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St. Clair County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in St. Clair County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Belleville Unknown location
  • Belleville Green Mount Cemetery
  • Belleville Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  • Belleville Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Belleville Walnut Hill Cemetery
  • Near Belleville Unnamed Cemetery
  • East St. Louis St. Clair Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Fairview Heights Lakeview Memorial Gardens
  • Lebanon College Hill Cemetery
  • Millstadt Mt. Evergreen Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      William Kinney (1781-1843) — of St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Washington County, Pa., 1781. Baptist minister; merchant; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1826-30; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1830, 1834. Baptist. Died near Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., October 1, 1843 (age about 62 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.


    Unknown Location
    Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Ninian Edwards (1775-1833) — of Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Ill.; Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill. Born in Montgomery County, Md., March 17, 1775. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1796-97; state court judge in Kentucky, 1803; justice of Kentucky state supreme court, 1808; Governor of Illinois Territory, 1809-18; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1818-24; Governor of Illinois, 1826-30; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1832. Baptist. Died of cholera, in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., July 20, 1833 (age 58 years, 125 days). Original interment somewhere; reinterment in 1855 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; statue at Ninian Edwards Plaza, Edwardsville, Ill.
      Relatives: Son of Margaret (Beall) Edwards (1750-1826) and Benjamin Edwards; brother of Cyrus Edwards (1793-1877); married, February 20, 1803, to Elvira Lane (1780-1839); father of Julia Catherine Edwards (1801-1830; who married Daniel Pope Cook) and Ninian Wirt Edwards; grandfather of John Pope Cook; granduncle of Richard Lee Metcalfe; great-granduncle of Theodore W. Metcalfe.
      Political family: Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Edwards County, Ill. is named for him.
      The city of Edwardsville, Illinois, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Green Mount Cemetery
    Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Michael Irwin (1869-1933) — also known as Edward M. Irwin — of New Athens, St. Clair County, Ill.; Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born near Leasburg, Crawford County, Mo., April 14, 1869. Republican. School teacher; physician; chair of St. Clair County Republican Party, 1898-1924; St. Clair County Coroner, 1904-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920; U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1925-31; defeated, 1930. Died in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., January 30, 1933 (age 63 years, 291 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Emelia Flach.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Adam Wilson Snyder (1799-1842) — also known as Adam W. Snyder — of Illinois. Born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., October 6, 1799. Democrat. Member of Illinois state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1837-39; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1840. Died in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., May 14, 1842 (age 42 years, 220 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "Ye men of genius, tread lightly o'er his grave; he was your kinsman."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Breese Hay (1834-1916) — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., January 8, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1869-73; postmaster at Belleville, Ill., 1882-86; St. Clair County Judge, 1886-1900, 1905-14; mayor of Belleville, Ill., 1901-05. Died in Winnetka, Cook County, Ill., June 16, 1916 (age 82 years, 160 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Edgar Hay and Emilie (Morrison) Hay; married, October 15, 1857, to Maria Hinckley (1836-1912).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Nesbit (1878-1938) — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., May 1, 1878. Coal miner; Secretary-Treasurer, District 12, United Mine Workers of America, 1917-33; U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1933-35; defeated, 1930 (Democratic), 1934 (National Progressive). Member, United Mine Workers. Died in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., December 6, 1938 (age 60 years, 219 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Nesbit and Helen (Green) Nesbit; married, May 28, 1902, to Regina Marxer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Melvin Price (1905-1988) — also known as Melvin Price — of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., January 1, 1905. Democrat. Secretary to U.S. Rep. Edwin M. Schaefer, 1933-43; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1945-88 (22nd District 1945-49, 25th District 1949-53, 24th District 1953-73, 23rd District 1973-83, 21st District 1983-88); died in office 1988. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Knights of Columbus; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Died in Camp Springs, Prince George's County, Md., April 22, 1988 (age 83 years, 112 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Adam Karch (1875-1932) — also known as Charles A. Karch — of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill.; Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Englemann Township, St. Clair County, Ill., March 17, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1905-06, 1911-12; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1914; U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1931-32; defeated, 1908 (22nd District), 1926 (at-large); died in office 1932; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Died November 6, 1932 (age 57 years, 234 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Karch and Mary (Heberer) Karch; married, June 27, 1905, to Huldah Karch.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Walnut Hill Cemetery
    Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Reynolds (1788-1865) — of Cadiz, Hardin County, Ill. Born in Montgomery County, Pa., February 26, 1788. Democrat. Justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1818-25; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1823; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1827-29, 1846, 1852; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1852; Governor of Illinois, 1830-34; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1834-37, 1839-43; candidate for Illinois state senate, 1848; candidate for Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1858. Died in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., May 8, 1865 (age 77 years, 71 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Thomas Reynolds (1796-1844).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jehu Baker (1822-1903) — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 4, 1822. Republican. Lawyer; St. Clair County Master in Chancery, 1861-65; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1865-69, 1887-89, 1897-99 (12th District 1865-69, 18th District 1887-89, 21st District 1897-99); U.S. Minister to Venezuela, 1878-81, 1882-85; U.S. Consul General in Caracas, as of 1882-85. Died in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., March 1, 1903 (age 80 years, 117 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Gustavus Koerner (1809-1896) — also known as Gustave Koerner — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Germany, 1809. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1845-48; U.S. Consul in Hamburg, 1848-49; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1853-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1860; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1862-64; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1868; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1872. Died in 1896 (age about 87 years). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Edwin Martin Schaefer (1887-1950) — also known as Edwin M. Schaefer — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., May 14, 1887. Democrat. Chemical engineer, and later general superintendent, Morris & Co. meat packers; St. Clair County Treasurer, 1930-32; U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1933-43; director, Griesediech-Western Brewery Co. Died in St. Louis, Mo., November 8, 1950 (age 63 years, 178 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Melvin Price
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frederick John Kern (1864-1931) — also known as Fred J. Kern — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born near Millstadt, St. Clair County, Ill., September 2, 1864. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 21st District, 1901-03; mayor of Belleville, Ill., 1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1908, 1912 (speaker). Died November 9, 1931 (age 67 years, 68 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Waite Thomas — also known as Charles W. Thomas — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1880 (alternate), 1904. Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery.


    Unnamed Cemetery
    Old Collinsville Road
    Near Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Messinger (1771-1846) — of St. Clair County, Ill. Born in 1771. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from St. Clair County, 1818. Land surveyor; in 1835, he produced the first map of Illinois based on the official U.S. survey. Died in 1846 (age about 75 years). Interment at Unnamed Cemetery.


    St. Clair Memorial Park Cemetery
    East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Edwin Miller (1880-1946) — also known as Edward E. Miller — of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Creston, Union County, Iowa, July 22, 1880. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; private secretary to U.S. Rep. William A. Rodenberg; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912; Illinois state treasurer, 1921-23; U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1923-25. Died in St. Louis, Mo., August 1, 1946 (age 66 years, 10 days). Interment at St. Clair Memorial Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lakeview Memorial Gardens
    Fairview Heights, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Alan John Dixon (1927-2014) — also known as Alan J. Dixon; "Al the Pal" — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill.; Fairview Heights, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., July 7, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1951-63 (49th District 1951-57, 43rd District 1957-63); member of Illinois state senate, 1963-71; Illinois state treasurer, 1971-77; secretary of state of Illinois, 1977-81; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1981-93. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion. Died July 6, 2014 (age 86 years, 364 days). Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.
      Cross-reference: Craig Lovitt — Craig Lovitt — María C. Bechily
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile


    College Hill Cemetery
    Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Augustus C. French (1808-1864) — of Crawford County, Ill.; St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Hill, Merrimack County, N.H., August 2, 1808. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1844; Governor of Illinois, 1846-53; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from St. Clair County, 1862. Died in Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill., September 4, 1864 (age 56 years, 33 days). Interment at College Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Augustus Caesar


    Mt. Evergreen Cemetery
    Millstadt, St. Clair County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      William Nicolas Baltz (1860-1943) — also known as William N. Baltz — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill.; Millstadt, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Millstadt, St. Clair County, Ill., February 5, 1860. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914, 1926; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Died in Millstadt, St. Clair County, Ill., April 22, 1943 (age 83 years, 76 days). Interment at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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