MUNICIPALITY:  Greene Township
CEMETERY NAME:  Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  039

AKA:  Eastville Cemetery

Number of Burials (approximate): 350

Dates of Activity: 1881 - present


CCGS, The Cemeteries of Crawford, Greene and Logan Townships and Loganton Borough (2004)



From the center of Loganton (the intersection of Routes 477 and 880), travel East on Route 880 for 4.8 miles to West Winter Road.  Turn right onto this road and travel 1.1 mile.  The cemetery will be on your right at the church.

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Landowner / Caretaker:

Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren

2305 East Winter Road

Loganton, PA 17747






The Church of the Brethren is a religious denomination with roots in the German Baptist or "Dunkard" Church, which is a branch of the Anabaptist faith.  It has long had an established presence in eastern Pennsylvania.  About the year 1850, some traveling preachers of the Brethren faith came into Sugar Valley and established a presence.  David Schroyer is the first known local convert, baptized on 23 June 1867.

A congregation developed and the Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren was established on 22 October 1878, the leaders being Isaac Myers, Charles Royer, John and Adam Beaver.  Adam Schroyerwas named as minister and David Schroyer as deacon.  Services were originally held entirely in German but by 1880 some preaching was done in English.


The church met in the United Brethren Church (not connected) for two years until one day, members found that they had been locked out.  The members came together with their resources and built a new church.  They purchased a lot from Solomon Lupoldfor $128.00 in 1881.  The church was completed in October of that year at a cost of $1398.66.  The church was officially incorporated in 1913.

A new addition was completed to the church on 16 October 1960.  It is an active congregation and the church cemetery is also an active one.