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Forest Home Cemetery OVERVIEW: As early settlers came to Milwaukee in the 1840s, they had to make vitally important and lasting decisions without available solutions. Soon after the city was founded in 1846, civic leaders began searching for a place where local...
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EVENTS

Special Event: Brunch with the Beer Barons BUY TICKETS ONLINE: $10 PER PERSON >> Forest Home Cemetery is again hosting this event. It is the resting place for many of Milwaukee's beer barons and the "Brunch with the Barons" brings their lives and...
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Help Preserve Forest Home Cemetery

Founded in 1850 to provide a place for dignified burial, this idea continues to this day with the assistance of the Association as the 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization to assist the cemetery in meeting both current and future needs. To mark the graves of our Boys in...
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Forest Home Preservation, in cooperation with cemetery leadership, supports the protection of the cemetery in both its historical significance and the continuing development of it to meet the needs of the greater Milwaukee community.

Support by the Association will include annual fundraising, development of an endowment to insure the cemeteries long-term future and continual improvement of the operations of the cemetery.

Our efforts are developed in conjunction with the cemetery board and leadership in both an annual plan and a perspective that looks to the future of the cemetery for the next 50 to 100 years.
Edward D. Holton

Edward D. Holton

Holton is somewhat famous for being Milwaukee’s first sheriff, 1843, and was very active in the abolitionist movement as well as the temperance movement in Wisconsin. He was a big supporter of legislation called the Smith Liquor Law that made sellers of liquor liable...

Mathilde Franziska Anneke

Mathilde Franziska Anneke

As a Prussian immigrant to Milwaukee, Mathilde Franziska Anneke found herself in legal limbo at a young age, when she filed for divorce during an era when it was nearly forbidden. She would go on to recreate her career as a feminist author and publisher, becoming a...

Forest Home Cemetery is a unique and special cemetery that is tied to the history of Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1850.