Known to many at Old Pine for the countless hours he spent researching more than 4,000 bodies buried at the Old Pine graveyard, Ronn Shaffer was a historian, a one-man band and a real gentleman.
Around 1799, Daniel and Susanna McKaraher built the tavern which we know today as The Twisted Tail on 2nd Street. They are both buried in the Old Pine churchyard.
Walking through the tranquil churchyard at 4th and Pine Streets one day, I looked down at a small flat white stone simply said: “Our Charley.”I wondered: Was this a child? A pet? Who was it?
An important figure in the American Revolutionary War, Reverend George Duffield holds a special place in the history of the Presbyterian Church and in our nation’s early beginning.
Tucked away in the bounds of Old Pine's graveyard is the little known memorial to world famous orchestra maestro Eugene Ormandy and his wife Margaret. How did they come to be interred in a Presbyterian church burial ground?