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Fond du Lac County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fond du Lac County

Index to Locations

  • Brandon Brandon Cemetery
  • Fond du Lac Unknown location
  • Fond du Lac Calvary Cemetery
  • Fond du Lac Estabrooks Cemetery
  • Fond du Lac Rienzi Cemetery
  • Ripon Hillside Cemetery


    Brandon Cemetery
    Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    Lester R. Johnson Lester Roland Johnson (1901-1975) — also known as Lester Johnson — of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis. Born in Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wis., June 16, 1901. Democrat. Lumber, feed, and coal business; lawyer; Jackson County District Attorney, 1943-46, 1953; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1953-65; member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954. Died in Augusta, Eau Claire County, Wis., July 24, 1975 (age 74 years, 38 days). Interment at Brandon Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1954


    Unknown Location
    Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Smith Tallmadge (1824-1882) — also known as Isaac S. Tallmadge — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Dutchess County, N.Y., May 31, 1824. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1853-54. Injured when he was run over by a horsedrawn cart; the wound in his back became an infected abscess, and he died as a result, in Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., May 27, 1882 (age 57 years, 361 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge and Abigail Lewis (Smith) Tallmadge (1804-1857); married, December 7, 1847, to Cornelia Ruggles; nephew of Joel Tallmadge Jr.; grandnephew of James Tallmadge; first cousin once removed of Matthias Burnett Tallmadge and James Tallmadge Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Tallmadge; second cousin of John James Tallmadge (1818-1873) and Daniel Webster Tallmadge; second cousin once removed of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; third cousin once removed of Millard Ellsworth Lane.
      Political family: Tallmadge-Floyd family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Calvary Cemetery
    Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Ryan Duffy (1888-1979) — also known as F. Ryan Duffy — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., June 23, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932, 1936 (alternate); U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1933-39; defeated, 1938; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1939-49; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1949. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Phi Alpha Delta; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 16, 1979 (age 91 years, 54 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Fee Duffy and Hattie (Ryan) Duffy; married, January 26, 1918, to Louise Haydon.
      Cross-reference: John J. Slocum
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Cale (1848-1941) — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Underhill, Chittenden County, Vt., September 17, 1848. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1907-09. Died in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., February 3, 1941 (age 92 years, 139 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Estabrooks Cemetery
    Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      John Abner Race (1914-1983) — also known as John A. Race — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., May 12, 1914. Democrat. Candidate for Wisconsin state assembly, 1958 (Democratic), 1970; chair of Fond du Lac County Democratic Party, 1961-65; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1965-67; defeated, 1962, 1966, 1968. Lutheran. Member, International Association of Machinists. Died in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., November 9, 1983 (age 69 years, 181 days). Interment at Estabrooks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Frank Race (1884-1951) and Elise I. (Sonnenburg) Race (1886-1968); married, May 29, 1937, to Dorothea Schroeder (1910-2000).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rienzi Cemetery
    Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Edward S. Bragg Edward Stuyvesant Bragg (1827-1912) — also known as Edward S. Bragg — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y., February 20, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; Fond du Lac County District Attorney, 1854-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1860, 1872, 1884, 1892, 1896; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; postmaster; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1868-69; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1877-83, 1885-87 (5th District 1877-83, 2nd District 1885-87); U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1888-89; U.S. Consul General in Havana, 1902-03; Hong Kong, 1903-06. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. In 1884, made a famous speech supporting Grover Cleveland, in which he declared: "We love him for the enemies he has made," meaning the Tammany Hall organization in New York. Died in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., June 20, 1912 (age 85 years, 121 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Bragg and Margaretha (Kohl) Bragg; married, January 2, 1854, to Cornelia Colman.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, June 1902
      Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge (1795-1864) — also known as Nathaniel P. Tallmadge — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Chatham, Columbia County, N.Y., February 8, 1795. Democrat. Postmaster at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1821-25; member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County, 1828; member of New York state senate 2nd District, 1830-33; U.S. Senator from New York, 1833-44; Governor of Wisconsin Territory, 1844-45. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., November 2, 1864 (age 69 years, 268 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Tallmadge (1756-1834) and Phoebe 'Rhoda' (Potter) Tallmadge (1762-1842); brother of Joel Tallmadge Jr.; married, November 27, 1822, to Abigail Lewis 'Abby' Smith (1804-1857); father of Isaac Smith Tallmadge (1824-1882); nephew of James Tallmadge; first cousin of Matthias Burnett Tallmadge and James Tallmadge Jr.; first cousin once removed of Benjamin Tallmadge, John James Tallmadge and Daniel Webster Tallmadge; second cousin of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; second cousin twice removed of Millard Ellsworth Lane.
      Political family: Tallmadge-Floyd family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "There is no death / What men call death / Is but the mortal struggle / For immortality."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    William K. Van_Pelt William Kaiser Van Pelt (1905-1996) — also known as William K. Van Pelt — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Glenbeulah, Sheboygan County, Wis., March 10, 1905. Republican. Retail fuel business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944, 1948 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1951-65; defeated, 1964. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis. Died June 2, 1996 (age 91 years, 84 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1954
      Charles Augustus Eldredge (1820-1896) — also known as Charles A. Eldredge — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Bridport, Addison County, Vt., February 27, 1820. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1854-56; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1863-75 (4th District 1863-73, 5th District 1873-75); defeated, 1874. Died in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., October 26, 1896 (age 76 years, 242 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William A. Eldredge (1795-1854) and Rebecca (Howe) Eldredge; first cousin twice removed of Jonah Howe, Gardner Howe and Nathan Howe; third cousin of Marshall Otis Howe; third cousin once removed of Frank Edmund Howe (1870-1956) and Arthur Otis Howe; fourth cousin once removed of Nathaniel Bradley Baker.
      Political family: Howe family of Massachusetts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mason Cook Darling (1801-1866) — of Wisconsin. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., May 18, 1801. Democrat. Physician; member of Wisconsin territorial legislature, 1840-46; member Wisconsin territorial council, 1847-48; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1848-49; mayor of Fond du Lac, Wis., 1852. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 12, 1866 (age 64 years, 298 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Owen Augustine Wells (1844-1935) — also known as Owen A. Wells — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., February 4, 1844. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1888; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1893-95; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Wisconsin, 1896. Died in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., January 29, 1935 (age 90 years, 359 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Curtis Daniel MacDougall (1903-1985) — also known as Curtis D. MacDougall — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., February 11, 1903. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1944. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Delta Epsilon; Pi Kappa Delta; Acacia. Died in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., November 10, 1985 (age 82 years, 272 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Rienzi Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gilbert Thomas MacDougall and Isabella (McCollum) MacDougall; married to Genevieve Rockwood.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louis John Fellenz Jr. (1915-1993) — also known as Louis J. Fellenz, Jr. — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., March 27, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 18th District, 1941-48. Died in 1993 (age about 78 years). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Virginia Skinner (1921-1994).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joel Tallmadge Jr. (1788-1867) — of Candor, Tioga County, N.Y. Born in Columbia County, N.Y., September 27, 1788. Member of New York state assembly from Tioga County, 1832. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 21, 1867 (age 78 years, 206 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Tallmadge (1756-1834) and Phoebe 'Rhoda' (Potter) Tallmadge (1762-1842); brother of Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge; nephew of James Tallmadge; uncle of Isaac Smith Tallmadge (1824-1882); first cousin of Matthias Burnett Tallmadge and James Tallmadge Jr.; first cousin once removed of Benjamin Tallmadge, John James Tallmadge and Daniel Webster Tallmadge; second cousin of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; second cousin twice removed of Millard Ellsworth Lane.
      Political family: Tallmadge-Floyd family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hillside Cemetery
    Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      David Parshall Mapes (1798-1890) — also known as David P. Mapes — of Roxbury, Delaware County, N.Y.; Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Coxsackie, Greene County, N.Y., January 10, 1798. Steamboat business; member of New York state assembly from Delaware County, 1831; merchant; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1848. Principal founder of Ripon College, 1850. Died in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., May 18, 1890 (age 92 years, 128 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy Mapes and Hannah (Brown) Mapes; married, April 14, 1822, to Ruth Frisbee (1804-1854); married, January 26, 1855, to Mary C. Frisbee (1827-1863); married, November 9, 1864, to Emeline (Huntsinger) Wilson (1827-1882); married, September 15, 1883, to Augusta R. Miles (1837-1911); father of Fannie Mapes (1867-1926) (who married Otto Christian Neuman); first cousin once removed of Jonas Mapes; third cousin once removed of George Hammond Parshall; third cousin thrice removed of Irving Anthony Jennings and Renz L. Jennings; fourth cousin once removed of David Gardiner and Bertha Mapes.
      Mapes Hall (built 1959), at Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, is named for him.
      Epitaph: "In grateful recognition of David P, Mapes, for his vision and valuable services as pioneer, founder, benefactor and promoter of the City of Ripon and its College, the citizens of Ripon dedicate this marker."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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