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Fillmore County
Minnesota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fillmore County

Index to Locations

  • Chatfield Chatfield Cemetery
  • Lanesboro Lanesboro Cemetery
  • Near Peterson Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Preston Crown Hill Cemetery


    Chatfield Cemetery
    Chatfield, Fillmore County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Milo White (1830-1913) — of Minnesota. Born in Vermont, 1830. Republican. Member of Minnesota state senate 9th District, 1872-76, 1881-82; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1883-87. Died in 1913 (age about 83 years). Interment at Chatfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lanesboro Cemetery
    Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert R. Greer (1842-1915) — of Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Hemmingford, Quebec, May 10, 1842. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1883-84. Died in Ramsey County, Minn., November 1, 1915 (age 73 years, 175 days). Interment at Lanesboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Greer (1816-1894) and Eliza Barbara (McCarl) Greer (1820-1911); married, March 11, 1874, to Sadie Marie Roberts (1853-1919); father of Harry M. Greer and Herbert Lincoln Greer (1892-1941).
      Political family: Greer family of Lanesboro, Minnesota.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Herbert Lincoln Greer (1892-1941) — also known as Herbert L. Greer — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., May 29, 1892. Railroad clerk; traffic manager for meat packing company; insurance business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 37, 1927-28. Died in Ramsey County, Minn., November 6, 1941 (age 49 years, 161 days). Interment at Lanesboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert R. Greer (1842-1915) and Sadie Marie (Roberts) Greer (1853-1919); brother of Harry M. Greer.
      Political family: Greer family of Lanesboro, Minnesota.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Harry M. Greer (1888-1949) — of Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., August 31, 1888. Cafe owner; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1949; died in office 1949. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a heart attack, and died a week later, in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., July 3, 1949 (age 60 years, 306 days). Interment at Lanesboro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert R. Greer and Sadie Marie (Roberts) Greer (1853-1910); brother of Herbert Lincoln Greer (1892-1941); married, December 22, 1909, to Mary Bakke (1880-1955).
      Political family: Greer family of Lanesboro, Minnesota.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


    Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery
    Near Peterson, Fillmore County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Gabriel Bie Ravndal (1866-1950) — also known as G. Bie Ravndal — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Norway, June 22, 1866. Naturalized U.S. citizen; newspaper publisher; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1893-94; U.S. Consul in Beirut, 1898-1905; Dawson, 1905-06; U.S. Consul General in Beirut, 1906-10; Constantinople, 1910-17, 1919-24; SAINT Nazaire, 1917-18; Nantes, 1918-19; Zurich, as of 1926-27; Hamburg, as of 1929; Berlin, 1930. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Orlando, Orange County, Fla., March 23, 1950 (age 83 years, 274 days). Interment at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 14, 1893, to Dorothea Magelssen (1869-1945; sister of Wilhelm Christian Magelssen); father of Christian Magelssen Ravndal (1899-1984).
      Political family: Ravndal-Magelssen family of Minnesota.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wilhelm Christian Magelssen (1873-1919) — also known as William C. Magelssen — of Bratsberg, Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Bratsberg, Fillmore County, Minn., October 19, 1873. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Beirut, 1899-1905; in Beirut, in August 1903, he was shot at but not injured; press reports incorrectly reported that he was dead; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Beirut, 1905-06; U.S. Consul in Baghdad, 1906-09; Colombo, 1909-11; Melbourne, 1911-17. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, on board the steamship Sonoma, in the North Pacific Ocean, October 17, 1919 (age 45 years, 363 days). Interment at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Kristian Magelssen (1839-1921) and Sarah (Stockfleth) Magelssen (1846-1916); brother of Dorothea Magelssen (1869-1945; who married Gabriel Bie Ravndal (1866-1950)).
      Political family: Ravndal-Magelssen family of Minnesota.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Crown Hill Cemetery
    Preston, Fillmore County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Albert Larson (1877-1948) — also known as Henry A. Larson — of Preston, Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Fillmore County, Minn., June 27, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1920; member of Minnesota state senate 1st District, 1927-48; died in office 1948. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died, following a stroke, in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., March 12, 1948 (age 70 years, 259 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


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