21% of $3,000 goal
Please help us restore the fallen gravestones of Pottstown's departed buried at Edgewood Cemetery, 989 E. High St. , Pottstown. This historic cemetery was abandoned years ago and now is being maintained solely through the efforts of volunteers.
Our “Adopt a Gravestone” campaign is intended to raise funds to repair and remount broken and fallen headstones, beginning with especially historical markers. The immediate goal is to raise $3,000 which will allow 7 headstones to be repaired. There are more than 1,000 headstones that need some level of repair or restoration.
Some of the first plots targeted for long overdue attention include those for Davis & Kate Rowland. He was born in 1842 in Chester County and was a second-generation blacksmith until his death in 1913.
Another 3 stones mark the final resting place for the Williamson family. William Williamson, Sr. was born in 1832, went to Yale College and returned to Pottstown to become the editor of the Pottstown Ledger. He married Mary E Pennypacker and served as the secretary of the Pottstown Gas & Water Company before he died in 1885.
The third group of stones marks the final resting place for the Eppehimer family. The patriarch, Henry, was a founding member of the First Methodist Church in Boyertown and his son, Samuel (and his wife, Louisa) brought Methodism to Pottstown.
We are working with Hobart’s Run to create signs that will be placed at graves requiring restorative attention.
For questions or more information, please contact the campaign coordinator Kelly Fenstermacher at [email protected] or call/text her at 610-506-7033.