Oak Hill Cemetery Brookfield

© Photographed November 4, 2014
Erected 1971/1996 by Ted Hutton and Waukesha County Historical Society
Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
43° 4.982′ N, 88° 8.733′ W
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Burial place of Yankee, English and German settlers. Part of Pioneer Joseph Ewbank land grant. 

Noted grave: Nathan Hatch, Revolutionary War soldier who came west with sons, Hiram and Edmund, in 1840’s. Remains possibly moved from earlier family burial ground.

Operated by Brookfield Cemetery Association from 1851; by Oak Hill Cemetery Association from 1905.
The marker is located at historic Brookfield Oak Hill Cemetery on northbound North Brookfield Road, north of its intersection with West Beverly Hills Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045.

Two great-great-great grandsons of Revolutionary War veteran Nathan Hatch came to Brookfield for a ceremony . . .

Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution: Nathan Hatch (1757-1847)

The marker is No. 02-05 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society.iety.

Revolutionary War artifacts have been placed at the marker location
by local historian and artifacts collector Ted Hutton, with whom I spoke by telephone
and who provided the information about the artifacts included below.

This is a Revolutionary War lantern used in camp at night. The lantern was filled with oil, and a wick inserted at the top. The lanterns were placed around the camp perimeter, both to provide light and to ward off animals. Behind the lantern is the hub from a Revolutionary War-era wooden wheel.

This is a Revolutionary War lantern used by soldiers inside their tents.

This is a grinding stone, used in camp by Revolutionary War soldiers to sharpen their knives and swords.
The marker is at the top of the hill,
and is visible to the right of center in this photo.
See also, Revolutionary War Veteran (Pvt. Nathan Hatch), also at this location.

  Headstone at the gravesite of Nathan Hatch
(the marker is just up the hill, and can be seen in the top right in this photo).

 Headstones of grandsons of Nathan Hatch,
Alason Hatch (left) and Nathan H. Hatch (right), both Civil War veterans.

The marker is located at historic Brookfield Oak Hill Cemetery.

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