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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bureau County

Index to Locations

  • Ohio Union Cemetery
  • Princeton Unknown location
  • Princeton Oakland Cemetery
  • Spring Valley Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Tiskilwa Mt. Bloom Cemetery


    Union Cemetery
    Ohio, Bureau County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      William Warfield Wilson (1868-1942) — also known as William W. Wilson — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Ohio, Bureau County, Ill., March 2, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1903-13, 1915-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924. Died in 1942 (age about 74 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph G. Wilson and Sarah A. Wilson; married, October 11, 1892, to Sarah M. Moore.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Josef T. Skinner — of Princeton, Bureau County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944. Interment somewhere.


    Oakland Cemetery
    Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Owen Lovejoy (1811-1864) — of Princeton, Bureau County, Ill. Born in Albion, Kennebec County, Maine, January 6, 1811. Republican. Minister; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1854-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1856 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1857-64 (3rd District 1857-63, 5th District 1863-64); died in office 1864. Congregationalist. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 25, 1864 (age 53 years, 79 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Gordon (Pattee) Lovejoy (1772-1857) and Rev. Daniel Lovejoy (1776-1833); brother of Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802-1837; abolitionist newspaper editor, killed by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Ill.); married 1843 to Eunice Conant (Storrs) Denham (1809-1899); cousin *** of Nathan Allen Farwell (1812-1893); third cousin twice removed of John H. Lovejoy.
      Political family: Lovejoy-Farwell family of Rockland, Maine.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Jefferson Henderson (1824-1911) — also known as Thomas J. Henderson — of Princeton, Bureau County, Ill. Born in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tenn., November 29, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1854-56; member of Illinois state senate, 1856-60; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1868; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1875-95 (6th District 1875-83, 7th District 1883-95); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in 1911 (age about 86 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      Relatives: Married, May 29, 1849, to Henrietta Butler.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Cyrus Langworthy (1791-1874) — of Ohio; Princeton, Bureau County, Ill. Born in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., November 13, 1791. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1842; owner of carding mills; banker. Died in Princeton, Bureau County, Ill., January 16, 1874 (age 82 years, 64 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Langworthy (1752-1800) and Anna (Dean) Langworthy (1752-1839); married, November 29, 1814, to Charlotte Drake (1794-1876); father of Benjamin Franklin Langworthy; uncle of Lucius Hart Langworthy (1807-1865) and Edward Langworthy.
      Political family: Langworthy family of Iowa and New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Spring Valley, Bureau County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Cornelius N. Hollerich — of Spring Valley, Bureau County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916 (alternate), 1928. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


    Mt. Bloom Cemetery
    Tiskilwa, Bureau County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Bradford Newcomb Stevens (1813-1885) — also known as Bradford N. Stevens — of Tiskilwa, Bureau County, Ill. Born in Boscawen, Merrimack County, N.H., January 3, 1813. School teacher; merchant; mayor of Tiskilwa, Ill.; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1871-73. Died in Tiskilwa, Bureau County, Ill., November 10, 1885 (age 72 years, 311 days). Interment at Mt. Bloom Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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