Peshtigo Fire Cemetery: Mellen

© Photographed July 25, 2015
Peshtigo, Marinette County, Wisconsin
45.055707,-87.753387
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MELLEN
Their nineteen year old [sic] brother took these two Mellen children to the river. He walked into the icy water up to his neck with a child on each arm. The fierce heat compelled him to keep on wetting their hair or ducking their heads under water. This continued for nearly four hours until the flames subsided and when the older brother brought the children to the shore it was found that both had died of hypothermia.
The marker is located at the Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, adjacent to the Peshtigo Fire Museum, located at 400 Oconto Avenue, Peshtigo, Wisconsin 54157.

The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin.






The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
See also, The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, for more information.

 The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery was honored with the first
"official" Wisconsin Historical Society marker, erected in 1951:
Marker 1: Peshtigo Fire Cemetery

 The Peshtigo Fire Cemetery is located next to the Peshtigo Fire Museum.




Follow the signs to the Peshtigo Fire Cemetery.

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