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Wauwatosa Cemetery
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

2405 Wauwatosa Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Lat: 4303'45"N, Lon: 8800'35"W

Offices: 7725 West North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53212
Ph 414-258-4909

Contributed by Tom Wontorek, Apr 24, 2003, last updated Mar 20, 2004 [tjlmw@earthlink.net]. Total records = 6,244.

The cemetery is located approximately 2 miles east of Exit 42 on US 45, one block north of the intersection of W. North Avenue and Wauwatosa Avenue (Highway 181).

The cemetery was founded in 1841 by pioneer settler Charles Hart. The cemetery organization was established in 1854 and the cemetery is operated as the Wauwatosa Cemetery. In 1866 the cemetery was relocated to its current location after the original site was determined to be too small.

The Potter's Field burials are in the Northwest Section and date from 1863 to 1899. The main cemetery burials are from 1822 to 1999.

The cemetery includes a section for the city's indigent children and elderly. In 1939 a section was set aside for the burial of children. The cemetery also includes the grave of an unknown Civil War soldier, who died in 1863.

In 1914 the old Baptist Church was relocated to a section in the cemetery where it remains as a cemetery chapel.

The cemetery currently houses approximately 6,000 graves and additional grave sites are still available.

The list of interments included in this page was drawn from records of the Wauwatosa Cemetery through the dedicated devotion and able cooperation of the Secretary to the Cemetery.

It also includes a few hundred interments from the Wisconsin Medical College. According to the secretary, the remains date back several years but were cremated and the cremated remains were buried in the cemetery in 2002. I noted this as (Med Col) in a note next to the burial location.

In April 2003 I transcribed these records from the Sexton records up to the year 1999, with additions as I acquire them.

- Tom Wontorek

 

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