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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lancaster County

Index to Locations

  • Churchtown Bangor Episcopal Churchyard
  • Churchtown Caernarvon Presbyterian Churchyard
  • Columbia Mt. Bethel Cemetery
  • Denver Fairview Cemetery
  • Elizabethtown Mt. Tunnel Cemetery
  • Ephrata Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Ephrata Hibshman Cemetery
  • Fulton Township Penn Hill Quaker Meeting House Cemetery
  • Intercourse Old Leacock Church Cemetery
  • Lancaster Unknown location
  • Lancaster Donegal Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Lancaster Evangelical Trinity Church
  • Lancaster Greenwood Cemetery
  • Lancaster Lancaster Cemetery
  • Lancaster Mennonite Cemetery
  • Lancaster Moravian Cemetery
  • Lancaster Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Lancaster St. James' Episcopal Churchyard
  • Lancaster St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Lancaster Shreiner-Concord Cemetery
  • Lancaster Trinity Lutheran Churchyard
  • Lancaster Woodward Hill Cemetery
  • Leacock Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Lititz Moravian Cemetery
  • Millersville, Manor Township Millersville Mennonite Cemetery
  • Marietta Marietta Cemetery
  • Mt. Joy Mount Joy Cemetery
  • Paradise Carpenter's Graveyard
  • Paradise Leacock Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Rockford St. James's Episcopal Cemetery
  • Salisbury Township Hershey Mennonite Church Cemetery
  • Salisbury Township Pequea Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Strasburg Strasburg Cemetery
  • Strasburg Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery


    Bangor Episcopal Churchyard
    Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Davies (1779-1853) — of Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pa., 1779. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1834-35; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1837-41. Died in Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pa., May 17, 1853 (age about 73 years). Interment at Bangor Episcopal Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Caernarvon Presbyterian Churchyard
    Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Jenkins (1769-1848) — of Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., July 10, 1769. Ironmaster; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1804-05; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1807-11. Died in Lancaster County, Pa., April 18, 1848 (age 78 years, 283 days). Interment at Caernarvon Presbyterian Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of David Jenkins (1731-1797) and Martha (Armon) Jenkins; married to Catharine Carmichael (1774-1856).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Bethel Cemetery
    Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Boude (1752-1822) — of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., May 17, 1752. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lumber dealer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1794-96; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1801-03. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa., October 24, 1822 (age 70 years, 160 days). Interment at Mt. Bethel Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Pitt Beatty (1766-1848) — also known as William P. Beatty — of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Neshaminy, Bucks County, Pa., March 31, 1766. Postmaster at Columbia, Pa., 1803-07, 1826-37; chief burgess of Columbia, Pennsylvania, 1817. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 28, 1848 (age 82 years, 119 days). Interment at Mt. Bethel Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: William Pitt
      Relatives: Son of Charles Beatty and Ann (Reading) Beatty; married to Eleanor Polk (1775-1845).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fairview Cemetery
    Denver, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Guy Kurtz Bard (1895-1953) — also known as Guy K. Bard — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa.; Denver, Lancaster County, Pa.; Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Pa., October 24, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; chair of Lancaster County Democratic Party, 1925-34; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1937; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1938-39; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1939-52; resigned 1952; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1952. Lutheran. Member, American Judicature Society; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Kappa Tau; Delta Theta Phi. Collapsed, probably from a heart attack, in his law office, and died en route to Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 23, 1953 (age 58 years, 30 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Silas E. Bard (1865-1944) and Miranda S. (Kurtz) Bard (1871-1942).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Tunnel Cemetery
    Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob H. Redsecker — of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900. Interment at Mt. Tunnel Cemetery.


    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Eberly Paul Burkholder (1898-1950) — also known as E. Paul Burkholder — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pa., February 5, 1898. Republican. Superintendent of schools; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 1st District, 1947-50; died in office 1950. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Odd Fellows. Died, from a coronary occlusion, in his parked car, in Dover, Kent County, Del., September 18, 1950 (age 52 years, 225 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob L. Burkholder (1868-1937) and Delia B. (Eberly) Burkholder (1873-1956).


    Hibshman Cemetery
    Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Hibshman (1772-1852) — of Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa. Born near Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa., January 31, 1772. Republican. County judge in Pennsylvania, 1810; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1819-21. Died May 19, 1852 (age 80 years, 109 days). Interment at Hibshman Cemetery.
      Relatives: Ancestor *** of George Hibshman (1852-1918).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Hibshman (1852-1918) — of Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, Pa., August 29, 1852. Republican. Machinist; tobacco grower; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lancaster County, 1907-09. Died March 16, 1918 (age 65 years, 199 days). Interment at Hibshman Cemetery.
      Relatives: Descendant *** of Jacob Hibshman (1772-1852).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Penn Hill Quaker Meeting House Cemetery
    Fulton Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jeremiah Brown (1785-1858) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Fulton Township, Lancaster County, Pa., April 14, 1785. Whig. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1826; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1836; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1841-45 (4th District 1841-43, 8th District 1843-45); county judge in Pennsylvania, 1851-56. Died in Goshen, Fulton Township, Lancaster County, Pa., March 2, 1858 (age 72 years, 322 days). Interment at Penn Hill Quaker Meeting House Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Leacock Church Cemetery
    Old Leacock Road
    Intercourse, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Amos Slaymaker (1755-1837) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1755. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1814-15. Slaveowner. Died in 1837 (age about 82 years). Interment at Old Leacock Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Locations
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bayard McPherson (1846-1919) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., November 5, 1846. Common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1882-99; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1899-1912; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1912-19; died in office 1919. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 20, 1919 (age 72 years, 76 days). Interment somewhere.
      See also federal judicial profile — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      John J. Okray — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Candidate in Republican primary for Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1926; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1932. Interment somewhere.


    Donegal Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Lowry (d. 1805) — of Pennsylvania. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1775, 1778-80, 1785-88; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Died in 1805. Interment at Donegal Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


    Evangelical Trinity Church
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Wharton Jr. (1735-1778) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Chester County, Pa., 1735. Merchant; President of Pennsylvania, 1777-78; died in office 1778. Episcopalian. Member, American Philosophical Society. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., May 22, 1778 (age about 42 years). Entombed at Evangelical Trinity Church.
      Relatives: Son of John Wharton; married 1762 to Susannah Lloyd; married to Elizabeth Fishbourne.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry (1729-1786) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Downingtown, Chester County, Pa., May 19, 1729. Common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1770, 1773, 1777; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1784-85. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., December 15, 1786 (age 57 years, 210 days). Original interment at Moravian Cemetery; reinterment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Marriott Brosius (1843-1901) — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pa., March 7, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1889-1901; defeated, 1882; died in office 1901. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., March 16, 1901 (age 58 years, 9 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1869 to Elizabeth J. Coates.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Milton C. Heidelbaugh (1843-1908) — of Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Bartville, Lancaster County, Pa., April 19, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lancaster County, 1885-86, 1893-1900; member of Pennsylvania state senate 13th District, 1901-08; died in office 1908. Died February 10, 1908 (age 64 years, 297 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Jacob Heidelbaugh (1800-1873) and Margaret Elizabeth (Bender) Heidelbaugh (1813-1863); married, January 13, 1869, to Harriet Elizabeth Thompson (1848-1919); father of William Wharton Heidelbaugh (1881-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lancaster Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      William Hiester (1790-1853) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Berne Township, Berks County, Pa., October 10, 1790. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; justice of the peace; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1831-37; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837; member of Pennsylvania state senate 6th District, 1841-43. Died in New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa., October 13, 1853 (age 63 years, 3 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Hiester (1757-1822) and Anna Maria (Myer) Hiester (1758-1822); married to Lucy E. Ellmaker (1787-1854); father of Isaac Ellmaker Hiester; nephew of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); uncle of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer and Hiester Clymer; second great-granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; third great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee Jr. (1917-2004); first cousin of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834); first cousin once removed of Joseph Hiester; second cousin once removed of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg; second cousin thrice 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
      John Whiteside (1773-1830) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1773. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1815-19. Died in 1830 (age about 57 years). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Anthony Ellmaker Roberts (1803-1885) — also known as Anthony Roberts — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1803. Merchant; Lancaster County Sheriff, 1839-42; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1855-59. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., 1885 (age about 82 years). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Robert Grey Bushong (1883-1951).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Isaac Ellmaker Hiester (1824-1871) — also known as Isaac E. Hiester — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa., May 29, 1824. Lawyer; Lancaster County District Attorney, 1848-51; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1853-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., February 6, 1871 (age 46 years, 253 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucy (Ellmaker) Hiester (1787-1854) and William Hiester; grandnephew of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester (1747-1804); first cousin of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer and Hiester Clymer; first cousin once removed of Daniel Hiester (1774-1834); first cousin twice removed of Joseph Hiester; first cousin thrice removed of Edward Brooke Lee; first cousin four times removed of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee Jr. (1917-2004); 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
      John B. Warfel (1830-1908) — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born September 19, 1830. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1870-76 (17th District 1870-71, 9th District 1872-74, 13th District 1875-76); Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1876. Died April 18, 1908 (age 77 years, 212 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Girvin (1830-1903).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Adam Cyrus Reinoehl (1840-1900) — also known as Adam C. Reinoehl — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa., November 14, 1840. Republican. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lancaster County, 1868, 1870-71; postmaster at Lancaster, Pa., 1900. Died by suicide, with illuminating gas, in his office at the Lancaster post office, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., December 14, 1900 (age 60 years, 30 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Augustus Reinoehl (1819-1904) and Leah (Reigel) Reinoehl (1820-1883); married to Lucy Davis (1846-1905); second cousin once removed of John K. Reinoehl (1858-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mennonite Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Strohm (1793-1884) — of Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Fulton Township, Lancaster County, Pa., October 16, 1793. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1831; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1834-42 (7th District 1834-37, 6th District 1837-42); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1845-49. Died September 12, 1884 (age 90 years, 332 days). Interment at Mennonite Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Moravian Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Henry (1729-1786) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Downingtown, Chester County, Pa., May 19, 1729. Common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1770, 1773, 1777; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1784-85. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., December 15, 1786 (age 57 years, 210 days). Original interment at Moravian Cemetery; reinterment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Wilkes Kittera (1752-1801) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Blue Ball, Lancaster County, Pa., 1752. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1791-1801 (at-large 1791-93, 5th District 1793-95, 7th District 1795-1801). Died June 6, 1801 (age about 48 years). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Thomas Kittera (1789-1839).
      Political family: Kittera-Conrad family of Lancaster and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. James' Episcopal Churchyard
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Shippen (1703-1781) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 9, 1703. Merchant; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1744-45. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., September 25, 1781 (age 78 years, 78 days). Interment at St. James' Episcopal Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of Abigail (Grosse) Shippen (1677-1716) and Joseph Shippen (1678-1741); brother of Anne Nancy Shippen (1710-1791; who married Charles Willing) and William Shippen; married, September 20, 1725, to Sarah Plumley (1706-1735); father of Edward Shippen (1729-1806); uncle of Thomas Willing; grandson of Edward Shippen (1639-1712); granduncle of Charles Willing Byrd; great-grandfather of Edward Shippen (1823-1904); great-granduncle of John Brown Francis; second great-grandfather of Bertha Shippen Irving; second great-granduncle of Edward Overton Jr.; third great-granduncle of James Rieman Macfarlane and Francis Fisher Kane.
      Political families: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The borough of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, which he founded, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Amos Ellmaker (1787-1851) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pa., August 8, 1787. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1815; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1816-19, 1828-29; Anti-Masonic candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1832. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., November 28, 1851 (age 64 years, 112 days). Interment at St. James' Episcopal Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Henry Burrowes (1805-1871) — also known as Thomas H. Burrowes — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in 1805. Secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1835-39; mayor of Lancaster, Pa., 1858; president, Pennsylvania State University, 1868-71. Died in 1871 (age about 66 years). Interment at St. James' Episcopal Churchyard.
      See also Wikipedia article


    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Frank B. McClain Francis Bernard McClain (1864-1925) — also known as Frank B. McClain; "The Red Rose of Lancaster" — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., April 14, 1864. Republican. Livestock dealer; real estate business; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lancaster County, 1895-1910; Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1907; mayor of Lancaster, Pa., 1910-15; resigned 1915; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1915-19. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Union League; Elks; Moose. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., October 11, 1925 (age 61 years, 180 days). Interment at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis McClain and Susan (Mulhatten) McClain; married, February 14, 1888, to Ellen Bernadine O'Neill.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Smull's Legislative Hand Book and Manual 1916


    Shreiner-Concord Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1836
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Thaddeus Stevens Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868) — of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa.; Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Danville, Caledonia County, Vt., April 4, 1792. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1833-35, 1837, 1841; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1838; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1849-53, 1859-68 (8th District 1849-53, 9th District 1859-68); died in office 1868; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856 (speaker), 1860. Died in Washington, D.C., August 11, 1868 (age 76 years, 129 days). Interment at Shreiner-Concord Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Joshua Stevens (1774-1814) and Sarah 'Sally' (Morrill) Stevens (1774-1852); married to Lydia Hamilton Smith (1816-1884); fourth cousin once removed of Charles Rowell (1785-1867).
      Political families: Sargent-Davis-Pike-Flanders family of New Hampshire; Eastman-Webster-Rowell family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The Thaddeus Stevens Post Office Building, in Danville, Vermont, is named for him.
      Epitaph: "I repose in this quiet and secluded spot / not from any natural preference for solitude / but, finding other cemeteries limited as to race / by charter rules / I have chosen this, that I might illustrate / in my death / the principles which I advocated / through a long life / EQUALITY OF MAN BEFORE HIS CREATOR."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Thaddeus Stevens: Charles W. Boyd, Your Legacy from Thaddeus Stevens : Republican of the First Kind — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American History
      Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)


    Trinity Lutheran Churchyard
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Thomas Mifflin Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 10, 1744. Democrat. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774-75, 1782-84; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1785-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; President of Pennsylvania, 1788-90; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1790-99. Lutheran. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; American Philosophical Society. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., January 20, 1800 (age 56 years, 10 days). Interment at Trinity Lutheran Churchyard.
      Mifflin County, Pa. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Image source: New York Public Library


    Woodward Hill Cemetery
    Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    James Buchanan James Buchanan (1791-1868) — also known as "The Sage of Wheatland"; "Buck"; "Old Buck" — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in a log cabin near Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., April 23, 1791. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1814; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1821-31 (3rd District 1821-23, 4th District 1823-31); U.S. Minister to Russia, 1832-33; Great Britain, 1853-56; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1834-45; resigned 1845; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1844, 1848, 1852; U.S. Secretary of State, 1845-49; President of the United States, 1857-61. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died near Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., June 1, 1868 (age 77 years, 39 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery; memorial monument at Meridian Hill Park, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of James Buchanan (c.1761-1821) and Elizabeth (Speer) Buchanan (1767-1833).
      Cross-reference: David Fullerton Robison — John A. Quitman — John Gallagher Montgomery
      Buchanan counties in Iowa, Mo. and Va. are named for him.
      The city of Buchanan, Michigan, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James Buchanan (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1969) was named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: James B. DukeJames B. CullisonJames Buchanan SigginsJ. B. MarcumJames B. Searcy
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about James Buchanan: Philip S. Klein, President James Buchanan: A Biography — Jean H. Baker, James Buchanan — R. G. Horton, The Life And Public Services Of James Buchanan: Late Minister To England And Formerly Minister To Russia, Senator And Representative In Congress, And Sec. Of State
      Critical books about James Buchanan: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (1750-1801) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Trappe, Montgomery County, Pa., January 1, 1750. Pastor; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1779-80; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1780-83; Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1780-83; delegate to Pennsylvania convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1787; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1789-97 (at-large 1789-93, 3rd District 1793-95, 4th District 1795-97); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1789-91, 1793-95; Federalist candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1793, 1796. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., June 4, 1801 (age 51 years, 154 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg (1711-1787) and Anna Maria (Weiser) Muhlenberg; brother of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807); uncle of Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg and Francis Swaine Muhlenberg; granduncle of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg; great-granduncle of Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg; second great-granduncle of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and Hiester Henry Muhlenberg.
      Political family: Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Andrew Shulze (1775-1852) — also known as J. Andrew Shulze — of Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pa. Born in Tulpehocken, Berks County, Pa., July 19, 1775. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1806; member of Pennsylvania state senate 8th District, 1822-23; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1823-29; delegate to Whig National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1839 (Convention Vice-President; member, Committee on Permanent Organization; member, Committee to Notify Nominees). Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., November 18, 1852 (age 77 years, 122 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      William Walton Griest (1858-1929) — also known as William W. Griest — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Christiana, Lancaster County, Pa., September 22, 1858. Republican. Newspaper editor; president of electric railways and lighting companies; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1909-29 (9th District 1909-23, 10th District 1923-29); died in office 1929. Died in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., December 5, 1929 (age 71 years, 74 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ellwood Griest and Rebecca (Walton) Griest; married, October 17, 1888, to Elizabeth P. Smith.
      The W. W. Griest Building (built 1924-25), a 14-story office building in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Roland Kinzer (1874-1955) — also known as J. Roland Kinzer — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pa., March 28, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1930-47 (10th District 1930-45, 9th District 1945-47). Lutheran. Member, Chi Psi. Died July 25, 1955 (age 81 years, 119 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Bertha Snyder.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Abraham Herr Smith (1815-1894) — also known as A. Herr Smith — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pa., March 7, 1815. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1843-44; member of Pennsylvania state senate 7th District, 1846-48; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1873-85. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., February 16, 1894 (age 78 years, 346 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Oliver James Dickey (1823-1876) — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Old Brighton, Beaver County, Pa., April 6, 1823. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1868-73. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., April 21, 1876 (age 53 years, 15 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Dickey (1794-1853).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg (1850-1907) — also known as Henry E. Muhlenberg — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., January 18, 1850. Physician; mayor of Lancaster, Pa., 1899-1902. Died, from heart disease, in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., June 17, 1907 (age 57 years, 150 days). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg (1817-1877) and Catharine (Cameron) Muhlenberg (1823-1860); married, December 23, 1879, to Emma Jean Fell (1859-1929); grandnephew of Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg; great-grandnephew of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (1746-1807) and Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg; first cousin once removed of Henry Augustus Muhlenberg and Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg; first cousin twice removed of Francis Swaine Muhlenberg; second cousin once removed of Hiester Henry Muhlenberg.
      Political family: Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Wharton Heidelbaugh (1881-1959) — also known as William W. Heidelbaugh — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County, Pa., April 16, 1881. Democrat. Coal merchant; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1926. Died in 1959 (age about 78 years). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Milton C. Heidelbaugh (1843-1908) and Harriet Elizabeth (Thompson) Heidelbaugh (1848-1919); married, May 9, 1912, to Katherine A. L. Watt (1883-1977).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frances Baer Atlee (1878-1964) — also known as Frances B. Atlee; Frances Rine Baer — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., October 17, 1878. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924. Female. Died in 1964 (age about 85 years). Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 17, 1903, to John Light Atlee (1875-1950).
      Jacob Lieber Steinmetz — also known as Jacob L. Steinmetz — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1877-78. Interment at Woodward Hill Cemetery.


    Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      James Whitehill (1762-1822) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pa., January 31, 1762. State court judge in Pennsylvania, 1811; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1813. Died February 26, 1822 (age 60 years, 26 days). Interment at Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Whitehill; nephew of Robert Whitehill (1738-1813).
      Political family: Sergeant-Whitehill-Kunkel-Spencer family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Moravian Cemetery
    Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Augustus Sutter (1803-1880) — also known as John A. Sutter; Johann August Sutter — of Lititz, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Kandern, Baden (now Germany), February 23, 1803. Established a Swiss settlement in California called New Helvetia, and built Sutter's Fort; became famous following the 1848 discovery of gold at his mill, which started the California Gold Rush; candidate for Governor of California, 1849. Swiss ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1880 (age 77 years, 116 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Dubeld (1805-1881); father of John Augustus Sutter Jr. (1826-1897).
      The World War II Liberty ship SS John A. Sutter (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1969) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Millersville Mennonite Cemetery
    Millersville, Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin Duing Eshleman (1920-1985) — also known as Edwin D. Eshleman — of Pennsylvania. Born in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pa., December 4, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1954-66; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1967-77. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., January 10, 1985 (age 64 years, 37 days). Interment at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Marietta Cemetery
    Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Burd Cassel (1855-1926) — also known as Henry B. Cassel — of Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa., October 19, 1855. Republican. Lumber business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1898-1900; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1901-09 (10th District 1901-03, 9th District 1903-09). Died in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa., April 28, 1926 (age 70 years, 191 days). Interment at Marietta Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abram Neff Cassel and Mary J. Cassel; married, July 17, 1877, to Mary A. Patterson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Andrew Hiestand (1824-1890) — also known as John A. Hiestand — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pa., October 2, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1852-53; member of Pennsylvania state senate 16th District, 1861-63; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1885-89. Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., December 13, 1890 (age 66 years, 72 days). Interment at Marietta Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Horace Leander Haldeman (1847-1920) — also known as Horace L. Haldeman — of East Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., September 16, 1847. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Pennsylvania state senate 17th District, 1917-20; died in office 1920. Died in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa., October 27, 1920 (age 73 years, 41 days). Interment at Marietta Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cyrus Summerfield Haldeman (1825-1892) and Elizabeth Steman (Brenneman) Haldeman (1827-1909); married to Emma Louisa Jones (1844-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mount Joy Cemetery
    Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry C. Schock (1858-1924) — of Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, Pa. Born November 19, 1858. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920. Died, from a heart attack, in Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, Pa., September 29, 1924 (age 65 years, 315 days). Interment at Mount Joy Cemetery.


    Carpenter's Graveyard
    Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Lefever (1760-1826) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pa., April 3, 1760. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1811-13. Died October 17, 1826 (age 66 years, 197 days). Interment at Carpenter's Graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Leacock Presbyterian Cemetery
    Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Ralph Wanner Eby (1880-1930) — also known as Ralph W. Eby — of Paradise Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, September 30, 1880. Republican. Seed grower; chair of Lancaster County Republican Party, 1927; Lancaster County Controller. Died August 8, 1930 (age 49 years, 312 days). Interment at Leacock Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Milton Eby (1850-1920) and Alice Selina (Eckman) Eby (1854-1908); married to Caroline Shelley (1884-1967).
      Political family: Eby family of Paradise Township, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. James's Episcopal Cemetery
    Rockford, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Hand (1744-1802) — of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Ireland, December 31, 1744. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1784; chief burgess of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1789-90. Died September 3, 1802 (age 57 years, 246 days). Interment at St. James's Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hershey Mennonite Church Cemetery
    Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Milton Eby (1850-1920) — also known as Peter Milton Eby — of Paradise Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Paradise Township, Lancaster County, Pa., October 16, 1850. Republican. Farmer; livestock dealer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1891-96; member of Pennsylvania state senate 13th District, 1897-1900; Lancaster County Sheriff, 1912-16. Died, from aortic dilatation, in Paradise Township, Lancaster County, Pa., January 30, 1920 (age 69 years, 106 days). Interment at Hershey Mennonite Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Eby (1817-1869) and Magdalena (Wanner) Eby (1826-1912); married 1878 to Alice Selina Eckman (1854-1908); father of Ralph Wanner Eby (1880-1930); fourth cousin once removed of George Eby Jr..
      Political family: Eby family of Paradise Township, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pequea Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Whitehill (1729-1815) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pa., December 11, 1729. State court judge in Pennsylvania, 1777; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1780; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1803-07. Slaveowner. Died September 16, 1815 (age 85 years, 279 days). Interment at Pequea Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Robert Whitehill; father of James Whitehill (1762-1822).
      Political family: Sergeant-Whitehill-Kunkel-Spencer family of Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Strasburg Cemetery
    Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John G. Homsher (1859-1938) — of Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pa., July 1, 1859. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lancaster County, 1901-08; member of Pennsylvania state senate 13th District, 1909-38; died in office 1938. Died September 13, 1938 (age 79 years, 74 days). Interment at Strasburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Frederick L. Homsher (1885-1950).


    Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery
    Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick L. Homsher (1885-1950) — of Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pa., November 19, 1885. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; railroad business; member of Pennsylvania state senate 13th District, 1939-50; died in office 1950. Died, aboard a train en roue to sanatorium, near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, May 3, 1950 (age 64 years, 165 days). Interment at Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John G. Homsher (1859-1938); married to Mary E. Bryson.

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