The Daily Item
NEW BERLIN — The third in a series of four Union County Bicentennial cemetery walks scheduled for Wednesday evening, Aug. 21 in New Berlin might prompt the question “Do cemeteries walk” when the real question at hand should be “Do cemeteries talk?” And the answer in Union County in 2013 is “Yes, indeed cemeteries do talk.”
Participants in this New Berlin Cemetery Walk will stroll through the cemetery to meet residents from times past and not so long ago — from early settlers to a Depression-era café owner. Hear the stories of their lives and what life was like in New Berlin from the 1790s to now. Included will be Samuel Baum, gunsmith; Mellie Kline Leiby, Native American artifact collector; Harry D’Addario, fiddler; Murray Kline, World War I veteran, farmer, and harmonica player; and physician Dr. Lewis Wolfe to name just a few of those buried in the cemetery.
The New Berlin Heritage Association is hosting this very special evening event, assisted by the New Berlin Cemetery Association and their president Gary Spangler. The Cemetery Walk starts at 7 p.m. (rain date Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.).
Bicentennial signs will direct participants to the park and meet location in the upper section of the New Berlin Cemetery at the north end of Walnut Street in New Berlin. There will be a handicapped parking section.
Refreshments will be served after the walk.
For further Information on the New Berlin Walk, contact Diane Lengle, (570) 966-1783. For more information on August and fall Union County Bicentennial events go to www.UnionCounty200.com