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Center Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Lat: 39° 50' 29"N, Lon: 80° 14' 38"W
Contributed by Brad Jarvis, Apr 12, 2009, last edited May 18, 2009 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 9.
From the Route 21/Route 18 split in west Waynesburg follow Route 21 West 2 miles and make a left on to Oak Forest Road. Follow Oak Forest Road for 3.7 miles and make a right onto Willow Road. Continue on Willow Road for .1 miles. The cemetery will be on the right in the woods. It may be visible from the road depending on the time of year. Look for a large fallen tree. Many of the stones are leaning against the lower trunk of this tree.
The Hoge Cemetery is in extremely poor condition and is no longer maintained. The bases for the stones can still be seen just up the hill from where all the stones currently are located. Almost all the stones are very difficult to read and several are broken in two. Three stones are completely illegible.
This cemetery is located on private property. Please obtain permission from the land owner before going to the cemetery. Since many of the stones are difficult to read I have included portions of a transcription written by Dorothy and James Hennen on 2 Aug 1975. Those entries are marked with an (*). For the most part, only small legible portions of the stones exist today.
I walked the cemetery on 28 Feb 2009. This transcription is complete and includes all existing stones. I also have digital photographs of all the stones as well as many views of the cemetery itself and would share them with anyone interested.
- Brad Jarvis
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
( ) = author's comments
s/o = son of
s/w = shares stone with
w/o = wife of
Filson, Archibald, d. 12 Oct 1853, Aged 50y 7m 16d, (Only the name is legible today) (*)
Filson, John, d. 12 Aug 1852, Aged 14y 9m, s/o Archibald & Elizabeth, (Stone is broken in two)
Hoge, Anne, d. 30 Oct 1829, Aged 7y 1m, d/o G. & S., (Only portions are legible today) (*)
Hoge, Catherine E., d. 1 Mar 1856, Aged 1m 12d, d/o J. & J. (Stone not identifiable today) (*)
Hoge, Levi, d. 21 Jul 1845, Aged 10y 10m 2d, s/o G. & S., (Only portions are legible today) (*)
Hoge, Margaret Anne, d. 5 Jan 1847, Aged 1m 6d, d/o Abner & Maria, (Stone not identifiable today) (*)
Hoge, Susanah, d. 15 Mar 1846, Aged 29y 7m 5d, w/o Thomas, (Only portions are legible today) (*)
Hoge, William, 7 Nov 1829, Aged 1y 9m 23d, s/o G. & S., (Broken in two), (Bottom portion with age missing) (*)
Kent, Rachel, d. 12 Feb 1848, Aged 33y 1m 4d, w/o Thomas W., (Only the name is legible today), (Broken in two) (*)
??, d. 18 Jan 1856, Aged 43y 4m 6d, (Top part of stone missing) (*)
??, M.F., (Only these initails appear on the stone)
Filson, ??, (Stone face has chipped or fallen off), (Most likely another child of Archibald & Elizabeth)
Pennsylvania Death Records
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