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Somerset County
Pennsylvania

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Somerset County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Berlin Reformed Church Cemetery
  • Greenville Township Hochstetler Cemetery
  • Jenners Jenners Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Meyersdale Union Cemetery
  • New Centerville Great Valley Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Somerset Aukeny Square Cemetery
  • Somerset Husband Cemetery
  • Somerset Union Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Black (1783-1841) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., February 25, 1783. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1816-18; county judge in Pennsylvania, 1820-40; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1841; died in office 1841. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., November 28, 1841 (age 58 years, 276 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of James Black (1742-1803) and Jane (McDonough) Black (1756-1811); married 1809 to Mary Sullivan (1780-1852); father of Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1810-1883); grandfather of Chauncey Forward Black.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Reformed Church Cemetery
    Berlin, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Philson (1759-1831) — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Ireland, 1759. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1819-21. Died in 1831 (age about 72 years). Interment at Reformed Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hochstetler Cemetery
    Greenville Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Austin Kendall (1859-1933) — also known as Samuel A. Kendall — of Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa; Myersdale, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Greenville Township, Somerset County, Pa., November 1, 1859. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; officer in lumber manufacturing companies; president of two small railroads; vice-president of Citizens National Bank of Myersdale, Pa.; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Somerset County, 1899-1902; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908, 1912; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1919-33 (23rd District 1919-23, 24th District 1923-33); died in office 1933. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in the House Office Building, Washington, D.C., January 8, 1933 (age 73 years, 68 days). Interment at Hochstetler Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 22, 1883, to Minnie Edith Wiley.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


    Jenners Baptist Church Cemetery
    Jenners, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph S. Cauffiel (1870-1932) — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in Jenners, Somerset County, Pa., October 8, 1870. Mayor of Johnstown, Pa., 1912-16, 1920-24, 1928-30. Died in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., July 9, 1932 (age 61 years, 275 days). Interment at Jenners Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Maddox Cauffiel (1819-1899) and Mary (Hammer) Cauffiel (1835-1900); married, June 15, 1898, to Rebecca Brinton Sellers (1877-1954).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union Cemetery
    Meyersdale, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Groff (1841-1896) — of Somerset County, Pa. Born June 24, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Pennsylvania state senate 36th District, 1879-82. Died in Meyersdale, Somerset County, Pa., February 19, 1896 (age 54 years, 240 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.


    Great Valley Baptist Church Cemetery
    New Centerville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Joshua Evans, Jr. (1777-1846) — of Paoli, Chester County, Pa. Born in Paoli, Chester County, Pa., January 20, 1777. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1829-33. Died in Paoli, Chester County, Pa., October 2, 1846 (age 69 years, 255 days). Interment at Great Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Aukeny Square Cemetery
    Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Chauncey Forward Chauncey Forward (1793-1839) — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Granby, Hartford County, Conn., February 4, 1793. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1820-22; member of Pennsylvania state senate 22nd District, 1824-25; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1826-31; Somerset County Prothonotary and Recorder, 1831. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died, from typhoid fever, in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., October 19, 1839 (age 46 years, 257 days). Interment at Aukeny Square Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Forward (1752-1821) and Susannah (Holcombe) Forward (1753-1832); brother of Oliver Owen Forward and Walter Forward; married to Rebecca Blair (1796-1836); father of Mary Forward (who married Jeremiah Sullivan Black); grandfather of Chauncey Forward Black; first cousin thrice removed of Joseph Wells Holcomb, Bankson Taylor Holcomb and Thomas Holcomb, Jr.; first cousin four times removed of Edmond Alfred Holcomb; second cousin twice removed of Marcus Hensey Holcomb and Burton Everett Hoskins; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Ellsworth, John Allen, Charles Ogden Tappan, Martin Harris Holcomb and Orlo Erland Wadhams; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Chapin and Lyle Donald Holcomb; fourth cousin of Hezekiah Case, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Abiel Case, Edmund Holcomb, Jairus Case, Anson Levi Holcomb and William Gleason, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Luther Walter Badger, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Abijah Blodget, John William Allen, Oliver Dwight Filley, Farrand Fassett Merrill, Noah Webster Holcomb and Lafayette Blanchard Gleason (1863-1937).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Twentieth-Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania (1903)


    Husband Cemetery
    Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
      Carl Henry Hoffman (1896-1980) — also known as Carl H. Hoffman — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Bangor, Northampton County, Pa., August 12, 1896. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; lumber business; oil business; banker; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1946-47; defeated, 1944. Died November 30, 1980 (age 84 years, 110 days). Interment at Husband Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Aaron F. Dickey (1840-1925) — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born July 22, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died December 16, 1925 (age 85 years, 147 days). Interment at Husband Cemetery.
      John Albert Berkey (1861-1946) — of Somerset County, Pa. Born in Jefferson Township, Somerset County, Pa., January 31, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 16th District, 1920-29. Died May 14, 1946 (age 85 years, 103 days). Interment at Husband Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union Cemetery
    Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
    Politicians buried here:
    Charles Ogle Charles Ogle (1798-1841) — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., 1798. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1837-41; died in office 1841. Noted for the "Gold Spoon Oration" which satirized President Martin Van Buren's expensive tastes; though little of it was true, the speech was widely reprinted and helped defeat Van Buren. Died, from tuberculosis, in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., May 10, 1841 (age about 42 years). Interment at Union Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Ogle (1766-1832); uncle of Andrew Jackson Ogle.
      Political family: Ogle family of Somerset, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Twentieth-Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania (1903)
      Edward Scull (1818-1900) — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., February 5, 1818. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 16th Pennsylvania District, 1863-66, 1873-83; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864, 1876, 1884; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1887-93 (17th District 1887-89, 20th District 1889-93). Died in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., July 10, 1900 (age 82 years, 155 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Scull (1790-1827) and Anna (Spencer) Scull (1796-1890); married 1841 to Sarah Jane Marchand (died 1845); married, February 16, 1848, to Louise Ogle (1828-1906); father of George Ross Scull (1856-?) and Robert Spencer Scull; grandson of John Scull (1765-1828); first cousin twice removed of Edward Biddle and Charles Biddle; second cousin once removed of James Biddle, John Biddle (1792-1859) and Richard Biddle; third cousin of Edward MacFunn Biddle and Charles John Biddle; third cousin once removed of John Biddle (1859-1936); third cousin twice removed of Boies Penrose, Spencer Penrose and Edward MacFunn Biddle, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Scull and Charles Elam Scull.
      Political family: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Alexander Hamilton Coffroth (1828-1906) — also known as Alexander H. Coffroth — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., May 18, 1828. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1863-65, 1866-67, 1879-81 (16th District 1863-65, 1866-67, 17th District 1879-81); candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1896, 1900. Died in Markleton, Somerset County, Pa., September 2, 1906 (age 78 years, 107 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Alexander Hamilton
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Ogle (1766-1832) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Maryland, 1766. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1817-19; member of Pennsylvania state senate 22nd District, 1825-29. Died in 1832 (age about 66 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Charles Ogle (1798-1841); grandfather of Andrew Jackson Ogle.
      Political family: Ogle family of Somerset, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Rufus Edie (1814-1888) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., January 14, 1814. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1855-59. Died in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., August 27, 1888 (age 74 years, 226 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    William H. Koontz William Henry Koontz (1830-1911) — also known as William H. Koontz — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., July 15, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; Somerset County District Attorney, 1853; candidate for Pennsylvania state senate, 1857; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; Somerset County Prothonotary, 1861-63; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1866-69; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Somerset County, 1899-1902; vice-president, Somerset County National Bank; corporate director for several railroads; counsel for coal companies. Died July 4, 1911 (age 80 years, 354 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Koontz.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Twentieth-Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania (1903)
      Andrew Jackson Ogle (1822-1852) — also known as Andrew J. Ogle — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1822. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 18th District, 1849-51. Died in 1852 (age about 30 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
      Relatives: Nephew of Charles Ogle (1798-1841); grandson of Alexander Ogle.
      Political family: Ogle family of Somerset, Pennsylvania.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Spencer Scull (1860-1945) — also known as Robert S. Scull — of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa. Born in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., March 4, 1860. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916. Died in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., January 16, 1945 (age 84 years, 318 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Scull and Louise (Ogle) Scull (1828-1906); brother of George Ross Scull; married, October 9, 1890, to Clara Butler Brubaker (died 1911); great-grandson of John Scull; first cousin thrice removed of Edward Biddle and Charles Biddle; second cousin twice removed of James Biddle, John Biddle (1792-1859) and Richard Biddle; third cousin once removed of Edward MacFunn Biddle and Charles John Biddle; fourth cousin of John Biddle (1859-1936); fourth cousin once removed of Boies Penrose, Spencer Penrose and Edward MacFunn Biddle, Jr. (1865-1955).
      Political families: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Berrien-Burr-Bartow-Biddle family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


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