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Fayette County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fayette County

Index to Locations

  • Clermont Unknown location
  • Clermont God's Acre Cemetery
  • Waucoma Unknown location
  • West Union West Union Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Clermont, Fayette County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    Don L. Love Don Lathrop Love (1863-1940) — also known as Don L. Love — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., March 7, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; banker; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1909-11, 1929-31; treasurer of Nebraska Republican Party, 1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee). Unitarian. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., September 12, 1940 (age 77 years, 189 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Horace Love and Gratia Ann (Ashton) Love; married, August 18, 1891, to Julia Larrabee (daughter of William Larrabee).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Image source: City of Lincoln

    God's Acre Cemetery
    Clermont, Fayette County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      William Larrabee (1832-1912) — of Iowa. Born in Ledyard, New London County, Conn., January 20, 1832. School teacher; grain miller; banker; member of Iowa state senate, 1867; Governor of Iowa, 1886-90. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Blinded in his right eye by a gun accident at age 15. Died November 16, 1912 (age 80 years, 301 days). Interment at God's Acre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Larrabee and Hannah Gallup (Lester) Larrabee; married, September 12, 1861, to Anna Matilda Appleman; father of Julia Larrabee (who married Don Lathrop Love).
      Cross-reference: Frederick W. Hossfeld
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Frederick William Hossfeld (1854-1914) — also known as Frederick W. Hossfeld — of Clermont, Fayette County, Iowa; Morganton, Burke County, N.C. Born near Coburg, Germany, February 17, 1854. Naturalized U.S. citizen; school teacher; U.S. Consul in Trieste, 1884-85, 1897-1906; private secretary to Iowa Governors William Larabee and Horace Boies. Died, from Bright's disease, in John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., September 4, 1914 (age 60 years, 199 days). Interment at God's Acre Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Kate Vaupel.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Unknown Location
    Waucoma, Fayette County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Truman A. Potter (1871-1931) — also known as T. A. Potter — of Britt, Hancock County, Iowa; Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Lawler, Chickasaw County, Iowa, February, 1871. Republican. Real estate business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Killed in a fire which destroyed his home, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, March 6, 1931 (age 60 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Addison Potter and Ann Louisa (Seeber) Potter; married, February 10, 1892, to Lotta Schriver.

    West Union Cemetery
    West Union, Fayette County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      William Elijah Fuller (1846-1918) — also known as William E. Fuller — of West Union, Fayette County, Iowa. Born in Howard, Centre County, Pa., March 30, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1876-77; U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1885-89. Died in Washington, D.C., April 23, 1918 (age 72 years, 24 days). Interment at West Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lucien Lester Ainsworth (1831-1902) — of Iowa. Born in New Woodstock, Madison County, N.Y., June 21, 1831. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Iowa state senate, 1860-62; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1871-73; U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1875-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died in West Union, Fayette County, Iowa, April 19, 1902 (age 70 years, 302 days). Interment at West Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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