Rockingham County Virginia Tombstones by Cemetery

CemeteryHernsberger/Wynant on Koogler Farm Cemetery
LocationBridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 42 (John Wayland Highway) through Bridgewater. Cross the river and turn left on to Route 727 (Airport Road). Go to Route 888 (Waystation Road) and turn left. Cemetery is located behind the home at 7069 Waystation Road owned by Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Ritchie.
NotesCemetery is not well maintained. Has a stone wall around it. WPA notes of 15 Mar 1937: Uses surname Hershberger & Wynant. DESCRIPTION: This burying place is enclosed by a stone wall, no gate entrance, the wall being about three and one half feet high and eighteen inches thick. It was located here prior to 1800, and has long since been abandoned. The wall is well built, and is in fair state of preservation. The entrance was obtained by wooden steps over the top of the wall, which steps have long ago rotten away, with no trace of them there, now. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The inhabitants hereof, were among the first settlers in this section of Virginia, and the Hershberger were very prominent people in their day, and I learn that several families of Hershberger who live in the east side of the county in the Good’s Mill section are direct descendants of the inhabitants living in the silent village under discussion. Some of this same Hershberger family are planted in this old Northern Methodist (abandoned) cemetery in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. The same type or style of tombstone, the carving, the weeping willows and what-nots are very similar.
Survey Date and Recorder15 Jul 2008
Bob & Lois Emswiler

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SectionRowSurnameGiven Name & MIBirth DateDeath DateHeadstone NotesRemarks
HernsbergerEmanuel26 Mar 179711 Dec 1847
WhitescarverBenjamin F.2 Jun 182619 Nov 1868
WynantMary C.26 Nov 18413 Jun 1879Aged 37y 6m 7d; d/Henry H. & Lydia
HernsbergerRebecca, Miss29 Aug 18406 Oct 1860
YongMary27 Jun 181819 Oct 1838Aged 19y 3m 23d; d/J. & Elizabeth Hernsberger
HernsbergerElizabeth26 Mar 1880Aged 80y 1m 2d; widow/Jacob
HernsbergerJacob10 Oct 178815 Sep 1861
HookeAmanda A.29 Nov 183918 Oct 1910
WynantAnnie12 Feb 178131 Aug 1863w/Jacob
WynantOsceola29 Apr 1859Aged 9m 23d; s/Henry H. & Rebecca
WynantJacob10 Dec 17808 Mar 1855
HernsbergerInfant21 Feb 1822Aged 5 days; d/Jacob & Elizabeth
HernsbergerAnna Maria27 Mar 175725 Jun 1824Aged 67y 3m 29d
HernsbergerHenryOct 1732Jul 1834
WynantHenry H.26 Sep 18129 Jun 1882
WynantLydia11 Dec 18133 Apr 1851consort/Henry H.
WynantLaura V.10 Mar 186420 Nov 1868d/Henry H. & Rebecca