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Forest Home Cemetery

Soon after Milwaukee was founded, city officials did a search for the best place for a cemetery. In the outskirts of the city the found 72 acres of gently rolling forested land that was easily accessible. The acquired the land and called it Forest Home. Today Forest Home is about 200 acres in size. It is a non-demomination cemetery.

Calvary Cemetery

The congregations using Calvary Cemetery are (in 1881) were: St. John's Cathedral, St. Gall's, St. Patrick's, Church of the Holy Name, Church of the Immaculate Conception (Bay View), St. Mary's, St. Joseph's, St. John V. Nepomuk, St. Hedwig, St. Francis, Trinity Church, St. Anthony and Stanislaus. The cemetery grounds now cover 65 acres; about 70,000 buried in graves; 300 crypts and niches added in 2001.

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