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Marathon County
Wisconsin

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Marathon County

Index to Locations

  • Easton town Forestville Cemetery
  • Marathon City St. Mathew's Lutheran Cemetery
  • Mosinee Mosinee Union Cemetery
  • Unity Brighton Cemetery
  • Wausau Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Wausau Restlawn Memorial Park
  • Wausau St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery


    Forestville Cemetery
    Easton town, Marathon County, Wisconsin
    Founded 1907
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    John F. Dittbrender John F. Dittbrender (1878-1966) — of Ringle, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Theresa, Dodge County, Wis., July 11, 1878. Progressive. Farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County 2nd District, 1939-40. Died January 4, 1966 (age 87 years, 177 days). Interment at Forestville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of August Dittbrender and Eva (Garr) Dittbrender; married, March 3, 1900, to Augusta Voeltz.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    St. Mathew's Lutheran Cemetery
    Marathon City, Marathon County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred Prehn (1860-1932) — of Marathon City, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Manitowoc County, Wis., May 5, 1860. Republican. Merchant; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1905-07. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died, from heart disease, in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., 1932 (age about 72 years). Interment at St. Mathew's Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Arthur William Prehn (1884-1951).


    Mosinee Union Cemetery
    Mosinee, Marathon County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Sebastian Kronenwetter (1833-1902) — of Mosinee, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wurttemberg, Germany, January 21, 1833. Democrat. Hotelier; lumber mill business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County, 1885-86. German ancestry. Died in Mosinee, Marathon County, Wis., April 27, 1902 (age 69 years, 96 days). Interment at Mosinee Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Kronenwetter and Francisca (Funk) Kronenwetter; married 1856 to Mary Biri (1834-1922); grandfather of Ralph Eugene Kronenwetter (1899-1950).
      The town of Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Brighton Cemetery
    Salter Road and South Pine Road
    Unity, Marathon County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Walter E. Cook Walter E. Cook (1888-1955) — of Unity, Clark County, Wis. Born near Unity, Clark County, Wis., December 21, 1888. Republican. Farmer; auctioneer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Clark County, 1939-46, 1951-55; died in office 1955. Died October 12, 1955 (age 66 years, 295 days). Interment at Brighton Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Duncan McIndoe (1819-1872) — also known as Walter D. McIndoe — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Scotland, March 30, 1819. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1850, 1854-55; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1856, 1860; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856 (Convention Vice-President); U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1863-67 (2nd District 1863, 6th District 1863-67). Died August 22, 1872 (age 53 years, 145 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Stewart (1829-1912) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, September 12, 1829. Republican. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1895-1901. Died May 14, 1912 (age 82 years, 245 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Willis Chisholm Silverthorn (1838-1916) — also known as Willis C. Silverthorn — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Peel County, Ontario, August 30, 1838. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1868, 1874; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1875-76; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1896; circuit judge in Wisconsin 16th Circuit, 1898-1908. Died in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., October 7, 1916 (age 78 years, 38 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      August Carl Polster (1885-1942) — also known as August Polster — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., September 24, 1885. Railway freight clerk; banker; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1938-42; died in office 1942. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Moose; Royal Arcanum; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., February 1, 1942 (age 56 years, 130 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of August F. Polster and Anna (Rubritins) Polster.
      August Kickbusch (1828-1901) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Kolberg, Prussia (now Kolobrzeg, Poland), October 15, 1828. Fur trader; brick manufacturer; hardware merchant; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1872-73, 1874-75. German ancestry. Died May 28, 1901 (age 72 years, 225 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martin F. Kickbusch and Katrina (Koahn) Kickbusch; married to Matilda Schochow.
      Daniel Longfellow Plumer (1837-1920) — also known as Daniel L. Plumer — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Epping, Rockingham County, N.H., July 3, 1837. Surveyor; lumber manufacturer; banker; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1878-79, 1882-84. Died November 20, 1920 (age 83 years, 140 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Plumer and Sarah (Longfellow) Plumer; married, September 13, 1869, to Mary Jane Draper.
      John Egan Leahy (1842-1915) — also known as John E. Leahy — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Dover, Strafford County, N.H., February 15, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1879-82; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1883; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1887. Died December 23, 1915 (age 73 years, 311 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 31, 1872, to Mary D. McCrossen.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Hoeflinger (1832-1880) — also known as Carl Hoeflinger — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Obermarchtal, Germany, September 13, 1832. Democrat. Marathon County Treasurer, 1857-63; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1862, 1870; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1875-76. German ancestry. Died, from stomach cancer, September 21, 1880 (age 48 years, 8 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Hoeflinger and Josephine Hoeflinger; married to Antoinette Krembs; married 1864 to Anna Krembs.
      Bartholomew Ringle (1814-1881) — of Herman town, Dodge County, Wis.; Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Ingweiler, Germany, October 16, 1814. Postmaster; justice of the peace; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1864, 1872, 1875-77; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1876-77. German ancestry. Died in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., October 27, 1881 (age 67 years, 11 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1834 to Magdalena Pick.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Paff (1824-1895) — also known as "Honest Jake" — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Prussia, November 5, 1824. Builder; merchant; insurance agent; lumber business; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1873-74. German ancestry. Died in 1895 (age about 70 years). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 20, 1856, to Sophia Louis Doell.
      John C. Clarke (1831-1906) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Anglesey, Wales, February 17, 1831. Democrat. Sawmill owner; Marathon County Sheriff, 1859; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1876; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1877-78; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1882; postmaster. Welsh ancestry. Died December 14, 1906 (age 75 years, 300 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1853 to Anna Margaret Gibson; married, October 31, 1854, to Rhoda Jane Putnam; married 1899 to Louisa Jane Walworth.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Paul August Luedtke (1888-1968) — also known as Paul A. Luedtke — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., August 24, 1888. Republican. Wood finishing and decorating business; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County 2nd District, 1943-62. Member, Moose; Elks; Odd Fellows; United Commercial Travelers. Died June 18, 1968 (age 79 years, 299 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Luedtke (1852-1906) and Fredricka Luedtke (1856-1943); married to Clara Fara (1892-1938); married, September 11, 1939, to Alta Seefeldt.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Restlawn Memorial Park
    Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Gerald John Boileau (1900-1981) — also known as Gerald J. Boileau — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Woodruff, Oneida County, Wis., January 15, 1900. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Marathon County District Attorney, 1926-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1931-39 (8th District 1931-33, 7th District 1933-39); defeated (Progressive), 1940; circuit judge in Wisconsin 16th Circuit, 1942-56. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Theta Phi. Died January 30, 1981 (age 81 years, 15 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Rosaria Boileau and Sophia Mary (Daigle) Boileau; married, August 29, 1925, to Monica McKeon.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Herbert Albert Giese (1907-1964) — also known as Herbert A. Giese — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., June 23, 1907. Mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1942-54. Lutheran. Died, from a heart attack, in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., February 11, 1964 (age 56 years, 233 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Giese and Louise (Grob) Giese; married, September 10, 1927, to Eileen Orphal.
      John Kannenberg (1919-2008) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Texas town, Marathon County, Wis., December 19, 1919. Mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1964-88. Member, Moose; Elks; Optimist Club; United Commercial Travelers. Died March 17, 2008 (age 88 years, 89 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Ernest Kannenberg and Rose (Fischer) Kannenberg; brother of Roland Ellsworth Harry Kannenberg; married, September 23, 1939, to Ella Rose Parent; uncle of Natalie Kannenberg Tackett (1960?-).
      Political family: Kannenberg family of Wausau, Wisconsin.
      Arthur William Prehn (1884-1951) — also known as Arthur W. Prehn; A. W. Prehn — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Marathon City, Marathon County, Wis., December 1, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912, 1936, 1944; Marathon County District Attorney, 1922-25; member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1936. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Elks; Odd Fellows; Moose; Eagles. Died, of heart failure, in Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas County, Fla., March 24, 1951 (age 66 years, 113 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Fred Prehn (1860-1932).
      Donald John MacCormick (1888-1955) — also known as Donald J. MacCormick — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Hillsgrove, Sullivan County, Pa., July 24, 1888. Democrat. Barber; candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County 2nd District, 1938; member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1944; acting postmaster at Wausau, Wis., 1946-49; candidate for Wisconsin state senate 25th District, 1950. Died in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., February 9, 1955 (age 66 years, 200 days). Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Malcolm John MacCormick (1853-1936) and Clara (Sadler) MacCormick (1861-1933); married, December 7, 1909, to Laura Johanna Josephine Seefelft (1890-1989).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
    Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    George W. Borowitz George W. Borowitz (1870-1938) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Germany, December 7, 1870. Tailor; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1935-38. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Catholic Order of Foresters; Eagles; Elks. While on a hunting and fishing trip, he and three other men from Wausau (N. P. Beck, Herman Belter, and J. William Delaney) drowned when their boat capsized, in Island Lake, Vilas County, Wis., November 12, 1938 (age 67 years, 340 days). The overturned boat was found two days later; the bodies were recovered from the lake the following April. Interment at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Borowitz and Hulda (Lambs) Borowitz; married, January 20, 1899, to Josephine Kroupa.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Appleton (Wis.) Post-Crescent, November 14, 1938


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