The Daily Item
LEWISBURG — A walking tour of Lewisburg Cemetery will be conducted by Diane Meixell and Nancy Neuman on May 27 at approximately 11:30 a.m., beginning at the cemetery chapel immediately following the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.
Much of the history of the Lewisburg area is contained in this cemetery. Participants will be introduced to that history as they pass the monuments of early settlers such as Colonel John Kelly, General Abbot Green, Colonel William Chamberlin, Henry Spyker, Christopher Weiser, Roan McClure, and John Linn.
Andrew Gregg Tucker killed at Gettysburg, Wilbur Blair survivor of the Civil War and the Battle of Little Big Horn, several African-American Civil War veterans, and other noteworthy veterans’ graves will be identified. Included in the tour will be the cemetery’s Medal of Honor recipient, George Ramer.
The tour will include brief histories of area notables along the route: Christy Mathewson, William Cameron, Eli Slifer, and six Bucknell University presidents.
The tour, which is part of the Union County Bicentennial Celebration, is free and open to the public. Walking shoes are recommended. Other cemetery tours include the New Columbia tour held the evening of May 26, in New Berlin in the evening of Aug. 21, and in Mifflinburg in the evening of Oct. 27.
These cemetery events are part on the 1813-2013 Union County Bicentennial celebration which includes bicycle rides, musical events, presentations, fairs, and more. For the complete schedule and including Bicentiennial Shop information go to www.unioncounty200.com.