Who's Who at Mount Olivet Cemetery
Col. Richard McAllister (1725-1795)
Founder of Hanover, Revolutionary War Veteran.
Maj. William S. Diller (1842-1896)
Civil War Veteran with Company D, 76th Regiment.
Mary Shaw Leader (1835-1913)
Female journalist reported on President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
John Luther Long (1855-1927)
Distinguished lawyer, playwright, novelist; creator of the
short story that was inspiration for 'Madame Butterfly.'
Col. Henry Slagle (1735-1811)
Ardent patriot, faithful officer during the Revolutionary War,
and upright citizen of Hanover.
John and William Hoffacker
John was the first local soldier to die on the first day of the
Battle of Hanover, and brother William died later resulting from injuries obtained from the Civil War.
Andrew R. Brodbeck (1860-1937)
Politician, churchman, and businessman who served as U. S. Congressman between 1912-1914 and 1916-1918.
Lucy Forney-Bittinger (1859-1955)
Deaconess of Presbyterian Church, missionary, donor of the Forney - Bittinger Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mount Olivet Cemetery is home
to many more notable Hanover
citizens. Research into their lives
is another of the many projects of
The Friends of Mount Olivet Cemetery.
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