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Your Rights Under Wisconsin State Law

Are you unhappy about a decision to move or protect a human burial site? Find out the process to request an appeal.

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Description: A vintage view of the Laxey Church, paired with a modern view of the Laxey cemetery in the same location.

Working Within the Boundaries of Cemeteries and Mound Groups

Do you need to disturb a cemetery or mound group? Planning to build, plant, or work in a cemetery or Native American mound group? Read this first.

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Staudenmayer Graves

Date: 1910 

Description: The Staudenmayer grave marker set amid the lush vegetation of Durwards Glen.

Learn more about this list of known human burial sites in Wisconsin.

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: This map shows street car lines, bus routes, railroads, proposed city boundary lines, wards, public schools, blocks & house numbers, Lake Michigan, one mil...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: This map shows ward numbers, streets, railroads, electric car lines, parks, steam railways, section numbers, rivers, Lake Michigan, churches, schools, and...

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Description: View of the church and the cemetery in the foreground.

For Properties with Burial Sites

Learn the steps to nagivate the application process to get a tax exemption under Wisconsin burial sites law.

Date: 1948-02-06 

Description: Aerial photograph looking northwest across the reservoir on Glenway Street. Featured are Hoyt and Quarry Parks, Resurrection Cemetery. Major streets are Fr...

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Description: A large tombstone marking the grave of Tabitha Burgoyne Bird, the daughter of Major Burgoyne, a surgeon in the English army.

Date: 1923 

Description: Floral funeral arrangements for August Krueger at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Date: 1965 

Description: This map shows streets, churches, schools, wards, railroads, parks and fields, cemeteries, Historical Museum, Yacht Basin & Marina, and Marinette General H...

Date: 1948-08-16 

Description: Vandalized tombstones following a beer party held in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Middleton, on June 12, 1948.

Read this information before planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group.

Date: 1880 

Description: This map of La Crosse shows the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, the Southern Minnesota Railroad and the Chicago, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad,...

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Description: A view of an elk atop the Elks Rest Monument in Mount Washington Cemetery. Gravestones and trees can be seen in the background. The Monument reads, "Elks...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: This map has relief shown by hachures and is indexed by street name and buildings. The map shows plat of town, city limits, local streets, railroads, schoo...

Date: 1959-04 

Description: A group of pallbearers carry the casket containing Frank Lloyd Wright's body to its final resting place in the Unity Chapel Cemetery.

Date: 1946-04-18 

Description: Gravestone of Willis W. Hazeltine inscribed, "An Honest Lawyer".

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