German Evangelical Church Cemetery, West Seneca, Erie County, NY

The German Evangelical Church Cemetery sits underneath the West Seneca Water tower, adjacent to Sunshine Park, a girls softball complex, on East and West Road in West Seneca, Erie County, New York.   The site was established as a cemetery in 1821 and subsequently abandoned in 1951 when the church was relocated after a fire.   Maintenance is handled by the town which seems to value its historical landmarks.

The cemetery is tiny, holding probably less than 100 tombstones, many of which are no longer legible.   We photographed those which were at least partially legible and have posted links to the pictures below.   We did the best we could in terms of transcribing the legible ones and present the transcription for your use in your family history research.   Click on links below to view photographs.   We hope this work is of some value and regret that we did not have the time to fully research the cemetery and those interred here.


  • Plaque to the "nameless"   Tombstone Photograph

  • Backman, R??? ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Keville, Patrick ~~ born Mayo Ireland - died Sep 2, 1851, aged ?30   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ma?lu, ?jeuri??le ~~ Feb 1, 1827 - ? 21, 1877   Tombstone Photograph

  • Weber, Jacob ~~ Dec 31, 1822 - Jun 17, 1893   Tombstone Photograph

  • Weber, Katharina (wife of Jacob Weber) ~~ Jan 26, 1827 - Feb 19, 1892   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ehrlich, Wilhelm (son of Christian and Maria Ehrlich) ~~ Nov 2, 1870 - May 9, 1874   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ruhlmann, Dorathea ~~ May 15, 1804 - Nov 28, 1881   Tombstone Photograph

  • Werner, John ~~ died Jun 29, 1886, aged 73 yrs, 6 mo   Tombstone Photograph

  • Kester, Abraham ~~ Jan 19, 1819 - Mar 25, 1879   Tombstone Photograph

  • Ehrlich, Christoph ~~ May 22, 1801 - Jan 12, 1874   Tombstone Photograph

  • Boos, Catharine (wife of Conrad Boos) ~~ died Apr 7, 186?   Tombstone Photograph

  • Gick, Christina (wife of George Gick) ~~ Jul 24, 1824 - Oct 11, 1901   Tombstone Photograph

  • Gick, George ~~ Feb 20, 1815 - Apr 26, 1897   Tombstone Photograph

  • Fritsch   Tombstone Photograph

  • Hahn, John ~~ 1853 - 1903   Tombstone Photograph

  • Hahn, Margaret ~~ 1855 - 1918   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bornheimer, Alice M. ~~ 1881 - 1935   Tombstone Photograph

  • Gick, Caroline ~~ 1866 - 1951   Tombstone Photograph

  • Gick, Veit ~~ 1863 - 1933   Tombstone Photograph

  • Schlender, Louisa ~~ Jan 18, 1864 - Mar 11, 1882   Tombstone Photograph

  • Schlender, August ~~ Feb 15, 1835 - Jan 31, 1917   Tombstone Photograph

  • Schlender, Friedericka M. ~~ Mar 13, 1835 - Dec 1, 1896   Tombstone Photograph

  • Avery, Catherine ~~ 1866 - 1923   Tombstone Photograph

  • Schlender, Eric Drich (son of Aug. and M Schlender) ~~ Jun? ?, 1875 - Jun 7, 1876   Tombstone Photograph

  • Schlender, Henrietta (dau of Aug. and M Schlender) ~~ ? 26, 1865 - Jan 4, 1866   Tombstone Photograph

  • Schlender, Maria (dau of Aug. and M Schlender) ~~ Dec 27?, 186? - ? 24, 186?   Tombstone Photograph

  • Gick, Henry N. ~~ 1903 - 1909   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bachman, Rudolph ~~ 1830 - 1909   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bachman, Marie ~~ 1824 - 1916   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bachman, Anna ~~ 1861 - 1926   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bachman, ?ndia ~~ Oct 10, 1857 - ?   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bachman, ?Heinrich ~~ Feb 22, 1859 - Oct 16, 1890?   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bachman, Jacob W. ~~ ? - Dec 26, 1871   Tombstone Photograph

  • Bachman   Tombstone Photograph