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Otoe County
Nebraska

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Otoe County

Index to Locations

  • Nebraska City Cowles Cemetery
  • Nebraska City Wyuka Cemetery
  • Syracuse Park Hill Cemetery


    Cowles Cemetery
    Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles H. Cowles (1818-1888) — of Atchison County, Mo.; Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born in Genesee County, N.Y., May 20, 1818. Member Nebraska territorial council, 1855; member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1860. Died in Otoe County, Neb., April 14, 1888 (age 69 years, 330 days). Interment at Cowles Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Martin (1818-1903).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Wyuka Cemetery
    Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska
    Founded 1855
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    J. Sterling Morton Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902) — also known as J. Sterling Morton — of Otoe County, Neb. Born in Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y., April 22, 1832. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1855-57; secretary of Nebraska Territory, 1858-61; Governor of Nebraska Territory, 1858-59, 1861; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1866, 1882; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1880 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1888; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1893-97. Episcopalian. Member, Chi Psi. Died in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., April 27, 1902 (age 70 years, 5 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1854 to Caroline Joy French; father of Joy Morton (1855-1934; founder of Morton Salt; son-in-law of George B. Lake), Paul Morton and Mark Morton; grandfather of Pauline Morton Sabin (1887-1955) and Caroline Morton (who married Harry Frank Guggenheim).
      Political family: McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton-Medill family of Illinois and New York.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York World, March 5, 1893
      Monroe Leland Hayward (1840-1899) — also known as Monroe L. Hayward — of Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born in Willsboro, Essex County, N.Y., December 22, 1840. Republican. Delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1899; died in office 1899. Died in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb., December 5, 1899 (age 58 years, 348 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William J. Hayward; married, June 14, 1870, to Jennie A. Pelton (born 1849; daughter of Edwin A. Pelton); father of William Hayward (1877-1944); grandfather of Leland Hayward (who married Pamela Harriman).
      Political family: Pelton-Hayward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Henry Heinke (1882-1940) — also known as George H. Heinke — of Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born near Dunbar, Otoe County, Neb., July 22, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Otoe County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919-23, 1927-35; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1939-40; died in office 1940. Injured in an automobile collision during a snowstorm, and died a week later in a hospital at Morrilton, Conway County, Ark., January 2, 1940 (age 57 years, 164 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Hyde Sweet (1880-1964) — also known as John H. Sweet — of Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born in Milford, Otsego County, N.Y., September 1, 1880. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1932; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1940-41. Died in Community Hospital, Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Ariz., April 4, 1964 (age 83 years, 216 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Grandison Utterback (1891-1944) — also known as William G. Utterback — of Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb., December 8, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance agent; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Eagles. Died December 14, 1944 (age 53 years, 6 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucian Price Utterback (1854-1942) and Emilene Strang (Payne) Utterback (1863-1945); married, March 10, 1942, to Lucy M. Reaves.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Park Hill Cemetery
    Syracuse, Otoe County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      John Henry Arends — also known as J. H. Arends — of Syracuse, Otoe County, Neb. Republican. Member of Nebraska state senate, 1899-1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908. Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.


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