Some of the prominent civic, cultural, economic and social leaders
buried at WoodWard Hill Cemetery:


James Buchanan (1791-1868)
Lawyer, President of the Board of Trustees of Franklin & Marshall College, and fifteenth President of the United States.

A.C. Mühlenberg (1750-1801)
Revolutionary War patriot and first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.


Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst (Henry) Mühlenberg (1756-1815) Son of Henry Melchior Mühlenberg, patriarch of the Lutheran  Church in the United States; a noted botanist, longtime Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, and the first President of Franklin College. 



Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842)
An artisan who became one of the most successful portrait painters in the American republic.

John Andrew Shulze (1775-1852)
Governor of Pennsylvania and a champion of public education in the Commonwealth.

Peter T. Watt (1850-1921)
Co-founder of Watt and Shand department store.

Andrew Jackson Steinman (1836-1917)
Attorney, newspaper publisher and philanthropist.

James Hale Steinman (1886-1962)
Businessman, newspaper publisher, and philanthropist.

John Frederick Steinman (1884-1980)
Businessman, newspaper publisher, and philanthropist.

Caroline Steinman Nunan (1924-2010)
Businesswoman, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, community leader, active Woodward Hill Cemetery board member.

J. Frederick Sener (1833-1920)
Grandson and son of founders of local market houses and other businesses, served on the first Board of Trustees of Grace Lutheran Church, presented the church with two of its bells.


Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Strickler, Sr. (1897-1992)
Decorated veteran of three wars, prominent attorney, Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, Former Board President  of Woodward Hill Cemetery.



Col. Samuel C. Slaymaker (1828-1894)
Colonel in the PA Militia, civil engineer, on staff of Governor Pollock.

S.R. Slaymaker (1866-1940)
Businessman, founder of Slaymaker Lock Co., and philanthropist.


Elizabeth Cottman North (1876-1936)
Great-granddaughter of Commodore Lewis Warrington, naval hero of the War of 1812. Active member of Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution.



Daisy Elizabeth Brooke Grubb (1850-1936)
The last of a notable Colonial family,   ancestors were owners of vast iron mines and furnaces of  Cornwall, Lebanon County.  Willed “Grubb Mansion” to the City of Lancaster, current home of the Lancaster Museum of Art.

Congressman William Walton Griest (1858-1929)
Outstanding citizen of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, represented Lancaster in the U.S. Congress.  Namesake of Griest Building. Husband of Elizabeth P. Griest (1860-1932) who devoted the greater part of her life to the work of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

John O. Wohlsen (1882-1970)
B. Frank Wohlsen (1892-1965) 
Sons of William Wohlsen (1848-1912), founder of Wohlsen Planing  Mill Company.

...and members of important Lancaster families, including Appels, Atlees, Bensons, Hagers, Keipers, and Sheaffers.