Brownback Reformed Church Cemetery, Chester Co., Pennsylvania

Brownback's Reformed Church
and Cemetery

East Coventry, Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Bruce's GGG Grandparents were Jacob and Sophia SHULER KEELEY. Sophia was a daughter of William and Sarah CROLL SHULER. There are several SHULER burials at Brownback's cemetery. Our research on this line is new. (December 2001)

Resource: LDS microfilm 1294884, Chester County East Coventry, Brownback Cemetery extract. Title of record: Brownback's (Coventry) Reformed Church Burials. Item 7. Title page: Burials at Brownback's Reformed Church, East Coventry, Chester County. Copied summer of 1961 by Raymond E. Hollenback.

Bruce's 4th Gr Grandparents were Henry and Mary Magdalin PAUL BROWNBACK/BRUMBACH. Mary Magdalin's parents were John and Mary ________ PAUL. Mary Magdalin (wife of Henry) was born February 23, 1739, so the tombstone below could not be hers. This could conceivably be her mother, wife of John. We currently have no data that would confirm this premise.
Mary Magdalen PAUL Mary Magdalen PAUL
born in the year of
Lord 1720. Died in the
Year 1761. Age 41 years
6 months, 2 W.J D
[W.J D -- ? Wife of John D.?]

A marriage announcement dated May 20, 1856, from the newspaper clipping files of the Chester County Historical Society reads:
By the Rev. J. B. Knipe, on the evening of the 24th of April, Mr. ROBERT KEELEY, of West Vincent, to Miss CATHARINE PLETT, of East Vincent.
We do not know how the following John and Mary PLETT tie in as yet.
John and Mary PLETT
January 28, 1799
December 15, 1882
Aged 83 years 10 months 17 days
Wife of John
October 29, 1792
November 16, 1881
Aged 89 years 17 days

Frederick PRIZER married Bruce's GGG Grandaunt, Susanna BROWNBACK, daughter of Henry and Mary Magdalene PAUL BROWNBACK, sister of John BROWNBACK (GGG Grandfather). Frederick was a son of Johannes and Anna Christina MUELLER PREISSER.

Frederic and Susanna had the following children:
  • Hannah PRIZER, b May 9, 1796, d July 10, 1875, married John DIFFENDAFER
  • John PRIZER, b May 29, 1800, d October 12, 1821, married Elizabeth __________
  • Henry PRIZER, b June 13, 1802, d Jun 18, 1893, married Elizabeth DIFFENDAFER
Frederick PRIZER

Frederick PRIZER
December 9, 1768
January 28, 1823
Aged 54 years 1 month 18 days

Wife of Frederick
Died April 7, 1856
Aged 83 years 8 months 27 days
May 29, 1800
October 12, 1821
Age 21 years 4 months 14 days

William SHULER *, son of Gabriel and Sophia LEYDICH SHULER,
b. about August 18, 1772, d. August 16, 1835
Age 62 yrs, 11 mo. 28 days
Married October 27, 1793
Sarah CROLL *, daughter of ___________________,
b. April 30, 1769, d. October 18, 1831
Age 62 yrs, 6 mo. 5 days

According to a SCHULER Family Genealogy William and Sarah CROLL SHULER had eight children.
(Link to SCHULER page no longer valid)
  1. Sophia SHULER, married Jacob KEELEY (GGG Grandparents) *
  2. Catherine SHULER, married Henry BRUMBACK *
  3. Elizabeth SHULER (1797-1830), married Frederick SHUDER (SHEETER)
  4. John Edwin SHULER, married Eliza RALSTON *
  5. Sarah SHULER (1801-1879), married (1) John BUCKWALTER, (2) Heber C. KIMBALL
  6. Mary SHULER *
  7. Esther SHULER (1806-1897, married John HIPPLE
  8. William C. SHULER (1809 - ?), married Sarah BOYER
    * Buried at Brownback's Cemetery
William SHULER William SHULER
Died August 16, 1835
Aged 62 years 11 months 28 days

Wife of William
Died October 18, 1831
Aged 62 years 6 months 5 days

November 1, 1802
April 16, 1818
Age 15 years 5 months 12 days
John SHULER, son of William and Sarah CROLL SHULER,
b. February 4, 1799, d. July 19, 1852
Married _______________
Eliza RALSTON, daughter of ___________________,
b. December 26, 1805, d. July 15, 1894

John and Eliza (Elizabeth) had the following children.
  1. Lewis H. SHULER, married Zilpha STRICKLAND *
  2. William Ralston SHULER (13 Apr 1828-21 Dec 1889), married Elizabeth T. BAKER
    Buried Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  3. Catherine (Kate) SHULER *
  4. Emma (Mary Emma) SHULER, married John SHEELER
  5. Eliza (Lizzie) SHULER, married Martin B. LAPP
    * Buried at Brownback's Cemetery

February 4, 1799
July 19, 1852

Wife of John
December 26, 1805
July 15, 1894
Catherine SHULER Catherine SHULER
Died December 4, 1893
Lewis H. SHULER, son of John and Eliza RALSTON SHULER,
b. about September 21, 1831 d. May 31, 1881
Age 49 years 8 months 10 days
Married November 1, 1859
Zilpha STRICKLAND, daughter of ___________________,
b. September 26, 1832, d. December 1, 1887

Lewis and Zilpha had at least three children.
  1. John A. SHULER *, b. May 16, 1866, d. March 16, 1887
  2. Clinton L. SHULER *, b. about February 11, 1872, d. September 27, 1880
    Age 8 years 7 months 16 days
  3. Oliver E. SHULER, died December 3, ????
    * Buried at Brownback's Cemetery

According to the cemetery extract for Brownback's Church, Lewis and Zilpha and two of their children are buried there. Bruce wasn't able to find the gravesites this last trip. We'll look again the next time we travel east. (December 2001)

We have a newpaper clipping relating the death of Oliver E. SHULER, but the year was not included on the clipping.

Oliver E. Shuler
Last evening, Oliver E. Shuler, treasurer of the Glasgow Iron Works, Pottstown, died after an illness of some length. He was a son of the late Lewis H. and Zilpha Strickland Shuler, and was born at Pughtown, South Coventry. His father was a farmer and merchant at that village for years. The deceased lived at home until he was 18 years of age and attended the public schools, but went to Pottstown in 1880, but returned to Pughtown after his father's death and conducted the store for a time. He then entered the employ of the big Glasgow Iron Company and became its treasurer. He was married and leaves a widow and several children. There are many other relatives in that section. Mr. Shuler was a member and official of the Y.M.C.A and church and other organizations and greatly esteemed.

Elizabeth SHULER Elizabeth SHULER
March 14, 1785
March 17, 1869
Aged 84 years 3 days

Born October 23, 1807
Died September 6, 1809
Aged 1 year 10 months 13 days

John Yeager


Mary Yeager

Wife of John YEAGER

Old stone - 1767 Old stone
Date is 1767

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