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  Charles Henry Abegg (1864-1958) — also known as Charles Abegg; Carl Abegg — of New York. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, April 15, 1864. Naturalized U.S. citizen; U.S. Consular Agent in Port de Paix, 1896-1924. Swiss ancestry. Died, from cancer of the larynx, in Port de Paix, Haiti, June 12, 1958 (age 94 years, 58 days). Interment at Cemetery of Port de Paix, Port de Paix, Haiti.
  John Anderegg (1811-1882) — also known as Johannes Anderegg — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind. Born in Switzerland, February 1, 1811. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1860. Swiss ancestry. Died in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., July 26, 1882 (age 71 years, 175 days). Interment at Greendale Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Johannes Anderegg (1779-1858) and Anna (Abt) Anderegg (1789-1846); married to Felicitas Renner (1808-1885).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mary Bellamy (1861-1955) — also known as Marie Godat; Mrs. Charles Bellamy — of Laramie, Albany County, Wyo. Born in Richwoods, Washington County, Mo., December 13, 1861. Democrat. School teacher; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1911; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1916. Female. Swiss, Dutch, and English ancestry. First woman legislator in Wyoming. Died in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., January 28, 1955 (age 93 years, 46 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Augustus Godat (1808-1860) and Catherine (Horine) Godat (1822-1908); married 1886 to Charles Bellamy (1851-1934).
  Francis Berton (c.1830-1885) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Switzerland, about 1830. Banker; Consul for Switzerland in San Francisco, Calif., 1867-85; Consul for Portugal in San Francisco, Calif., 1869-85. Swiss ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from "impoverishment of the blood" (anemia), in the Grand Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., April 1, 1885 (age about 55 years). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment to unknown location.
  Carl Ferdinand Bertschinger (1868-1952) — also known as Carl Bertschinger — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, February 24, 1868. Democrat. Physician; Honorary Vice-Consul for Switzerland in Chicago, Ill., 1926; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948. Protestant. Swiss ancestry. Died in El Cajon, San Diego County, Calif., November 24, 1952 (age 84 years, 274 days). Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1892 to Lina Honegger (1867-1935).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Ferris Booher (1848-1921) — also known as Charles F. Booher — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo.; Savannah, Andrew County, Mo. Born in East Groveland, Livingston County, N.Y., January 31, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1880; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1889, 1907-21; died in office 1921. German and Swiss ancestry. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Savannah, Andrew County, Mo., January 21, 1921 (age 72 years, 356 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Savannah, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Booher and Catharine (Updegraft) Booher; married, January 11, 1877, to Sallie D. Shanks.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
C. Fred Boshart Charles Fred Boshart (1860-1928) — also known as C. Fred Boshart — of Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., September 17, 1860. Republican. Hop farmer; banker; member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1906-10; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908; member, governing council, New York State Department of Farms and Markets, 1921. Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., October 16, 1928 (age 68 years, 29 days). Interment at Lowville Rural Cemetery, Lowville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Dayan Boshart (1829-1906) and Margaret (Quackenbush) Boshart (1829-1918); married, October 20, 1887, to Clara Amelia Smiley (1868-1960; daughter of Amos V. Smiley (1841-1878)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Paul E. Boslaugh (b. 1881) — of Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Mapleton, Monona County, Iowa, June 10, 1881. Lawyer; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1949-. Swiss and English ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Delta Theta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  James Lane Buckley (b. 1923) — also known as James L. Buckley — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in an elevator at Women's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 9, 1923. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Senator from New York, 1971-77; defeated, 1968 (Conservative), 1976 (Republican); Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1980; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1985-96; took senior status 1996. Catholic. Irish and Swiss ancestry. Member, Skull and Bones. President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1982-85. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of William Frank Buckley, Sr. (1881-1958) and Aloise (Steiner) Buckley; brother of William Frank Buckley, Jr. and Patricia Lee Buckley (1927-2008; who married Leo Brent Bozell (1926-1997)); married 1953 to Ann Frances Cooley.
  Political family: Buckley family of New York and Connecticut.
  Campaign slogan (1970): "Isn't it about time we had a Senator?"
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Frank Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008) — also known as William F. Buckley, Jr. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 24, 1925. Conservative. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1965. Catholic. Irish and Swiss ancestry. Member, Skull and Bones. Leader of the conservative movement; founder and editor of National Review magazine; author and lecturer; host of television news show "Firing Line"; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 18, 1991. Died, probably of diabetes and emphysema, in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., February 27, 2008 (age 82 years, 95 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Bernard Cemetery, Sharon, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of William Frank Buckley, Sr. (1881-1958) and Aloise (Steiner) Buckley (1895-1985); brother of James Lane Buckley and Patricia Lee Buckley (1927-2008; who married Leo Brent Bozell (1926-1997)); married 1950 to Patricia Alden Austin Taylor (1926-2007).
  Political family: Buckley family of New York and Connecticut.
  Cross-reference: Frederic R. Coudert, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by William F. Buckley, Jr.: Getting It Right (2003) — God and Man at Yale : The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom' (1951) — Spytime : The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton (2000) — Nearer, My God : An Autobiography of Faith (1997) — The Lexicon : A Cornucopia of Wonderful Words for the Inquisitive Word Lover (1998) — Airborne : A Sentimental Journey (1984) — In Search of Anti-Semitism (1992) — Brothers No More (1995) — Up From Liberalism (1959) — The Committee and its critics : a calm review of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (1962) — Elvis in the Morning (2001) — Execution eve, and other contemporary ballads (1975) — Four reforms : a guide for the seventies (1973) — Gratitude : reflections on what we owe to our country (1990) — Nuremberg : the reckoning (2002) — Overdrive : a personal documentary (1983) — United Nations Journal : A Delegate's Odyssey (1974) — The unmaking of a mayor (1966) — Ronald Reagan: An American Hero (2001) — The Reagan I Knew (2008)
  Fiction by William F. Buckley, Jr.: Stained Glass : A Blackford Oakes Novel — Marco Polo, If You Can : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Saving the Queen : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — See You Later, Alligator : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Tucker's Last Stand : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Mongoose, R.I.P. : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — A Very Private Plot : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — High Jinx : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Who's on First : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — The Redhunter : a novel based on the life of Senator Joe McCarthy
  Books about William F. Buckley, Jr.: John B. Judis, William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives — Lee Edwards, William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement — Carl T. Bogus, Buckley: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism
  Critical books about William F. Buckley, Jr.: David Miller, Chairman Bill: A Biography of William F. Buckley, Jr.
  Travis Wayne Childers (b. 1958) — also known as Travis W. Childers — of Booneville, Prentiss County, Miss. Born in Booneville, Prentiss County, Miss., March 29, 1958. Democrat. Real estate agent; Prentiss County Chancery Clerk, 1991-2008; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 2008-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 2008. Baptist. French, English, Spanish, Italian, Swiss, Chickasaw Indian, and Choctaw Indian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John Wayne Childers and Betty Sue (Stokes) Childers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Charles Enge Charles Enge (1869-1945) — of Troy town, Sauk County, Wis. Born in Sauk County, Wis., February, 1869. Republican. School teacher; farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Sauk County, 1939-40. Swiss ancestry. Died in Troy town, Sauk County, Wis., August 30, 1945 (age 76 years, 0 days). Interment at Salem Honey Creek Cemetery, Prairie du Sac, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Enge (1831-1917) and Louisa (Schoephoerster) Enge (1842-1919); married, June 13, 1900, to Mina Gasser (1874-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
Albert Gallatin Albert Gallatin (1761-1849) — also known as Abraham Albert Alphonse de Gallatin — of Fayette County, Pa.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 1761. Democrat. Delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1790; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1790-92; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1793-94; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1795-1801; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1801-14; U.S. Minister to France, 1815-23; Great Britain, 1826-27. Swiss ancestry. Died in Astoria, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., August 12, 1849 (age 88 years, 195 days). Entombed at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.; statue at Treasury Building Grounds, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jean Gallatin and Sophia Albertina Rolaz du Rosey Gallatin; married 1789 to Sophie Allègre (1766-1789); married, November 11, 1793, to Hannah Nicholson (1766-1849); second great-grandfather of May Preston Davie; cousin by marriage of Joseph Hopper Nicholson (1770-1817).
  Political families: Key family of Maryland; Davie family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John L. Dawson
  Gallatin counties in Ill., Ky. and Mont. are named for him.
  The city of Gallatin, Tennessee, is named for him.  — The village of Galatia, Illinois, is named for him.  — The Gallatin River, which flows through Gallatin County, Montana, is named for him.  — Gallatin Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Albert Gallatin (built 1941, torpedoed and sunk 1944) was named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Albert Galliton HarrisonAlbert G. JewettAlbert G. HawesAlbert G. WakefieldAlbert Gallatin TalbottAlbert G. DowAlbert Gallatin KelloggAlbert Gallatin MarchandAlbert G. BrownAlbert G. Brodhead, Jr.Albert G. AllisonAlbert G. RiddleAlbert Galiton WatkinsAlbert G. PorterAlbert Gallatin EgbertAlbert Gallatin JenkinsAlbert Gallatin CalvertAlbert G. LawrenceAlbert G. FosterAlbert G. Simms
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $500 note in 1862-63.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Albert Gallatin: John Austin Stevens, Albert Gallatin: An American Statesman — L. B. Kuppenheimer, Albert Gallatin's Vision of Democratic Stability — Nicholas Dungan, Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father — Raymond Walters, Albert Gallatin: Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat
  Image source: New York Public Library
James W. Good James William Good (1866-1929) — also known as James W. Good; "Jimmy Good" — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born near Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, September 24, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1909-21; U.S. Secretary of War, 1929; died in office 1929. Presbyterian. Swiss ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., November 18, 1929 (age 63 years, 55 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Good and Margaret Elizabeth (Combs) Good; married, October 4, 1894, to Lucy Deacon.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Time Magazine, September 2, 1929
  Julius Hartmann (b. 1864) — of Lucerne, Switzerland. Born in Münster, Switzerland, December 26, 1864. Not U.S. citizen; U.S. Consular Agent in Lucerne, 1900-02, 1909-17; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Lucerne, 1902-08. Swiss ancestry. Burial location unknown.
Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) — also known as Herbert Hoover; "The Great Engineer"; "The Grand Old Man" — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa, August 10, 1874. Republican. Mining engineer; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1921-28; President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1940, 1952, 1960. Quaker. Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame, Leadville, Colorado. Died, of intestinal cancer, in his suite at the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 20, 1964 (age 90 years, 71 days). Interment at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Clark Hoover (1846-1880) and Hulda Randall (Minthorn) Hoover (1848-1883); married, February 10, 1899, to Lou Henry (1874-1944); father of Herbert Clark Hoover, Jr. (1903-1969); distant cousin *** of Charles Lewis Hoover.
  Political family: Hoover family of Pasadena and Palo Alto, California.
  Cross-reference: Horace A. Mann — Walter H. Newton — Christian A. Herter — Lewis L. Strauss — Clarence C. Stetson
  Hoover Dam (built 1931-36 as Boulder Dam; renamed 1947), on the Colorado River between Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Glendale, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Fresno, California, is named for him.  — Herbert Hoover High School, in Elkview, West Virginia, is named for him.
  Campaign slogan (1928): "A chicken in every pot."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Herbert Hoover: The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson
  Books about Herbert Hoover: Martin L. Fausold, The Presidency of Herbert C. Hoover — Joan Hoff Wilson, Herbert Hoover : Forgotten Progressive — George H. Nash, Life of Herbert Hoover : The Humanitarian, 1914-1917 — George H. Nash, The Life of Herbert Hoover : Masters of Emergencies, 1917-1918 — William E. Leuchtenburg, Herbert Hoover: The 31st President, 1929-1933 — Glen Jeansonne, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928-1933 — Kendrick A. Clements, The Life of Herbert Hoover: Imperfect Visionary, 1918-1928 — David Holford, Herbert Hoover (for young readers)
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1965)
  Rudolph Koradi (1824-1907) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, December 24, 1824. Consul for Switzerland in Philadelphia, Pa., 1864-1907. Swiss ancestry. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 12, 1907 (age 82 years, 19 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stanley Sebastian Kresge (1900-1985) — also known as Stanley S. Kresge — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1900. Republican. Philanthropist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1952. Swiss ancestry. Died June 30, 1985 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sebastian Spering Kresge (1867-1966; founder of S.S. Kresge dime store chain which later became K-Mart) and Anna E. (Harvey) Kresge.
Charles B. Landis Charles Beary Landis (1858-1922) — also known as Charles B. Landis — of Delphi, Carroll County, Ind. Born in Millville, Butler County, Ohio, July 9, 1858. Republican. Newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1897-1909; defeated, 1908. Swiss and German ancestry. Died, from uremia due to interstital nephritis, in Meriwether Hospital, Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., April 24, 1922 (age 63 years, 289 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Hoch Landis (1821-1896) and Mary (Kumler) Landis (1832-1912); brother of Walter Kumler Landis, Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1866-1944) and Frederick Daniel Landis; uncle of Frederick Daniel Landis, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Cary Dayton Landis.
  Political family: Landis family of Logansport, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Frederick Daniel Landis (1872-1934) — also known as Frederick Landis; Fred Landis — of Logansport, Cass County, Ind. Born in Sevenmile, Butler County, Ohio, August 18, 1872. U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1903-07; defeated (Republican), 1906; Progressive candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1912; candidate in Republican primary for Governor of Indiana, 1928. Swiss and German ancestry. Died in a hospital at Logansport, Cass County, Ind., November 6, 1934 (age 62 years, 80 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Hoch Landis (1821-1896) and Mary (Kumler) Landis (1832-1912); brother of Walter Kumler Landis, Charles Beary Landis (1858-1922) and Kenesaw Mountain Landis; married to Bessie Alberta Baker (1881-1979); father of Frederick Daniel Landis, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Cary Dayton Landis.
  Political family: Landis family of Logansport, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frederick Daniel Landis, Jr. (1912-1990) — also known as Frederick Landis — of Logansport, Cass County, Ind. Born in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., January 17, 1912. Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1965-80; Judge of U.S. Court of International Trade, 1980-83; took senior status 1983. German and Swiss ancestry. Died in Carmel, Hamilton County, Ind., March 1, 1990 (age 78 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Daniel Landis (1872-1934) and Bessie Alberta (Baker) Landis (1881-1979); nephew of Walter Kumler Landis, Charles Beary Landis and Kenesaw Mountain Landis.
  Political family: Landis family of Logansport, Indiana.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1866-1944) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Millville, Butler County, Ohio, November 20, 1866. U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1905-22; resigned 1922; Commissioner of Baseball, 1920-44. Swiss and German ancestry. Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1944. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 25, 1944 (age 78 years, 5 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Hoch Landis (1821-1896) and Mary (Kumler) Landis (1832-1912); brother of Walter Kumler Landis, Charles Beary Landis and Frederick Daniel Landis (1872-1934); married to Winifred Reed (1872-1947); uncle of Frederick Daniel Landis, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Cary Dayton Landis.
  Political family: Landis family of Logansport, Indiana.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Kumler Landis (1856-1917) — also known as Walter K. Landis — of San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Born in Millville, Butler County, Ohio, April 15, 1856. Republican. Postmaster at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1900-12. Swiss and German ancestry. Died in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., November 5, 1917 (age 61 years, 204 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Hoch Landis (1821-1896) and Mary (Kumler) Landis (1832-1912); brother of Charles Beary Landis (1858-1922), Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Frederick Daniel Landis; uncle of Frederick Daniel Landis, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Cary Dayton Landis.
  Political family: Landis family of Logansport, Indiana.
  Frank Eugene McKee (1877-1951) — also known as Frank E. McKee — of North Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 22, 1877. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1943-44, 1951; defeated in primary, 1944; died in office 1951. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish, Swiss, German, and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died, of a heart attack, in a room at the Porter Hotel, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., February 13, 1951 (age 73 years, 175 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1913 to Florence Hume; married 1923 to Katharine Lacey.
  Frank E. McKee School (built 1930) in North Muskegon, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mary Velene Metschan (1878-1969) — also known as Mary V. Metschan; Mary Valene Kubli; Mrs. Phil Metschan — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Oregon, 1878. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1940. Female. Swiss ancestry. Died in Oregon, 1969 (age about 91 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Phil Metschan, Jr. (1876-1951).
  Political family: Metschan family of Portland, Oregon.
  Ulrich Müller (1854-1921) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, May 26, 1854. Cotton exporter; Consul for Switzerland in Galveston, Tex., 1893-1914. Swiss ancestry. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., May 17, 1921 (age 66 years, 356 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  Epitaph: "In God's Care."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph Waldo Muncy (1902-1992) — also known as Ralph W. Muncy — of Allegan, Allegan County, Mich.; Monument, El Paso County, Colo.; Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Cedar, Leelanau County, Mich., April 26, 1902. Socialist. Forester; engineer; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1960; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1951; member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953, 1965; secretary of Michigan Socialist Labor Party, 1953; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan state highway commissioner, 1953, 1961; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1958; Socialist Labor candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1959; Michigan Socialist Labor state chair, 1961-69; Socialist Labor candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1961; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1962 (at-large), 1968 (2nd District); Socialist Labor candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1964; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1966. English, Scottish, and Swiss ancestry. Died, following myocardial infarction, at University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 28, 1992 (age 89 years, 337 days). His body was donated to the University of Michigan medical school. Cremated; ashes interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, St. Clair, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Irvin Muncy (1871-1949) and Maud Ione (Ackley) Muncy (1873-1969); married, September 2, 1924, to Anna Van Tuyl (divorced 1935); married, October 22, 1935, to Lydia Low Baird (half-sister of Henry Robert Baird (1876-1936)); third cousin thrice removed of Chester Ackley.
  Political family: Muncy-Baird-Ackley family of St. Clair, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Scott Negley (1826-1901) — also known as James S. Negley — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in East Liberty (now part of Pittsburgh), Allegheny County, Pa., December 22, 1826. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 22nd District, 1869-75, 1885-87; active in promotion and construction of railroads; president of several railroad companies. Swiss ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Plainfield, Union County, N.J., August 7, 1901 (age 74 years, 228 days). Interment at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  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, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Luzi Philipp and Sabina (Ludwig) Philipp; married, October 27, 1887, to Bertha Schweke.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Vanneman Porch (1806-1859) — also known as John V. Porch — of Gloucester County, N.J. Born in Gloucester County, N.J., March 12, 1806. Farmer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Gloucester County, 1853. English and Swiss ancestry. Died September 12, 1859 (age 53 years, 184 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Porch (1781-1853) and Hannah (Fisler) Porch (1783-1823); married 1830 to Catherine Hartman.
  Samuel William Raymond (1872-1950) — also known as Samuel W. Raymond — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Fairfield Township, Lenawee County, Mich., March 23, 1872. Democrat. Farmer; automobile dealer; banker; inventor; member of Michigan state senate 19th District, 1933-34; defeated, 1926. Episcopalian. Swiss and Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1950 (age about 78 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Raymond and Rebecca (Burgess) Raymond; married, March 2, 1898, to Kate Bell Bryant (1873-1949); father of Russell Bryant Raymond (1901-1970).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles F. Renich (1871-1947) — of Woodstock, McHenry County, Ill. Born December 19, 1871. Republican. Postmaster at Woodstock, Ill., 1899-1911; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Swiss and German ancestry. Died March 13, 1947 (age 75 years, 84 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Renich (1842-1890) and Catharine 'Katrina' (Stein) Renich (1846-1925); married, November 14, 1894, to Lucy Hannah Renich (1875-1953).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Schilplin (1868-1949) — also known as Fred Schilplin — of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn. Born in St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn., May 27, 1868. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1916; postmaster at St. Cloud, Minn., 1918-19 (acting, 1918). Swiss ancestry. Died in New York, April 28, 1949 (age 80 years, 336 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 14, 1899, to Maude Comfort Colgrove (1871-1949); father of Frederick C. Schilplin (1901?-1974).
  Political family: Cornell-Schilplin-Washburn-Burr family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Abraham Schlesinger (b. 1852) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Switzerland, February 15, 1852. Naturalized U.S. citizen; physician; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Munich, 1904-14. Swiss ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Kenneth Albert Schmied (1911-1973) — also known as Kenneth A. Schmied — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born July 11, 1911. Republican. Furniture business; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1965-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1972. Swiss ancestry. Died April 5, 1973 (age 61 years, 268 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Otto Schule (b. 1871) — Born March 10, 1871. Not U.S. citizen; U.S. Consular Agent in Penang, 1897-1906, 1907-11. Swiss ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  John Allen Shauck (1841-1918) — also known as John A. Shauck — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born near Johnsville, Morrow County, Ohio, March 26, 1841. Republican. Circuit judge in Ohio 2nd Circuit, 1885-95; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1895-1913. Swiss, English, and German ancestry. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, January 3, 1918 (age 76 years, 283 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel F. Snively (1859-1952) — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., November 24, 1859. Mayor of Duluth, Minn., 1921-37. Swiss and German ancestry. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., 1952 (age about 92 years). Interment at Sunrise Memorial Park, Hermantown, Minn.
  Adolph Gottlwald Studer (1831-1900) — also known as Adolph G. Studer — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Switzerland, December 30, 1831. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul in Singapore, as of 1874-84; Sorrento, 1899-1900, died in office 1900. Swiss ancestry. Died in Sorrento, Italy, 1900 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Walter Rukenbrod Suppes (d. 1964) — also known as Walter R. Suppes — of Southmont, Cambria County, Pa. Born in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944. Presbyterian; later Christian Scientist. Swiss ancestry. Died in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., 1964. Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Albion Winegar Tourgee (1838-1905) — also known as Albion W. Tourgee — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Denver, Colo.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Mayville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 2, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1868, 1875; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1868-75; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1878; author; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1897-1905, died in office 1905. French Huguenot and Swiss ancestry. Died, of acute uremia, due to an infected wound, in Bordeaux, France, May 21, 1905 (age 67 years, 19 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Louisa Emma (Winegar) Tourgee and Valentine Tourgee (1814-1889); married 1863 to Emma Doiska Kilbourne; uncle of Clyde Carlos Tourgee (1876-1945).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Max Voelcker (b. 1864) — Born in Paris, France, October 7, 1864. Not U.S. citizen; U.S. Consular Agent in Manta, 1907-11. Swiss ancestry. Burial location unknown.
William Wirt William Wirt (1772-1834) — of Virginia. Born near Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Md., November 8, 1772. Lawyer; prosecuting attorney at the treason trial of Aaron Burr, 1807; U.S. Attorney for Virginia, 1816-17; U.S. Attorney General, 1817-29; Anti-Masonic candidate for President of the United States, 1832. Presbyterian. German and Swiss ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., February 18, 1834 (age 61 years, 102 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Wirt (1729-1774) and Henrietta Wirt (died 1780); married, May 28, 1795, to Mildred 'Millie' Gilmer (1772-1799; niece of John Walker and Francis Walker; aunt of Thomas Walker Gilmer); married, September 7, 1802, to Elizabeth Washington Gamble (1784-1857; sister-in-law of William Henry Cabell); father of Catherine Gratten Wirt (1807-1853; who married Alexander Randall); grandfather of John Wirt Randall; great-grandfather of Hannah Parker Randall (1880-1970) (who married William Bladen Lowndes).
  Wirt County, W.Va. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Wirt AdamsWilliam Wirt VirginWilliam Wirt WatkinsWilliam Wirt VaughanWilliam W. WarrenWilliam Wirt CulbertsonWilliam Wirt HerodWilliam W. DixonWilliam Wirt HendersonWilliam W. HastingsW. Wirt Courtney
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William Wirt: Gregory Kurt Glassner, Adopted Son: The Life, Wit & Wisdom of William Wirt, 1772-1834
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  Martin Washington Yencer (1871-1960) — of Boston, Wayne County, Ind.; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, Ohio, December 27, 1871. Republican. Physician; member of Indiana state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1903-06; served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Protestant. Swiss and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Sons of Veterans. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., February 22, 1960 (age 88 years, 57 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1911 to Jeanette May Hill.
  Jonathan Stoltzfus Yoder (1881-1959) — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Weilersville, Wayne County, Ohio, September 13, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives from Elkhart County, 1917-20; president of two milk condensing firms. Methodist. German and Swiss ancestry. Member, Rotary. Died in Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind., April 22, 1959 (age 77 years, 221 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1911 to Nelle Catherine Colburn (died 1919); married 1920 to Mrs. Laura Ethel Cole.
  Bartley Francis Yost (1877-1963) — also known as Bartley F. Yost — of Osborne, Osborne County, Kan. Born in Switzerland, September 20, 1877. Co-owner of a newspaper; U.S. Deputy Consul General in Paris, 1909-13; U.S. Consular Agent in Almeria, 1913-16; U.S. Vice Consul in Genoa, 1917-18; Santa Rosalia, 1918; U.S. Consul in Guaymas, 1918-21; Torreon, as of 1924-26; Sault SAINTE Marie, as of 1927-29; Nogales, as of 1932. Swiss ancestry. Died September 8, 1963 (age 85 years, 353 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Fluetsch) Yost (1845-1905) and George Yost (1847-1928); married to Irma C. Blau (1883-1952).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Joachim Zubly (1724-1781) — of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga. Born in St. Gall, Switzerland, August 27, 1724. Ordained minister; Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1775-76; accused of treason against the Continental Congress and banished in 1777; half of his estate was confiscated; returned to Savannah in 1779. Presbyterian. Swiss ancestry. Died in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., July 23, 1781 (age 56 years, 330 days). Interment at Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.
  Relatives: Married 1746 to Anna Tobler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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