Historical People

Emil Wallber

Emil Wallber (1841 to 1923)

Section 23, Block 17, Lot 2
Wallber started his political career as an executive secretary to governor Edward Salomon. He served as an assistant state attorney general and in the state assembly before becoming city attorney and serving two terms as Milwaukee mayor. His [...]

Louis F. Frank

Louis Frederick Frank (1887 to 1918)

Section 33, Lot 297
Frank is credited with introducing the use of X-ray technology in treating skin disorders. He published the Medical History of Milwaukee, 1834-1914. Music was Frank’s deepest interest. His home on Wisconsin Avenue included a two-story music room with a pipe [...]

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 [...]

Daniel Wells Jr

Daniel Wells, Jr. (1808 to 1902)

Section 25, Block 4, Lots 1, 3, 4 and 5
Reportedly the state’s wealthiest citizen, Wells held large land investments in Milwaukee and points north along the shores of Lake Michigan. Grain and lumber were key holdings. He was also an investor in many [...]

Jonathan E Arnold

Jonathan E. Arnold (1814 to 1869)

Section 31, Block 1, Lot 9
Arnold was known as an excellent criminal lawyer. He was the first in the state to successfully utilize a plea of temporary insanity. Arnold was instrumental in the organization of the Milwaukee Law Institute, predecessor to the Bar [...]

Gerry Hazelton

Gerry Whiting Hazelton (1829 to 1920)

Section 33, Lot 286
Active in state and local politics, Hazelton was a state senator, a county district attorney and collector of internal revenue. He served two terms in Congress and was appointed U.S. Attorney for Wisconsin’s Eastern District. He also served as U.S. [...]

Edward G Ryan

Edward George Ryan (1810 to 1880)

Section 31, Block 7, Lots 1 and 2
Ryan prosecuted many high-profile cases. He was appointed chief justice of the state Supreme Court in 1874. A colorful and controversial justice who frequently irritated his colleagues, he was nonetheless recognized as one of the nation’s [...]

Zachariah Saveland

Zachariah Saveland (1828 to 1880)

Section 16, Block 5, Lot 1
Saveland was the oldest of six sons who, like their father, became ship captains on the Great Lakes. He was owner or part owner of four sailing vessels. In 1871, he gave up sailing and operated a marine [...]

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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