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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 [...]

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 [...]

Increase-Lapham

Increase Allen Lapham (1811 to 1875)

Section 24, Block 8, Lots 2 and 6
The state’s first scholar and scientist, Lapham was a leader in such varied fields as botany, geology, meteorology, archeology, cartography, zoology, [...]

Charles B. Whitnall (1859 to 1949)

Section 46, Block 14, Lot 4
Whitnall opened Milwaukee’s first wholesale flower market in 1890. He originated the Florist Telegraph Delivery (FTD) service. Whitnall was a leading influence in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Victor L. Berger

Victor L. Berger (1860 to 1929)

Section 25, Block 5, Lot 3
Berger was a founder of the Socialist Democratic Party. As a newspaper editor, he was instrumental in focusing attention on Socialist causes. Berger [...]

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 [...]

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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