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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lehigh County

Index to Locations

  • Allentown Allentown Cemetery
  • Allentown Buck Boyle Park
  • Allentown City Cemetery
  • Allentown Fairview Cemetery
  • Allentown Grandview Cemetery
  • Allentown Greenwood Cemetery
  • Allentown Linden Street Cemetery
  • Allentown Union and West End Cemetery
  • Catasauqua Fairview Cemetery
  • Coopersburg Blue Church Cemetery
  • Coopersburg St. Paul's Blue Church Cemetery
  • Coopersburg Woodland Cemetery
  • Emmaus Emmaus Moravian Cemetery
  • Emmaus Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery
  • Fogelsville St. John Union Church Cemetery
  • Slatington Union Cemetery
  • Trexlertown Trexlertown Cemetery
  • West Catasauqua Fairview Cemetery


    Allentown Cemetery
    Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      John Westbrook Hornbeck (1804-1848) — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Montague, Sussex County, N.J., January 24, 1804. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1847-48; died in office 1848. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., January 16, 1848 (age 43 years, 357 days). Interment at Allentown Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Buck Boyle Park
    Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Samuel McHose — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Republican. Mayor of Allentown, Pa., 1867-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868. Interment at Union and West End Cemetery; memorial monument at Buck Boyle Park.


    City Cemetery
    Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter Newhard (1783-1860) — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., July 26, 1783. Democrat. Hardware merchant; Lehigh County Coroner, 1816-17; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1817-19, 1824-25, 1829; member of Pennsylvania state senate 12th District, 1833-37; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1839-43. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., February 19, 1860 (age 76 years, 208 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fairview Cemetery
    855 Lehigh Street
    Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Founded 1873
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Augustus Bridges (1802-1884) — also known as Samuel A. Bridges — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Colchester, New London County, Conn., January 27, 1802. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1848-49, 1853-55, 1877-79 (6th District 1848-49, 7th District 1853-55, 10th District 1877-79). Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., January 14, 1884 (age 81 years, 352 days). Entombed at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Dodson Stiles (1822-1896) — also known as John D. Stiles — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, January 15, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1862-65, 1869-71 (7th District 1862-63, 6th District 1863-65, 1869-71); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864. Died October 29, 1896 (age 74 years, 288 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur Granville Dewalt (1854-1931) — also known as Arthur G. Dewalt — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Bath, Northampton County, Pa., October 11, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; Lehigh County District Attorney, 1880-83; member of Pennsylvania state senate 16th District, 1903-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1909-10; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1915-21; defeated, 1926. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., October 26, 1931 (age 77 years, 15 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reuben Dewalt and Annie E. Dewalt.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Constantine Jacob Erdman (1846-1911) — also known as Constantine J. Erdman — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pa., September 4, 1846. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1893-97. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., January 15, 1911 (age 64 years, 133 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of Jacob Erdman (1801-1867).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Marcus Charles Lawrence Kline (1855-1911) — also known as Marcus C. L. Kline — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., March 26, 1855. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1903-07. Died March 10, 1911 (age 55 years, 349 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Clay Longnecker (1820-1871) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pa., April 17, 1820. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1859-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1867. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., September 16, 1871 (age 51 years, 152 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Henry Clay
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Soloman Biery (1839-1904) — also known as James S. Biery — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born near Emlenton, Venango County, Pa., March 2, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1873-75; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., December 3, 1904 (age 65 years, 276 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Norton Lewis Lichtenwalner (1889-1960) — also known as Norton Lichtenwalner — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., June 1, 1889. Democrat. Banker; merchant; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1931-33. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., May 3, 1960 (age 70 years, 337 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Edwin Albright Edwin Albright (1838-1902) — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pa., November 8, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; Lehigh County District Attorney, 1865-68; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1871-76 (7th District 1871, 11th District 1872-74, 16th District 1875-76); district judge in Pennsylvania, 1878-1901. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died December 13, 1902 (age 64 years, 35 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Albright and Maria (Schaeffer) Albright; married 1866 to Rebecca Y. Sieger.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Twentieth-Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania (1903)
      Frank Mattern Trexler (1861-1947) — also known as Frank M. Trexler — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born January 9, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1914-35; defeated, 1934. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died February 22, 1947 (age 86 years, 44 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin W. Trexler (1826-1900) and Matilda (Sauerbuck) Trexler (1827-1914); brother of Harry Clay Trexler (1854-1933); married, November 11, 1889, to Jennie Schelling (1864-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Martin Klingler (1858-1933) — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born July 12, 1858. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912; postmaster at Allentown, Pa., 1914-22. Died January 22, 1933 (age 74 years, 194 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wendelin Klingler and Antonia (Bengel) Klingler; married to Mabel D. Kressler (1880-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Bernd (1837-1922) — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., January 15, 1837. Republican. Member of Connecticut state senate 15th District, 1895-96. Died March 26, 1922 (age 85 years, 70 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry Clay Trexler (1854-1933) — also known as Harry C. Trexler — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., April 17, 1854. Republican. Lumber business; cement manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; director of electric railroads, telephone companies, and electric utilities. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Union League. Badly injured when his car collided with an oil truck on the William Penn Highway, and died the next day in Easton Hospital, Easton, Northampton County, Pa., November 17, 1933 (age 79 years, 214 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin W. Trexler (1826-1900) and Matilda (Sauerbuck) Trexler (1827-1914); brother of Frank Mattern Trexler (1861-1947); married, January 22, 1885, to Mary M. Mosser (1852-1934).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Grandview Cemetery
    Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Oliver Walter Frey (1887-1939) — also known as Oliver W. Frey — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born near Quakertown, Bucks County, Pa., September 7, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1933-39. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., August 26, 1939 (age 51 years, 353 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 28, 1928, to Jessie M. Straub.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Lewis Gerlach (1895-1947) — also known as Charles L. Gerlach — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa., September 14, 1895. Republican. Heating supply business; member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1936-37; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1939-47 (9th District 1939-45, 8th District 1945-47); died in office 1947. Moravian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Eagles. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., May 5, 1947 (age 51 years, 233 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 16, 1916, to Florence I. Hillegas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Linden Street Cemetery
    Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank D. Beary (1869-1950) — Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., February 18, 1869. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1917-27. Died April 1, 1950 (age 81 years, 42 days). Interment at Linden Street Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union and West End Cemetery
    Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred Ewing Lewis (1865-1949) — also known as Fred E. Lewis — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., February 8, 1865. Republican. Lawyer; president, Merchants National Bank and Dime Savings and Trust Co.; mayor of Allentown, Pa., 1896-99, 1902-05, 1932-36; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1913-15. Died June 27, 1949 (age 84 years, 139 days). Interment at Union and West End Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Henry Wilson (1778-1826) — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1778. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1823-26; died in office 1826. Died in 1826 (age about 48 years). Interment at Union and West End Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Fry, Jr. (1781-1860) — of Fryburg (now Coopersburg), Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County (now Lehigh County), Pa., August 4, 1781. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1816-17; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1817-25 (8th District 1817-22, 12th District 1822-25); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1827-31; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837-38. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., August 15, 1860 (age 79 years, 11 days). Interment at Union and West End Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry King (1790-1861) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Palmer, Hampden County, Mass., July 6, 1790. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 12th District, 1825-31; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1831-35. Died July 13, 1861 (age 71 years, 7 days). Interment at Union and West End Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel King (1749-1815) and Hannah (Lord) King (1757-1813); brother of Thomas Butler King; uncle of Florence Barclay King (1834-1912; who married Henry Rootes Jackson (1820-1898)) and John Floyd King.
      Political family: King family of Georgia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Henry Sowden (1840-1907) — also known as William H. Sowden — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in England, June 6, 1840. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1885-89. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., March 3, 1907 (age 66 years, 270 days). Interment at Union and West End Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel McHose — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Republican. Mayor of Allentown, Pa., 1867-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868. Interment at Union and West End Cemetery; memorial monument at Buck Boyle Park.
      Evan Holben — of Lehigh County, Pa. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 16th District, 1877-82. Interment at Union and West End Cemetery.


    Fairview Cemetery
    Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander N. Ulrich (1853-1910) — of Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., February 10, 1853. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904. Died in Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pa., December 30, 1910 (age 57 years, 323 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, July 11, 1878, to Irene Fuller.


    Blue Church Cemetery
    Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Erdman (1801-1867) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pa., February 22, 1801. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1845-47. Died in Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pa., July 20, 1867 (age 66 years, 148 days). Interment at Blue Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Constantine Jacob Erdman (1846-1911).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Paul's Blue Church Cemetery
    Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Franklin Herbert Lichtenwalter (1910-1973) — also known as Franklin H. Lichtenwalter — of Center Valley, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Palmerton, Carbon County, Pa., March 28, 1910. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1933; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1947-51. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., March 4, 1973 (age 62 years, 341 days). Interment at St. Paul's Blue Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Woodland Cemetery
    Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Buchecker Cooper (1823-1862) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pa., December 29, 1823. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1861-62; died in office 1862. Died in Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pa., April 4, 1862 (age 38 years, 96 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Emmaus Moravian Cemetery
    Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Sylvester Levin Giering (1823-1891) — also known as Sylvester L. Giering — of Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., May 31, 1823. Clock and watch maker; postmaster at Emmaus, Pa., 1856-60, 1861-78, 1879-85. Died, from dropsy, in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., December 13, 1891 (age 68 years, 196 days). Interment at Emmaus Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Giering (1796-1882) and Mary Elizabeth (Houser) Giering (1803-1873); married to Caroline Elizabeth Stahl (1828-1911); father of Isaac Thomas Giering (1853-1895); nephew of John J. Giering.
      Political family: Giering family of Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John J. Giering (1803-1894) — also known as Johannes Jacob Giering — of Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., August 10, 1803. Postmaster at Emmaus, Pa., 1828-49. Died in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., January 15, 1894 (age 90 years, 158 days). Interment at Emmaus Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Johannes Giering (1771-1818) and Marie Catherine (Romig) Giering (1773-1850); married, May 13, 1827, to Catharina Doll (1808-1871); uncle of Sylvester Levin Giering; granduncle of Isaac Thomas Giering (1853-1895).
      Political family: Giering family of Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
      Epitaph: "Kind father of love, thou art gone to thy rest / Forever to bask amid the joys of the blest."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac Thomas Giering (1853-1895) — also known as Isaac T. Giering — of Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., November 11, 1853. Republican. Painter; postmaster at Emmaus, Pa., 1878-79. Died, from consumption, in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., August 9, 1895 (age 41 years, 271 days). Interment at Emmaus Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sylvester Levin Giering and Caroline Elizabeth (Stahl) Giering (1828-1911); married to Anna Rebecca Koch (1857-1883); grandnephew of John J. Giering (1803-1894).
      Political family: Giering family of Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard W. Iobst (1881-1948) — of Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa. Born June 8, 1881. Democrat. Postmaster at Emmaus, Pa., 1913-16; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 31st District, 1923-29. Died August 2, 1948 (age 67 years, 55 days). Interment at Emmaus Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Minnie A. Fuhr (1884-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery
    Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Newton H. Kemmerer (1849-1903) — of Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Monroe County, Pa., February 18, 1849. Republican. Postmaster at Emmaus, Pa., 1889-93. Lutheran. Died October 23, 1903 (age 54 years, 247 days). Interment at Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary Ann S. (Huston) Kemmerer (1817-1856) and Bernard Kemmerer (1819-1908); married, November 30, 1879, to Sarah E. Egner (1851-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John Union Church Cemetery
    Fogelsville, Lehigh County,


    Union Cemetery
    Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Alvin S. Haines (1853-1918) — of Lehigh County, Pa.; Slatington, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Bowmanstown, Carbon County, Pa., March 21, 1853. Boat weigher; merchant; slate quarry executive; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Lehigh County, 1905-08. Died, from heart failure, in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pa., January 16, 1918 (age 64 years, 301 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lorenz S. Haines (1818-1870) and Polly (Snyder) Haines (1832-1890).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Trexlertown Cemetery
    Trexlertown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred Benjamin Gernerd (1879-1948) — also known as Fred B. Gernerd — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., November 22, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; Lehigh County District Attorney, 1908-12; member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1912-20; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928. Christian Reformed. Member, American Bar Association; Union League. Died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., August 7, 1948 (age 68 years, 259 days). Interment at Trexlertown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of C. W. B. Gernerd and Ellen V. (Schmoyer) Gernerd; married, February 18, 1915, to May G. M. Klein.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fairview Cemetery
    West Catasauqua, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Clinton Vaughn, Sr. (1894-1951) — also known as Albert C. Vaughn — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1894. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1951; died in office 1951. Died in Fullerton, Lehigh County, Pa., September 1, 1951 (age about 57 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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