Oak Hill Cemetery
This cemetery is a bit difficult to find, because of it's proximity to the expressway. The cemetery is on the north side of Capital Drive, almost under the Expressway.
When the cemetery was transcribed, it was found to be in poor repair. There were some stones lying on their faces.
From an article published in the Wauwatosa News Times June 25, 1887
"Oak Hill became a burial ground in 1853 after Clark Brookins sold one of his 150(?) acres of land to the newly formed Oak Hill Burying Association. He charged $20 for the parcel and plots were sold for $1 each. The oldest grave belongs to Julia Knapp, who died in 1848. Although the area officially became a cemetery in 1853, farmers buried relatives there before that, which was the reason Brookins sold off the property."
The cemetery records were destroyed in a fire in 1912.
"The tiny, 1 acre glade, provices the resting place to the gentleman farmers of early Wauwatosa." There farmers were mostly German immigrants.
The transcriptions are from a book by Elizabeth Dohrety Herzfeld
Select Burials and Interments
OSSW = ON THE SAME STONE ALBRIGHT: Edward/b. 1862/d. 1842/father/NEXT TO: Caroline F./d. Jul 1882 /Mother/wife of J.G./age 52y 3 mo/stone worn BAHLER: Johann/b. 1843/d. 1880/Pvt Co. 1 17 Wis Inf US on star marker/NEXT TO: Johann/b. 1813 (??)/d. 1880/probably wrong birth date BEGGS: Daniel/b. 1856/d. 1820/father/OSSW: Emma/b. 1858/d. 1928/mother BEHLING: Maria (DETTMANN)/b. 7 Feb. 1823/d. 23 Dez 1894 BELL: Francis/b. 18 Nov 1816 Co. Tyrone, Ireland/d. 5 May 1911/seems to be 7 stones in Plot/Mary Ann, Frank, Charles/3 mothers/1 father BENZ: Christine (GRUENWALD)/b. 9 Jan 1819/d. 26 April 1891/Ruhe Sanft/OSSW: Johann/b. 4 Dec 1815/d. 12 Oct. 1894/Ruhe Sanft BRADEE: Carl J./b. 5 Sep 1866/d. 17 Jul 1889 BRAUN: Johann/b. 15 Feb 1827/d. 14 Dez 1891/Vater, Ruhe Sanft/NEXT TO: Wilhelmina (STRECE)/b. 28 Nov 1827/d. 2 Apr 1915/Mutter, Ruhe Sanft BRAUN: See GIENCKE BREDE: Wilhelm/b. 5 Jan 1834/d. 13 Aug 1910/Vater, Ruhe Sanft/between Heinrich & Joseph Zimmer Fred/b. 1860/d. 1933 BRIGGS: Gardner/d. 17 Sept 1854/age 60 years BROOKINS: Clark/d. 30 Jan 1889/age 78 years/NEXT TO: Mary A./d. 25 May 1891/age 75 years CASH: John/d. 1 Nov 1852/age 30 years COGSWELL: Maria/b. 31 Oct 1834/d. 5 Nov 1865/wife of W. Cogswell CONOVER: Frederick/d. 13 Aug 1853/husband/age 28 years 11 months 18 days CRAIG: Child/d. 11 May 1892/Child of John & ?/NEXT TO: Emily L./d. 13 Jan 1852/Daughter of John & Lucinda/age 19 years DEGNER: Heinrich Jr./b. 3 Aug 1860/d. 20 Mai 1906 DENGER: Henry F. W./b. 3 May 1829/d. 21 Nov 1911/NEXT TO: Justine/b. 7 Sept 1831/d. 27 May 1911/wife of Henry F. W. DENNY: Osward/d. 12 Jan 1851/son of C.G. & S.M./age 9 years 3 months 25 days DETTMANN: See BEHLING DRAEGER: Karoline (KRUGER)/b. 22 Mar 1805/d. 16 Feb 1892/Ruhe Sanft ELLIS: Catherine/d. 1876/daughter of G. & C./age 3 years Rueben H./son of G. & C/age: 8 years?/Hard to read ENGLISH: Eddie F. J./b. 15 Aug 1884/d. 26 Jan 1910 Abraham/b. 1858/d. 1936/Uncle/OSSW: Matilda/b. 1860/d. 1939/Aunt FOUQUET: Fritz F./b. 22 Oct 1863/d. 19 Dec. 1913/Sohn, Ruhe in Frieden/NEXT TO: F. William/b. 17 Sept 1831/d. 10 Dec. 1912/Vater/NEXT TO: Wilhelmine/b. 16 Feb 1832/d. 2 Jan 1913/Mutter/NEXT TO: Johanne (FOUQUET) GOEBEL/b. 14 Jan 1857/d. 5 Apr 1887 FROEMING: Berta A./b. 13 Jul 1870/d. 26 Jul 1870/OSSW: Dochter/d. 9 Jun 1877/OSSW: Chas/b. 1842/d. 1921/OSSW: Emilie/b. 5 Feb 1845/d. 14 Oct 1874/OSSW: Lisa/b. 22 Apr 1874/d. 2 Mai 1874 GARFIELD: E.J./son of ? & Johnson/age 27 years/broken stone GEORG: Heinrich/b. 6 Jun 1823/d. 23 Sep 1892 GIENCKE: Martha (BRAUN)/b. 6 Apr 1871/d. 29 Oct 1896/Mama, Ruhe Sanft/NEXT TO: Bertha/b. Dec 1914/d. Dec. 1914/stone broken, surname could be wrong GLASEN: See KLINGER GLASS: Lizzie/b. 1858/d. 1939/OSSW: Luther/b. 1865/d. 1846 GOEBEL: See FOUQUET GRAF: Wm. M./b. 1854/d. 1920 GRUENWALD: Charles/b. 20 Oct 1811/d. 2 Jun 1860/dates could be wrong Henrietta/b. 1836/d. 1923/Mother/NEXT TO: Wm./b. 1836/d. 1919 GRUENWALD: See BENZ GRUETT: Mutter/b. 12 Oct. 1841 Germany/d. 15 Aug 1907 Milw./(from death records vol. 262 pg 121/(Henriette F.)/widow/b. Germany/daughter of Fred Gaulke and Carolina Hauke/res: 489 39th St. Milw./OSSW: Vater/b. 23 Feb 1827/d. 23 Feb 1887/(Ch. Gruett?) HALSTEAD: Dr. L. C. (Levi)/b. 1817/d. 12 Dec 1902/Surgeon 7 Wis Vol Batry Lt. Arty/age 84 years 8 months/US on star marker/NEXT TO: (HALSTED) HALSTED: Harriet/age 31 years HARDT: Louise/b. 14 Feb 1814/d. 2 Jun 1882 HARRISON: Joseph/b 1829/d. 1910/parent/OSSW: Mary/b. 1837/d. 1889/parent HEITMANN: See SCHROEDER HIGGINS: Relief/d. 10 Sep 1865/wife of Thomas/age 77 years JACOB: Johann/b. 24 Apr 1802/d. 6 Mar 1872/OSSW: Johanna/b. 20 Mar 1791/d. 5 Jul 1880/OSSW: Gottlieb VOELZ/b. 2 Oct 1802/d. 16 Sep 1881/OSSW: Johanna & Johann Jacob KLINGER: Annie/b. 1862/d. 7 Jun 1894 Dorethe (GLASEN)/b. 11 Feb 1827/d. 1 Aug 1886/OSSW: Ida/b. 19 Apt 1863/d. 25 Mae 1883/OSSW: Justus/b. Jun? 1815?/d. 9 Dez 1865/hard to read Frank/b. 1848/d. 1913/NEXT TO: Louisa E./b. 1862/d. 1932 KLUG: Carl/b. 24 Apr 1856/d. 16 Dec. 1940/father/OSSW: Louise/b. 13 Jun 1863/d. 19 Jan 1931/mother KNAPP: Emmily OLDS/b. 31 Mae 1807/d. 1878/wife of G. F./NEXT TO: George F./b. 15 Jun 1804/d. 20 May 1873 Julia A./b. 9 Sept 1807/d. 29 Jun 1848/wife of Geo. F. KOPKE: August J.L./b. 21 Jun No year/stone broken KRAEBLEN: William J./b. 1874/d. 1949/father/OSSW: Johanna/b. 1875/d. 1922/Mother/OSSW: Anita/b 1918/d. 1919/daughter/OSSW: Elmer/b. 1915/d. 1924/son KROENING: Henry/b. 6 Feb 1880/d. 14 Dec 1917/NEXT TO: Gustav/b. 20 Oct 1834/d. 28 Sep 1909/NEXT TO: Fredericka/b. 14 Sep 1839/d. 8 Nov 1922/Ruhe Sanft/OSSW: August/b. 19 Sep. 1866/d. 9 Mar 1903/Ruhe Sanft/NEXT TO: Norma/b. 20 Nov 1907/d. 7 May 1908 KRUGER: See DRAEGER LAIB: Maria B./b. 13 Mar 1832/d. 4 Jul 1916/mother LAST: Emma/b 1881/d. 1944/Wife/OSSW: Frank/b. 1882/d. 19__/Husband LEITH: Family Stone/no other information LILLY: Elizabeth/b. 20 Oct 1827 England/d. 21 Jun 1895/OSSW: John/b. 20 Oct 1821 England/d. 21 Sep 1903 MOOHOLD: See WETZEL NEU: See SCHMIDT/NEU OSTEN: Gustav/b. 23 Aug 1854/d. 17 Sep 1909/Ruhe Sanft/NEXT TO: Max O/b. 1880/d 1913/Ruhe Sanft PHILLIPS: Alby/d. 31 Jan 1852/child of E. & D. L. Phillips/age 18 years 6 months/NEXT TO: Delany L./d 6 Aug 1854/wife of Eli/age 44 years 26 days PIERCE: Edwin D./d. 19 Apr 1859/son of Russel & Mary R./age 17 years PILGRIM: Elizabeth/b. 12 Aug 1849/d. 14 Nov 1915/Mother/NEXT TO: Mary Ann/b. 4 Dec 1846/d. 24 Mar 1915 Jane/b. 16 Aug 1823/d. 4 Apr 1889/OSSW: Joseph/b. 11 Jan 1818/d. 10 Mar 1896 John/age 27 years/stone broken/can't read other name Illegible/d. 1870/age 52/NEXT TO: Roseltha M./no other data PILGRIM: See VOELZ SCHMIDT/NEU FAMILY STONE Christ SCHMIDT/b. 1847/d. 1921/NEXT TO: Katharina SCHMIDT/b. 1863/d. 1944/NEXT TO: Fredrich NEU/b. 4 Aug 1857/d. 4 Jun 1909/Ruhe Sanft/family stone here (SCHMIDT/NEU)/ George/b. 3 Mar 1829/d. 21 Aug 1910/RuheSanft/OSSW: Susanna/b. 17 Mar 1832/d. 23 Mar 1910/Ruhe Sanft SCHROEDER: Caroline (HEITMANN)/b. 12 Feb 1836/d. 14 Mar 1909/OSSW: Johann/b. 30 Oct 1833/d. 16 Oct 1894 SCHULTZ: ???Hann/b. 9 Jun 1876/d. 24 Oct 1889/OSSW: Wilhelmine/b. 2 Jul 1842/d. 5 Jan 1915/Mutter/OSSW: Gustav/b. 2 Sep 1891/d. 2 Oct 1891/OSSW: Bertha/b. 28 Apr 1879/d. 10 Nov 1899/OSSW: Charles/b. 24 Mar 1842/d. 11 Feb. 1914/Vater SCHUMACHER: Carl/b. 24 Nov 1859/d. 23 Nov 1901/NEXT TO: Friedericka/b. 1832/d. 1915/Mother/other stones in Plot Broken SIMERLEIN: Willy?/d. 1894/child's grave/hard to read SIMMERLEIN: George/b. 1859/d. 1892/broken stone SKEPPER: Hannah/b. 12 Mar 1826/d. 7 Apr. 1913/Mother/NEXT TO: Joseph/b. 21 Nov 1821/d. 1 May 1913/Father STARK: Charles/b. 1862/d. 1922Father/NEXT TO: Lydia/b. 1866/d. 1918/mother STORCH: Elizabeth/b. 27 Jun 1826/d. 1 Mai 1895/OSSW: Heinrich/b. 6 Jul 1823/d. 8 Apr 1895 STRECE: See BRAUN TESCH: Johann F.F. /b. 6 Aug 1812/d. 12 Apr 1871/OSSW: Elisa W S WEGNER/b. 7 Oct 1865/d. 17 Jan 1877/OSSW: Emma J.W. WEGNER/b. 17 Sep 1872/d. 27 Mai 1873/OSSW: Heinrich C. WEGNER/b. 9 Apr 1874/d. 9 Mai 1874 TURNER: Mary/d. 31 Oct 1854/wife of Lyman/age 32 years UNKNOWN: Little Nellie/age: 2 yr 1m 8 days VOELZ: Wilhelm/b. 6 Nov 1828/d. 12 Jan 1884/Between Elizabeth & Jane Pilgrim VOELZ: See JACOB WEBER: Ida/b. 1872/d. 1920 WEGNER: Rosea/age: 1 year 8 months/broken stone WEGNER: See TESCH WENDT: Wilhelmine/b. 11 Oct 1817/d. 23 Sep 1900 WETZEL: Heinrich/b. 16 Sep 1820/d. 14 Mai 1900/Ruhe Sanft/OSSW: Louise (MOOHOLD)/b. 12 Apr 1832/d. 6 Apr 1889 WILLIAMS: Jacob/b. 1850/d. 1930/father/OSSW: Louise/b. 1861/d. 1834/mother WOLFGRAM: Carl/b. 11 Jan 1838/d. 30 Oct 1922/NEXT TO: Wilhelmine/b. 1 Mar 1841/d. 10 Jan 1913 ZIMMER: Joseph/d. 1 Jul 1880/age 70 years/OSSW: Maria/d. 5 Dec 1859/age 15 years Heinrich/b. 15 Jul 1856/d. 8 Aug 1917/OSSW: Henriette (WEGNER)/b. 26 Jul 1856/d. 1 Jul 1886 ZIMMER: See BREDE