MUNICIPALITY:  Wayne Township
CEMETERY NAME:  Union-Throne Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  014

AKA:  Yeider Cemetery

Number of Burials (approximate): 250

Dates of Activity: 1834 - present



CCGS, The Cemeteries of Gallagher, Pine Creek, and Wayne Townships (2005)



From US 220, take the McElhattan/Woolrich exit.  Turn left and travel approximately 1.0 mile through McElhattan.  Turn left onto Linnwood Road and travel approximately 0.3 mile.  Turn right onto Tombstone Lane, which is between the abandoned EUB Church and the Linwood Cemetery.  You will travel along the Linwood Cemetery and over the railroad tracks, about 0.1 mile.  The Union-Throne (Yeider) Cemetery is on your left, where the road dead-ends.

N41 09.426 W77 22.033

Landowner / Caretaker:

Union Cemetery

McElhattan, PA 17748



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Henry Yeider (c1780-1846) donated land for a community burying ground on part of his land in the mid-1800s.  The Yeider Cemetery served the needs of the community for some time.  Michael Throne added land to bring the cemetery to 118 perches and gave land for the construction of the nearby Union Church, later Evangelical, now empty, in September 1857.  At that time, the cemetery became known as the Union Cemetery.

Articles of incorporation were granted to the Union Cemetery on 29 April 1874 with Norman Throne,James W. Miller,James R. Throne,  Isaac Eyer and John Q. Diceas members of the first board of directors.

In 1893, Catharineand James Ross Throne set aside the Throne Reserve adjacent to the cemetery for additional burial purposes.  This section was never used, and is today wooded.  The establishment of Linnwood Cemetery just south of Union-Throne drastically reduced the need for this cemetery.  It became heavily overgrown but was restored in the mid-1980s and is well-kept today.  There are almost no burials in recent times.