Veterans' Grave Registration

This database contains information on over 500 Fox River area deceased veterans from the War of 1812 to World War I.

Search by LAST NAME, or you can browse by WAR or CEMETERY.

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About Veterans' Grave Registrations

The State of Wisconsin is required by statute to keep a registry of all veterans’ graves in the state. The Appleton Public Library owns copies of registration information on over 500 Fox River area deceased veterans. Registration information was gathered by V.F.W. Harvey Pierre Post 2778 of Appleton, WI and later donated to the library. Most of the veterans are from the Civil War (344) and from World War I (129). There are 28 grave registrations for the War of 1898 and 1 each from the War of 1812 and the War with Mexico, 1845-1848.

Each grave registration form may contain the veteran's name; last address; war in which the veteran participated; military service organization; date of enlistment; date discharged; rank; date of death; burial cemetery including grave number, lot number and section; date of birth; and next of kin.

Most of the grave registration information included in this database is from Riverside, St. Joseph, and St. Mary cemeteries in Appleton. Also included is information from Zion Jewish cemetery in Appleton, New St. John and Old St. John cemeteries in Little Chute, and one record from St. Paul cemetery in Combined Locks.

This database does not consist of historic documents. The information provided on the cards was compiled and typed by a volunteer in the late 20th century.

APL is a member of the Outagamie-Waupaca Library System.
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