A Confederate Soldier in Calvary Cemetery?

In 1866, the Milwaukee Archdiocese donated a plot of land in the southern end of Calvary cemetery for the burial of two dozen Catholic Civil War veterans. Ten years later the section was enlarged to eventually include 690 Civil War… Continue Reading →

About Erhard Brielmaier

Erhard Brielmaier (1841-1917) immigrated from Germany as a young man to Cincinnati where he studied drawing and drafting. In 1874, he arrived in Milwaukee to become a nationally recognized architect especially in the Midwest. Along with his five sons, Brielmaier… Continue Reading →

Chapel Open Memorial Day 2016

The historic Calvary Cemetery chapel will be open to the public on Memorial Day, May 30, between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Volunteers will be onsite providing tours and answering questions about the landmark’s history and restoration. The Calvary Cemetery Chapel is… Continue Reading →

What Is Below?

Each time the Chapel is open to the public for tours, the lower mausoleum fascinates visitors. What is down there? Is it really a crypt? Who is entombed there? As with any notable mausoleum, there is much history and mystery… Continue Reading →

Original Plans For The Chapel

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