Our History

Rienzi Cemetery was established by Wisconsin Territorial Governor Nathaniel Potter Tallmadge, at the time of his son William's death in 1845. The body of his son occupies the first grave in Rienzi Cemetery. The original eight acres Tallmadge set aside from his farm to create the cemetery has been expanded to one hundred acres on a beautiful, hilly, tree-shaded tract in the Town of Empire southeast of Fond du Lac.  Rienzi Cemetery now serves as the final resting place for over 24,000.


While the cemetery is open to everyone, Rienzi offers many special sections to honor different religions and cultures.

Business Hours:

Available by Appointment 

Help us Honor and Support our Veteran's Section!

Click here to see how you can honor your beloved veteran and help support or Veteran's Section at the same time.

Consider donating through Memorials

Consider directing your memorials to Rienzi Cemetery. We are a 501 (c)13 non-profit. All proceeds go toward the long upkeep of his historic acreage.

Click on the icons above to view and/or print out the map of the cemetery and cemetery burial logs.

Our Grounds Include

Chapel Mausoleum 

Garden Mausoleum

Cremation Garden

Ground Spaces

Pet Cemetery