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  1. I am hopeful that the Hess Family Cemetery near the Lititz Sportmen Fish Hatchery will be tenderly cared for now & in the future. It is surrounded by a cement fence, thank goodness, since the rest of the area is a housing development.

  2. My Swiss, German, French and Scots-Irish forebears are buried in these and like cemeteries across Southern Lancaster County. I have researched every direct family line all the way back to Europe, and visited their homelands there. I am working on a book of historical fiction, which will narrate the stories of these ancestors, as well as that of Southern Lancaster County itself in an accompanying, backdrop setting. I would be happy to share my progress with Lancaster County Magazine.

    Michael Witmer, Ph.D (history)
    Temple University 1996
    History Professor (retired)
    Millersville University
    Alvernia University
    Harrisburg Area Community College