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Waukesha County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Waukesha County

Index to Locations

  • Brookfield Wisconsin Memorial Park
  • Eagle Oak Ridge Cemetery
  • Hartland Lake Country Congregational Church Cemetery
  • Mukwonago Oak Knoll Cemetery
  • Stone Bank The Gardens of Stonebank
  • Summit Nashotah House Cemetery
  • Waukesha Prairie Home Cemetery


    Wisconsin Memorial Park
    Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Leslie Aspin (1938-1995) — also known as Les Aspin — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., July 21, 1938. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1971-93; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1993-94. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Zeta Psi. Died, from a stroke, at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1995 (age 56 years, 304 days). Interment at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Raleigh W. Falbe (1890-1957) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 21, 1890. Republican. Police officer; restaurant and tavern operator; real estate broker; insurance agent; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 15th District, 1949-54. Suffered a heart attack, while duck hunting on Rush Lake, and died five days later in Ripon Municipal Hospital, Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wis., October 6, 1957 (age 67 years, 199 days). Interment at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Ridge Cemetery
    Eagle, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Matthias Jacob Bovee (1793-1872) — also known as Matthias J. Bovee — of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. Born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., July 24, 1793. Merchant; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1826; U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1835-37. Died in Eagle, Waukesha County, Wis., September 12, 1872 (age 79 years, 50 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Benedict Arnold (1780-1849).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lake Country Congregational Church Cemetery
    Hartland, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Alfred R. Ludvigsen Alfred R. Ludvigsen (1886-1968) — of Hartland, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Merton, Waukesha County, Wis., March 17, 1886. Republican. Landscaping business; real estate developer; chair of Waukesha County Republican Party, 1930-34; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Waukesha County 2nd District, 1935-56. Died in 1968 (age about 82 years). Interment at Lake Country Congregational Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    Oak Knoll Cemetery
    Mukwonago, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Charles H. Judd Charles H. Judd (1900-1973) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born near Lake Beulah, Walworth County, Wis., May 11, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; electric railroad worker; salesman; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 8th District, 1939-40. Died March 16, 1973 (age 72 years, 309 days). Interment at Oak Knoll Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    The Gardens of Stonebank
    West Shore Drive
    Stone Bank, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Arthur Koegel Arthur Koegel (1889-1974) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 2, 1889. Bricklayer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 7th District, 1931-42; defeated (Socialist), 1950. Died in March, 1974 (age 84 years, 0 days). Interment at The Gardens of Stonebank.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    Nashotah House Cemetery
    Summit, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood (1926-1960) — also known as Joseph W. Bloodgood — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., May 15, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; Dane County Coroner, 1951-54; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 1st District, 1955-56; Dane County District Attorney, 1957-60; Dane County Family Court Judge, 1960. Died from suicide, by hanging himself with his belt, in a hospital shower room, in Madison, Dane County, Wis., July 7, 1960 (age 34 years, 53 days). Interment at Nashotah House Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Joseph Bloodgood (1897-1961) and Jane Gray (Cleveland) Bloodgood (1899-1983); married, December 21, 1948, to Mary Elizabeth Peck (1922-2018); nephew of James Harlan Cleveland Jr.; grandson of James Harlan Cleveland; great-grandson of Francis Landon Cleveland and Stanley Matthews; great-grandnephew of John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911); second great-grandson of James Harlan; first cousin twice removed of Henry Watterson and John Maynard Harlan; second cousin once removed of Harvey Watterson and John Marshall Harlan (1899-1971); second cousin twice removed of Grover Cleveland; second cousin four times removed of Jonathan Usher; third cousin once removed of Richard Folsom Cleveland (1897-1974); third cousin thrice removed of John Palmer Usher and Robert Cleveland Usher.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Prairie Home Cemetery
    605 South Prairie Avenue
    Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Eugene W. Chafin Eugene Wilder Chafin (1852-1920) — also known as Eugene W. Chafin — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Arizona; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in East Troy, Walworth County, Wis., November 1, 1852. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1882; Prohibition candidate for Wisconsin state attorney general, 1886, 1900; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1898; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1902; Prohibition candidate for Illinois state attorney general, 1904; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1908, 1912; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1914. Died November 30, 1920 (age 68 years, 29 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel E. Chafin and Betsey (Pollard) Chafin; married, November 24, 1881, to Carrie A. Hunkins (1855-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
    Glenn R. Davis Glenn Robert Davis (1914-1988) — also known as Glenn R. Davis — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis.; New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wis.; Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Vernon, Waukesha County, Wis., October 28, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1947-57, 1965-74 (2nd District 1947-57, 9th District 1965-74); delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1956, 1960, 1972; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1956, 1957. Congregationalist. Died September 21, 1988 (age 73 years, 329 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1954
      Lee Sherman Dreyfus (1926-2008) — also known as Lee S. Dreyfus — of Wisconsin. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 20, 1926. Governor of Wisconsin, 1979-83. Died in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis., January 2, 2008 (age 81 years, 196 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Hadley Sumner (1837-1903) — of Wisconsin. Born in New York, September 15, 1837. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1883-85. Died May 29, 1903 (age 65 years, 256 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry D. Barron (1833-1882) — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis.; St. Croix Falls, Polk County, Wis. Born January 1, 1833. Postmaster at Waukesha, Wis., 1853-55, 1856-57; circuit judge in Wisconsin, 1860, 1877-82 (8th Circuit 1860, 11th Circuit 1877-82); member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1863-64, 1866-69, 1872-73; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1868, 1872; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1874-76. Died January 22, 1882 (age 49 years, 21 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery.
      Barron County, Wis. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elihu Enos (1823-1892) — of Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., January 29, 1823. School teacher; postmaster at Waukesha, Wis., 1850-53, 1872-86; superintendent of schools; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1868. Member, Freemasons. Died in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis., November 13, 1892 (age 69 years, 289 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elihu Enos and Dotha (Johnson) Enos; married 1851 to Frances Blake.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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