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 residents could count on eternal peace.


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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.

Welcome Friends of Forest Home!

We are a group of like-minded individuals who have a love of history, preservation, landscape design, horticulture and Milwaukee. We have a reverence and respect for the past, but we want to live fully today and we seek to support Forest Home Cemetery.

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.

Joseph Schlitz

Joseph Schlitz

Probably one of the most famous names associated with Milwaukee beer history. Schlitz was born in Mainz, Germany where he received his education and also a four year program in bookkeeping. He arrived in Milwaukee in 1850 and shortly thereafter was hired by August...

Beulah Brinton

Beulah Brinton

Bulah Tobey (spelling later changed to Beulah) was born in a small community, Jay, in upper New York State. Here family was described as poor and just before her 18th birthday she married Warren Brinton of Connecticut who was a skilled foundry man. His work took them...

Forest Home Cemetery is a unique and special cemetery that is tied to the history of Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1850. Become a FRIEND today and help support our preservation efforts.