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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Milwaukee County

Index to Locations

  • Cudahy Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
  • Granville West Granville Cemetery
  • Milwaukee Unknown location
  • Milwaukee Arlington Park
  • Milwaukee Calvary Cemetery
  • Milwaukee Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
  • Milwaukee Forest Home Cemetery
  • Milwaukee Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Milwaukee Juneau Park
  • Milwaukee Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
  • Milwaukee Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Milwaukee Pinelawn Memorial Park
  • Milwaukee St. Adalbert's Cemetery
  • Milwaukee Union Cemetery


    Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
    Cudahy, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Martin F. Howard (1892-1969) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 12, 1892. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; electrician; automobile dealer; insurance business; manufacturer's sales agent; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 17th District, 1935-38, 1947-52; defeated, 1938 (Democratic), 1952 (Republican), 1954 (Republican); Republican candidate for Wisconsin state senate 7th District, 1942, 1962. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died April 9, 1969 (age 76 years, 209 days). Interment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    West Granville Cemetery
    Granville, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Frederich Henrizi (1867-1946) — also known as Charles F. Henrizi — of Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Germany, January 28, 1867. Republican. Manufacturer; postmaster at Menomonee Falls, Wis., 1898-1910. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wis., May 19, 1946 (age 79 years, 111 days). Interment at West Granville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nettie Barndt (1868-1932).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    Julius P. Heil Julius Peter Heil (1876-1949) — also known as Julius P. Heil; "Julius the Just" — of Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Duesmond an der Mosel, Germany, July 24, 1876. Republican. Founder and president of Heil Company (fabricating railroad cars and rails); Governor of Wisconsin, 1939-43; defeated, 1942; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 30, 1949 (age 73 years, 129 days). Interment somewhere.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    Arlington Park
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    John C. Schafer John Charles Schafer (1893-1962) — also known as John C. Schafer — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 7, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance business; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1921; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1923-33, 1939-41; defeated, 1940, 1952, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957. Died in Pewaukee, Waukesha County, Wis., June 9, 1962 (age 69 years, 33 days). Interment at Arlington Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    Calvary Cemetery
    5503 West Bluemound Road
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Black (c.1827-1899) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born about 1827. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state senate, 1874-75; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1878-80; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1892. Died in 1899 (age about 72 years). Entombed at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Solomon Juneau (1793-1856) — also known as Laurent-Salomon Juneau — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in L'Asumption, Quebec, August 9, 1793. Democrat. Fur trader; founder of Milwaukee; postmaster at Milwaukee, Wis., 1835-43; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1846-47. Catholic. French ancestry. Died, reportedly from appendicitis, in Keshena, Shawano County (now Menominee County), Wis., November 14, 1856 (age 63 years, 97 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1866 at Calvary Cemetery; cenotaph at Juneau Park.
      Relatives: Married 1820 to Josette Vieux (1804-1855); grandfather of Paul Oscar Adolph Husting (1866-1917).
      Juneau County, Wis. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Phillips (1825-1906) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in 1825. Democrat. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1870-71. Died September 13, 1906 (age about 81 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Charles H. Phillips (1859?-1938).
      William Joseph Cary (1865-1934) — also known as William J. Cary — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 22, 1865. Republican. Telegraph operator; Milwaukee County Sheriff, 1904-06; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1907-19; Milwaukee County Clerk, 1921-33. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 2, 1934 (age 68 years, 286 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Peter Victor Deuster (1831-1904) — also known as Peter V. Deuster — of Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born near Aix-la-Chapelle, Prussia (now Aachen, Germany), February 13, 1831. Democrat. Newspaper editor; postmaster; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1863; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1870-71; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1879-85; U.S. Consul in Crefeld, 1896-97. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 31, 1904 (age 73 years, 322 days). Entombed at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Francis Mertz (1890-1970) — also known as Edward F. Mertz — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 15, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; building contractor; restaurant and tavern operator; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1949-56, 1965-68 (Milwaukee County 16th District 1949-54, Milwaukee County 1st District 1955-56, Milwaukee County 9th District 1965-68). German ancestry. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Eagles. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 3, 1970 (age 79 years, 261 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph M. Mertz (1864-1928) and Catherine (Dickmann) Mertz (1867-1950); married to Meta Fluck (1889-1959).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Charles H. Phillips (c.1859-1938) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born about 1859. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936; candidate for Wisconsin state senate 6th District, 1936. Died May 28, 1938 (age about 79 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Phillips (1825-1906).


    Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Samuel Alphonsus Stritch (1887-1958) — also known as Samuel Stritch — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 17, 1887. Catholic priest; bishop of Toledo, 1921-30; archbishop of Milwaukee, 1930-39; archbishop of Chicago, 1940-58; cardinal, 1946-58; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1952 ; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1952. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Rome, Italy, May 27, 1958 (age 70 years, 283 days). Entombed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.; cenotaph at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
      Relatives: Son of Garret Stritch (1841-1896) and Katherine (O'Malley) Stritch.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Home Cemetery
    2405 Forest Hoome Ave.
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Founded 1850
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1980

    Politicians buried here:
      Frank P. Zeidler (1912-2006) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born September 20, 1912. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1946; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1948-60; candidate for President of the United States, 1976. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., July 7, 2006 (age 93 years, 290 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Carl Frederick Zeidler (1908-1942).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harrison Ludington (1812-1891) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Kent town, Putnam County, N.Y., July 30, 1812. Republican. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1871-72, 1873-74, 1875; Governor of Wisconsin, 1876-78. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 17, 1891 (age 78 years, 322 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Ludington (1782-1852) and Susannah (Griffith) Ludington; married, March 25, 1838, to Frances White; married, June 7, 1875, to Eve Mary Tobey; uncle of Lewis Seaman Patrick (1843-1913).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Hoyt Brown (1839-1908) — also known as Thomas H. Brown — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in 1839. Republican. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1880-82, 1888-90. Died in 1908 (age about 69 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Henry C. Payne Henry Clay Payne (1843-1904) — also known as Henry C. Payne — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Ashfield, Franklin County, Mass., November 23, 1843. Republican. Postmaster at Milwaukee, Wis., 1876-85; president, Wisconsin Telephone Company; president, Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company; president, American Street Railway Association; receiver, Northern Pacific Railroad; member of Republican National Committee from Wisconsin, 1880-1904; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1904; Wisconsin Republican state chair, 1892; U.S. Postmaster General, 1902-04; died in office 1904. Methodist. Died in Washington, D.C., October 4, 1904 (age 60 years, 316 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Henry Clay
      Relatives: Son of Orrin P. Payne and Eliza (Ames) Payne; married, October 15, 1867, to Lydia W. Van Dyke.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, January 1902
      George H. Walker (1811-1866) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in 1811. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1851-52, 1853-54. Died in 1866 (age about 55 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Byron H. Kilbourn (1801-1870) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Granby, Hartford County, Conn., September 8, 1801. Democrat. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1848-49, 1854-55. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 16, 1870 (age 69 years, 99 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucy (Fitch) Kilbourn (1769-1807) and James Kilbourne (1770-1850); married, December 25, 1827, to Mary Henrietta Cowles (1800-1837); married, June 15, 1838, to Henrietta Maria Karrick (1808-1887); uncle of James Kilbourne (1842-1919); third cousin of Charles H. Eastman (1819-1879); third cousin once removed of John Taintor, Roger Taintor, Solomon Taintor, Jonathan Stratton and Robert Cleveland Usher; third cousin thrice removed of James Warren Driver; fourth cousin of John Adams Taintor and Henry G. Taintor; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Brace, Samuel Clesson Allen, Greene Carrier Bronson, Lemuel Stetson, Samuel Lount Kilbourne and George Eastman.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Flanders family of Vermont; Rowell family of Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Emil Wallber (1841-1923) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in 1841. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1872; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1884-88. Died in 1923 (age about 82 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gerhard Adolph Bading (1870-1946) — also known as Gerhard A. Bading — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 31, 1870. Physician; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1912-16; U.S. Minister to Ecuador, 1922-29. Lutheran. Member, American Medical Association; American Legion; American Public Health Association. Died in Milwaukee Hospital, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 11, 1946 (age 75 years, 223 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Bading and Dorothea (Ehlers) Bading; married, December 15, 1895, to Carol Royal Clemmer.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John L. Bohn (1869-1955) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born August 1, 1869. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1942-48. Died, of heart failure, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 20, 1955 (age 85 years, 262 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ammi R. Butler (1821-1901) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born September 4, 1821. Democrat. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1876-78. Died April 4, 1901 (age 79 years, 212 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Maxwell Stowell (1823-1907) — also known as John M. Stowell — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Alexander, Genesee County, N.Y., March 9, 1823. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1862; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1882-84. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 30, 1907 (age 84 years, 52 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Azel Stowell (1782-1865) and Abigail (Maxwell) Stowell (1782-1852); married, July 10, 1849, to Eliza Ellen Downey (1824-1909); third cousin once removed of Merrick Stowell (1838-1921); fourth cousin once removed of William Henry Harrison Stowell.
      Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    George W. Peck George Wilbur Peck (1840-1916) — also known as George W. Peck — of Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 28, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper publisher; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1890; Governor of Wisconsin, 1891-95; defeated, 1894, 1904. Died April 16, 1916 (age 75 years, 201 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David B. Peck and Alzina Peck; married 1860 to Francena Rowley.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      John J. Tallmadge (1818-1873) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Claverack, Columbia County, N.Y., January 10, 1818. Democrat. Merchant; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1865-66; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1867. Died in Summit, Waukesha County, Wis., October 16, 1873 (age 55 years, 279 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Don Alonzo Joshua Upham (1809-1877) — also known as Don A. J. Upham — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in 1809. Democrat. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1849-50; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1851; U.S. Attorney for Wisconsin, 1857-61. Died in 1877 (age about 68 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Sproat Brown (1824-1878) — also known as James S. Brown — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, February 1, 1824. Democrat. Wisconsin state attorney general, 1848-50; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1861-62; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1863-65. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 15, 1878 (age 54 years, 73 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Pitt Lynde (1817-1885) — also known as William P. Lynde — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Sherburne, Chenango County, N.Y., December 16, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; Wisconsin territory attorney general, 1845-46; U.S. Attorney for Wisconsin, 1845-48; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1848-49, 1875-79 (1st District 1848-49, 4th District 1875-79); candidate for justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1849; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1860-61; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1866; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1869-70. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 18, 1885 (age 68 years, 2 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: William Pitt
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Horace Chase (1810-1886) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in 1810. Democrat. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1862-63. Died in 1886 (age about 76 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hans Crocker (1815-1889) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in 1815. Republican. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1852-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1860. Died in 1889 (age about 74 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abner Kirby (1818-1893) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born April 11, 1818. Democrat. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1864-65. Died September 23, 1893 (age 75 years, 165 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Sherburn M. Becker (1877-1949) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in 1877. Republican. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1906-08. Died in 1949 (age about 72 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Matthew Hale Carpenter Matthew Hale Carpenter (1824-1881) — also known as Matthew H. Carpenter; Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Moretown, Washington County, Vt., December 22, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1869-75, 1879-81; died in office 1881. Died in Washington, D.C., February 24, 1881 (age 56 years, 64 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
      Emanuel Lorenz Philipp (1861-1925) — also known as Emanuel L. Philipp — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Sauk County, Wis., March 25, 1861. Republican. Farmer; school teacher; telegraph operator; railway station agent; lumber business; member of Republican National Committee from Wisconsin, 1908; Milwaukee Police Commissioner, 1909-14; Governor of Wisconsin, 1915-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916. Swiss ancestry. Member, Humane Society; Freemasons. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 15, 1925 (age 64 years, 82 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Luzi Philipp and Sabina (Ludwig) Philipp; married, October 27, 1887, to Bertha Schweke.
      See also Wikipedia article
      William E. Smith (1824-1883) — of Fox Lake, Dodge County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Kincardineshire, Scotland, June 18, 1824. Republican. Wholesale grocer; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1860; Wisconsin state treasurer, 1866-70; Governor of Wisconsin, 1878-82. Died February 13, 1883 (age 58 years, 240 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Edward McGovern (1866-1946) — also known as Francis E. McGovern — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis., January 21, 1866. Republican. Governor of Wisconsin, 1911-15; defeated in primary, 1916; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1914. Died May 16, 1946 (age 80 years, 115 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac Pigeon Walker (1815-1872) — also known as Isaac P. Walker — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born near Wheeling, Ohio County, Va. (now W.Va.), November 2, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1830; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1840; member of Wisconsin territorial legislature, 1847-48; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1848-55. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 29, 1872 (age 56 years, 148 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James William Dawes (1845-1918) — also known as James W. Dawes — of Crete, Saline County, Neb. Born in McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, January 8, 1845. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1876-82; member of Nebraska state senate, 1877; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1880; Governor of Nebraska, 1883-87. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 8, 1918 (age 73 years, 273 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Edward M. Dawes (1807-1865) and Caroline (Dana) Dawes (1813-1897).
      Dawes County, Neb. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Schoellkopf Reuss (1912-2002) — also known as Henry S. Reuss — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 22, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1948, 1960; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1955-83. Died, of congestive heart failure, in a hospital at San Rafael, Marin County, Calif., January 12, 2002 (age 89 years, 324 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gustav A. Reuss and Paula Schoellkopf Reuss; married 1942 to Margaret Magrath.
      The Reuss Federal Plaza office building (built 1982, sold and renamed 2017), in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was named for him.
      Campaign slogan (1948): "Our Choice is Reuss."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Books by Henry S. Reuss: When Government Was Good: Memories of a Life in Politics
      John Lendrum Mitchell (1842-1904) — also known as John L. Mitchell — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 19, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1872-73, 1876-77; member of Democratic National Committee from Wisconsin, 1888; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1891-93; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1893-99. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 29, 1904 (age 61 years, 254 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Mitchell (1817-1887); father of Gen. Billy Mitchell (1879-1936; father of the U.S. Air Force).
      Political family: Mitchell-Reed family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Fred R. Zimmerman Fred R. Zimmerman (1880-1954) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 30, 1880. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1940, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate); secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1923-27, 1939-54; died in office 1954; Governor of Wisconsin, 1927-29. Died December 14, 1954 (age 74 years, 14 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Joshua L. Johns
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
      William Henry Stafford (1869-1957) — also known as William H. Stafford — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 12, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1903-11, 1913-19, 1921-23, 1929-33; defeated, 1922; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1938. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 22, 1957 (age 87 years, 192 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Victor L. Berger Victor Luitpold Berger (1860-1929) — also known as Victor L. Berger — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Nieder-Rehbach, Austria, February 28, 1860. Socialist. Emigrated to the United States in 1878; school teacher; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1911-13, 1919, 1923-29; defeated, 1904, 1920; candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1918; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920; Chairman of Socialist Party, 1927-29. Jewish ancestry. Member, International Typographical Union. He and Eugene V. Debs founded the Socialist Party. He opposed U.S. entry into World War I; in Chicago in 1918, he was tried and convicted under the Espionage Act, and sentenced to twenty years in prison; elected to Congress anyway, he was denied a seat in 1919-21 to to alleged disloyalty. In 1921, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed his conviction; the cases against him were withdrawn; he resumed his seat in Congress in 1923. Injured in a streetcar accident, and subsequently died, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 7, 1929 (age 69 years, 160 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ignatz Berger and Julia Berger; married, December 4, 1897, to Meta Schlicting.
      Cross-reference: William F. Kruse — Adolph Germer — J. Louis Engdahl — Irwin St. John Tucker
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Marxists Internet Archive
      Edward Voigt (1873-1934) — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Bremen, Germany, December 1, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Sheboygan County District Attorney, 1905-11; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1917-27; circuit judge in Wisconsin 4th Circuit, 1929-34; died in office 1934. Died near Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis., August 26, 1934 (age 60 years, 268 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gerry Whiting Hazelton (1829-1920) — also known as Gerry W. Hazelton — of Columbus, Columbia County, Wis. Born in Chester, Rockingham County, N.H., February 24, 1829. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state senate, 1861-62; Columbia County District Attorney, 1865; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 2nd Wisconsin District, 1866; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1871-75; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1876-85. Died September 29, 1920 (age 91 years, 218 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of George Cochrane Hazelton (1832-1922); nephew of Clark Betton Cochrane.
      Political family: Hazelton family of Chester, New Hampshire.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Theobald Otjen (1851-1924) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in West China, St. Clair County, Mich., October 27, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1895-1907; defeated, 1892, 1893, 1906. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 11, 1924 (age 72 years, 167 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Howard Paul (1826-1890) — also known as George H. Paul — of Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt.; Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Danville, Caledonia County, Vt., March 14, 1826. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Burlington, Vt., 1849; Kenosha, Wis., 1853-61; Milwaukee, Wis., 1885-89; mayor of Kenosha, Wis., 1857-59; newspaper editor; superintendent of schools; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1872; Wisconsin railroad commissioner, 1874-76; member of Democratic National Committee from Wisconsin, 1876; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1878-81. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 18, 1890 (age 64 years, 65 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1855 to Pamela Susan Joy (1836-1920).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Mitchell (1817-1887) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, October 17, 1817. Democrat. Banker; president, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, 1864-87; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1871-75 (1st District 1871-73, 4th District 1873-75); defeated, 1868; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee). Scottish ancestry. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 19, 1887 (age 69 years, 184 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Mitchell and Margaret (Lendrum) Mitchell; married to Martha Reed (1817-1902; sister of Harrison Reed (1813-1899)); father of John Lendrum Mitchell.
      Political family: Mitchell-Reed family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
      The city of Mitchell, South Dakota, is named for him.  — The city of Alexandria, South Dakota, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander Mitchell (built 1943, scrapped 1967) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harrison Carroll Hobart (1815-1902) — also known as Harrison C. Hobart — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis.; Chilton, Calumet County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born January 31, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 1st District, 1848; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1849, 1859, 1867 (Sheboygan County 1849, Calumet County 1859, Milwaukee County 1867); candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1859, 1865; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died January 23, 1902 (age 86 years, 357 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Smith (1805-1870) — of Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y. Born in New York, June 22, 1805. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Genesee County, 1842; U.S. Representative from New York 33rd District, 1843-47. Died August 27, 1870 (age 65 years, 66 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Wells, Jr. (1808-1902) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in West Waterville (now Oakland), Kennebec County, Maine, July 16, 1808. Democrat. Probate judge in Wisconsin, 1838; member Wisconsin territorial council, 1838-40; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1853-57. President of three railroads. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 18, 1902 (age 93 years, 245 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Dwight Holton (1815-1892) — also known as Edward D. Holton — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., April 28, 1815. Abolitionist; wheat trader; Liberty candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1845; founder, Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railroad; banker; Free Soil candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1853; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1856; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District, 1860. Died, from malaria and erysipelas, in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., April 21, 1892 (age 76 years, 359 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 14, 1845, to Lucinda Millard (1824-1910).
      The city of Holton, Kansas, is named for him.  — Holton Hall, at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is named for him.  — Holton Street, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles E. Hammersley (1881-1957) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 2, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1930; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932, 1936, 1940. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Elks. Died in 1957 (age about 75 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward C. Hammersley and Ella (Viall) Hammersley; married to Althea Reineking.
      Edmund T. Melms (c.1875-1933) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born about 1875. Socialist. Social Democratic candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 11th District, 1902; Milwaukee County Sheriff, 1915-17; candidate for Wisconsin state senate, 1918; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1922, 1926. Socialist leader in Wisconsin and nationally; opponent of U.S. participation in World War I. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 6, 1933 (age about 58 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Edward Phelps Allis (1824-1889) — of Wisconsin. Born in Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y., May 12, 1824. Manufacturer; banker; Greenback candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1877, 1881. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 1, 1889 (age 64 years, 324 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jere Allis and Mary (White) Allis; married 1848 to Margaret Watson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Ogden Bigelow (1844-1903) — also known as John O. Bigelow — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., May 15, 1844. Stockbroker; treasurer, New Orleans stock exchange; Consul for Argentina in New Orleans, La., 1885-1903. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., February 24, 1903 (age 58 years, 285 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abijah Bigelow (1792-1854) and Rebecca Edwards (Ogden) Bigelow (1816-1893); married to Jean Ogden (1861-1923); third cousin of Alexander Wheelock Thayer; third cousin once removed of Nathan Read and Alexander Cook Thayer; third cousin twice removed of Timothy Bigelow; fourth cousin of Rufus Heaton; fourth cousin once removed of John Prescott Bigelow, Edgar Weeks, John Hill Walbridge, Henry E. Walbridge (1850-1927) and John Wingate Weeks.
      Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Nazro (1826-1888) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Santo Domingo (now Dominican Republic), 1826. U.S. Collector of Customs, 1876-79. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 6, 1888 (age about 61 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      LeRoy J. Simmons (1905-1973) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., July 25, 1905. Democrat. Postal clerk; insurance agent; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 6th District, 1945-52. African ancestry. Died May 8, 1973 (age 67 years, 287 days). Entombed at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Rugee (1827-1894) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Lübeck, Germany, January 3, 1827. Architect; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1861; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1884. Designed breweries, churches, grain elevators, and many bridges. Died of cancer, in Redlands, San Bernardino County, Calif., March 7, 1894 (age 67 years, 63 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Carl Frederick Zeidler (1908-1942) — also known as Carl Zeidler; "Singing Mayor"; "Boy Mayor" — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 4, 1908. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1940-42; resigned 1942; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Killed when the munitions ship La Salle was struck by torpedos, exploded, and sank, about 350 miles southeast of the Cape of Good Hope, in the Indian Ocean, November 7, 1942 (age 34 years, 307 days); his remains were never found. Cenotaph at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Frank P. Zeidler (1912-2006).
      Carl F. Zeidler Park (now Zeidler Union Square), in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    Daniel W. Hoan Daniel Webster Hoan (1881-1961) — also known as Daniel W. Hoan — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis., March 12, 1881. Lawyer; attorney for Wisconsin Federation of Labor, 1908-10; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1916-40; defeated, 1948; Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1944, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1952 (alternate); Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 10th District, 1948; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1950; Democratic candidate for Wisconsin state senate 8th District, 1952. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Eagles; Woodmen. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 11, 1961 (age 80 years, 91 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Daniel Webster
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Webster Hoan and Margaret Augusta (Hood) Hoan; married, October 9, 1909, to Agnes B. Magner; married, April 8, 1944, to Gladys Arthur.
      Cross-reference: Joseph A. Padway
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Detroit Free Press, October 2, 1932
      Raymond Joseph Cannon (1894-1951) — also known as Raymond J. Cannon — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich., August 26, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1930; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1933-39; defeated, 1938, 1944; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1940, 1942. Professional baseball player, 1908-22; attorney for Joe Jackson, winning damages for breach of contract against the Chicago White Sox baseball team; legal advisor to boxer Jack Dempsey. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 25, 1951 (age 57 years, 91 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Joseph Kersten (1902-1972) — also known as Charles J. Kersten — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 26, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1947-49, 1951-55; defeated, 1948, 1954, 1956. Died October 31, 1972 (age 70 years, 158 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Edith McKinnon.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John M. Callahan — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924, 1928; candidate for secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1924; Wisconsin Democratic state chair, 1925-27. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.


    Juneau Park
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Solomon Juneau (1793-1856) — also known as Laurent-Salomon Juneau — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in L'Asumption, Quebec, August 9, 1793. Democrat. Fur trader; founder of Milwaukee; postmaster at Milwaukee, Wis., 1835-43; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1846-47. Catholic. French ancestry. Died, reportedly from appendicitis, in Keshena, Shawano County (now Menominee County), Wis., November 14, 1856 (age 63 years, 97 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment in 1866 at Calvary Cemetery; cenotaph at Juneau Park.
      Relatives: Married 1820 to Josette Vieux (1804-1855); grandfather of Paul Oscar Adolph Husting (1866-1917).
      Juneau County, Wis. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
    6400 West Burleigh Street
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry William Diederich (1845-1926) — also known as Henry W. Diederich — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 13, 1845. Republican. Pastor; college professor; U.S. Consul in Leipzig, 1889-93; Magdeburg, 1897-99; Bremen, 1899-1906; Sarnia, 1919-24; U.S. Consul General in Antwerp, 1906-17. Lutheran. Died in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 8, 1926 (age 80 years, 87 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clara M. (Wessler) Diederich (1821-1909) and Nicholas H. Diederich (1823-1896); married, August 23, 1870, to Margaret Stutz (1852-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    George Hampel George Hampel (1885-1954) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 27, 1885. Accountant; bookseller; Social Democratic candidate for Wisconsin state treasurer, 1914; Milwaukee County Clerk, 1919-20; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1931-32; member of Wisconsin state senate 6th District, 1937-44; defeated, 1932 (Socialist), 1944. Died, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 15, 1954 (age 68 years, 261 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      John Charles Brophy (1901-1976) — also known as John C. Brophy — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Eagle, Walworth County, Wis., October 8, 1901. Republican. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1948, 1950. Catholic. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 26, 1976 (age 75 years, 79 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John R. Brophy and Sarah (Howard) Brophy; married, October 18, 1924, to Marie Pechauer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pinelawn Memorial Park
    10700 West Capitol Drive
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Ben Rubin Ben Rubin (1887-1942) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born December 20, 1887. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 6th District, 1931-32, 1937-42; died in office 1942. Died February 24, 1942 (age 54 years, 66 days). Interment at Pinelawn Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    St. Adalbert's Cemetery
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Clement John Zablocki (1912-1983) — also known as Clement J. Zablocki — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 18, 1912. Democrat. School teacher; organist; member of Wisconsin state senate 3rd District, 1943-48; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1949-83; died in office 1983; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957. Died in Washington, D.C., December 3, 1983 (age 71 years, 15 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, May 26, 1937, to Blanche M. Janic.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thaddeus Francis Boleslaw Wasielewski (1904-1976) — also known as Thaddeus F. B. Wasielewski; Thad Wasielewski — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 2, 1904. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1941-47; defeated (Independent), 1946. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Lions; Eagles; Polish National Alliance. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 25, 1976 (age 71 years, 145 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Casimir Kleczka (1885-1959) — also known as John C. Kleczka — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 6, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 8th District, 1909-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912; Milwaukee County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1914-18; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1919-23; state court judge in Wisconsin, 1930. Died April 21, 1959 (age 73 years, 350 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Kleczka and Agnes Kleczka; married, October 18, 1911, to Wanda Lukomski.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Roman Richard Blenski (1917-2002) — also known as Roman R. Blenski — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 24, 1917. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 17th District, 1945-46; defeated (Democratic), 1938, 1948; member of Wisconsin state senate 7th District, 1949-54; candidate for circuit judge in Wisconsin 2nd Circuit, 1954; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1974; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 2000. Polish ancestry. Member, Eagles; Polish National Alliance. Died August 30, 2002 (age 85 years, 218 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Francis Blenski and Hattie Jadwiga (Rozanowski) Blenski (1881-1966); brother of Michael Francis Blenski, Jr. (1912-2005).
      Political family: Blenski family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Michael Francis Blenski (1862-1932) — also known as Michael F. Blenski — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Stargardt, West Prussia (now Starogard Gdanski, Poland), September 27, 1862. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1893-94; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Polish ancestry. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 23, 1932 (age 69 years, 178 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Michael Francis Blenski, Jr. and Roman Richard Blenski (1917-2002).
      Political family: Blenski family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
      George Sokolowski (1917-1984) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in South Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 21, 1917. Democrat. Machinist; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly; elected 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958. Polish ancestry. Member, United Steelworkers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Catholic Order of Foresters; Polish National Alliance. Died in May, 1984 (age 67 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexis L. Galezewski — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Interment at St. Adalbert's Cemetery.


    Union Cemetery
    Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      William G. Rauschenberger (1855-1919) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born December 6, 1855. Republican. Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1896-98. Died April 6, 1919 (age 63 years, 121 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Smith (1838-1916) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Baltimore, Md., July 22, 1838. Architect; builder; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1878; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1887-89. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 16, 1916 (age 78 years, 56 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Christian Widule (1845-1916) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Germany, July 19, 1845. Republican. Druggist; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1879; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1887-89. Suffered a stroke while at work as assistant postmaster of Milwaukee, and died in the post office, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 9, 1916 (age 71 years, 82 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.


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