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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

Subscribe to our calendar to follow the special events we present throughout the year. Our popular guided tours are offered in the months of June, July, and August.
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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.
Alexander Mitchell

Alexander Mitchell

Mitchel was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland coming to Milwaukee in 1839 to be the secretary to the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Co. This company was financed by fellow Scotsman George Smith of Chicago who Mitchell would buy out in 1854. While it was always an...

Henry Harnischfager

Henry Harnischfager

He was born in Salmunster, Germany and received and education thru the 8th grade and then was apprenticed as locksmith prior to migrating to the U.S. in 1872. He worked in various east coast cities also learning the machine tool trade and in 1881 took a position as...

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