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Otto H. Falk

Otto Herbert Falk (1865 to 1940)

Section 33, Lot 83
After retiring from the military in 1911 as a brigadier general, Falk served as vice president of the Falk Corporation. He was chosen to reorganize the financially troubled Allis-Chalmers Corporation and served as president, then chairman of the board until [...]

Henry-L-Palmer

Henry L. Palmer (1819 to 1909)

Section 15, Block 8, Lot 6
Starting in the state assembly, Palmer was an influential politician later serving as a state senator, Milwaukee County judge and president of the Milwaukee School Board. When the Wisconsin Mutual Life Insurance Company of Janesville was moved to [...]

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 Milwaukee’s first water system. Allis had a reputation for fair dealings with his employees and [...]

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, [...]

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 the Journal into one of the most successful and respected newspapers in the nation. The [...]

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 in 1879. His career there was colorful and controversial, but he distinguished himself as one [...]

Bruno-V.-Nordberg

Bruno Victor Nordberg (1858 to 1924)

Section 33, Lot 185
Born in Finland, he founded his own company to produce a patented automatic governor. The company also manufactured steam engines, pumps, hoists and compressors. His reputation as both an inventor and manufacturer grew with the success of the company. Today, [...]

Theobald Otjen

Theobald Otjen (1851 to 1924)

Section 34, Block 3, Lot 2
While holding many local political offices, Otjen continued his law practice for almost 50 years. He was elected to Congress in 1894 and served six consecutive terms until 1907. He introduced a bill to establish a Naval training [...]

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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