Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery
We are blessed at St. Paul’s to have a Church-owned, managed and maintained
Cemetery at our Christ Lutheran Church property at Chalk Hill, which provides an
opportunity to be buried alongside your Church family.
On September 28, 1969, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church accepted a
Resolution from Christ Lutheran Church, Chalk Hill, PA for the merger of that
Church into St. Paul’s Church. The Church building and grounds including the
Cemetery along with perpetual care responsibility were transferred and accepted.
The original Cemetery, which was laid out with lots of 8 graves surrounds the
Church building on both sides and to the rear. With the growing congregation of
St. Paul’s in the 1970’s, it was felt the Cemetery would not be large enough for the
expected burial demand. A Cemetery addition regarded as the New Cemetery
was purchased and laid out with lots of 4 graves is situated mostly to the rear and
along the right side of the original Cemetery. Originally the Cemetery was intended
for the burial of Christ Lutheran Church members, but in recent years, lot
ownership is extended to family and friends of St. Paul’s.
Early grave markers include some artistically designed granite stones. Quite often
families would highlight their gravesites with large monuments with their surname
engraved as well as monument the lot corners with their surname first initial.
Internments can be found of early Church pioneers, including Rev. John A. Waters.
The oldest known burial is of Annie McIntosh, buried in 1859.
Over 145 US Military veterans are buried at this Cemetery, including 11 who
served in the Civil War, 2 who served in the Spanish-American War, 21 who served
in World War I, 68 who served in World War II, 1 who served in both World War I
and World War II, 8 who served in Vietnam, 15 who served in Korean War and 1
who served in both World War II and the Korean War.
Lots of 8 graves sold initially for $10 and Lots with 4 graves sites sell today for
$1,000. 2 graves for $600 and a single grave for $400. There are Lots are available
throughout the Cemetery. Contact our Church Office at 724-437-9000 for details.
Our Church policy on placement of above ground headstones has always been
quite liberal. Our Church grounds keepers have always been tolerant with lot
owners desiring to highlight the graves of their loved ones with plantings and
flowers as long as they do not impede grass maintenance.
As of April 30, 2019, there are 973 known burials at our Cemetery.
To view the Cemetery Drawings, click on Cemetery Drawings or Cemetery
Addition Drawings. Note that these Portable Document Files (PDF) and are set
to open in a new window.
The shaded plots indicate known burials with the deceased names. Also noted are
names designated for future burials. The name along the plot bottom is the lot
owner who purchased originally or who is the current representative as designated
by the family. The yellow shaded are available for purchase.
To view Burial Records, Click on Burial Records which are provided
Alphabetically by Surname, Cemetery Lot Order or Chronologically by Death
Year. These are listings of all known burials at this Cemetery. This information was
extracted from headstone etchings, Published Death Records and Obituaries, and
surviving family stories. These are also Portable Document Files (PDF) and set to
open in a new window.
The 8 spaces lots in the Cemetery are designated A, B, C and D along the top row
and E, F, G and H along the bottom row. The 4 space lots in the New Cemetery
are designated A, B, C and D.