Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
2405 Wauwatosa Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Lat: 43°03'45"N, Lon: 88°00'35"W
Offices: 7725 West North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53212
Contributed by Tom Wontorek, Apr 24, 2003, last updated Mar 20, 2004
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
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
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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