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Scott County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Scott County

Index to Locations

  • Belle Plaine Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Cemetery
  • Jordan Calvary Cemetery
  • Shakopee Shakopee Catholic Cemetery
  • Shakopee Valley Cemetery

    Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Cemetery
    Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875) — also known as Andrew G. Chatfield — of Addison, Steuben County, N.Y.; Racine, Racine County, Wis.; Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn. Born in Butternuts, Otsego County, N.Y., January 27, 1810. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1839-41, 1846; justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1853-57. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn., October 3, 1875 (age 65 years, 249 days). Interment at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Enos Chatfield (1782-1858) and Hannah (Starr) Chatfield (1782-1857); married, June 27, 1836, to Eunice Electa Clark Beeman (1817-1901); sixth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; first cousin thrice removed of Almon Ferdinand Rockwell; second cousin of Philo Fairchild Barnum and Phineas Taylor Barnum; third cousin once removed of Charles Robert Sherman and Truman Hotchkiss; fourth cousin of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman and Glover Wheeler Cable; fourth cousin once removed of Asahel Otis and Nathan Summers Beardslee (1848-1915).
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The city of Chatfield, in Fillmore and Olmsted counties, Minnesota, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Calvary Cemetery
    Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Martin Arens (1873-1963) — also known as Henry Arens — of Jordan, Scott County, Minn. Born in Westphalia, Germany, November 21, 1873. Naturalized U.S. citizen; farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 21, 1919-22; member of Minnesota state senate 21st District, 1923-30; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1931-33; U.S. Representative from Minnesota at-large, 1933-35; defeated (Farmer-Labor), 1928; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1956. Died in Jordan, Scott County, Minn., October 6, 1963 (age 89 years, 319 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Arens and Therese (Steinhoff) Arens; married, February 7, 1899, to Agnes Henkels (1879-1944).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record

    Shakopee Catholic Cemetery
    Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph J. Moriarity (1884-1963) — of Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn. Born in Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn., March 23, 1884. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 26, 1911-12; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1930; candidate in primary for Governor of Minnesota, 1934. Irish ancestry. Died, in St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 2, 1963 (age 78 years, 316 days). Interment at Shakopee Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Moriarity (1830-1922) and Catherine (Daly) Moriarity (1843-1919); married, June 30, 1911, to Margaret Henrietta McGuire (1886-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Minnesota Legislator record

    Valley Cemetery
    Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace Burton Strait (1835-1894) — also known as Horace B. Strait — of Shakopee, Scott County, Minn. Born in Potter County, Pa., January 26, 1835. Republican. Mayor of Shakopee, Minn., 1870; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1873-79, 1881-87 (2nd District 1873-79, 1881-83, 3rd District 1883-87). Died on a train at Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, February 25, 1894 (age 59 years, 30 days). Interment at Valley Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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