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Isaac-P-Walker

Isaac Pigeon Walker (1813 to 1872)

Section 31, Block 11, Lot 5
Brother of George, Isaac Walker established a law practice and became active in politics. He was chosen one of Wisconsin’s first U.S. senators [...]

Edward P Allis

Edward P. Allis (1824 to 1889)

Section 36, Lots 11 and 12
Starting with the purchase of a bankrupt business, Allis emerged as Wisconsin’s leading industrialist. His company supplied water pipes and pumping engines for [...]

Matthew H Carpenter

Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter (1824 to 1881)

Section 35, Lot 38
Later known as Matthew Hale Carpenter, he was first elected to the U.S. Senate by the Wisconsin legislature in 1869. He returned to the Senate [...]

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. [...]

Byron Kilbourn

Byron Kilbourn (1801 to 1870)

Section 24, Block 8, Lot 12
One of Milwaukee’s three founders, Kilbourn made major land purchases on the west bank of the Milwaukee River. Kilbourntown was established as a [...]

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 [...]

Harrison Ludington

Harrison Ludington (1812 to 1891)

Section 32, Land Tract 6
After starting in a general merchandising business, he went into the lumber business. Over a span of 40 years, Ludington and his partners became [...]

Meta Berger

Meta Schlichting (1873 to 1944)

Section 25, Block 5, Lot 3
Wife of Victor Berger, Meta shared her husband’s interests and was active in socialism, women’s suffrage and pacifism. She was a leader in [...]

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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:

 

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