Monthly Archives: September 2017

Seated Angel

The William August Starke monument in the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee features a seated angel.  The bronze sculpture is 69 inches high and 62 inches wide, resting on a light rose-colored unpolished granite base that is 44 inches high, … Continue reading

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The Steam Ship

HOWARD WOLF BORN DEC. 3. 1866, Green Bay, Wisconsin DIED AUG. 18. 1882, Escanaba, Michigan The only son of William H. (1828—1901) and Marion A. (1831—1919) Wolf is buried in the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, underneath a gray … Continue reading

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The Knights of Pythias

  The Knights of Pythias, a society based on the Greek story of friendship from 400 B. C. between Damon and Pythias, became the very first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an Act of the United States Congress.  … Continue reading

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C. T. Melms, Milwaukee’s First Beer Baron

Charles/Carl Theodore Frederick “C.T.” Melms Born August 18, 1819 in Prussia Died February 19, 1869 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin C.T. Melms was born in Prussia and immigrated to the United States in 1843, and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Melms married Maria … Continue reading

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Adolphus Busch, Beer Baron

Adolphus Busch Born July 10, 1839, Kastel, Grand Duchy of Hesse (now Germany) Died October 10, 1913, Lindschied, Germany Certain foods go together like peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter, or salt and pepper. There are pairs of names … Continue reading

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Frederick Miller, Beer Baron

Frederick Edward John Miller November 24, 1824, Riedlingen, Wurttemberg, Germany May 11, 1888, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Many beers have slogans that are memorable—Schlitz with “The beer that made Milwaukee famous!”  Or Budweiser, “the King of Beers.” St. Pauli’s Girl, “You Never … Continue reading

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Jacob Best, Beer Baron

Jacob Best May 1, 1786 – Jan. 26, 1861 Wife Eva Maria Schmidt Apr. 29, 1790 – Sept. 1867 Son Lorenz Oct. 20, 1826 – Dec. 29, 1853 1844 Jacob Best Brewing Company Founded 1889 Name Changed to Pabst Brewing … Continue reading

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