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Joseph Schlitz

 
 
Joseph Schlitz Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
1. Joseph Schlitz Monument Detail
Simple epitaph showing the SS Schiller and the date of Schlitz's death
Inscription.  

Lost May 7, 1875

 
Erected by the Schlitz Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 59.935′ N, 87° 56.482′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Monument is in Section 36, Lot 1, of Forest Home Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orville Cadwell (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); In memory of Franklin Van Valkenburgh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Best (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mathias Stein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward George Ryan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Silas J. Sawyer and Jennie E. Sawyer (approx. ¼ mile away); Byron Kilbourn (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank N. Fox (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Regarding Joseph Schlitz.
Joseph Schlitz Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
2. Joseph Schlitz Family Plot
This is a memorial cenotaph as Schlitz's body was never recovered.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Schlitz at Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company Website. (Submitted on October 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Portrait of Joseph Schlitz. (Submitted on October 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Schiller. (Submitted on October 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Forest Home Cemetery Self-Guided Historical Tour. (Submitted on October 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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