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Wolfe Cemetery

The Wolfe family cemetery was established in the early 1800s by Christian and Rebecca (Long) Wolfe, who were among Newfoundland’s first settlers. Christian Wolfe (1816–1884) emigrated from Germany with his parents and older siblings in 1828 when he was 12 years old. He and his first wife Rebecca Long had five children, four of whom are buried in the cemetery. Their infant son Delbert, who died in 1836, is the oldest grave marker in the cemetery. After Rebecca’s death in 1846 at the age of 27, Christian married Narcelia Gorman from Connecticut. They had nine children, two of whom are buried in the cemetery. Located on a hilltop overlooking the Wallenpaupack Valley, the small cemetery is enclosed by a dry-laid stone wall and iron fence, with stone steps leading up to the entrance.

After Christian Wolfe’s death in 1884 the farm was sold, reserving the family cemetery and a narrow access lane “never to be in any way rendered impassable.” The Wolfe Cemetery is maintained today by volunteers with the Society’s Adopt-a-Cemetery Program.