About the Collection

The St. Matthews German Evangelical Lutheran Churchs Hampstead and Bethany Cemeteries Collection consists of documents that relate to the churchs first cemetery, Hampstead, and the current, active cemetery, BethanyThe earliest record dates back to 1813 regarding land conveyance eventually becoming Bethany Cemetery in 1856. Also included is a booklet in German containing a list of people who purchased plots and were buried in Hampstead Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina. The collection includes an 1883 abstract of a title search to a tract of land purchased in 1883 to add to Bethany Cemetery.

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