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Adams County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Adams County

Index to Locations

  • Gettysburg Evergreen Cemetery
  • Gettysburg Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Hunterstown Great Conewago Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Littlestown St. Aloysius' Catholic Cemetery
  • York Springs Old Lutheran Cemetery


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1854
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Stanley Rice (1899-1985) — also known as John S. Rice — of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa. Born in Adams County, Pa., January 28, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; manufacturer; fruit grower; member of Pennsylvania state senate 33rd District, 1933-40; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 (delegation chair), 1964; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1958-61; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1959-61, 1965-66; U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 1961-64. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1985 (age about 86 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      William Crawford (1760-1823) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, 1760. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1809-17 (6th District 1809-13, 5th District 1813-17). Scottish ancestry. Slaveowner. Died in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., October 23, 1823 (age about 63 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Franklin Menges (1858-1956) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1858. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 22nd District, 1925-31. Died in 1956 (age about 98 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Wilson (1779-1868) — of Fairfield, Adams County, Pa. Born in Millerstown, York County (now Fairfield, Adams County), Pa., April 28, 1779. Democrat. Cabinetmaker; merchant; justice of the peace; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1823-29; real estate business. Died in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., July 19, 1868 (age 89 years, 82 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Addison Duncan (1836-1884) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Cashtown, Adams County, Pa., February 2, 1836. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1883-84; died in office 1884. Died in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., November 14, 1884 (age 48 years, 286 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Augustus Swope (1827-1910) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1827. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1884-85, 1885-87. Died in 1910 (age about 83 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward McPherson (1830-1895) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1830. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1859-63. Died in 1895 (age about 65 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Moses McClean (1804-1870) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1804. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1845-47; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1840. Died in 1870 (age about 66 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Cyrus William Beales (1877-1927) — also known as C. William Beales — of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa. Born near York Springs, Adams County, Pa., December 16, 1877. Republican. Pharmacist; director, Gettysburg National Bank; director, Gettysburg Ice and Storage Co.; postmaster at Gettysburg, Pa., 1910-14; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1915-17; member of Pennsylvania state senate 33rd District, 1917-20. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., November 14, 1927 (age 49 years, 333 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of C. W. Beales and Sarah C. (Naylor) Beales; married, March 21, 1901, to E. Mae Sentz.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Jacob Benner (1859-1930) — also known as George J. Benner — of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa. Born in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., April 13, 1859. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1897-99. Died in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., December 30, 1930 (age 71 years, 261 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joel Buchanan Danner (1804-1885) — also known as Joel B. Danner — of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa. Born in Liberty (now Libertytown), Frederick County, Md., 1804. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1850-51. Died in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., July 29, 1885 (age about 81 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Zachariah Danner and Margaret (Buckey) Danner; married, October 28, 1828, to Juliet Buchanan (1809-1877).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert C. Miller (1872-1930) — of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa. Born December 31, 1872. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916; postmaster at Gettysburg, Pa., 1923-27 (acting, 1923-24). Died May 14, 1930 (age 57 years, 134 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Louise Kitzmiller (1869-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Luther Albert Burrell (1880-1940) — also known as James L. A. Burrell — Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., August 9, 1880. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Magdeburg, as of 1905; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Dresden, as of 1912-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Fiume, 1916; St. Gall, 1916-17. Died May 1, 1940 (age 59 years, 266 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Luther Albert Burrell (1847-1891; physician) and Margaret (Swope) Burrell (1853-1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Della B. Hershey (1886-1969) — also known as Della Elizabeth Baird — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.; Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., June 12, 1886. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936. Female. Died in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., June 27, 1969 (age 83 years, 15 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 8, 1907, to Quincy Wright Hershey (1876-1952; electrical engineer).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William G. Weaver — of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa. Republican. Mayor of Gettysburg, Pa., 1951-71. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


    Gettysburg National Military Park
    Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Andrew Gregg Curtin (1817-1894) — also known as Andrew G. Curtin; "War Governor of Pennsylvania" — of Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa. Born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., April 22, 1817. Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1848, 1852; secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1855-58; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1861-67; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1869-72; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1872-73; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1881-87. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., October 7, 1894 (age 77 years, 168 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Pa.; statue at Gettysburg National Military Park; statue at Centre County Courthouse Square, Bellefonte, Pa.
      Relatives: Grandson of Andrew Gregg; great-granduncle of Willard Sevier Curtin (1905-1996); first cousin of David McMurtrie Gregg.
      Political family: Curtin-Gregg family of Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Cleveland Robinson (1817-1897) — also known as John C. Robinson — of Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y. Born in Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y., April 10, 1817. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1873-74. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Received the Medal of Honor in 1894 for action at Laurel Hill, Va., May 8, 1864. Died February 18, 1897 (age 79 years, 314 days). Interment at Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, N.Y.; statue at Gettysburg National Military Park.
      David McMurtrie Gregg (1833-1916) — also known as David M. Gregg — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa., April 10, 1833. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul in Prague, 1874; Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1892-95. Member, Loyal Legion. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., August 7, 1916 (age 83 years, 119 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.; statue at Gettysburg National Military Park.
      Relatives: Son of Matthew D. Gregg (1803-1845) and Ellen (McMurtrie) Gregg; married, October 6, 1862, to Ellen F. Sheaff (1837-1915); grandson of Andrew Gregg; first cousin of Andrew Gregg Curtin (1817-1894).
      Political family: Curtin-Gregg family of Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Great Conewago Presbyterian Cemetery
    Hunterstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles E. Deatrick (1868-1940) — of Hunterstown, Adams County, Pa. Born in 1868. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Died May 1, 1940 (age about 71 years). Interment at Great Conewago Presbyterian Cemetery.


    St. Aloysius' Catholic Cemetery
    Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James McSherry (1776-1849) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1776. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 11th District, 1815-17; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1821-23. Slaveowner. Died in 1849 (age about 73 years). Interment at St. Aloysius' Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Lutheran Cemetery
    York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Sheffer (1783-1880) — of Pennsylvania. Born in York, York County, Pa., May 24, 1783. Democrat. State court judge in Pennsylvania, 1813-37; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1837-39. Died in York Springs, Adams County, Pa., February 16, 1880 (age 96 years, 268 days). Interment at Old Lutheran Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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