Bede, James Adam b. January 13, 1856 d. April 11, 1942 U.S. Congressman. Learning the printing trade, he was successful as a representative for several newspapers in Washington, D.C., (1888-91) and as editor-publisher of a newspaper at Pine City, Minnesota. He was a United States Marshal for the district of Minnesota in 1894. In 1903, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses, serving until 1909. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his publisher interests and was a lecturer until his...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Birchwood Cemetery, Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota, USA
Corbett, Boston (Thomas) b. January 29, 1832 d. September 1, 1894 Civil War Union Army Soldier. Known as "The Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth." He was born in England in 1832, and, along with his family, he came to New York in 1839. He became a reborn evangelical Christian while in Boston from which he took a new name (he had been named "Thomas" when born in England). Reform became his purpose in life. Trying to imitate Jesus, he wore his hair very long. In order to avoid the temptation of prostitutes, he took a pair of scissors and castrated himself. He...[Read More] Memorial Cemetery*, Hinckley, Pine County, Minnesota, USA *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Petersen, Hjalmar b. January 2, 1890 d. March 29, 1968 Minnesota Governor. He was the founder, editor and publisher of the Askov American newspaper and a state legislator before he was elected lieutenant governor in 1935. He succeeded Governor Floyd B. Olson upon Olson's death the following year, serving through 1937. Peterson did not seek re-election but was later defeated twice by Harold Stassen. (Bio by: D. Vangsness) Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Askov, Pine County, Minnesota, USA