a historic African American cemetery in Penbrook, Dauphin County, PA

 Study Areas:



Free Persons of Color

Underground Railroad

US Colored Troops

Year of Jubilee (1863)

The following pages contain names of those persons known to be buried at Lincoln Cemetery, some history, and some photographs of the site.  

The burial data has been supplied by the Friends of Midland Cemetery. Transcriptions of all surviving markers, tombstones, headstones and plot markers was completed several years ago by volunteers. Recently, the data was made available to the Friends of Midland to be published on this website.  Only obvious  transcription errors have been corrected.  All other spellings remain as recorded.   In addition, names from Dauphin County death records, compiled by Barbara Pietila of Baltimore, have been added.

A preservation organization has been set up to look after this cemetery.  The contact address is below.  Contributions for the care and preservation of this cemetery may be sent to this organization:
SOAL: Saving Our Ancestors' Legacy

Public Notices for the Establishment of Lincoln Cemetery

Public notice in 1876 to form Lincoln Cemetery Association.
Public notice in 1877 to disinter burials from the Boas Street Cemetery for reinterment at Lincoln.


Known burials at Lincoln Cemetery




At supplied by Calobe Jackson, Jr., 28 February 2007

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