St. Joseph's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
St. John's Evangelical was formerly located in section 32 on S. Howell Ave. In 1975 it was moved due to the expansion of Mitchell Field Airport. The graves were moved to Forest Hill Cemetery in Oak Creek. Dottie W. was able to track them down and visited the cemetery. Unfortunately, the graves were not placed in their original order, so family groups may not have been kept together -they appear to be alphabetized! There are also many marked with "Unknown" as their markers were no longer legible. All of the "unknown" were grouped together, rather than with the original neighboring graves.
They did not give access to a list for the graves that were moved. If you know a name you can ask and they will look at the burial cards. There was not a lot of information on the person buried, but it did tell if they shared a grave (like children) who else it was shared with.
Below are the known graves from that cemetery. The graves that were not moved by family elsewhere are now buried at Forest Hill.
Select Burials and Interments
This is a partial listing.
GRAVESITES WILL BE MOVED
Contributed to Milwaukee Genealogical Socity by Dorothy Paul found in a South Milwaukee newspaper dated Aug. 30, 1973
The heirs of some of the early settlers whose graves remain in St. John's Ev. Lutheran church cemetery, 5601 S. Howell ave., are being sought. Graves are being removed from the property now owned by the county, to make room for expansion of the west runway at Mitchell field.
Name of deceased and available dates: ANGELHART, Maria/Jan 8, 1881 ARNDT, August F.W./b. June 21, 1803/d. Feb 3, 1870 ANTONSEN, Deter & Eva E./Children/Dec, 1853-54 CORDES, Katarina/July 6, 1859 CORDES, Molly/Sept 10, 1832 FELDERMANN, Johann H./no dates FISCHER, Mary H./1894-1968 GEBHARDT, Maria/17, 1810-6,1873(sic) GOLL, William H./Dec. 1, 1853-April 18, 1882 KLEIN, Katharina/Dec 19, 1832-Oct. 30, 1899 KLEIN, Michael/1848-1934 KOENIG, Johann/Dec. 22, 1872 KOENIG, Caroline/June 26, 1819-Nov 12, 1879 KRAK, Maria/May 10, 1840-Oct. 18, 1873 KRUSE, William/infant/July 1873-Sept 1873 KUNOLD, Catharine/Dec. 1800-May 1870 KUNOLD, Martin/Aug 19, 1818-Nov 12 1894 LEITZMANN, Frederich/Oct. 11, 1840-Nov. 21, 18?? LEITZMANN, Fredericke/Nov. 21, 1869-Jan 17, 1877 LEITZMANN, Elizabeth/FEb. 26, 1803-Sept 16, 1870 REHFELD, Carl/Jan. 25, 1890-July 31, 1899 RIESS, Martin W./Aug. 22, 1819-Jan 7, 1881 SCHIFFLER, Anna M./May 20, 1796 (only one date) SCHIFFLER, Dorothea/May 25, 1823-Mar 12, 1906 STREIFF, Carl/no date STREIFF, Christian/no dates WETTKE, Louise/Aug 14, 1841-May 6, 1911 WEILIPP, no first name/Jan. 16, 1859-Jan 19, 1880 The following was sent in by a researcher: WINGER: Herman Erich