-Born here in Brainerd were: baseball players "Chief" Bender in 1883, and "Bullet Joe" Bush in 1892. Burial places unknown.
MUSTONEN, LEO: Buried here in Evergreen Cemetery is WWII Airman Leo Mustonen. While on a training flight in California in 1942, Mustonen, his plane, and three other crewmen disappeared. In 2005, the body of Mustonen, still in his uniform, was found frozen in a Sierra Nevada mountain glacier where he had been for 63 years. Mustonen was born in Brainerd in 1820.