Location of the above Adaline Fisher monument
Notes about Mohnsville Cemetery
In 1803, in the Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, area, a traveling minister by the name of Jacob
Albright (later to found Albright College) and his followers formed the Evangelical Association.
In 1841, the Reverend Henry Fisher, who was in charge of the Mohnsville circuit, preached the
first Evangelical sermon in the area. In 1847, the first class of 15 members was organized, and
in 1849, the congregation was formed. They decided to erect a church building, and the
cornerstone to Salem Evangelical Church was laid on June 3, 1849. The church was built just
west of the old cemetery, with Church Street passing behind the building. The church grew, and
a newer church was built behind the old building. The first church was removed and Church
Street was straightened to pass in front of the new church.!
! In 1894, a religious controversy arouse, and the congregation was divided. The church
and its property at first remained in possession of the Evangelical Association, and the breakoff
group worshipped in Spatzís Schoolhouse a short distance away. However, the latter group
soon retained the church building and then made plans to build a newer one, which now
occupies the corner of Summit and Church Street in Mohnton (which changed its name from
Mohnsville due to the confusion of the post office with the town down the road by the name of
Mohrsville.) The second church building was leveled. !
! The care-taking of the cemetery has remained in the hands of the the Evangelical
Church (now Zion EC), when the present church building was erected in 1847 (You can even
see one of the first gravestones in the picture of the first Salem EC). The cemetery was
expanded to contain property down to F. Skip Zerbe Street and across the street. The old
cemetery at the end of N. Church Street and Madison remains surrounded by a low wall, which
used to have a wrought-iron fence atop it.
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