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Schomberg Union Cemetery, Schomberg, Ontario

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Date: 1833 [unknown]
Location: 17200 Highway 27, Schomberg, Ontario, Canadamap
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General Information

Cemetery Name: Schomberg Union Cemetery (also known as Friends Quaker Cemetery)

Address: 17200 Highway 27, Schomberg, Ontario, Canada

GPS Coordinates: 44.002643, -79.677237

History

Schomberg Union Cemetery was established in about 1833 by Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). A Quaker Meeting House was built on the site in about 1816 and is used as a vault in the cemetery today. Quaker pioneer burials in the cemetery are marked with small white stone markers in the center section.

The stone above the old pedestrian gate is inscribed:

19-In Memoriam-32, Erected to the memory of the pioneers and early members of the Religious Society of Friends who founded and built upon this site the first Friends Meeting House and dedicated it to the worship of God and the glory thereof.

The cemetery is now non-denominational and is still active. It is operated by Schomberg Cemetery Association.

Notable Interments

Schomberg Union Cemetery contains the burial of:

  • John Nicholas Kline, German-Canadian settler celebrated as the founder of the village of Kleinburg in City of Vaughan.

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