Many of us, may not be familiar with Minersville Cemetery, located in the Heron Hill section of the city. It is the final resting place of many of our Lutheran forefathers since the 1800’s.

We are in dire need of your help to maintain the cemetery in a dignified manner. If you have a gasoline powered weed wacker or similar type of machine that you might either lend or volunteer yourself to spend an hour or two trimming around the headstones in a specific area your service would be a blessing in this time of great need!

Due to a series of unfortunate events, our grass cutter is no longer physically able to continue. Until new bids are obtained and a new permanent contract can be issued, the PALM Board has approved a tree service who has come to our aid in cutting the grass. Nevertheless, the fine tuning of trimming in detail remains to be completed this year. Also, the lower end of the cemetery outside along a Ossipee Street must be kept open so that police may visually patrol into the cemetery. Because there is a city of Pittsburgh school next door, according to police, there is a clear risk of strangers hiding in the overgrowth along the curb and attacking or abducting the students as they walk to and from school. This area grows faster than the grass and needs special attention.

A map showing the cemetery location is found on the PALM website. Specific instructions and a personal guided tour of the cemetery may be arranged by calling Terry N. Taylor at 412-480-0903. This would be an excellent youth group activity or just plain good exercise!

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2 Responses to Minersville Cemetery Help Needed

  1. Patricia K Arndt says:

    Within the last month, while doing genealogy research, I found relatives (by marriage) buried in Section EM of Minersville: Fred, Florentine and Lottie Arndt. Would like to visit the cemetery to see if there are markers and to just pay my respects. Would there be a problem with me just showing up to look for graves (I did download the map)? How safe is the neighborhood? I know it is not located in a great area of Pittsburgh.
    Thank you for any assistance you can give.

  2. Heather Zehnder says:

    I know this probably isn’t the right place at all to ask about this, but I am looking for a plot map for this cemetery. My grandmother has a family member buried there and wants to visit, but isn’t sure where the grave is. I’ve been able to find out that the grave for Newcombe d. 1929 is in the BR section of the cemetery. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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