Bertolet Burying Ground Association records
Held at: Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]1654 Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA, 19401
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The Bertolet Meeting House and Burial Ground is a restored one-story brick Mennonite meeting house with a burial ground in Upper Frederick, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The cemetery was set aside in 1725 on a piece of the land belonging to William Frey. Samuel Bertolet (1743-1805) is known as the founder of the burying ground, and Daniel Bertolet (1796-1868) is known as the builder of the meeting house. In 1890, it was formally incorporated as "Bertolet's Burying Ground."
Bertolet Burying Ground Association. "The Bertolet's Burying Grounds and 1847 Mennonite Meeting House." Undated pamphlet, found in collection.
This collection consists primarily of financial and administrative records of the Bertolet Burying Ground Association, with genealogical research on the Bertolet family. It features minute books dating from the start of the organization, in 1889, through 1992; most of the remaining materials date from the 1970s to the 1990s. These include treasurer's reports, family data fact sheets, correspondence, charter and by-laws, and newsletters and pamphlets. There are some deeds and miscellaneous other documents dating back to 1872.
- Historical Society of Montgomery County
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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