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HISTORIC BURIALS

HISTORIC BURIALS



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The Charles Evans white handbook list 35 Memorials of Historic Interest. You will notice that some died before the cemetery was founded. They were reinterried here. Below is the map where they are buried.



1. Captain Anthony Kanalassy, 1822-1853.

Exiled from Hungary because he fought for its independence.



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John Bishop, 1740-1812.

Member of Assembly, 1782-1784.



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Major General William High Keim, 1813-1862.




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General George May Keim, 1805-1861.

Mayor of Reading, Pa., 1852; Member of Congress, 1838-1843.



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Gustavus A. Behne, 1828-1895.

Artist; studied under Sully.



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Honorable William Strong, 1808-1893.

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.



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Walker Lewis Stephen, 1874-1929.

Historian; Naturalist; Folklorist.



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Matilda Edwards Strong, died 1851.

Intimate friend of Abraham Lincoln.



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Memorial to Soldiers in War of 1812 interred in Charles Evans Cemetery.



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Harriet Norton, 1797-1847.

First buried in cemetery.



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Captain Peter Nagel, 1750-1834.

Captain of 1st. Militia Company joining General Washington at the Siege of Boston in 1776.



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Major James McKnight, 1820-1888

Captain of Ringgold Light Artillery, first defenders in Civil War from Pennsylvania.



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Col. Joseph Hiester, 1752-1832.

Governor of Pennsylvania, 1820-1823.



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William M. Hiester, 1818-1878.

State Senator, 1852-1855; Secretary of Commonwealth, 1858-1861; First President of Historical Society.



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Major General David McM. Gregg, 1833-1916.

Commander of Union Cavalry at Gettysburg.



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Charles Evans, 1768-1847.

Lawyer; Philanthropist and Founder of this cemetery.



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Henry Augustus Muhlenberg, 1824-1854.

Lawyer; Member of Congress.



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James Lowrie Bell, 1837-1908.

Assistant Postmaster General of the United States.



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Rachel D. Griscom, 1808-1901.

Pioneer teacher in Reading Public Schools.



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Major John M. Gries, 1828-1862.

Architect. Designed chapel in Charles Evans Cemetery in 1852.



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Major Matthias Richards, 1758-1830.

Officer Revolutionary War. Congress, 1807-1811.



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Marks John Biddle, 1765-1849.

Eminent lawyer, State Senator, 1817-1820.



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Dr. Levi Walter Mengel, 1868-1941.

Founder of Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery.



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Delong-Heston Memorial. Sculpture and Crucfix by F. Herman Strecker.



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This is a closeup of the lower part of the Memorial.



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Frederick K. Spang, 1835-1891.

Artist; Painter; of Scenery and Portraits.



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Amos Gable, 1840-1913.

Artist, Painter of Portraits.



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Honorable G. A. Endlich, 1856-1929.

Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, 1890-1924.



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General Alexander Schimmelfenning, 1824-1865.

Fought for the Republican cause for the Union in our Civil War.



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Daniel Nicholas Bertolette, M.D., 1851-1929.

Medical Director, U.S. Navy.



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Jehu Glancy Jones, 1811-1878.

Member of Congress, 1852-1858, U.S. Minster to Austria.



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Lieut. Col. Daniel Cunyngham Clymer, 1748-1810.

Lawyer. Member of Assembly, 1782-1786.



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Daniel Oyster, 1767-1845.

Revolutionary soldier. Maker of clocks.



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Captain George Durell, 1816-1883.

Captain of Durell's Independent Battery D.

Capt. George Durell



Picture from Mark A. Pflum-President RLHA 2000




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Lieut. Col. Nicholas Lotz,, 1740-1807.

Commanded local battalion and purchased army supplies in Revolutionary War.

Personal note: Somewhere in this section is Nicholas Lotz. Nicholas Lotz was buried in the graveyard at The First Reformed Church in Reading, Pa. and later moved to Charles Evans Cemetery. His headstone no loner stands but the inscription read: In Memory of Nicholas Lotz
Was born February 20, 1740
And died the 28th of November 1807
Aged 67 years, 9 month and 8 days
Soldier of the Revolution



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Brigadier-General Simon Snyder, 1839-1913.

Officer in the Civil War and uprising of Western Indians.



1999 All pictures taken by Lewissa Huber and Justine Walter.

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