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Schenectady County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Schenectady County

Index to Locations

  • Duanesburg Christ Episcopal Church
  • Niskayuna Holy Redeemer Cemetery
  • Rotterdam Viewland Cemetery
  • Schenectady Dutch Church Cemetery
  • Schenectady First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Schenectady First Reformed Church Columbarium
  • Schenectady Park View Cemetery
  • Schenectady St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
  • Schenectady Vale Cemetery


    Christ Episcopal Church
    Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      James Duane (1733-1797) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 6, 1733. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1774-83; member of New York state senate Southern District, 1782-85, 1787-90; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1784-89; delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from New York County, 1788; U.S. District Judge for New York, 1790-94. Died February 1, 1797 (age 63 years, 361 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Church.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Robert Livingston (1708-1790); brother-in-law of Peter Robert Livingston and Walter Livingston; nephew by marriage of Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Philip Livingston and William Livingston; first cousin by marriage of Philip Peter Livingston and Henry Brockholst Livingston.
      Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William North (1755-1836) — of Albany County, N.Y.; Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Maine, 1755. Member of New York state assembly, 1791-92, 1793-96, 1809-10 (Albany County 1791-92, 1793-95, Albany and Schoharie counties 1795-96, Schenectady County 1809-10); U.S. Senator from New York, 1798. Slaveowner. Died in 1836 (age about 81 years). Entombed at Christ Episcopal Church.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Holy Redeemer Cemetery
    Niskayuna, Schenectady County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas W. Wallace (d. 1943) — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1943; died in office 1943. Died July 17, 1943. Interment at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.


    Viewland Cemetery
    Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Simon Jacob Schermerhorn (1827-1901) — also known as Simon J. Schermerhorn — of Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, N.Y., September 25, 1827. Democrat. Farmer; member of New York state assembly from Schenectady County, 1862; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1893-95. Died in Rotterdam, Schenectady County, N.Y., July 21, 1901 (age 73 years, 299 days). Interment at Viewland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Dutch Church Cemetery
    Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Harmanus Peek (1782-1838) — of Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., June 24, 1782. Member of New York state assembly from Schenectady County, 1816-17; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1819-21. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., September 27, 1838 (age 56 years, 95 days). Original interment at Dutch Church Cemetery; reinterment at Vale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Kane (1763-1834) — of Washington County, N.Y. Born March 31, 1763. Member of New York state assembly from Washington County, 1797-99. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., August 31, 1834 (age 71 years, 153 days). Interment at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Kane; married to Maria Wray (1771-1866).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    First Reformed Church Columbarium
    8 North Church Street
    Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Archibald C. Wemple (1905-1982) — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in 1905. Republican. Mayor of Schenectady, N.Y., 1952-55. Died in 1982 (age about 77 years). Cremated; ashes interred at First Reformed Church Columbarium.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Park View Cemetery
    Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Clark C. Wemple (1927-1993) — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in 1927. Member of New York state assembly, 1966-82 (117th District 1966, 105th District 1967-72, 107th District 1973-82). Died in 1993 (age about 66 years). Interment at Park View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
    Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      James P. Hooley (b. 1855) — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in Connecticut, July 12, 1855. Iron molder; organizer for the Knights of Labor; member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County 1st District, 1884-85. Irish ancestry. Interment at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Morgan Hooley and Mary Margaret (Coffey) Hooley.


    Vale Cemetery
    Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      John Keyes Paige (1788-1857) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Hardwick, Worcester County, Mass., August 2, 1788. Mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1845-46. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., December 10, 1857 (age 69 years, 130 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Isaac De Graff (1783-1848) — also known as John I. De Graff — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., October 2, 1783. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from New York, 1827-29, 1837-39 (12th District 1827-29, 11th District 1837-39); mayor of Schenectady, N.Y., 1832-34, 1836, 1842, 1845. Dutch ancestry. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., July 26, 1848 (age 64 years, 298 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Isaac DeGraff Toll (1818-1908).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clarkson Nott Potter (1825-1882) — also known as Clarkson N. Potter — of New York. Born in New York, 1825. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York, 1869-75, 1877-79 (10th District 1869-73, 11th District 1873-75, 12th District 1877-79). Died in 1882 (age about 57 years). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Schermerhorn DeForest (1847-1917) — also known as Henry S. DeForest — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., February 16, 1847. Mayor of Schenectady, N.Y., 1885-86, 1889-90; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1911-13; defeated (Republican), 1916. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., February 13, 1917 (age 69 years, 363 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Peter Rowe (1807-1876) — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Crescent, Saratoga County, N.Y., March 10, 1807. Democrat. Merchant; chief auditor, New York Central Railroad; mayor of Schenectady, N.Y., 1846-47, 1850; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1853-55. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., April 17, 1876 (age 69 years, 38 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Oswald D. Heck Oswald D. Heck (1902-1959) — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., February 13, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1932-59 (Schenectady County 1st District 1932-44, Schenectady County 1945-59); died in office 1959; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1937-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956 (member, Credentials Committee). Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Died, from a heart attack, in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., May 21, 1959 (age 57 years, 97 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1933 to Beulah W. Slocum.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Image source: New York Red Book 1936
      William Kendall Fuller (1792-1883) — also known as William K. Fuller — of Sullivan, Madison County, N.Y. Born in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., November 24, 1792. Democrat. Lawyer; Madison County District Attorney, 1821-29; Adjutant General of New York, 1823; member of New York state assembly from Madison County, 1829-30; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1833-37. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., November 11, 1883 (age 90 years, 352 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Cochrane Hazelton (1832-1922) — also known as George C. Hazelton — of Boscobel, Grant County, Wis. Born in Chester, Rockingham County, N.H., January 3, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; Grant County Prosecuting Attorney; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1867; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1877-83. Died in Chester, Rockingham County, N.H., September 4, 1922 (age 90 years, 244 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Gerry Whiting Hazelton (1829-1920); nephew of Clark Betton Cochrane.
      Political family: Hazelton family of Chester, New Hampshire.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Harmanus Peek (1782-1838) — of Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., June 24, 1782. Member of New York state assembly from Schenectady County, 1816-17; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1819-21. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., September 27, 1838 (age 56 years, 95 days). Original interment at Dutch Church Cemetery; reinterment at Vale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Hansen Franchot (1816-1875) — also known as Richard Franchot — of Otsego County, N.Y.; Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Morris, Otsego County, N.Y., June 2, 1816. Republican. Civil engineer; farmer; president, Albany & Susquehanna Railroad; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1861-63; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., November 23, 1875 (age 59 years, 174 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stanislas Pascal Franchot (1774-1885) and Catherine (Hansen) Franchot (1783-1818); married to Ann Van Vranken (1822-1881); father of Stanislaus Pascal Franchot and Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot; grandfather of Edward Eells Franchot (1881-1950) and Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot II.
      Political family: Franchot family of Morris and Niagara Falls, New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Teller Schoolcraft (1855-1937) — also known as J. Teller Schoolcraft — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., May 31, 1855. Lawyer; postmaster at Schenectady, N.Y., 1894-98; mayor of Schenectady, N.Y., 1914-15. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., February 12, 1937 (age 81 years, 257 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Banker Schoolcraft (1826-1896) and Magdalene (Teller) Schoolcraft (1832-1876); married, May 5, 1879, to Elizabeth Dickinson (1859-1919); grandnephew of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864); first cousin once removed of John Lawrence Schoolcraft and Richard Updike Sherman; second cousin of James Schoolcraft Sherman; second cousin once removed of Peter P. Schoolcraft.
      Political family: Schoolcraft-Sherman family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Judson Stuart Landon (1832-1905) — also known as Judson S. Landon — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., December 16, 1832. Lawyer; Schenectady County District Attorney, 1857; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867; Justice of New York Supreme Court 4th District, 1874-1901; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 3rd Department, 1891-1900. Died in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., September 7, 1905 (age 72 years, 265 days). Interment at Vale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Landon (1795-1876) and Phebe (Berry) Landon; married, April 17, 1856, to Emily Augusta Pierce (1835-1928); first cousin once removed of Albert Barton Landon (1863-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John N. Parker — of Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904. Interment at Vale Cemetery.

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