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Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

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GPS: 43.002543, -87.944013

2405 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Published: September 11, 2007, last updated November 8, 2019.
Total records: 62

Forest Home Cemetery is a privately owned cemetery operated by Forest Home Cemetery, Inc.

Cemetery History

Forest Home Cemetery dates back to 1850 when it was the first privately run, non-demoninational cemetery in the City of Milwaukee. Prior to then, there were six cemeteries in the city, a Protestant, a Catholic, a Jewish, and three city-owned graveyards. The three city-owned graveyards were in poor condition, whereby cattle were allowed to roam into and graze.

In 1847, St. Paul's Episcopal Church led the effort to establish the new non-demoninational cemetery, and bought 72 acres at what was then outside the city limits. They raised capital by selling future plots, and eventually raised enough money to develop the land into a garden-style cemetery.

The first burial was Orville Cadwell, buried August 5, 1850.

Today, the cemetery remains active and includes over 117,000 burials.

Visitor Submitted Records

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Contributor's Index:


Bernhardt, Anna Margaret, b. 10 Sep 1858, d. 22 Jan 1934, w/o Henry, d/o George Gutmann, Lot 8, Blk 5 Sec-E, [SL]
Frank, Minnie, b. 9 Feb 1891, d. 5 Feb 1931, Sec 35 Bl-- Lot-66 #7, [CH]
Sherman, Fred, b. Mar 21, 1892, d. Nov 30, 1918, h/o Mathilde (Tilly) Klespe, [LS]
Steinmueller, Henry, b. 16 Nov 1871, d. 6 Feb 1874, Sec 4 Bl-40 Lot-5 #3, [CH]
Steinmueller, John, b. 18 Oct 1880, 16 Jan 1930, Sec 35 Bl-- Lot-66 #6, [CH]
Steinmueller, Louis, b. 20 Dec 1848, d. 26 Sep 1920, Sec 35 Bl-- Lot-66 #4, [CH]
Steinmueller, Ludwig, b. 17 Sep 1811, d. 17 Jun 1889, Sec 4 Bl-40 Lot-5 #4, [CH]
Steinmueller, Marie, b. 1810, d. 5 Oct 1874, Sec 4 Bl-40 Lot-5 #1, [CH]
Steinmueller, Wilehlmina, b. 27 Aug 1851, d. 27 Apr 1925, Sec 35 Bl-- Lot-66 #5, [CH]
Steinmueller, Willie, b. 5 Nov 1882, d. 17 May 1884, Sec 4 Bl-40 Lot-5 #2, [CH]
Tess, Alma, d. 1886 Sec 4 Bl-19 Lot-4 #3, [CH]
Tess, Daughter, b. 18 Dec 1884, d. 18 Dec 1884, Sec 4 Bl-19 Lot-4 #2, [CH]
Tess, Emily Auguste Rathke, b. 3 Apr 1866, d. 17 Jan 1945, Sec 4 Bl-19 Lot-4 #7, [CH]
Tess, Helmuth Johann Gotfried, b. 28 Dec 1858, d. 12 Jun 1908, Sec 4 Bl-19 Lot-4 #5, [CH]
Tess, Klara, b. 1 Feb 1850 d. 1 Jan 1891, Sec 4 Bl-19 Lot-4 #4, [CH]
Tess, Klara, b. 19 Jun 1889, d. bef 1955, [CH]
Tess, Mary (Meracle), b. 20 Dec 1858, d. 24 Jul 1882, Sec 4 Bl-19 Lot-4 #1, [CH]
Tess, Theodore Hugo Dietrich, b. 5 Feb 1902, d. 3 Jun 1917, Sec 4 Bl-19 Lot-4 #7, [CH]
Tucker, Samuel Mason, b. c.1818 Maine, d. 16 Apr 1870, Lot 3 Bl-16, Sec 31 #49, [JB]
Warber, Bertha, b. 27, Feb 1869, d. 28 Jan 1902, Sec 35 Bl-- Lot-66 #2, [CH]
Zube, Albert, 18 Jun 1890, d. 14 Mar 1978. Center 1/3 of E. 10' of Sec 64 Bl-27 Lot-2 #1, [CH]
Zube, Fredrick, b. 26 Dec 1824, d. 20 May 1904, Sec 35 Bl-- Lot-66 #3, [CH]
Zube, Henry Fredrick, b. 29 Oct 1892, 10 Feb 1962. So. 1/3 of E. 10' of Sec 64 Bl-27 Lot-2 #1, [CH]
Zube, Lillie, b. 8 Sep 1893, d. 12 Jul 1978. Center 1/3 of E. 10' of Sec 64 Bl-27 Lot-2 #2, [CH]
Zube, Pearl, b. 16 Oct 1895, d. 30 Sep 1968. So. 1/3 of E. 10' of Sec 64 Bl-27 Lot-2 #2, [CH]
Zube, Susanna, b. 27 Jan 1828, d. 12 Feb 1890, Sec 35 Bl-- Lot-66 #1, [CH]

Soldier's Lot Records

The 0.038-acre soldiers' lot, located in section 24, block 5, was purchased from Forest Home Cemetery by the federal government in 1872. Most of the initial burials in the soldiers' lot came from general hospitals in the Milwaukee area. Records below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on November 8, 2019...


ALLMANN, Charles, US ARMY, d. 03/13/1888, Section 24, Row C, Site 5
BRADOE, Jacob, US ARMY, d. 03/30/1865, Section 24, Row C, Site 4
BUCHHOLZ, William, US ARMY, d. 02/04/1863, Section 24, Row A, Site 1
BUCHHOLZ, William, US ARMY, d. 02/09/1863, Section 24, Row B, Site 1
BURGONE, Thos, US ARMY, d. 03/16/1865, Section 24, Row A, Site 9
CARPENTER, Wm H, US ARMY, d. 01/20/1865, Section 24, Row B, Site 2
CURVER, Marthias, US ARMY, d. 01/06/1865, Section 24, Row A, Site 5
DOONEYTE, Johan, US ARMY, d. 06/23/1865, Section 24, Row B, Site 6
DOUGLAS, John, US ARMY, d. 02/11/1865, Section 24, Row A, Site 7
FERDINAND, Bauer, PVT CO E 58 ILL INF, US ARMY, d. 10/11/1870, Section A, Row 5, Site 5, CIVIL WAR
GALLISDORF, Mathias, PVT 54 NEW YORK VOL, US ARMY, d. 09/21/1870, Section A, Row 1, Site 10, CIVIL WAR
GAULT, David M, PFT 12 ILL INF VOL, US ARMY, d. 09/28/1870, Section A, Row 5, Site 2, CIVIL WAR
GIBBS, Richard, PVT 65 ILL INF VOL, US ARMY, d. 12/21/1870, Section A, Row 3, Site 5, CIVIL WAR
GRAFT, Fred, US ARMY, d. 05/07/1865, Section 24, Row B, Site 4
HAFER, Avi, US ARMY, d. 05/24/1865, Section 24, Row B, Site 5
HAGEMAN, August, PVT CO D 21 ILL VOL, US ARMY, d. 03/09/1871, Section A, Row 3, Site 8, CIVIL WAR
HEIGHT, Abraham L, US ARMY, d. 02/19/1865, Section 24, Row A, Site 8
HENIFER, Francis, PVT CO D 2 DEL VOL, US ARMY, d. 03/16/1871, Section A, Row 6, Site 2, CIVIL WAR
HERRON, Michael, PVT CO K 68 ILL VOL, US ARMY, d. 10/03/1870, Section A, Row 4, Site 9, CIVIL WAR
JOHNSON, Mark, PVT CO K 76 PENN VOL, US ARMY, d. 09/20/1870, Section A, Row 4, Site 2, CIVIL WAR
KILLIAN, William, PVT BTY A 2 US ARTY, US ARMY, d. 04/20/1871, Section A, Row 10, Site 5, CIVIL WAR
LEE, William, PVT CO B 60 IND INF, US ARMY, d. 10/16/1870, Section A, Row 5, Site 8, CIVIL WAR
MASTERS, Richard, CO 1 30 WIS INF, US ARMY, d. 04/06/1864, Section 24, Row C, Site 1
MERRILL, Wm, US ARMY, d. 02/06/1864, Section 24, Row A, Site 3
NISSON, Johannes T, US MARINE CORPS, d. 09/22/1870, Section A, Row 5, Site 1, CIVIL WAR
OLESON, Peter, US ARMY, d. 10/15/1864, Section 24, Row A, Site 4, CIVIL WAR
RAZY, Hiram, US ARMY, d. 08/15/1863, Section 24, Row A, Site 2
REEVES, Albert, PVT CO I 35 WIS INF, US ARMY, d. 08/23/1870, Section A, Row 1, Site 9, CIVIL WAR
REEVES, Gorden, US ARMY, d. 02/10/1865, Section 24, Row A, Site 6
ROOCKWOOD, Heb, US ARMY, d. 09/18/1864, Section 24, Row C, Site 2
SCHMIDT, Henry, PVT CO H 19 ILL VOL, US ARMY, d. 09/11/1870, Section A, Row 4, Site 3, CIVIL WAR
SCHUBERT, Besamin, US ARMY, d. 01/29/1865, Section 24, Row B, Site 3
SELLS, Jacob, PVT CO A 15 IOWA VOL, US ARMY, d. 04/20/1871, Section A, Row 7, Site 10, CIVIL WAR
WHITE, John, CPL CO B 111 NY VOL, US ARMY, d. 02/20/1871, Section A, Row 6, Site 4, CIVIL WAR
WOLTER, Edw W, US ARMY, d. 05/11/1865, Section 24, Row A, Site 10
WOODWORTH, Jerome B, US ARMY, d. 12/06/1864, Section 24, Row C, Site 3

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