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Fannie Wells Norris

Fannie Kimball Norris (1852 to 1937)

Section 25, Block 4, Lots 1, 3, 4 and 5
The only child of wealthy businessman, Daniel Wells, Jr., she was active in philanthropy, civic groups and education throughout her life. Miss Wells married Charles W. Norris of the G.D. Norris Company, ship chandler. [...]

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. Soon after assuming sole ownership of the Germania, a German Lutheran newspaper, Brumder developed the [...]

Joseph-Schlitz

Joseph Schlitz (1831 to 1875)

Section 36, Lot 1 (Memorialized Only)
Upon coming to Milwaukee in 1855, Schlitz worked in the brewery of August Krug. When Krug died, Schlitz took over management of the brewery for Krug’s widow, Anna Marie whom he married. After a new brewery was built [...]

Andrew G Miller

Andrew Galbraith Miller (1801 to 1874)

Section 32, Block 2, Lots 1 and 2
Miller had a distinguished 35-year career on the bench. He started as an associate judge for the Wisconsin Territorial Supreme Court and retired from a position on the United States District Court for Eastern Wisconsin. During [...]

Henry Harnischfeger

Henry Harnischfeger (1855 to 1930)

Section 9, Lot 19
Arriving in the U.S. as an apprentice locksmith, one of his early jobs was with the Singer Sewing Machine Company. He came to Milwaukee to be a foreman for the Whitehall Sewing Machine Company. He and Alonzo Pawling started a [...]

Theobald Otjen

Theobald Otjen (1851 to 1924)

Section 34, Block 3, Lot 2
While holding many local political offices, Otjen continued his law practice for almost 50 years. He was elected to Congress in 1894 and served six consecutive terms until 1907. He introduced a bill to establish a Naval training [...]

Frederick-Pabst

Frederick Pabst (1836 to 1904)

Section 40, Lot 16
Working as a Great Lakes steamer captain, Pabst met the prominent Milwaukee brewer Phillip Best. He married Best’s daughter and invested his savings in the business. After Best’s retirement, Pabst and another son-in-law, Emil Schandein, built the brewery into the [...]

William Pitt Lynde

William Pitt Lynde (1817 to 1885)

Section 19, Block 19, Lots 3 – 6
Lynde’s political and legal career spanned 44 years. Offices held include Milwaukee mayor, state assembly and senate, state attorney general, U.S. district attorney and separate terms in the House of Representatives. A law partnership he founded [...]

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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