cemetery restored in 2000, and the homestead has been restored too since then, and the house is thoroughly decked out with museum-quality furnishings.  See the Newsletter June 2000, p. 3,  and March 2011, 3-5, for more on this.  Owners are Don and Loma Saner, who live nearby, and call (717) 436-2590 for appointment.  Cemetery is accessible any time, any day.

 

Location, near Mifflintown:

1.  About 15 miles southeast of Lewistown on 22/322 to Exit for Route 35

2. Head east, toward McAlisterville, for 0.2 mile to light near Sheetz gas station

3. Turn left on Butchershop Road for 0.9 mile to Homestead, near "triangle" in road

4.  Homestead "Vera Acres" on right, and cemetery path on left for 500 feet through woods