German Evangelical Cemetery

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German Evangelical Cemetery

Location
Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
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This inactive cemetery is located on the northwest corner of Calhoun Road and Capital Drive, in the southeast 1/4 of Section 4, Brookfield Township. It is at the foot of the Brookfield Water Tower.

History

The cemetery was established in 1863 with the last burial in 1955. The German Lutheran Church of Brookfield was organized before February 1863 when the trustees of the church, Ludwig Kloth, Henry Goetz, and Joseph Berkhardt purchased the land for $100 from Ferdinand Wall. In November 1863 when the cemetery was platted, the officers were listed as President, Jacob Howard; Treasurer, Henry Clasen; Clerk, Charles Fesenberken. It is not known when the congregation disbanded, but the church is not shown on the 1859 or the 1873 plat maps for Brookfield Township; however the cemetery is shown. In 1903 the land for the cemetery on it was sold to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church for $1 by the Brookfield Cemetery Association and F.J. Clasen of Waukesha.

According to the Trinity United Church of Christ historian, the church was known as a German Evangelical Lutheran Church from 1869 until 1884 when the Lutheran affiliation was deleted and it just became a German Evangelical Church. The church is now affiliated with the United Church of Christ denomination. (This is taken from the Links to the Past website)

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GPS Coordinates: 43.09037, -88.12681

  • Added: 12 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2397399