Historical People

Otto H. Falk

Otto Herbert Falk (1865 to 1940)

Section 33, Lot 83
After retiring from the military in 1911 as a brigadier general, Falk served as vice president of the Falk Corporation. He was chosen to reorganize [...]

Susan Stuart Frackelton (1848 to 1932)

Section 10, Block 48, Lot 4
She began as a landscape artist, but soon began to experiment with molding and coloring the local clay. Goodrich’s ceramic work and original [...]

Frederick Layton

Frederick Layton (1827 to 1919)

Section 9, Block 76, Lot 2
After starting a meat market with his father, he went into partnership with John Plankinton to package beef and pork. Layton became widely [...]

Henry Vianden

Henry Vianden (1814 to 1899)

Section 46, Block 35, Lot 22
Vianden raised farm produce in the Layton Park area while becoming one of the state’s leading artists. His early work included portraits and [...]

Charles F. Pfister

Charles Frederick Pfister (1859 to 1927)

Section 33, Lots 82 and 83
Son of Guido, Charles Pfister became president of Pfister & Vogel. Expanding far beyond leather, his business interests included the street railway system, [...]

George Brumder (1839 to 1910)

George Brumder, 1839 to 1910
Section 33, Lots 31 and 32
From operating a small book store, he expanded into bookbinding, publishing and printing, mostly German church books. [...]

Thomas R. Bentley

Thomas R. Bentley (1848 to 1910)

Section 8, Block 2, Lots 3 and 8
In the early 1870’s, Bentley joined the family’s building construction firm which was started the year he was born. Among the [...]

Gen. William Mitchell

General William Mitchell (1879 to 1936)

Section 32, Block 19, Lot 6
A strong believer in air power as the key to national defense, William “Billy” Mitchell rose to the rank of general in the [...]

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Guiding Your Own Tour

With this guide, you can choose how to take your tour. The map on the back of this page contains a driving tour (indicated by green directional arrows) which will allow you to view many sites (indicated by small green numbers) from your car. Sites not visible from the road are indicated by black letters and are easily walked to after you park your car along the side of the road. If you’re ambitious, walking is a great way to enjoy the entire tour or to take in parts of it during several visits.

With some exceptions, grave locations are typically designated in this guide by section, block and lot. On the map, section numbers (in green squares) are placed approximately in the middle of each section. Tall, numbered signs throughout the grounds identify each section. In addition to the complete tour, this guide includes nine shorter tours such as Milwaukee’s mayors and Wisconsin’s governors. Each grave location is shown on the map in suggested tour sequence.

Let’s Begin

From the Halls of History, proceed southwest into the cemetery and start at Section 16. If you’re driving, always park to the side of the road.

If you don’t have time to make the complete tour during your initial visit, you’re certainly welcome to return as many times as you wish. For your convenience, nine short tours follow. They serve as a guide to grave sites that may particularly interest you. The following lists do not include everyone buried at Forest Home Cemetery in each category. Candidates were selected for these lists based on the available biographies. Any suggestions for the next edition of this tour guide would be appreciated. If you have any questions or need assistance finding a grave site, don’t hesitate to ask any member of the Forest Home Cemetery staff. The nine specialty tours are:

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Milwaukee Mayors
2. Horace Chase
B. George Wilbur Peck
12. Thomas Hoyt Brown
18. William Pitt Lynde
L. Emil Wallber
24. George H. Walker
25. Hans Crocker
27. Byron Kilbourn
31. Abner Kirby
Q. John Maxwell Stowell
37. Ammi R. Butler
41. Harrison Ludington
AA. Sherburn M. Becker
62. Don Alonzo Joshua Upham
HH. Gerhard Adolph Bading

Wisconsin Governors
B. George Wilbur Peck
F. William E. Smith
41. Harrison Ludington
W. Francis Edward McGovern
FF. Emanual Lorenz Philipp

Pioneering Women
7. Mathilde F. Anneke
G. Louise Phelps Kellogg
14. Susan Stuart Frackelton
16. Meta Schlichting
21. Fannie Kimball Norris
S. Beulah Tobey Brinton

Black Leaders
26. Ezekiel Gillespie
T. William T. Green
Y. John Jordan Miles

Early Educators
D. George Brosius
M. Peter Englemann
P. George Williams Peckham
EE. Oscar Werwath

Leading Physicians
K. John Barrick Dousman
44. William Henry Earles
51. Louis Frederick Frank

Military Heros
A. John Converse Starkweather
46. William Mitchell
X. Alonzo Richard Cudworth

Milwaukee’s Beer Barons
5. Jacob Best
6. August Krug
55. August Uihlein
56. Joseph Schlitz
57. Valentin Blatz
59. Frederick Pabst

Powerful Industrialists
C. Henry Harnischfeger
17. Lynde Bradley
50. Bruno Victor Nordberg
Z. Arthur Oliver Smith
CC. Otto Herbert Falk
52. Edward P. Allis