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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Berks County

Index to Locations

  • Amityville St. Paul's Church Cemetery
  • Bernville St. Thomas Cemetery
  • Douglassville St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Earl Township Earl Township Cemetery
  • Gibraltar St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery
  • Hamburg Greenwood Cemetery
  • Hamburg St. John's Cemetery
  • Jacksonwald Schwartzwald Cemetery
  • Kutztown Fairview Cemetery
  • Laureldale Laureldale Cemetery
  • Mohnton Unknown location
  • Mt. Penn Aulenbach's Cemetery
  • Reading Charles Evans Cemetery
  • Reading First Episcopal Church Graveyard
  • Reading Reformed Church Burying Ground
  • Reading Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
  • Reiffton Forest Hills Memorial Park
  • Sinking Spring Sinking Spring Cemetery
  • Spangsville Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery
  • Tulpehocken Township Tulpehocken Church Burial Ground
  • Womelsdorf Zion Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery


    St. Paul's Church Cemetery
    1312 Old Swede Road
    Amityville, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1859
    Politicians buried here:
      Guy Louis Moser (1886-1961) — also known as Guy L. Moser — of Douglassville, Berks County, Pa. Born in Amity Township, Berks County, Pa., January 23, 1886. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1937-43. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., May 9, 1961 (age 75 years, 106 days). Interment at St. Paul's Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David B. Brunner (1835-1903) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Amity Township, Berks County, Pa., March 7, 1835. Democrat. School teacher; proprietor and principal, Reading Business College; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1889-93. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., November 29, 1903 (age 68 years, 267 days). Interment at St. Paul's Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Brunner and Elizabeth Brunner; married 1862 to Amanda L. Rhoads.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Thomas Cemetery
    Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank W. Ruth (d. 1968) — of Berks County, Pa. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 11th District, 1935-60. Died March 6, 1968. Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery.


    St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Douglassville, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Kerlin McKenty (1827-1866) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Douglassville, Berks County, Pa., January 19, 1827. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1860-61. Died January 3, 1866 (age 38 years, 349 days). Interment at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Earl Township Cemetery
    Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Ludwig Worman (1761-1822) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1761. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1821-22; died in office 1822. Died in 1822 (age about 61 years). Interment at Earl Township Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery
    Gibraltar, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1894
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Elmer Ellsworth Squibb (1873-1943) — also known as Elmer E. Squibb — of Birdsboro, Berks County, Pa. Born January 4, 1873. School teacher; burgess of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, 1929. Died in 1943 (age about 70 years). Interment at St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Squibb (1847-1921) and Emma Squibb.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      George Shollenberger (1809-1868) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born June 9, 1809. Republican. Merchant; postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1861-65. Died, apparently from a stroke of apoplexy, in Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., April 21, 1868 (age 58 years, 317 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sophia Phillips (1831-1865).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John F. Roads (1806-1890) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born January 31, 1806. Whig. Postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1851-53. Died April 25, 1890 (age 84 years, 84 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Cemetery
    Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Abraham Wolff (1769-1820) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born December 12, 1769. Postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1809. Died January 25, 1820 (age 50 years, 44 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Henry Wolff (1730-1804) and Anna Maria (Spengler) Wolff (1744-1819); married, January 10, 1795, to Rebecca Schatz (1778-1815); father of Daniel Wolff (1801-1862); grandfather of Helen Susannah Wolff (1842-1909; who married Joseph N. Shomo).
      Political family: Shomo-Wolff family of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Shenk (1782-1846) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born June 9, 1782. Democrat. Postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1830-41. Died September 24, 1846 (age 64 years, 107 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Feather (1792-1849) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born May 2, 1792. Whig. Postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1841-45. Died December 2, 1849 (age 57 years, 214 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Strohecker (1796-1874).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Fister (1772-1853) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., January 20, 1772. Hatter; postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1809-30. Died in Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., February 7, 1853 (age 81 years, 18 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Durst Fister and Elizabeth Fister; married to Elizabeth Stambach (1781-1871).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Benseman (1824-1855) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born in Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., December 9, 1824. Democrat. Printer; postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1845-51. Died in Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., July 2, 1855 (age 30 years, 205 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Wolff (1801-1862) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born in Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., August 6, 1801. Democrat. Postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1853-61. Died in Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., July 16, 1862 (age 60 years, 344 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Wolff (1769-1820) and Rebecca Schatz (1778-1815); married, December 23, 1827, to Sevilla Elizabeth Fasig (1808-1904); father of Helen S. Wolff (1842-1909; who married Joseph N. Shomo).
      Political family: Shomo-Wolff family of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elias Shomo (1827-1894) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born in Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., May 26, 1827. Republican. Postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1881-82. Died in Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., May 13, 1894 (age 66 years, 352 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Shomo (1796-1842) and Sarah (Sheifley) Shomo (1799-1879); married to Elizabeth Shatz (1825-1880); father of Harry P. Shomo and Allen L. Shomo (1862-1932); first cousin of Joseph N. Shomo.
      Political family: Shomo-Wolff family of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Kirkpatrick (1819-1894) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa.; Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa. Born in 1819. Democrat. Postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1845. Died in 1894 (age about 75 years). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Ann Emhardt.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Sunday (1816-1894) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born December 16, 1816. Chief burgess of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1867-68, 1874-75. Died September 11, 1894 (age 77 years, 269 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Sunday (1776-1862).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Prutzman (1829-1905) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born September 26, 1829. Chief burgess of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1869-71. Died March 10, 1905 (age 75 years, 165 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Becker (1832-1894); father of Elizabeth B. Prutzman (1861-1945; who married Reuben F. Seidel (1846-1926)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph N. Shomo (1833-1920) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, October 27, 1833. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908. Died February 16, 1920 (age 86 years, 112 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Shomo (1794-1867) and Mary (Lescher) Shomo (1803-1893); married to Mary Salina Holmes (1838-1860); married 1861 to Helen Susannah Wolff (1842-1909; daughter of Daniel Wolff; granddaughter of Abraham Wolff (1769-1820)); first cousin of Elias Shomo; first cousin once removed of Harry P. Shomo and Allen L. Shomo.
      Political family: Shomo-Wolff family of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Reuben F. Seidel (1846-1926) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born in 1846. Chief burgess of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1872-73, 1880. Died in 1926 (age about 80 years). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth B. Prutzman (1861-1945; daughter of James Prutzman (1829-1905)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry P. Shomo (1860-1927) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born September 28, 1860. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916. Died January 23, 1927 (age 66 years, 117 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Shatz) Shomo (1825-1880) and Elias Shomo; brother of Allen L. Shomo; married to Emma R. Confer (1862-1915); first cousin once removed of Joseph N. Shomo (1833-1920).
      Political family: Shomo-Wolff family of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Maurice M. Lenhart (1853-1927) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa.; Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born June 25, 1853. Republican. Postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1878-81. Died December 23, 1927 (age 74 years, 181 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin H. Lenhart (1825-1872) and Susan H. (Shollenberger) Lenhart (1831-1868); married to Matilda C. Von de Heiden (1860-1929); first cousin once removed of Oscar L. Lenhart (1878-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Allen L. Shomo (1862-1932) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, May 7, 1862. Republican. Stationery store owner; postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1889-94, 1923-32 (acting, 1923-24). Died August 4, 1932 (age 70 years, 89 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Shatz) Shomo (1825-1880) and Elias Shomo; brother of Harry P. Shomo (1860-1927); married to Annie H. Smith (1865-1942); first cousin once removed of Joseph N. Shomo.
      Political family: Shomo-Wolff family of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oscar L. Lenhart (1878-1949) — of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa. Born in Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pa., August 9, 1878. Republican. Acting postmaster at Hamburg, Pa., 1932. Christian Reformed. Member, Freemasons. Died, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 6, 1949 (age 70 years, 301 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James H. Lenhart and Mary F. (Moyer) Lenhart; married 1898 to Annie C. Fister (1878-1931); married to Anna E. Moyer (1889-1980); first cousin once removed of Maurice M. Lenhart (1853-1927).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Schwartzwald Cemetery
    Jacksonwald, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Emanuel Richardson (1886-1948) — also known as William E. Richardson — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pa., September 3, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1933-37. Died in 1948 (age about 61 years). Interment at Schwartzwald Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles M. Richardson and Elizabeth (Snyder) Richardson; married 1926 to Mary Eckert Potts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fairview Cemetery
    Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Allan Kuhn Grim (1904-1965) — also known as Allan K. Grim — of Kutztown, Berks County, Pa. Born in Kutztown, Berks County, Pa., October 15, 1904. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1950. Died, of a heart attack, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 7, 1965 (age 61 years, 53 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Ulysses Samuel Grant Bieber (1865-1934) — also known as Ulysses S. G. Bieber — of Kutztown, Berks County, Pa. Born in Maxatawny, Berks County, Pa., April 2, 1865. Veterinarian; burgess of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 1923. Died in Kutztown, Berks County, Pa., November 29, 1934 (age 69 years, 241 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Ulysses S. Grant
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan Bieber (1831-1895) and Brigitta (Schwoyer) Bieber (1834-1879); married, October 18, 1888, to Maria Elizabeth Sharadin (1866-1935).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Laureldale Cemetery
    Laureldale, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Martin Croll (1866-1929) — also known as William M. Croll — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pa., April 9, 1866. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1923-25; defeated, 1924. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., October 21, 1929 (age 63 years, 195 days). Interment at Laureldale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wilson G. Sarig (1874-1936) — of Lenhardtsville, Berks County, Pa. Born in Lenhardtsville, Berks County, Pa., March 7, 1874. Democrat. School teacher; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1915-20, 1923-28, 1931-36 (Berks County 2nd District 1915-20, Berks County 4th District 1923-28, 1931-36); defeated, 1928; died in office 1936; Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1935-36; died in office 1936; candidate for Pennsylvania state senate, 1920; candidate for Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1932. Died of a heart ailment, in Temple, Berks County, Pa., March 14, 1936 (age 62 years, 7 days). Interment at Laureldale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jennie Unterkofler (1877-1952).
      The Wilson G. Sarig Elementary School (built 1936, expanded 1954, closed by 1988), in Temple, Pennsylvania, was named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Mohnton, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John A. Eberly (d. 1949) — of Mohnton, Berks County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940. Died in 1949. Interment somewhere.


    Aulenbach's Cemetery
    Mt. Penn, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Lilith Martin Wilson — Socialist. Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1922; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives; elected 1932, 1934. Female. Interment at Aulenbach's Cemetery.


    Charles Evans Cemetery
    1119 Centre Avenue
    Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1846
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George de Benneville Keim (1831-1893) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., January 18, 1831. Democrat. Harness and saddle business; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1887. Died, of pneumonia, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 10, 1893 (age 62 years, 51 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John May Keim (1799-1844) and Helen (de Benneville) Keim; married to Sarah Childs and Elizabeth Archer Thomas; father of George de Benneville Keim (born1884); nephew of George May Keim; grandson of George de Benneville Keim (1778-1852); grandnephew of Benneville de Benneville Keim; first cousin once removed of William High Keim (1813-1862).
      Political family: Keim family of Reading, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Joseph Hiester (1752-1832) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Berne Township, Berks County, Pa., November 18, 1752. Merchant; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Pennsylvania convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1787; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1787-90; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1790; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1797-1805, 1815-20 (5th District 1797-1803, 3rd District 1803-05, 7th District 1815-20); Governor of Pennsylvania, 1820-23. Slaveowner. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 10, 1832 (age 79 years, 205 days). Original interment at Reformed Church Burying Ground; reinterment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hiester (1707-1757) and Maria Barbara (Epler) Hiester (1732-1809); married to Elizabeth Witman (1750-1825); father of Rebecca Hiester (1781-1841; who married Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg); grandfather of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg; second great-grandfather of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg; first cousin of John Hiester (1745-1821) and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); first cousin once removed of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834) and William Hiester; first cousin twice removed of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer, Isaac Ellmaker Hiester and Hiester Clymer; first cousin five times removed of Edward Brooke Lee; first cousin six times removed of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee Jr. (1917-2004).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Francis Swaine Muhlenberg
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg (1782-1844) — also known as Henry A. Muhlenberg — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., May 13, 1782. Pastor; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1829-38 (7th District 1829-33, 9th District 1833-38); chief burgess of Reading, Pennsylvania, 1831-32; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1835; U.S. Minister to Austria, 1838-40. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., August 11, 1844 (age 62 years, 90 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gotthilf Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg (1753-1815) and Mary Catherine (Hall) Muhlenberg (1756-1841); married to Rebecca Hiester (1781-1841; daughter of Joseph Hiester); father of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg (1823-1854); nephew of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg and Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg; granduncle of Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg; great-grandfather of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg; first cousin of Francis Swaine Muhlenberg.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Jehu Glancy Jones (1811-1878) — also known as J. Glancy Jones — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pa., October 7, 1811. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1851-53, 1854-58 (9th District 1851-53, 8th District 1854-58); U.S. Minister to Austria, 1858-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., March 24, 1878 (age 66 years, 168 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Strong (1808-1895) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Somers, Tolland County, Conn., May 6, 1808. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1847-51; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1857-68; resigned 1868; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1870-80; retired 1880. Presbyterian. Died in Lake Minnewaska, Ulster County, N.Y., August 19, 1895 (age 87 years, 105 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Theron Rudd Strong (1802-1873).
      Political family: Strong family of Salisbury, Connecticut.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      George Getz (1789-1853) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., July 17, 1789. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; mayor of Reading, Pa., 1849-53; died in office 1853. Died February 10, 1853 (age 63 years, 208 days). Original interment at First Episcopal Church Graveyard; reinterment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ann Banks.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gus Yatron (1927-2003) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., October 16, 1927. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1956-60; member of Pennsylvania state senate 11th District, 1961-68; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1969-93. Eastern Orthodox. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Va., March 13, 2003 (age 75 years, 148 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1948 to Mildred L. Menzies (1927-2009).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benneville de Benneville Keim (1790-1872) — also known as Benneville Keim — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., November 30, 1790. Banker; hardware business; mayor of Reading, Pa., 1858-61; defeated (Republican), 1861. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., October 30, 1872 (age 81 years, 335 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Susanna (de Benneville) Keim (1748-1837) and John Keim (1749-1819); brother of George de Benneville Keim (1778-1852); married, August 2, 1812, to Mary Hottenstein High (1792-1833); father of William High Keim; uncle of George May Keim (1805-1861); granduncle of George de Benneville Keim (1831-1893); great-granduncle of George de Benneville Keim (born1884).
      Political family: Keim family of Reading, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Banks (1793-1864) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Lewisburg, Juniata County, Pa., October 17, 1793. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1831-36 (18th District 1831-33, 24th District 1833-36); candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1841; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1847-48. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., April 3, 1864 (age 70 years, 169 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Ermentrout (1837-1899) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., January 24, 1837. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868, 1880 (Convention Vice-President), 1888; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1874-80 (8th District 1874, 11th District 1875-80); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1881-89, 1897-99 (8th District 1881-89, 9th District 1897-99); died in office 1899. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., September 17, 1899 (age 62 years, 236 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Ermentrout (1799-1880) and Justina (Silvis) Ermentrout (1804-1882); married, February 1, 1870, to Adelaide Louise Metzger (1844-1936); first cousin of Heber Ermentrout (1875-1962).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      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; statue at Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pa.
      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
      Hiester Clymer (1827-1884) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pa., November 3, 1827. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860, 1876 (speaker); member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1861-66 (6th District 1861-64, 8th District 1865-66); candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1866; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1873-81. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 12, 1884 (age 56 years, 222 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin Tilghman Clymer (1790-1831) and Maria Catharine (Hiester) Clymer (1793-1845); brother of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer; married, April 3, 1856, to Elizabeth Mary Brooke (1825-1870); nephew of William Hiester; grandnephew of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); great-granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; second great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee Jr. (1917-2004); first cousin of Isaac Ellmaker Hiester; first cousin once removed of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834); first cousin twice removed of Joseph Hiester; third cousin of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg; third cousin twice removed of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George May Keim (1805-1861) — also known as George M. Keim — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., March 23, 1805. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837-38; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1838-43; mayor of Reading, Pa., 1853; candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1860. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 10, 1861 (age 56 years, 79 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary (May) Keim (1778-1854) and George de Benneville Keim (1778-1852); married 1827 to Julia Catharine Mayer (1806-1857); nephew of Benneville de Benneville Keim; uncle of George de Benneville Keim (1831-1893); granduncle of George de Benneville Keim (born1884); first cousin of William High Keim.
      Political family: Keim family of Reading, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William High Keim (1813-1862) — also known as William H. Keim — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born near Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 13, 1813. Mayor of Reading, Pa., 1848-49; defeated (Whig), 1847; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1858-59; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in the military service at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., May 18, 1862 (age 48 years, 339 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benneville de Benneville Keim and Mary Hottenstein (High) Keim (1792-1833); nephew of George de Benneville Keim (1778-1852); first cousin of George May Keim (1805-1861); first cousin once removed of George de Benneville Keim (1831-1893); first cousin twice removed of George de Benneville Keim (born1884).
      Political family: Keim family of Reading, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Lawrence Getz (1821-1891) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., September 14, 1821. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1856-57; Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1857; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1867-73. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., December 25, 1891 (age 70 years, 102 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Joseph Esterly (1888-1940) — also known as Charles J. Esterly — of Wyomissing, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., February 8, 1888. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920; member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1923-24; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1925-27, 1929-31. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Rotary. Died in Wernersville, Berks County, Pa., September 3, 1940 (age 52 years, 208 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hermann Augustus Esterly (1860-1934) and Louise Gertrude (Zable) Esterly; married, February 14, 1912, to Beulah Shade Deem; married, June 23, 1934, to Willa R. Nicely.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Matthias Richards (1758-1830) — of Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pa.; Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pa., February 26, 1758. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1807-11. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., August 4, 1830 (age 72 years, 159 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John Richards (1753-1822).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Ritter (1779-1851) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Exeter, Luzerne County, Pa., February 6, 1779. Democrat. Delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1836; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1843-47; newspaper editor and publisher. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., November 24, 1851 (age 72 years, 291 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Augustus Muhlenberg (1823-1854) — also known as Henry A. Muhlenberg — of Berks, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., July 21, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 5th District, 1850-52; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1853-54; died in office 1854. German ancestry. Died, from tuberculosis, in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1854 (age 30 years, 172 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Rebecca (Hiester) Muhlenberg (1781-1841) and Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg; married, November 16, 1847, to Anna Hall Muhlenberg (1829-1906); grandson of Joseph Hiester; grandnephew of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807) and Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg; granduncle of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg; first cousin once removed of Francis Swaine Muhlenberg and Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg; first cousin twice removed of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); second cousin once removed of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834) and William Hiester; third cousin of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer, Isaac Ellmaker Hiester and Hiester Clymer; third cousin thrice removed of Edward Brooke Lee.
      Political family: Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Burd Hubley (1792-1856) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., 1792. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1835-39. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 23, 1856 (age about 63 years). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Robeadeau Clymer (1819-1889) — also known as Daniel R. Clymer — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born March 31, 1819. Democrat. Mayor of Reading, Pa., 1853-54; defeated, 1848, 1852, 1854. Died May 5, 1889 (age 70 years, 35 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward T. Clymer (1790-1831) and Maria Catharine (Hiester) Clymer (1793-1845); brother of Hiester Clymer (1827-1884); married to Delia Pierson (1824-1861); nephew of William Hiester; grandnephew of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); great-grandfather of Edward Brooke Lee; second great-grandfather of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee Jr.; first cousin of Isaac Ellmaker Hiester; first cousin once removed of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834); first cousin twice removed of Joseph Hiester; third cousin of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg; third cousin twice removed of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Schwartz (1793-1860) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pa., October 27, 1793. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; merchant; iron manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1859-60; died in office 1860. Died in Washington, D.C., June 20, 1860 (age 66 years, 237 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Michael Schwartz (1758-1806) and Margaretha (Schlosser) Schwartz (1773-1841); married to Elizabeth Wood (1797-1879).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Sydenham E. Ancona Sydenham Elnathan Ancona (1824-1913) — also known as Sydenham E. Ancona — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Lititz, Lancaster County, Pa., November 20, 1824. Democrat. Bookkeeper and timekeeper for the Reading Railroad; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1861-67. Italian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 20, 1913 (age 88 years, 212 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Morris M. Ancona (1791-1854) and Mary Ann (Knapp) Ancona; married to Francesca Elizabeth Feger (1828-1910).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County (1909)
      John Hoover Rothermel (1856-1922) — also known as John H. Rothermel — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Richmond Township, Berks County, Pa., March 7, 1856. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1907-15. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., August, 1922 (age 66 years, 0 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hunter Rothermel (1812-1890) and Louisa (Hoover) Rothermel (1827-1910).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Grey Bushong (1883-1951) — also known as Robert G. Bushong — of Reading, Berks County, Pa.; Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 10, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1909; orphan's court judge in Pennsylvania, 1914-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1924; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1927-29. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., April 6, 1951 (age 67 years, 300 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lillie (Roberts) Bushong (1849-1934) and Jacob Bushong; married, July 20, 1919, to Helen Bowman (1886-1958); grandson of Anthony Ellmaker Roberts (1803-1885).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Ira W. Stratton Ira Warren Stratton (1867-1934) — also known as Ira W. Stratton — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pa., May 3, 1867. Coal dealer; mayor of Reading, Pa., 1912-16; writer. Episcopalian. Died April 11, 1934 (age 66 years, 343 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin F. Stratton (1826-1890) and Elizabeth Stratton; married, April 16, 1890, to Anna H. Miltemon (1866-1952).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1922)
      Heber Ermentrout (1875-1962) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., July 15, 1875. Mayor of Reading, Pa., 1932-35. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., March 13, 1962 (age 86 years, 241 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Ermentrout (1819-1901) and Margaret Jane (Moers) Ermentrout (1841-1915); married to Laura E. Rhein (1875-1950); first cousin of Daniel Ermentrout (1837-1899).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George de Benneville Keim (1778-1852) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., December 6, 1778. Iron manufacturer; banker; chief burgess of Reading, Pennsylvania, 1833-34. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., August 20, 1852 (age 73 years, 258 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Susanna (de Benneville) Keim (1748-1837) and John Keim (1749-1819); brother of Benneville de Benneville Keim; married, February 4, 1799, to Mary May (1778-1854); father of George May Keim; uncle of William High Keim (1813-1862); grandfather of George de Benneville Keim (1831-1893); great-grandfather of George de Benneville Keim (born1884).
      Political family: Keim family of Reading, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Henry Abercrombie (1845-1907) — also known as William H. Abercrombie — of Washington, D.C. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1845. Physician; U.S. Consul in Nagasaki, 1890-97. He stuffed cotton in the cracks around his bedroom doors and windows, and killed himself by turning on the illuminating gas jets, in Washington, D.C., September 5, 1907 (age about 62 years). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 11, 1901, to Amelia Seyfert (1853-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Jacob Knabb Jacob Knabb (1817-1889) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Union Township, Berks County, Pa., August 21, 1817. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; postmaster at Reading, Pa., 1861-65; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876. Episcopalian. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., January 29, 1889 (age 71 years, 161 days). Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Knabb (1771-1823) and Hannah (Yoder) Knabb (1775-1825); married 1846 to Ellen C. Andrews (1827-1875); married 1879 to Ellen M. Jameson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County (1909)
      Forest Ritter Shanaman (d. 1969) — of Berks County, Pa. Republican. Common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1928-29. Died in 1969. Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.


    First Episcopal Church Graveyard
    Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      George Getz (1789-1853) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., July 17, 1789. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; mayor of Reading, Pa., 1849-53; died in office 1853. Died February 10, 1853 (age 63 years, 208 days). Original interment at First Episcopal Church Graveyard; reinterment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ann Banks.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Reformed Church Burying Ground
    Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Joseph Hiester (1752-1832) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Berne Township, Berks County, Pa., November 18, 1752. Merchant; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Pennsylvania convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1787; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1787-90; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1790; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1797-1805, 1815-20 (5th District 1797-1803, 3rd District 1803-05, 7th District 1815-20); Governor of Pennsylvania, 1820-23. Slaveowner. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 10, 1832 (age 79 years, 205 days). Original interment at Reformed Church Burying Ground; reinterment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hiester (1707-1757) and Maria Barbara (Epler) Hiester (1732-1809); married to Elizabeth Witman (1750-1825); father of Rebecca Hiester (1781-1841; who married Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg); grandfather of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg; second great-grandfather of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg; first cousin of John Hiester (1745-1821) and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); first cousin once removed of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834) and William Hiester; first cousin twice removed of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer, Isaac Ellmaker Hiester and Hiester Clymer; first cousin five times removed of Edward Brooke Lee; first cousin six times removed of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee Jr. (1917-2004).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Francis Swaine Muhlenberg
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John M. Hyneman (1771-1816) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., April 25, 1771. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1809; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1811-13 (3rd District 1811-13, 7th District 1813); Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1814-16; died in office 1816. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., April 16, 1816 (age 44 years, 357 days). Interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    Reiffton, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Milton Rhodes (1898-1978) — also known as George M. Rhodes — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., February 24, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1949-69 (13th District 1949-53, 14th District 1953-63, 6th District 1963-69). Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., October 23, 1978 (age 80 years, 241 days). Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel Knabb Hoch (1866-1960) — also known as Daniel K. Hoch — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Oley Township, Berks County, Pa., January 31, 1866. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Berks County, 1899-1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908; Berks County Controller, 1912-16; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1943-47 (14th District 1943-45, 13th District 1945-47); defeated, 1946. Lutheran. Member, Patriotic Order Sons of America. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., October 11, 1960 (age 94 years, 254 days). Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel D. Hoch (1838-1909) and Henrietta H. (Knabb) Hoch (1842-1878); married to Mary M. Miller (1863-1924).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sinking Spring Cemetery
    Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Addams (1777-1858) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., April 11, 1777. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1822-24; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1825-29; defeated, 1828; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1839-42. Died in Spring Township, Berks County, Pa., May 30, 1858 (age 81 years, 49 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Barbara (Ruth) Addams (1744-1832) and Isaac Addams (1746-1809); uncle of John Huy Addams; granduncle of Jane Addams (1860-1935).
      Political family: Addams-Haldeman family of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery
    Spangsville, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Udree (1751-1828) — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 5, 1751. Democrat. Merchant; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1799-1805; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1813-15, 1820-21, 1822-25. Slaveowner. Died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., July 15, 1828 (age 76 years, 345 days). Interment at Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Tulpehocken Church Burial Ground
    Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Christian Lower (1740-1806) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pa., January 7, 1740. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1783; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1797; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1805-06; died in office 1806. Slaveowner. Died in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pa., December 19, 1806 (age 66 years, 346 days). Interment at Tulpehocken Church Burial Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Zion Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery
    Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1770
    Politicians buried here:
      George Ege (1748-1829) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pa., March 9, 1748. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1780; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1796-97. Slaveowner. Died in Marion Township, Berks County, Pa., December 14, 1829 (age 81 years, 280 days). Interment at Zion Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

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