A Confederate Soldier in Calvary Cemetery?

In 1876 the Archdiocese of Milwaukee donated a southern portion of Calvary Cemetery to the Wood National Cemetery. This section was for the burial of Catholic Civil War veterans numbering 690. It is possible that among them lies a Confederate… 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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