Parry Sound District, Chapman Township

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery

Location

Lot 27, Concession 4

Status

Unknown

Oldest Known Interment

1880

Directions

The Raaflaub family donated the land for this cemetery, but no deed or access road has ever been obtained. The members of the Lutheran Church are acting on this now. Outside the fence, one grave was made and the name is believed to be that of Sophia Heeshing. This was before a fence was erected but the location of this grave has not definitely been found.

Some 200 miles north of Toronto on the 520 Magnetawan Road is an old farm field shoulder high in grass. Away back in one corner is an old wooden archway and fenced in piece of ground less than one-quarter acre in size. It is completely covered with huge ferns, which are hiding the fact that this is an old burial ground. It is thought to be Swiss in origin somewhere around the 1870's. A Mr. Stan Raaflaub has done what he can to try and keep it in some sort of respectability. He is a man around his 40’s. The Cemetery has neither deed or access road but Mr. Raaflaub along with other members of the Lutheran Church near by are trying to raise monies to restore this old pioneer cemetery a memory of the Swiss brought out by Madame Vo Koebris’ attempt to settle Swiss im­migrants in the Magnetawan area 1873. This is one of those cemeteries that should receive a grant from the Ontario Cemetery Board to assist in putting the place in proper condition etc.

Disclaimer! The following interments was taken from the book, "These Our Ancestors Were" which was printed in 1974. There are several errors in the book and does not show any burials after 1974. The following listing is only as accurate as the printed book and has not been updated since 1974.

Booth
Robert Raaflaub
Died September 26th. 1942

Jennett Booth (see Raaflaub)
Wife of Robert Raaflaub
Born August 5th, 1869
Died September 28th. 1906
Buried at Sprucedale

Heerlin (unmarked)
Jacob
Died October 9th, 1925

Heimbeker (unmarked)
Jacob
Born April 15th. 1824
Died July 30th, 1905

Sophia
Born February 23rd. 1851
Died May 29th, 1903

Jacob
Born November 15th. 1864
Died August 16th, 1888

William
Born July 19th, 1869
Died December 18th, 1934

Hoermer (unmarked)
Elizabeth
Born December 1833
Died October 3rd, 1916

Lopf (unmarked)
Marie Susannah
Born October 15th. 1861
Died August 1st, 1918

Mattie (see Raaflaub)
Emmanuel Raaflaub
Died February 12th, 1926
Age 88 years

Eliza Mattie
Wife of Emmanuel Raaflaub
Died May 11th. 1928
Age 86 years

Pfaw (unmarked)
Louise
Died April 20th. 1892

Raaflaub (see Mattie)
Emmanuel Raaflaub
Died February 12th. 1926
Age 88 years

Raaflaub (unmarked)
Born April 12th, 1843
Died May 3rd. 1908

Elmer Oscar
Born March 15th. 1908
Died May 11th. 1908

Louisa
Born October 20th, 1842
Died September 22nd, 1909

Raaflaub (unmarked)
Howard Edward
Born August 5th, 1910
Died September 2nd, 1910

Johann Karl
Born December 1st, 1908
Died January 27th, 1909

Raaflaub (unmarked)
Robert
Born January 16th, 1942
Age 78 years

Raaflaub
Eliza Mattie
Wife of Emmanuel Raaflaub
Died May 11th, 1928
Age 86 year.

Robert Raaflaub (see Booth)
Died September 26th. 1942

Jennett Booth
Born August 5th, 1869
Died September 28th, 1906
Buried at Sprucedale

John Charles
Son of Charles and Martha Raaflaub
Born December 1st, 1908
Died January 27th. 1909

Christian
Born April 12th, 1843
Died March 8th, 1903

Raaflaub
Freda L.
Born February 8th, 1879
Died June 24th. 1880

Switzer
Born April 28th, 1904
Died May 2nd, 1907

Rainhart (unmarked)
Lena Marie
Born October 3rd. 1879
Died December 25th, 1887

Reinhart (see Sex)
Rudolph Reinhart
Born May 10th, 1850
Died September 28th, 1925

Louisa Sex
Wife of Rudolph Reinhart
Born April 29th, 1860
Died January 1st, 1920

Rosskoff (unmarked)
Paul Theophil
Born November 14th, 1906
Died November 24th. 1918

Anna
Born May 1st, 1928
Age 88 years

James Goltlieb
Born January 5th, 1863
Died May 23rd, 1932

Jacob Frederick
Born September 24th, 1939
Age 78 years

Elizabeth
Born March 16th. 1870
Died May 1st. 1946

Rosskoff
Edward E. Rosskoff
Born September 23rd, 1903
Died April 20th, 1904
Sons of Gottlieb and Eliza Rosskoff

Rosskoff
Emmanuel C. Rosskoff
Born April 30th. 1888
Died October 19th. 1898

Rosskopf (unmarked)
Edward Emmanuel
Born September 23rd, 1903
Died April 20th. 1904

Scharman
Paul W. E. Scharman
Son of William and Rosa Scharman
Born September 11th
Died October 5th 1918

Henry Scharman
Born July 13th. 1854
Died October 22nd, 1924
Age 70 year. 3 months 9 days

Elizabeth
Wife of Henry Scharman
Born October 9th. 1858
Died May 17th. 1936

Henry and Elizabeth
Infant children of
Henry and Elizabeth Scharman

Louisa Mary Ann
Daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Scharman
Died August 31st. 1904
Age 8 years 9 months 22 days

Scharman
William H. A. Scharman
Born January 18th, 1880
Died October 21st, 1966

Rosa Louisa
Wife of William H.
Born January 3rd, 1884
Died September 29th, 1918

Sex (see Reinhart)
Rudolph Reinhart
Born May 10th, 1850
Died September 28th. 1925

Louisa Sex
Wife of Rudolph Reinhart
Born April 29th, 1860
Died January 1st, 1920

Sixt (unmarked)
Anna
Born July 1828
Died June 16th. 1893

Wheatly (unmarked)
Caroline
Born February 11th. 1853
Died April 17th. 1933

Wheatly (unmarked)
Clara Barbara
Born October 4th. 1882
Died October 26th. 1943