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Shepherdstown’s 250th commemorated with marking of graves

By Staff | Mar 23, 2012

To commemorate Shepherdstown’s 250th birthday, the Pack Horse Ford Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the General Adam Stephen Chapter National Society Sons of the American Revolution will place historical plaques at the Lutheran and Reformed graveyards in Shepherdstown on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The dedication ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the Christ Reformed Church and a reception will follow. The public is invited to attend.

The plaques will contain the names of the Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots buried in the graveyards. The Lutheran graveyard includes Michael Entler; Philip Entler, Sr.; Philip Entler, Jr.; Daniel Foulks; John Adam Link, Jr.; Andrew Ronemous; Lewis Ronemous; and Philip Sheetz. The Reformed Graveyard includes Henry Cookus; Michael Cookus; John Haines; Jacob Haynes; Lawrence Hensel; John Hoffman; Nicholas Schell; Peter Seever; Peter Staley; John Martin Walforth and Michael Yeasley.

Those who are descendants of one of these menare especially encouraged to attend. Please contact Cheryl Brown at (304)876-3817 or or Dorrene Hale at (304)725-6140 or for more information. The DAR’s mission is to “Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, and Invest in the Future.” To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit .