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St. John's Cemetery
Tonawanda, Erie County, New York

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St. John's Cemetery, Tonawanda, NY

GPS: 42.983011, -78.829099

2390 Eggert Rd.
Tonawanda, NY 14150   

Published: February 12, 2020
Total records: 22

Also known as, "Werkley Cemetery".

Located on the south side of Eggert Rd, at the parking lot entrance to St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church.

Cemetery History

St. John's Cemetery dates back to the mid-19th century. It was originally given to the membership of St. John's Evangelical congregation by Jacob Werkley around 1839 or 1840.

Though the cemetery association was not organized until 1850, it appears the earliest burial was in 1839. The cemetery association eventually ceased to operate as original settlers passed away. The cemetery became abandoned and neglected. The Town of Tonawanda took over and restored the cemetery with a rededication as an historic site on May 24, 1936.

Read a more detailed history under "Downloadable Files" below.

Downloadable Files

Cemetery Records

Records listed below were acquired from the Town of Tonawanda on February 12, 2020. These records were created by Daniel E. Wortman (JASM, Boy Scout Troop 652)...


BILLIAR, Anna Elizabeth, b. 11-Oct-1809, d. 28-Sep-1882
BILLIAR, Paulus, b. 23-Aug-1807, d. 15-Apr-1880
BILLIAR, Peter, d. 13-Nov-1886
ENSMINGER, Carl, d. 31-Jul-1887
ENSMINGER, Caroline, b. 30-Aug-1781, d. 10-Apr-1871
ENSMINGER, Christine, d. 15-Oct-1805
FRIEDERICKE, b. 19-Dec-1872
FRIES, Jacob, b. 30-May-1799, d. 24-Jan-1875
JACKET, Heinrich, b. 11-Nov-1819, d. 05-Feb-1853, Mexican War Veteran
LORENGE, George H., died 1870
TOMPSON, Wm. C., died 1874
URRAN, Catherine, d. 17-Mar-1861
WERKLE, Elizabeth, d. 04-Aug-1855, wife of Adam Werkle
WERKLEY, Adam
WERKLEY, George, born 1851, died 1890
WERKLEY, Sally, b. 01-Oct-1855, d. 25-Feb-1881, wife of George Werkley
WERKLY, Adam J., son of J. M. Werkly, died 4 mos., 18 days (in 1870)
WERKLY, Adam, born 1848, died 1871, son of Phillip and Madalen
WERKLY, John W., d. 28-Oct-1822
WERKLY, Magdalen, d. 19-Dec-1866
WERKLY, Philip, b. 15-May-1813, d. 28-May-1882
WIEDEMER, Leonard, died 1872

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