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Stearns County
Minnesota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Stearns County

Index to Locations

  • Brooten Big Grove Church Cemetery
  • Richmond Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery
  • St. Cloud North Star Cemetery
  • St. Joseph St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Sauk Centre Greenwood Cemetery
  • Sauk Centre St. Paul's Cemetery
  • Spring Hill St. Michael's Cemetery


    Big Grove Church Cemetery
    Brooten, Stearns County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Kittel Halvorson (1846-1936) — of Minnesota. Born in Norway, December 15, 1846. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 40, 1887-88; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1891-93. Died in Havana, Sargent County, N.Dak., July 12, 1936 (age 89 years, 210 days). Interment at Big Grove Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record


    Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery
    Richmond, Stearns County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      John J. Ahmann (1860-1927) — also known as Johann Josef Ahmann — of Richmond, Stearns County, Minn.; Munson Township, Stearns County, Minn.; Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn. Born in Westphalia, Germany, January 6, 1860. Merchant; member of Minnesota state senate 54th District, 1907-14. Catholic. German ancestry. Died in Stearns County, Minn., February 9, 1927 (age 67 years, 34 days). Interment at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Ahmann (1830-1903) and Mara Magdalena (Schultenover) Ahmann (1833-1909); married to Catherine Ladner (1862-1927).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


    North Star Cemetery
    St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
    Harold Knutson Harold Knutson (1880-1953) — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Skein, Norway, October 20, 1880. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1917-49 (6th District 1917-33, at-large 1933-35, 6th District 1935-49); delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. On March 9, 1924, he and Leroy M. Hull, a 29-year-old clerk for the Labor Department, sitting in his parked car alongside a rural road near Arlington National Cemetery, were arrested by officers of the Arlington County vice squad; he vainly offered a $100 bribe, but was charged, apparently with sodomy (press reports avoided mentioning the specific crime, only that it was a "grave moral offense"), and jailed overnight; tried before a jury, and found not guilty. Died, following a series of heart attacks, in Wesley Memorial Hospital, Wadena, Wadena County, Minn., August 21, 1953 (age 72 years, 305 days). Interment at North Star Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
      Frederick C. Schilplin (c.1901-1974) — also known as Fred C. Schilplin — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn. Born about 1901. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., September 6, 1974 (age about 73 years). Interment at North Star Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Schilplin and Maude (Colgrove) Schilplin (1871-1949); fourth cousin once removed of Stillman Stephen Light (1858-1933).
      Political families: Washburn family of Raynham, Massachusetts; Cornell family of New York; Cornell-Schilplin-Washburn-Burr family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    St. Joseph Cemetery
    St. Joseph, Stearns County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Casper Capser (1828-1912) — of St. Joseph, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Bavaria, Germany, April 22, 1828. Blacksmith; wagon maker; mechanic; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 40, 1883-86. Catholic. German ancestry. Died in St. Joseph, Stearns County, Minn., June 21, 1912 (age 84 years, 60 days). Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Casper Capser (1796-1868) and Julianna (Obermayer) Capser (1799-1878); brother of Joseph Capser (1832-1919); married, May 11, 1858, to Mary Ann Schriver (1837-1890).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Marion Eddy (1856-1929) — also known as Frank M. Eddy — of Glenwood, Pope County, Minn. Born in Pleasant Grove, Olmsted County, Minn., April 1, 1856. Republican. U.S. Representative from Minnesota 7th District, 1895-1903. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., January 13, 1929 (age 72 years, 287 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Paul's Cemetery
    Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Capser (1832-1919) — of Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Bavaria, Germany, March 5, 1832. Merchant; member of Minnesota state senate 31st District, 1875-76; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1889-92 (District 40 1889-90, District 45 1891-92). Catholic. German ancestry. Died in Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minn., December 18, 1919 (age 87 years, 288 days). Interment at St. Paul's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Casper Capser (1796-1868) and Julianna (Obermayer) Capser (1799-1878); brother of Casper Capser (1828-1912); married to Marianna Ley (1843-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


    St. Michael's Cemetery
    Spring Hill, Stearns County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Joseph Emmel (1844-1927) — also known as Henry J. Emmel — of Spring Hill, Stearns County, Minn.; Melrose, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., March 17, 1844. Democrat. Merchant; farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1878, 1909-10 (District 31 1878, District 54 1909-10). German ancestry. Died September 8, 1927 (age 83 years, 175 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Emmel (1812-1877) and Kunigunda (Fischer) Emmel (1820-1898); married to Apollonia (Miesen) Schoenborn (1840-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


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