MUNICIPALITY:  Porter Township
CEMETERY NAME:   St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  016


Number of Burials (approximate):  400

Dates of Activity:  1869 - present



CCGS, The Cemeteries of Lamar and Porter Townships (2003)



From the Lamar Exit of US I-80, turn east on PA Route 64.  If exiting from the westbound lanes, turn right.  If exiting from the eastbound lanes, turn left.  Travel 0.8 mile.  St. Paul's Church and Cemetery will be on your right.

GPS = N41 02.544 W77 30.516

Landowner / Caretaker:

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

6220 Nittany Valley Drive

Mill Hall, PA 17751






The first regular Lutheran service in Porter Twp. was conducted by Rev. W. L. Heislerin the Mount Bethel German Reformed Church on 17 February 1867.  Additional services and protracted meetings followed.  Persons committed themselves to the Lutheran faith, and a congregation was organized 20 February 1869.  There were 27 charter members of the congregation. 

A meeting was held in the spring of 1869 to erect a church edifice.  A brick structure, two stories high, with steeple, 30 feet by 50 feet, was constructed on one acre purchased from Daniel Royerfor $200.00.  The cornerstone was laid 17 October 1869; the building was dedicated 13 November 1870.

The adjoining cemetery was laid out at the same time.  The first burials were Robert Tate, Abraham Pifer, and Mary Snavely, all of whom died in 1870.  The cemetery has been operated under the auspices of the church since that time.  It is well laid out in plots, and, with the church, is active to this day.

St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, compiled by G. Boyd Grieb
, Nov. 5, 1992.