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

Index to Locations

  • Capri Protestant Cemetery
  • Firenze Allori Cemetery
  • Firenze Porta a Pinti or English Cemetery
  • Rome Cimitero Acattolico
  • Trieste Evangelical Cemetery
  • Venice Cimitero di San Michele
  • Graglia, Vercelli Unknown location

    Protestant Cemetery
    Capri, Italy
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Spencer Jerome (1864-1914) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., January 24, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; author; U.S. Consular Agent in Sorrento, 1900-01; Capri, 1901-11. Died in Capri, Italy, April 12, 1914 (age 50 years, 78 days). Interment at Protestant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Howell Jerome and Lucy (Peck) Jerome.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Allori Cemetery
    Firenze, Italy
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph E. Haven (1885-1937) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 19, 1885. U.S. Consul in Crefeld, 1907-08; Roubaix, 1908-14; Catania, 1914-16; Turin, 1916-20; Avlona, as of 1919; Trieste, 1920-22; Florence, 1923-37; San Marino, 1929-37. Died May 4, 1937 (age 52 years, 105 days). Interment at Allori Cemetery.
      Charles Henry Coster (1898-1977) — also known as Charles H. Coster — Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1898. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Vice Consul in Florence, as of 1926. Member, Freemasons. Died in Florence (Firenze), Italy, April 3, 1977 (age about 78 years). Interment at Allori Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of C. H. Coster and Emily (Pell) Coster; married to Vincenza Giuliani; uncle of Sumner Pell Gerard.
      Political family: Gerard family of Brooklyn, New York.

    Porta a Pinti or English Cemetery
    Piazzale Donatello
    Firenze, Italy
    Politicians buried here:
      James Lorimer Graham (c.1832-1876) — Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., about 1832. Editor, Putnam's magazine; librarian; U.S. Consul in Florence, 1869-76. Died April 30, 1876 (age about 44 years). Interment at Porta a Pinti or English Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathan Burr Graham, Jr. and Marie Antoinette (McCoskry) Graham.

    Cimitero Acattolico
    (formerly English Cemetery; Protestant Cemetery)
    Rome, Italy
    Politicians buried here:
      George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) — also known as George P. Marsh — of Vermont. Born in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt., March 15, 1801. U.S. Representative from Vermont 3rd District, 1843-49; U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1849-53; Italy, 1861-82, died in office 1882. Died in Vallombrosa, Italy, July 23, 1882 (age 81 years, 130 days). Interment at Cimitero Acattolico.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Marsh.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      George Frederick Reinhardt (1911-1971) — also known as G. Frederick Reinhardt — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., October 21, 1911. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Vienna, 1938; U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, 1955-57; United Arab Republic, 1960-61; Italy, 1961-68; U.S. Minister to Yemen, 1960-61. Member, Zeta Psi. Died February 22, 1971 (age 59 years, 124 days). Interment at Cimitero Acattolico.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Alexander Comstock Kirk (1888-1979) — also known as Alexander C. Kirk — of Washington, D.C.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 26, 1888. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul General in Barcelona, as of 1938; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1941; Saudi Arabia, 1941-43; U.S. Ambassador to Greece, 1943; Italy, 1944-46. Died in 1979 (age about 90 years). Interment at Cimitero Acattolico.
      Relatives: Son of James Alexander Kirk and Clara (Comstock) Kirk.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary

    Evangelical Cemetery
    Trieste, Italy
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-1897) — also known as A. W. Thayer — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass.; Trieste, Austria (now Italy). Born in Natick, Middlesex County, Mass., October 22, 1817. Writer; U.S. Consul in Trieste, 1864-74. Died in Trieste, Austria (now Italy), July 15, 1897 (age 79 years, 266 days). Interment at Evangelical Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Thayer and Susanna (Bigelow) Thayer; uncle of Alexander Cook Thayer; third cousin of John Ogden Bigelow; third cousin once removed of Nathan Read and Staley N. Wood; third cousin twice removed of Timothy Bigelow and George A. Dix; fourth cousin of Rufus Heaton and Edward M. Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of Greene Carrier Bronson, John Prescott Bigelow, Eli Thayer, John Milton Thayer, Edgar Weeks, John Hill Walbridge, Henry E. Walbridge, Arthur Chapin and John Wingate Weeks.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Cimitero di San Michele
    Venice, Italy
    Politicians buried here:
      Eugene Schuyler (1840-1890) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., February 26, 1840. U.S. Consul in Moscow, 1866-69; Reval, 1869-70; Birmingham, 1878-79; U.S. Consul General in Constantinople, 1876-78; Rome, 1879-80; Bucharest, as of 1880-82; Athens, as of 1882-84; Cairo, 1889-90; U.S. Diplomatic Agent to Romania, 1880; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Romania, 1880-82; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1882-84; Serbia, 1882-84; Greece, 1882-84. Died, of malarial fever, in Venice, Italy, July 16, 1890 (age 50 years, 140 days). Interment at Cimitero di San Michele; cenotaph at Ithaca City Cemetery, Ithaca, N.Y.
      Relatives: Son of Matilda (Scriber) Schuyler and George Washington Schuyler; married, July 8, 1877, to Gertrude Wallace King; third great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724) and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); first cousin once removed of Karl Cortlandt Schuyler; first cousin four times removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); first cousin five times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), Pierre Van Cortlandt, William Livingston, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), James Livingston, Philip Van Cortlandt, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr., Edward Livingston, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler and James Parker; fourth cousin once removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Maturin Livingston, Rensselaer Westerlo, Peter Augustus Jay, Edward Philip Livingston, William Alexander Duer, John Duer, James Alexander Hamilton, Philip Schuyler, William Jay, Charles Ludlow Livingston, Hamilton Fish, John Cortlandt Parker and Philip N. Schuyler.
      Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Roosevelt family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Unknown Location
    Graglia, Vercelli, Italy
    Politicians buried here:
      Sylvio C. Leoni (d. 1951) — U.S. Vice Consul in Florence, as of 1916-20; Milan, as of 1924; Genoa, as of 1926. Died in Milan, Italy, 1951. Interment somewhere.

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