||Name of Cemetery: Watrous Town or Bernauer Family Cem.
Read By: Linda C. Reese
Date Read: 2009
Typed By: Pat Smith Raymond
Formatted and Published by Joyce M. Tice
Location: Gaines Twp, Tioga County
GPS Coordinates gps 41.74344 -77.57806
Other Comments: Everyone in this cemetery is related
Number of Burials this Section Approximately 15
|Last Name||First Name||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Age||Inscription/Relationship/Comments|
|Barnhart||Maryette||9/3/1871||46y1m10d||w/o D. K.|
|Barnhart||Samuel A.||6/20/1858||22y3m5d||s/o Daniel K. & Maryette|
|Bernauer||John J.||2/27/1871||25y10m29d||s/o Conrad & Sarah|
|Bernauer||Henry||4/23/1852||17y4m1d||s/o Conrad & Sarah|
|Bernauer||Sarah||10/16/1865||60 yr||w/o Conrad|
|Bernauer||Irene A.||6/17/1856||29 yr||w/o Joshua|
|Smith||Lorenda M.||5/8/1867||39y1m20d||w/o Alonzo|
|Benauer||Mary E.||4/20/1864||3y11m6d||d/o Joshua & Lucy R.|
|Benauer||Sally B.||5/4/1858||4m8d||d/o Joshua & Lucy R.|
|Benauer||Nellie L.||2/8/1864||5y5m29d||d/o Joseph & Mary E.|
|Champney||Lasina L.||4/29/1864||2y6m10d||d/o Isaiah & C. M.|
The following listing done in 2003 is in alphabetical
This cemetery is located in the center of Watrous. There is a plaque on the fence giving information on this cemetery. The cemetery is just before you cross the bridge right along the Pine Creek Recorded by Donna Allen ,Micheal Lecrone and Wendy Baker Aug 2003 Very pretty
Deeded as Watrous Cemetery. A.K.A. Watrous Town Cemetery.
“YE Old Cemetery Beside Pine Creek “ Watrous Gaines Township Tioga County Pa
Plaque on Cemetery gate reads as follows :
Buried in this small cemetery are some Tioga County’s first pioneers.
They cleared this land with their hands and a mule or a horse. They first
built log homes and later (post 1890)slab wood houses. The first saw mill
built in the area was powered by water. Probably by Pine Creek in approximately
1840. They made a living and fed their families on the land that they cleared
. They had to raise enough food to last them throughout the winter. AS
you pause to reflect on this cemetery , remember that the pioneers of this
area did not have conveniences we have today, here are a few comparisons:
Electric lights oil lamps /candles
Automobiles horse drawn wagon
Telephone a fast horse and rider
Refrigerator a cold cellar
Electric/gas stove cast iron wood stove /fire place
Power saw cross cut hand saw or ax
Paved roads rough dirt road /Indian trails
Snow plows wait for sun to melt snow /ice
We could go on and on of these hardships they had to endure. But now as you stop and observe this tiny cemetery ,you could appreciate that you truly are looking at the grave sides of some of the pioneers that were the beginning of beautiful Tioga County Pa. as we know it today Oct 1999.
This cemetery was restored by a local person that cared how hard it must have been for those first pioneers.
There are approximately 30 marked graves here . The oldest Henry Conrad April 23 1852 the most recent buried Barnhart Sept 3 1871. In addition there are many unmarked sites.
Author of plaque - Unknown
note none of the Watrous or Cole headstones were found here today Aug.22, 2003 According to plaque last burial occurred in 1871 and they died after this date They have been placed on the list as they were known to have been buried in this cemetery.
|BARNHART Clinton D||July 8 1872||30y2m 21d|
|BARNHART Maryette||David K||Sept 3 1871||46y 1m 10d||Wife Of|
|BARNHART Samuel A||June 20 1868||22y 3m 5d||Son of David K & Maryette Barnhart Sleep on sweet one and take they rest ,God called thee home He thought it best.|
|BERNAUER Conrad||Sarah||Aug 1 1870||80y 11m 16d|
|BERNAUER Henry||Apr 23 1852||17y 4m 1d||Son of Conrad & Sarah Bernauer When earthly hopes shall fade away and die .We have a home beyon the skies.|
|BERNAUER Irene A||Joshua||June 17 1856||29y|
|BERNAUER John J||Feb 27 1871||25y 10m 9d||Son of Conrad & Sarah Bernauer No earthly power could hold thee here though to our hearts thou be so dear|
|BERNAUER Mary E||Apr 20 1861||3y 11m 6d||Dau of Joshua & Lucy R Bernauer Farewell dear Mary we will not forget rest unreadable|
|BERNAUER Nellie L||Feb 8 1864||5y 5m 29d||Dau of Joseph S. & Mary Bernauer Earth hath one gentle spirit less but Heaven one angel more|
|BERNAUER Sally B||May 4 1858||4m 8d||Dau of Joshua & Lucy R Bernauer|
|BERNAUER Sarah||Conrad||Oct 16 1865||60 y||Wife of|
|CHAMPNEY Lasina L||Apr 29 1864||2y 6m 10d||Dau of Isaiah & C.A. Champney|
|COLE Carroll W||1899||1918||1st Cav. N Y Guards"Tombstone no longer there|
|COLE Grace W||Aug 19 1879||Tombstone no longer there|
|COLE John Roy||Aug 9 1872||Feb 4 1952||Tombstone no longer there|
|SMITH Alonzo||Lorenda M||Aug 8 1857||36y1m 29d|
|SMITH Frank W||Aug 31 1881||29y 7m||Gone Home|
|SMITH Lorenda M||Alonzo||May 8 1867||39y 1m 20d|
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 09/01/2003
By Joyce M. Tice
Note from JMT - This was submitted by Marylyn DEWEY Adams as Ye Olde Cemetery by Pine Creek.
* Exactly as written on headstone
**As told by local genealogists
***Ripley, Smith, Freeland genealogy
|Smith, Alonzo||d. Aug 8, 1857||36 yr, 1mo,29 da||FATHER (supposedly son of David & Amanda Wright Smith--her family was part of Wright Bros)**|
|Smith, Lorenda M-||d.May 8, 1867||39yr, 1mo, 20da||MOTHER (supposedly dtr of Henry Farnham & Lorenda Conant)**|
|Smith, Frank Wright||d.Aug 30, 1881||29yr & 7mo||SON (father of Effie & Stella)***|
|Bernauer, Irene A.||d. June 17, 1856||29 yr||(supposedly Alonzo Smith's sister)** Wife of Joshua Bernauer|
|Mary E.||d. Apr 20, 1864||3yr, 11 mo, 6 da||Dtr of Joshua & Lucy R. Bernauer|
|Sally B.||d. May 4, 1858||4 mo, 8 da||Dtr of Joshua & Lucy R. Bernauer|
|Nellie L.||d. Feb 8, 1864||5 yr, 5mo, 29da||Dtr of Joseph & Mary E. Bernauer*|
|Bernauer, Conrad||d.Aug 1, 1870||80yr, 10 mo, 16 da|
|(Bernauer), Sarah||d. Oct 16, 1865||60 yr||WIFE OF CONRAD|
|(Bernauer), Henry||d. Apr 23, 1852||17yr, 4mo, 1da||SON OF CONRAD AND SARAH|
|(Bernauer), John J.||d. 27 Feb 1871||25yr, 10mo,29da||SON OF CONRAD AND SARAH|
|Champney, Lasina||d. Apr 29,1864||2yr,6mo,10da||DTR of ISAIAH & CM CHAMPNEY|
|(Barnhardt), Clinton B.||d.July8,1872*||30yr,2mo,21da||(G.B. on footstone (?)Date may be 1871*|
|" Maryette B.||d.Sept 3, 1871||46yr,1mo,10da||WIFE OF DK BARNHART(sic)|
|Samuel A.||d.June 20, 1868||22yr,3mo,5 da||SON OF DANIEL K &MARYETTE BARNHART|
Published on Tri-Counties 17 APR 2000
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