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Sherman Booth

Sherman M. Booth (1812 to 1904)

Section 9, NE 1/4 of Block 84
An abolitionist, Booth gained widespread fame through the Joshua Glover incident. Glover, a runaway slave who was captured and jailed in Milwaukee [...]

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 [...]

Lucius W. Nieman

Lucius William Nieman (1857 to 1935)

Section 40, Lot 24
Moving from the Milwaukee Sentinel, Nieman purchased controlling interest in the newly founded Milwaukee Daily Journal in 1892. Over the next 53 years, he built [...]

Gen. William Mitchell

General William Mitchell (1879 to 1936)

Section 32, Block 19, Lot 6
A strong believer in air power as the key to national defense, William “Billy” Mitchell rose to the rank of general in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A.O. Smith

Arthur Oliver Smith (1859 to 1913)

Section 33, Lot 194
With his father and brothers, Smith was involved in the manufacture of bicycle parts and hardware for baby carriages. He became involved in manufacturing frames [...]

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, [...]

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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