I would like to reiterate Mr. McCready’s comment. The Booher Cemetery was/is located in Shenango Twp. near where Henry Booher, Sr. resided, not in Wayne Twp. where the Chewton Cemetery is located and where these pictures were taken. Supposedly (?), the Booher Cemetery was/is located on the old Wilkinson farm property (NNW of Henry Booher’s property). If anyone knows the exact location of the Booher Cemetery, it would be great if the information could be made available. It would also be appreciated if the misinformation on this website could be corrected. Thanks!
Ron, Thanks! I can’t count the number of times I passed by that spot on my bike, in a car, or walking and did not realize that there was a cemetery there. I was wondering around Chewton in the 50s and early 60s.
Ron, Thanks! I can’t count the number of times I passed by that spot on my bike, in a car, or walking and did not realize that there was a cemetery there. I was wandering around Chewton in the 50s and early 60s.
Ron, There were two places where we went to swim. It seems funny now, but I can remember them both being referred to as Buttermilk Falls. The first was on the Scoczylas Farm. If you use Bing maps, you can see the falls. They are on Snake Run, in the woods directly west of the triangle formed by Oswald Street and Murphy Cut Road. The satellite view in Bing map was taken during winter – no leaves on the trees. The falls were 10 to 15 feet high and formed a deep hole at the base. Kids often dammed the run there to make the swimming better. There were a couple of other spots on Snake Run where we swam – one behind what was then Lon’s house. The other falls were off of Wampum Road where a creek flows under the road. This would be beyond the Rod and Gun Club and just past what was and may still be Strabryla’s Garage. I can’t remember if the falls were where the creek went under the higher set of train tracks, a little lower, or at the bottom set of tracks. Lou Mod
(EDITOR’S NOTE) Ron McCready and John Koning, the cemetery you seem to be referring to (Booher Family Cemetery or Old Shenango Cemetery) is on private property off of Hollow Rd in Shenango Twnp. The Chewton Cemetery, which has a handful of Boohers buried there and located on property once owned by members of the Booher family, was often called the Booher Cemetery as well. Jeff
When I was younger I went with my mother and Aunt’s to try to find a old cemetery in wampum PA that a couple of great aunt’s were buried . It took us many hours and getting lost before we found it ! I remember we passed the road to it several times because it looked like someone’s driveway when we turned on the road we drove down a dirt road and came to a old cemetery that was over grown and hard to look at the headstones I cannot remember the name of it but would like to visit again to do research can you tell me the name or the road I can look for
(EDITOR’S NOTE) Val, the burial ground you are referring to is St. Teresa (or Hoytdale) Cemetery. In the archives section of this website search under the links for HOYTDALE and you will a detailed page about it. Thanks for your post. Jeff
Hi: Wondering if you have an actual address or GPS of the Booher Cemetery/Old Shenango Cemetery? Also looking for a contact person as we are coming to PA next month and would like to visit the cemetery. Any help you could give us would be greatly appreciated! We’ll be happy to share any pictures we get with you.
The pictures shown above are of the Booher Cemetery. It is now listed as abandoned. I kno this to be true because the cemetery is located right next to my grandparents property who have lived there since the late 50’s. A lot of the stones there are weathered and unreadable but there are graves dating back to the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. Hope this information is of help.