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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.
Harrison Ludington

Harrison Ludington

Ludington was born in Kent, New York, educated in local schools and followed a pattern of many Yankees, moving west for new opportunity. Ludington arrived in Milwaukee in 1838 when Wisconsin was still a new territory and Milwaukee was still a young city of less than...

Samuel Daggett

Samuel Daggett

Daggett was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts and like many young men of the day he moved west to the new frontier of the Northwest Territory, namely Wisconsin for opportunity. His initial opportunity in Milwaukee was that of opening jewelry and notions store. Shortly...

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