An alphabetical listing and location of
of the people buried in Ransom Valley Cemetery which is located next to
the Ransom Valley Church, Ransom Township, Lackawanna County,
The land donated by John and Jacob Dorsheimer in 1846.
There is a book about the History of Ransom
Valley Church and Cemetery © 2000.
It includes copies of
actual records from the church and cemetery from 1911 to 1967.
also has write-ups on John and Jacob Dorsheimer and the church and
It lists the burial date that some of the people who
This is not my book, but it was written by Mildred
Hopkins Pretzer, another
descendant of Jacob Dorsheimer.
Some of my information found in these pages was
used in this book.
The cost of this book is $12.50. For more
information, please email me.
This cemetery is becoming overgrown with
breirs and poisin ivy (in the Turner lot section).
The cemetery did recently receive new wood chipping (or something
similar to this)
on the entrance walkway and into the church. The best
looking sections are Taft
through Geary/Gardner lots (around the church). Since 1999, there has
been some vandalism.
Around 2000, there were some stones like John Rader's that were tipped
There are lights at night at the cemetery to deter vandalism.
In order to preserve the tombstones of this
cemetery, I took digital pictures of
all the tombstones in May 2006. Since
there is about 500 pictures taken,
I am not able to post them online. If
there are an tombstones that
you would like to see, please email me. Some stones
unable to be read in 1999, were able to be identified in 2006 with
the use of a digital camera.
of people buried in the cemetery
to the cemetery maps
of the cemetery
Information/Sources for some of the people buried in the cemetery
Valley Church and Cemetery
Compiled by Susan LaCoe
great, great, great granddaughter of Philip and
Susan Dorsheimer Barrier
great, great, great, great granddaughter of Jacob
and Barbara Brong Dorsheimer
updated March 2008