Historical People

Mathilde Anneke

Mathilde F. Anneke (1817 to 1884)

Section 15, Block 3, Lot 2
Anneke was an outspoken advocate of equal rights for women and one of the city’s leading suffragists. With poet Amalia Von Ende, she founded the Tochter Institute, a school for girls. She devoted her life to teaching, writing [...]

Hans Crocker

Hans Crocker (1815 to 1889)

Section 31, Block 8, Lot 6
Crocker practiced law and was active in politics. He served as mayor in 1852. Crocker purchased large amounts of land in Kilbourntown on the west side of the Milwaukee River. He was prominently identified with the promotion and [...]

Samuel Marshall

Samuel Marshall (1820 to 1907)

Lawn Place, Lot 65
Marshall started a bank in 1847 with a few thousand dollars left to him by his father and grandfather. After being joined by partner Charles Ilsley, the bank grew and prospered. Marshall was also president of Milwaukee Cement Company, whose [...]

Louise Phelps Kellogg

Louise Phelps Kellogg (1861 to 1942)

Section 15, Block 5, Lot 12
In a life devoted to history, Kellogg worked with the State Historical Society for more than 40 years. She was an expert in the study of westward expansion. Widely recognized for her contributions to historical journals and periodicals, [...]

Lynde Bradley

Lynde Bradley (1878 to 1942)

Section 19, Block 19, Lots 3 and 4
As a teenager, Bradley conducted electrical experiments in the basement of the family home. He developed an electrical motor controller. One of his first customers, Dr. Stanton Allen, offered financial backing for additional testing and manufacturing. [...]


Daniel Newhall (1821 to 1895)

Section 19, Block 2, Lot 4
Newhall’s rise to the largest grain dealer in the “west” coincided with Milwaukee’s emergence as a center for trading and shipping of wheat. His fortunes rose and fell over 30 years with the nation’s economy, politics and the [...]

Oscar Werwath

Oscar Werwath (1880 to 1948)

Section 37, Lot 230
Long-time president and founder of the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1905, Werwath achieved international recognition. He offered day and evening classes starting in 1910 and arranged for local industrial firms to provide practical part-time employment. MSOE pioneered in radio [...]

William A. Davidson

William A. Davidson (1871 to 1937)

Section 38, Lot 41
Davidson, his two brothers and William Harley developed an improved motorcycle working in a wooden shed at the rear of the Davidson home. Three models were made during the first year. By 1907, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company produced 150 cycles. [...]

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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