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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of U.S. Politicians in Germany

Index to Locations

  • Dresden Alter Annenfriedhof
  • Frankfurt am Main Unknown location
  • Hanover Stadtfriedhof Engesohde


    Alter Annenfriedhof
    Dresden, Germany
    Politicians buried here:
      Herman L. Page (1818-1873) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Oneida County, N.Y., May 27, 1818. Democrat. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1859-60; insurance agent. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Dresden, Germany, October 15, 1873 (age 55 years, 141 days). Interment at Alter Annenfriedhof.
      Relatives: Son of Eli V. Page (1772-1858) and Jane Page; married to Maria Camp (1824-1846) and Cynthia Barker.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward P. Salomon (1828-1909) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born April 11, 1828. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1862-64; Governor of Wisconsin, 1862-64; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1868. Died April 21, 1909 (age 81 years, 10 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Edward Selig Salomon (1836-1913).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Stadtfriedhof Engesohde
    Hanover, Germany
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Henry Reed Rathbone (1837-1911) — Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., July 1, 1837. Lawyer; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; on April 14, 1865, he was seated in the box at Ford's Theater with President Abraham Lincoln; when John Wilkes Booth shot the president, Rathbone attempted to apprehend Booth, and suffered knife wounds; subsequently his mental health deteriorated; U.S. Consul in Hanover, as of 1882-83. On December 23, 1883, he killed his wife, and stabbed himself in a suicide attempt; he was charged with murder, convicted, and found insane; he died more than 25 years later, in the Asylum for the Criminal Insane, Hildesheim, Germany, August 14, 1911 (age 74 years, 44 days). Original interment at Stadtfriedhof Engesohde; reinterment 1952 to unknown location.
      Relatives: Step-son of Ira Harris (1802-1875); son of Jared Lewis Rathbone and Pauline (Pinney) Rathbone (1810-1894); brother of Jared Lawrence Rathbone; married, July 11, 1867, to Clara Hamilton Harris (1834-1883; daughter of Ira Harris (1802-1875)); father of Henry Riggs Rathbone (1870-1928); second cousin once removed of Daniel Burrows; second cousin thrice removed of Ezekiel Cornell; third cousin of Lorenzo Burrows; fourth cousin once removed of Ezra Cornell.
      Political families: Cornell family of New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


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