Milwaukee County Pauper Cemetery
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Updated: September 1, 2000

Cemetery: Milwaukee County Pauper Cemeteries
City: Wauwatosa
County: Milwaukee
State: WI
Nation: USA
Zip: 53226
Nearby: US 41/45 and Watertown Plank Road
Land Type: Public
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 10,000
Oldest grave: 1852? First recorded 1882
Newest grave: 1974
Records: No
Inventory: Yes
Records location: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin and The Great Lakes Archaeological Center of Milwaukee
Owner: Milwaukee County Parks Department
Current Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Overgrown-ground cover
Buried Headstones
Other problems: A water retaining basin is planned for the site and thus would require moving the bodies and people have been throwing trash in it.
Previous contacts: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Historical Society, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Great Lakes Archaeological Center
Current Status: Planning stages


A forth cemetery was found which includes between 200 and 400 graves. Milwaukee County wants to put a rain water retention pond right where two known cemeteries are located. The graves have to either be excavated and reburied elsewhere, or the retention ponds need to go someplace else.

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Jen Fleischmann
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