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Bremer County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bremer County

Index to Locations

  • Readlyn Zion Lutheran Cemetery
  • Waverly Harlington Cemetery

    Zion Lutheran Cemetery
    Readlyn, Bremer County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    Ernest J. Seemann Ernest John Seemann (1906-1967) — also known as Ernest J. Seemann — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born near Readlyn, Bremer County, Iowa, February 5, 1906. Lathe operator; garbage disposal business; debt collector; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1934 (Democratic primary), 1940 (Democratic), 1946 (Democratic primary), 1954 (Republican primary), 1964 (Republican primary); candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1942 (Democratic primary), 1942 (Progressive New Dealer), 1944 (Democratic primary), 1950 (States Rights Democratic), 1954 (Republicsons); candidate for mayor of Waterloo, Iowa, 1959, 1961, 1963. Member, Freemasons. Died in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 1967 (age about 61 years). Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wilhelmina Sophia (Schroeder) Seemann (1860-1943) and William Carl Seemann (1869-1950); married 1928 to Agatha Elizabeth Cook (1912-1934); married 1935 to Doris Mildred Satterlee (1912-2004); married 1939 to Esther Virginia Vice (1917-1979).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Iowa City Press-Citizen, May 24, 1948

    Harlington Cemetery
    Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Burton Erwin Sweet (1867-1957) — also known as Burton E. Sweet — of Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa. Born in Bremer County, Iowa, December 10, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1900-04; member of Iowa Republican State Central Committee, 1902-06; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1904; U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1915-23; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1922, 1924. Member, Freemasons. Died January 3, 1957 (age 89 years, 24 days). Interment at Harlington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alpheus E. Sweet and Isabelle (Lyon) Sweet.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oran Faville (1817-1872) — of Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio; Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa. Born in Manheim, Herkimer County, N.Y., October 13, 1817. College professor; president, Wesleyan Female College, Delaware, Ohio, 1853-55; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1858-60; Iowa superintendent of public instruction, 1864-67. Died in Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, November 2, 1872 (age 55 years, 20 days). Interment at Harlington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Faville (1788-1860) and Elizabeth 'Betsy' (West) Faville (1794-1877); married to Maria M. Peck (1815-1903); uncle of Frederick F. Faville (1865-1954).

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