Blessed Sacrament Cemetery
Blessed Sacrament Cemetery is located at South 61st and West Howard Milwaukee.
Frederick Harmeyer donated the land in 1857 for Blessed Sacrament cemetery, and the Catholic school and the church that once stood there. A book, "Early Catholic Church Property", by Rev. Peter Leo Johnson, lists a sacred plot in Greenfield township which was established Sept. 7, 1857 when Frederick Harmeyer donated three acres to Bishop Henni for such use.
The church was established about 1858, and closed for services about 1914.
The records for the cemetery were burned along with it's chapel in the 1950's. The cemetery is still in limited use. It has been used for dozens of burials since 1914, some very recently. Recent burials have been recorded at the office of Calvary Cemetery.
This is a very small cemetery, with many fallen stones. Most of the stones are very large so if fallen the inscriptions on the underside could not be read. There is a lot of underbrush that could be removed from the cemetery.
For More information contact Greenfield Historical Society.
Select Burials and Interments
[Partial Listing from Church Burial records] OSSW means On the same stone with BINGER: Anna/b. 10 Oct 1873/d. 17 Oct 1880/OSSW: Joseph/b. 15 Mar 1867/d. 26 Apr 1887/OSSW: Lizzie/b. 10 Jun 1882/d 19 Dec 1882/OSSW: Karoline/b. 1 Jan 1872/d. 1885 BROWNING: Frances/b. 1885/d. 1967/(Frances Jones)/OSSW: Frank/b. 1886/d. 1966 BRUCKHAUSEN: Joseph/b. 1843/d. 1870 DEBUESSCHER: Engelbert/b. May. 15, 1808/d. Dec. 12, 1883/OSSW: Sofia/b. Sep. 27, 1799/d. Jan. 19, 1886/In Memory of the Parent of Mrs. J. J. Jung" DISCHINGER: Alois/d. 5 Dec 1879/81 yrs old/OSSW: Caecila/d. Mar 1888/75 yrs old DORSCH: M. W./b. 18 Dec 1797/d. 28 Aug 1871/Mutter/ family plot with Louise, Gustav & Martin DRAYER: Regina Wacker/b. 1901/d. 1983 GINSTER: John N./b. 1871/d. 1875/OSSW: Maria J./b. 1876/d. 1876/OSSW: John P./b. 1873/d. 1874/OSSW: Eva/b. 1874/d. 1875/OSSW: John & John A. Mirgeler GORETSKE: Edward J./b. 1905/d. 1969/Father/Next to Frederick Goretski GORETSKI: Friedrich/b. 1908/d. 1962 GRESBACH: Henry/b. 1878/d. 1895/Next to Katharina/b. 1848/d. 1912/Next to: William J./b. 1868/d. 1894 Mathias/b. 1872/d. 1876 GRIES: there are 2 stones leaning against John W's/one has William on it & one Vater John W./b. 11 Jan 1881/d. 1 May 1881/Son of J & M Gries/ there is another name on this stone but it's illegible/date of death from cemetery record of 1879 GRODE: Fred/b. 1853/d. 1881/Father GROTH: Bernard/b. 1902/d. 1902/Next to John J./b. 1855/d. 1951/Father/next to: Mary C./b. 1867/d. 1954/Mother/next to: Henry C./b. 1892/d. 1950/Next to: Norbert Lytge/b. 1922/d. 1923/Next to: Otalie B./b. 1895/d. 1949/Next to: Harriet K./b. 1899/d. 1986 HAARMEIER: Franz/d. 5 Feb 1883/stone erected in 1877/25 yrs 5 mo old/ OSSW: Friedrich & Barbara Harmeyer HAINMEN: Frank/b. unknown/d.Feb. 5, 1887 Friedrich/b. Jul., 1801/d.Nov. 6, 1820 HAPPEL: just family name, other side says Montag HARMAGA: Barbara/b. Nov. 1, 1819/d.Dec. 1, 1903 HARMEYER: Fredrick/b. 10 Jun 1851/d. 12 Apr 1915/OSSW: Frances/b. 19 Jul 1857/d. 19 Jul 1934/OSSW: Friedrich/b. 1811/d. 9 Nov 1876 HARMEYER: See HAARMEIER HECKEL: Rose/b. 1866/d. 1913/Mama HECKER: Bertha L./b. 1877/d.1953 HEIDEN: Anna/b. 1884/d.1959 Camilla/b. unknown/d.Mar. 22, 1933 Peter/b. 1840/d. 1932/Father/OSSW: Catherine/b. 1846/d. 1918/Mother/next to: Anna/b. 1884/d. 1959/Next to: Frank/b. 1878/d. 1960 Joseph/b. 1876/d. 1957/Father HIRSCH: Ernst A./b. 19 Apr 1853/d. 9 Jul 1929/Father/OSSW: Paulina/b. 20 May 1857/d. 1 Mar 1906/Mother/next to: Louise/b. 1877/d. 1960/OSSW: Pauline Scherkenbach HOFFMANN: Mathias/b. 10 Nov 1807/d. 26 Oct 1905 Camilla/d 22 Mar 1932/only one date HUNS: Margaretha (Bell)/b. 8 Oct 1816/d. 3 Oct 1874 INGRAM: Peggy/b. Jan. 25, 1904/d.Mar. 15, 1995 KLAUSZ: Joseph/d. 17 Jan 1865 KLEIN: See KRAEMER KLEINOW: John/b. 22 Oct 1845/d. 6 Mar 1904/OSSW: Regina/b. 12 Oct 1856/d. 16 Mar 1924 KLEMNOW: John/b. Oct. 22, 1845/d.Mar. 6, 1904 Regina/b. Oct. 12, 1856/d.Mar. 16, 1920 KRAEMER: Maria Theresia (Klein)/b. 19 Sep 1843/d. 25 Mar 1890/OSSW: Werner/b. 24 Aug 1879/d. 3 Jul 1880/next to Klein stone KUCHLER: Frank M./b. 26 Feb 1913/d. 16 Mar 1987/OSSW: Marion H./b. 5 Jan 1913/d. 18 Apr 1972 KURT: Elizabeth/b. 1817/d. 1901/OSSW: Michael/b. 1808/d. 1868/OSSW: Michael/b. 13 Jul 1850/d. 4 Sep 1910 LYMAN: family stone, only family name on stone LYTCE: Norbert/b. 1922/d.1923 MEURER: Johann/b. 29 Sep 1825/d. 29 Nov 1876 MIRGELER: Catherina/b. 25 Nov 1862/d. 29 Apr 1863/Dochter Von Peter & Johanna Elisabeth/b. 30 Nov 1808/d. 11 Mar 1862/OSSW: Wilhelm/b. 5 Apr 1802/d. 2 Jan 1868/OSSW: Freidrich Wilhelm/b. 1 Jan 1846/d. 14 Jul 1863/Son of W & E Mirgeler/next to Ginster/Mirgeler stone Jacob b 1872/d. 1956/Next to: Peter, Johanna, Laurence & John, Grandfather Bertha (Hecker)/b. 1877/d.1953 Elisabetha (Kuepper)/b. Dec. 10, 1809/d.Mar. 11, 1862 (possibly the same Elisabeth above/wrong dates) Johann/b. Oct. 3, 1841/d.Feb. 28, 1869 Johann Peter/b. Apr. 15, 1837/d.Apr. 27, 1914 Johanna Gutwald/b. May. 6, 1843/d.May. 18, 1918 John/b. 1841/d.1869 John A./b. 1865/d.1868 John J./b. Jan. 2, 1877/d.May. 12, 1950 Laurence/b. Jun. 16, 1898/d.Jun. 5, 1900/Next to: Jacob & John Peter/b. 1875/d.1914/Papa Peter/b. Apr. 15, 1837/d.Jan. 4, 1910/Father Wilhelm/b. Apr. 15, 1802/d.Jan. 12, 1868 MONTAG: Barbara/b. 19 Sep 1840/d. 14 Jan 1909/Mother/OSSW: Melchior/b. 24 Jan 1815/d. 16 Feb 1888/Father family name only, other side of Happel Elisabetha (Multhauf)/b. Mar. 27, 1812/d.Mar. 27, 1812 Heinrich/b. 1802/d.Jul. 19, 1886 MUELLER: Barbara/b. no date/d. no date/OSSW: Joseph/b. 14 Apr 1838/d. 1 Jul 1878/next to: Maria Maria/b. 20 Apr 1831/d. 15 May 1907 NOLDIN: Anna/1883/only one date/OSSW: Frank/1881/only one date/OSSW: Joseph/1879/only one date/OSSW: Rev Lawrence A./b. Sep. 2, 1885/d.Feb. 20, 1967/"Ordained 2 Jul 1920"/OSSW: Mary/1880/only one date PAGMA: Rima Wocha/b. 1905/d.1932 PAYNE: Anna Wacker/b. 1905/d. 1932/Sister PUETZ: Anna Maria/b. Dec. 31, 1797/d.May. 9, 1869 Johann Wilhelm/b. May. 1, 1796/d.1870 RUESCH: Thomas/b. 21 Dez 1817/d. 11 Oct 1893/OSSW: Rosa/b. 15 Jul 1824/d. 8 Mar 1906 (dates could be wrong) Rosa/b. Oct. 22, 1845/d.Mar. 8, 1906 (dates could be wrong) SCHERKENBACH: Joseph/b. 1869/d. 1947/Father/OSSW: Annie K./b. 1876/d. 1960/Mother/next to: Joseph/b. 1834/d. 1898/Next to: Anna (Berg)/b. 1846/d. 1925/Next to: Anton/b. 1872/d. 1953/Father/OSSW: Ottilia/b. 1871/d. 1943/Mother/OSSW: Burnette/d. 1918/OSSW: Frank/b. 1902/d. 1905/OSSW: Leona/b. 1906/d. 1947/OSSW: Andrew/b. 1885/d. 1899/OSSW: William Zabel/b. 1902/d. 1977/OSSW: Ester Zabel/b. 1899/d. 1963 Anton/b. 1897/d.1898 Burnette/b. 1958/d.unknown Joseph/b. 1834/d.1879 Pauline/d. 23 Aug 1907/Next to:Paulina & Ernst A. Hirsch & with Louise Hirsch SCHMITZ: Jacob/b. 1813/d.1907/OSSW: Mary/b. 1819/d. 1812 STEEFRATE: Phillip Bina/b. Mar. 16, 1834/d.Jun. 19, 1922 Herman/b. Dec. 6, 1830/d.Oct. 11, 1911 STUESSER: Andrew/b. 1822/d.1910/OSSW: Regina/b. 1831/d.1924 STUMP: Adam/b. 20 May 1859/d. 22 Mar 1096 Joseph/b. 18 Dec 1818/d. 13 Oct 1892/Vater/Next to: Josepha/b. 3 Sep 1831/d. 15 Mar 1906/Mutter WACKER: Ferdinand J./b. 1875/d. 1960/Next to: Mary/b. 17 May 1880/d. 29 Apr 1928/Mother WEBER: Mathias/b. 19 Mar 1826/d. 28 Feb 1889/OSSW: Anna/b. 4 Dec 1821/d. 1 Mai 1878/OSSW: Barbara/b. 9 Oct 1819/d. 7 Nov 1908 Nicholaus/b. 1846/d. 1915/OSSW: Christina/b. 1844/d. 1925 WETTENGEL: Frank/b. 1841/d. 1918/OSSW: Rose/b. 1848/d. 1906 WOLF: Bartholomaes/b. 1827/d. 1890/Father/OSSW: Theresa/b. 1843/d. 1937/Mother WUEST: Anna Maria/b. 1810/d. 1894 ZABEL: See SCHERKENBACH ZASS: Walter W./b. 1877/d. 1943/Father/OSSW: Mary T./b. 1877/d. 1952/Mother