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Elkhart County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Elkhart County

Index to Locations

  • Elkhart Grace Lawn Cemetery
  • Elkhart Prairie Street Cemetery
  • Elkhart Rice Cemetery
  • Goshen Unknown location
  • Goshen Oakridge Cemetery
  • Goshen Violett Cemetery
  • Vistula Vistula Cemetery


    Grace Lawn Cemetery
    Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Gerard Conn (1844-1931) — of Elkhart, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Manchester, Ontario County, N.Y., January 29, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Elkhart, Ind., 1880-83; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1889; U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1893-95. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 5, 1931 (age 86 years, 341 days). Interment at Grace Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Prairie Street Cemetery
    Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob S. Kauffman (1849-1901) — of Indiana. Born in Union County, Pa., July 5, 1849. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1893. Methodist. Died in Concord Township, Elkhart County, Ind., April 23, 1901 (age 51 years, 292 days). Interment at Prairie Street Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rice Cemetery
    Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Raper Beardsley (1905-1980) — also known as Walter R. Beardsley — of Elkhart, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Ind., October 23, 1905. Republican. Member of Indiana state senate, 1936-40; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1972; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; president, Miles Laboratories pharmaceutical company. Presbyterian. Died in 1980 (age about 74 years). Interment at Rice Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana


    Oakridge Cemetery
    Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
    Founded 1839
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Francis Elisha Baker Francis Elisha Baker (1860-1924) — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind., October 20, 1860. Lawyer; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1899-1902; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 7th Circuit, 1902-11; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1902-24; died in office 1924. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from endocarditis, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 15, 1924 (age 63 years, 147 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Harris Baker and Harriet (Defrees) Baker (1839-1920; daughter of Joseph Hutton Defrees); married, February 21, 1888, to May Irwin (1862-1927); nephew of Lucien Baker (1846-1907).
      Political family: Baker-Defrees family of Indiana.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, January 1902
      John Harris Baker (1832-1915) — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Parma town, Monroe County, N.Y., February 28, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1863; U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1875-81; U.S. District Judge for Indiana, 1892-1902. Methodist. Died in Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind., October 21, 1915 (age 83 years, 235 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Lucien Baker (1846-1907); married to Harriet Defrees; father of Francis Elisha Baker.
      Political family: Baker-Defrees family of Indiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
      Ebenezer Mattoon Chamberlain (1805-1861) — also known as Ebenezer M. Chamberlain — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine, August 20, 1805. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1835-38; member of Indiana state senate, 1839-42; district judge in Indiana, 1843-52; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848; candidate for delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1853-55. Swedenborgian. Died in Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind., March 14, 1861 (age 55 years, 206 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Hutton Defrees (1812-1885) — also known as Joseph H. Defrees — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Sparta, White County, Tenn., May 13, 1812. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1849-50, 1871; member of Indiana state senate, 1850-52; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1865-67. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind., December 21, 1885 (age 73 years, 222 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Start Defrees (1779-1847); brother of John D. Defrees; married to Mary Ann McKinney (1814-1864) and Margaret Pearce McNaughton (1816-1907); father of Harriet E. Defrees (1839-1920; who married Francis Elisha Baker); uncle of William Defrees Frazer (born1849).
      Political family: Baker-Defrees family of Indiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Cary Roy Miller (1872-1919) — also known as Cary R. Miller — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Millersburg, Elkhart County, Ind., February 25, 1872. U.S. Vice Consul in Stockholm, 1918-19, died in office 1919. Member, Freemasons. Shot and killed himself, in his suite at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 9, 1919 (age 47 years, 257 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Miller and Rosella W. (Goodenough) Miller (1844-1917); married, February 6, 1891, to Anna Maria Keller (1872-1915); married, February 28, 1919, to Clara Elizabeth (Howard) Factor (1882-1963).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Violett Cemetery
    Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Rollin R. Roth (1900-1983) — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born February 6, 1900. Mayor of Goshen, Ind., 1950-55. Died February 24, 1983 (age 83 years, 18 days). Interment at Violett Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Vistula Cemetery
    Vistula, Elkhart County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry S. Eby (1905-1995) — of Bristol, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Elkhart County, Ind., December 11, 1905. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956, 1968. Died in Bristol, Elkhart County, Ind., January 9, 1995 (age 89 years, 29 days). Interment at Vistula Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Eby (1869-1929) and Irva G. (Stutsman) Eby (1872-1936); married, December 31, 1926, to Inez M. Lee (1903-1988); first cousin twice removed of Cassius M. Eby (1862-1942).
      Epitaph: "Founder of Eby's Pines"
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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