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Benton County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Benton County

Index to Locations

  • Foley Foley Cemetery
  • Sauk Rapids Unknown location
  • Sauk Rapids Benton County Cemetery
  • Sauk Rapids Original Old Benton County Cemetery

    Foley Cemetery
    Foley, Benton County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Lawrence Wisniewski (1855-1928) — of Foley, Benton County, Minn. Born in Posen, Prussia (now Poznan, Poland), August 4, 1855. Democrat. Farmer; Benton County Treasurer; member of Minnesota Democratic State Central Committee, 1906-10; candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1908; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 47, 1911-12; president, State Bank of Foley. Polish ancestry. Died, of pleurisy, in Foley, Benton County, Minn., April 3, 1928 (age 72 years, 243 days). Interment at Foley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Wisniewski and Katherine (Kruk) Wisniewski; married to Paulina Siegmund.

    Unknown Location
    Sauk Rapids, Benton County,

    Benton County Cemetery
    Sauk Rapids, Benton County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Andrew Gilman (1833-1927) — also known as Charles A. Gilman — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Gilmanton, Belknap County, N.H., February 9, 1833. Member of Minnesota state senate 3rd District, 1868-69; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1875-79, 1915-16 (District 31 1875-79, District 45 1915-16); Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1880-87. Died in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., June 7, 1927 (age 94 years, 118 days). Interment at Benton County Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Hester Cronk (1837-1910).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      David Gilman (1812-1885) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Watab, Benton County, Minn. Born in New York, April 29, 1812. Democrat. Livery business; hotelier; farmer; Benton County Sheriff, 1849-51; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 6th District, 1851; postmaster; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 5th District, 1857. Member, Freemasons. Died in Watab, Benton County, Minn., May 9, 1885 (age 73 years, 10 days). Interment at Benton County Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record

    Original Old Benton County Cemetery
    Sauk Rapids, Benton County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Lewis Hays (1794-1871) — of Virginia. Born near Clarksburg, Harrison County, Va. (now W.Va.), October 20, 1794. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Virginia 20th District, 1841-43; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850. While in Congress, sponsored Stonewall Jackson's admission to West Point. Died March 17, 1871 (age 76 years, 148 days). Interment at Original Old Benton County Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

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