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Stephenson County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Stephenson County

Index to Locations

  • Cedarville Cedarville Cemetery
  • Freeport Unknown location
  • Freeport City Cemetery
  • Freeport Freeport City Cemetery
  • Freeport Oakland Cemetery


    Cedarville Cemetery
    Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
    Jane Addams Jane Addams (1860-1935) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Cedarville, Stephenson County, Ill., September 6, 1860. Progressive. Social worker; sociologist; lecturer; woman suffrage activist; pacifist; delegate to Progressive National Convention from Illinois, 1912; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924; received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Female. Presbyterian or Unitarian. English ancestry. Lesbian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Civil Liberties Union; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; NAACP. Died, from cancer, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 21, 1935 (age 74 years, 257 days). Interment at Cedarville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Sarah (Weber) Addams (1817-1863) and John Huy Addams; aunt of Anna Marcet Haldeman (1887-1941; who married Emanuel Julius (1889-1951)); grandniece of William Addams.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Jane Addams (built 1942 at Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California; sold 1947 and converted to a floating wharf) was named for her.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1940)
      John Huy Addams (1822-1881) — also known as John H. Addams — of Cedarville, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pa., July 12, 1822. Republican. Owner of Cedar Creek Mill, which produced lumber and flour; dirctor, Illinois Central Railroad; president, Second National Bank of Freeport, Illinois; member of Illinois state senate, 1855-61, 1863-71 (4th District 1855-61, 22nd District 1863-71); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker). Died, of appendicitis, in a hotel at Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., August 17, 1881 (age 59 years, 36 days). Interment at Cedarville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Addams (1782-1854) and Catherine (Huy) Addams (1787-1866); married, July 18, 1844, to Sarah Weber (1817-1863); married 1868 to Anna (Hostetter) Haldeman (1828-1919); father of Jane Addams; nephew of William Addams (1777-1858); grandfather of Anna Marcet Haldeman (1887-1941; who married Emanuel Julius).
      Political family: Addams-Haldeman family of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1889-1951) — also known as E. Haldeman-Julius; Emanuel Julius — of Girard, Crawford County, Kan. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 30, 1889. Socialist. Author; editor of the Socialist newspaper Appeal to Reason; founder of Haldeman-Julius Publications, publisher of many five-cent paperback books, called "Little Blue Books"; there were more than 6,000 titles, mostly literature, biography, self-improvement, and other educational topics, to make them widely accessible to the public; all together, from 1919 to 1951, over 500 million copies were printed and sold; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1932; indicted by a federal grand jury in March, 1950 for income tax evasion; tried and convicted in April, 1951; sentenced to six months in prison, and fined $12,500; released pending appeal. Jewish; later Agnostic. Drowned in his swimming pool, in Girard, Crawford County, Kan., July 31, 1951 (age 62 years, 1 days). Possibly suicide, but the coroner ruled his death to be accidental. Interment at Cedarville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Julius and Elizabeth (Zamost) Julius; married, June 1, 1916, to Anna Marcet Haldeman (1887-1941; author, editor, playwright; niece of Jane Addams; granddaughter of John Huy Addams (1822-1881)); married 1942 to Susan Haney.
      Political family: Addams-Haldeman family of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Wilson Shaffer (1827-1870) — also known as J. Wilson Shaffer — of Utah. Born in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., July 5, 1827. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Utah Territory, 1870; died in office 1870. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, October 31, 1870 (age 43 years, 118 days). Interment somewhere.


    City Cemetery
    Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Johnston Turner (1815-1874) — also known as Thomas J. Turner — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Trumbull County, Ohio, April 5, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; probate judge in Illinois, 1842; postmaster; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1847-49; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1854; mayor of Freeport, Ill., 1855; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 56th District, 1869-70. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., April 4, 1874 (age 58 years, 364 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Freeport City Cemetery
    Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Smith Dykins Atkins (1835-1913) — also known as Smith D. Atkins — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y., June 9, 1835. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896; postmaster at Freeport, Ill., 1901. Died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., March 27, 1913 (age 77 years, 291 days). Interment at Freeport City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adna S. Atkins (1790-1862) and Sarah (Dykins) Atkins (1793-1889); married 1865 to Eleanor Hope Swain (1842-1881; daughter of David Lowry Swain (1801-1868)).
      Political family: Lane-Colquitt family of North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakland Cemetery
    Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Richard Johnson (1875-1938) — also known as William R. Johnson — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., May 15, 1875. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1925-33. Died January 2, 1938 (age 62 years, 232 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Horatio Chapin Burchard (1825-1908) — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Marshall, Oneida County, N.Y., September 22, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 56th District, 1863-67; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1869-79 (3rd District 1869-73, 5th District 1873-79); director of the U.S. Mint, 1879-85. Died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., May 14, 1908 (age 82 years, 235 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horatio Burchard and Frances (Chapin) Burchard; married 1860 to Jane Lawver.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Marvin F. Burt (1905-1983) — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., November 20, 1905. Lawyer; bank director; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1945-52; member of Illinois state senate, 1953-60; circuit judge in Illinois 15th Circuit, 1965-69; justice of Illinois state supreme court 2nd District, 1969-70; appointed 1969. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Elks. Died, in Freeport Manor Nursing Home, Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., October 14, 1983 (age 77 years, 328 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ralph Burt and Isabel (Marvin) Burt; married, June 17, 1930, to Helen Woodruff (1899-1979).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John A. Ascher — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Democrat. Physician; member of Nevada state legislature, 1910; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1926, 1930; mayor of Freeport, Ill., 1930. Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Harry Herbert Stahl (1875-1960) — also known as Harry H. Stahl — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Lena, Stephenson County, Ill., October 4, 1875. Mayor of Freeport, Ill., 1915-19; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 12th District, 1920-22. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died, in a hospital at Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., November 4, 1960 (age 85 years, 31 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah Elizabeth (Gishwiller) Stahl (1850-1927) and John Luther Stahl (1851-1879); married, September 14, 1904, to Ethel May Cowell (1884-1967).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Everett Furst (1874-1936) — also known as Frank Furst — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Lancaster Township, Stephenson County, Ill., March 12, 1874. Republican. Co-founder of the Furst-McNess Company, maker of livestock feed and medicine; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill., September 7, 1936 (age 62 years, 179 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Furst and Harriet (Grimes) Furst.

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