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  • Peru Unknown location
  • Peru Mt. Hope Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Peru, Miami County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Robert Bearss (1809-1884) — also known as Daniel R. Bearss — of Peru, Miami County, Ind. Born in Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y., August 23, 1809. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1840; member of Indiana state senate, 1840; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1856. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., April 18, 1884 (age 74 years, 239 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Truman Bearss (1782-1850) and Sabrina (Roberts) Bearss; married 1834 to Emma A. Cole (1816-1903); father of George Russell Bearss and Albert Cole Bearss (1836-?); grandfather of Hiram Iddings Bearss.
      Political family: Bearss family of Peru, Indiana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Peru, Miami County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Hiram Iddings Bearss (1875-1938) — also known as Hiram I. Bearss — of Peru, Miami County, Ind. Born in Peru, Miami County, Ind., April 13, 1875. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Spanish-American War; received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Philippine Islands, 1901-02; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1920, 1936. Died in an automobile accident, in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., August 28, 1938 (age 63 years, 137 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Wallace Bearss (1846-1942) and Desdemonia (Iddings) Bearss (1849-1923); married, May 1, 1904, to Louise A. Madden; nephew of George Russell Bearss and Albert Cole Bearss (1836-?); grandson of Daniel Robert Bearss.
      Political family: Bearss family of Peru, Indiana.
      The USS Bearss (built 1943, scapped 1976), a U.S. Navy destroyer, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Glenn Hasenfratz Griswold (1890-1940) — also known as Glenn Griswold — of Peru, Miami County, Ind. Born in New Haven, Franklin County, Mo., January 20, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Miami County Prosecuting Attorney, 1925-26; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1931-39 (11th District 1931-33, 5th District 1933-39). Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Peru, Miami County, Ind., December 5, 1940 (age 50 years, 320 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sylvanus C. Griswold and Annie Louise (Hasenfratz) Griswold; married, November 27, 1913, to Edith Connally.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Milton Kraus (1866-1942) — of Indiana. Born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., June 26, 1866. Republican. U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1917-23; defeated, 1922. Jewish. Died November 18, 1942 (age 76 years, 145 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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