Founded in 1859, Concordia is the final resting place for over 21,000 residents of Western New York. There are over 500 war veterans, 150 of whom are Civil War Soldiers, including members of the famous Wiedrich’s Battalion First Light Infantry. Medal of Honor recipient John McHugh is also laid to rest at Concordia)
With over 15 acres, Concordia Cemetery has long been part of Western New York’s history. In 2008, it was added to the New York State Register of Historic Sites and the National Register of Historic Places, cited as a significant historic property because of its representation of Buffalo’s early German immigrant population and its collection of grave monuments of the period. It originally was created to be the burial ground shared by three German evangelical churches. The term “Concordia” means harmony and refers to the coming-together of the three churches.
Concordia is cared for by volunteers. Please call before visiting for additional information.