SC PIONEER GRAVEYARD ....
|picture by courtesy of
of the original by Joop Giesendanner)
© Joop Giesendanner, the Netherlands
|The Old Pioneer
Graveyard is located directly behind the Salley Archives at 1421 Middleton Street in Orangeburg. Bull Street runs beside the Archives
[Jim Rickenbacker (031015)]
In the Book of Record (BoR) this
cemetery is referred to as: the Churchyard of Orangeburgh.
You will find the burial record (best search is on date) here: BURIALS
Regina Philippina Yutzy
John Junr Friday
Anna Catharina NN - Barr - Snell
Anne Diedrich - Wymer [=1758]
Zibilla NN - Wolf
Michael Sr Larry
John Senr Friday
John Senr Diedrich
Barbara NN - Pfund - Kitchin
Magdalena Spring - Koller
Heinrich Sr Horger
Magdalena Huber - Salley
Mary Magdalene Wannamaker [=June 21]
The next persons died after Rev John
Giessendanner himself deceased, so they can not be found in BoR.
It is obvious this list is made from records and not from actual findings on the
graveyard. In the 1700's the markers used on the graves were made of wood and
those markers did not survive.
I remember to have read that grave markers were
used to set a fire on one cold night, when a traveling gentleman was visiting
Orangeburgh. It fed his thoughts that the Orangeburgh community had no respect for their ancestry and
he decided he would not locate among people who had so little reverence for the
dead, and went elsewhere.