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St. Joseph County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in St. Joseph County

Index to Locations

  • Mishawaka Mishawaka City Cemetery
  • Notre Dame Holy Cross Cemetery
  • South Bend City Cemetery
  • South Bend Highland Cemetery
  • South Bend Riverview Cemetery


    Mishawaka City Cemetery
    Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Frank (1842-1911) — of Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Beaver County, Pa., March 18, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; sawmill owner; mayor of Mishawaka, Ind., 1905-06. German ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in 1911 (age about 69 years). Interment at Mishawaka City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reinhold Frank (1799-1871) and Catherine (Raup) Frank (1815-1895); married 1868 to Mary A. Buchheit (1844-1916).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Theodore Martin Hesburgh (1917-2015) — also known as Theodore Hesburgh; "Father Ted" — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., May 25, 1917. Catholic priest; president, Notre Dame University, 1952-87; member, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 1957-72. Catholic. Recipient, Medal of Freedom, 1964. Died in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., February 26, 2015 (age 97 years, 277 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    City Cemetery
    Colfax & Walnut Streets
    South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
    Founded 1832
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Schuyler Colfax Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885) — also known as "The Christian Statesman"; "Smiler" — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 23, 1823. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51; delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1852; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1855-69; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1863-69; Vice President of the United States, 1869-73; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1872. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn., January 13, 1885 (age 61 years, 296 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1868 to Ellen Maria Wade (1836-1911; niece of Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800-1878)); father of Schuyler Colfax, Jr..
      Political family: Wade-Colfax family.
      Colfax counties in Neb. and N.M. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Schuyler Colfax: Willard H. Smith, Schuyler Colfax : The changing fortunes of a political idol — James S. Brisbin, The campaign lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax — Willard H. Smith, Schuyler Colfax and the political upheaval of 1854-1855 — Willard H. Smith, Schuyler Colfax: a reappraisal
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
      Norman Eddy (1810-1872) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Scipio, Cayuga County, N.Y., December 10, 1810. Democrat. Physician; lawyer; candidate for Indiana state house of representatives, 1847; member of Indiana state senate, 1849-52; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1853-55; U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1855-57; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary of state of Indiana, 1871-72. Episcopalian. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., January 28, 1872 (age 61 years, 49 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Melchoir (1814-1891).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Caldwell Sample (1796-1855) — also known as Samuel C. Sample — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., August 15, 1796. Whig. Carpenter; lawyer; circuit judge in Indiana, 1836-43; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1843-45; banker. Died in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., December 2, 1855 (age 59 years, 109 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elisha Egbert (1806-1870) — of Indiana. Born in Readington, Hunterdon County, N.J., November 4, 1806. School teacher; lawyer; probate judge in Indiana, 1834-38, 1848-52; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1838-39; defeated, 1832; common pleas court judge in Indiana, 1852-70. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., November 4, 1870 (age 64 years, 0 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Eliza McCartney (1811-1846) and Mary Elizabeth Davis (1828-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Highland Cemetery
    South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Frank Konop (1879-1964) — also known as Thomas F. Konop — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Franklin, Kewaunee County, Wis., August 17, 1879. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1911-17. Died October 17, 1964 (age 85 years, 61 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Riverview Cemetery
    South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Abraham Lincoln Brick (1860-1908) — also known as Abraham L. Brick — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born near South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., May 27, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana Republican State Central Committee, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1896; U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1899-1908; died in office 1908. Scotch-Irish and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., April 7, 1908 (age 47 years, 316 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Abraham Lincoln
      Relatives: Married, November 11, 1884, to Anna Meyer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Allen Grant (1905-1998) — also known as Robert A. Grant — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind.; Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born near Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind., July 31, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1939-49; defeated, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, 1957-72; took senior status 1972. Died March 2, 1998 (age 92 years, 214 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      F. Jay Nimtz (1915-1990) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., December 1, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1957-59; defeated, 1958, 1960. Died in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., December 6, 1990 (age 75 years, 5 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Riverview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Ford (1846-1917) — of St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., January 11, 1846. Democrat. Lawyer; St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney, 1875-84; U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1885-87; superior court judge in Indiana, 1914. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., August 30, 1917 (age 71 years, 231 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Ford and Emeline (Perkins) Ford; brother-in-law of Joseph Doty Oliver (1850-1933); married, November 25, 1885, to Josephine Oliver (died 1914).
      Political family: Brown-Oliver-McMillin family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Francis Eddy Lambert (1860-1924) — also known as Francis E. Lambert — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in St. Joseph County, Ind., June 4, 1860. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1894-98; candidate for mayor of South Bend, Ind., 1905; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks. Died, from influenza and pneumonia, in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., June 19, 1924 (age 64 years, 15 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oliver C. Lambert (1817-1872) and Eleanor 'Ellen' (McMullen) Lambert (1825-1906); married 1891 to Mary Etta Moomaw (1863-1902); married, February 12, 1904, to Blanche Irene Gee (1876-1950).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Doty Oliver (1850-1933) — also known as Joseph D. Oliver; J. D. Oliver — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind., August 20, 1850. Republican. Chairman, Oliver Farm Equipment Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1884, 1912. Presbyterian. Died August 6, 1933 (age 82 years, 351 days). Entombed at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Oliver and Susan (Doty) Oliver; brother-in-law of George Ford (1846-1917); married to Anna Gertrude Wells; father of Joseph Doty Oliver, Jr. (son-in-law of Benton McMillin) and James Oliver II.
      Political family: Brown-Oliver-McMillin family.
      James Oliver II (1885-1944) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born November 3, 1885. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936 (alternate), 1940. Suffered a heart attack and died, at the Claypool Hotel, Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 19, 1944 (age 58 years, 198 days). Entombed at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Doty Oliver (1850-1933) and Anna Gertude (Wells) Oliver; married to Louise Yarrington.
      Political family: Brown-Oliver-McMillin family.


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