|Jessica Goforth (#46514540)|
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|I am a photo volunteer for Chicago. I will make every attempt to locate a grave as long as there is some indication of where the grave is located in the cemetery (section, plot, etc.). I love genealogy and enjoy helping others find photos of the resting places of their ancestors.|
Almost all of the cemeteries in the city of Chicago are very large, with thousands of burials...please include a section/plot number with your photo request. Thank you!
Beth-El and Ridge Lawn Cemeteries: Contact 847-673-1584
Bohemian National Cemetery: Over 120,000 burials and over 200 photo requests. Contact: http://www.bohemiannationalcemeterychicago.org/index.html
Graceland Cemetery: Over 100,000 burials and over 300 photo requests. Contact: http://www.gracelandcemetery.org/pages/genealogy.html
Jewish Graceland Cemetery: Approximately 3,000 burials. I have photographed all legible headstones in this cemetery. Unfortunately, about 1/4 of the cemetery's headstones are toppled, broken or too old and weather worn to read. If you are looking for someone listed that does not have a headstone photo, please PM me and I'll try to find it.
Montrose Cemetery: Contact: http://www.montrosecemetery.com/Contact_Us.html
Mount Olive Cemetery: Contact: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/mount-olive-cemetery/en-us/index.page
Rosehill Cemetery: Over 200,000 burials and over 500 photo requests. Unfortunately, the cemetery management does not allow photographs. I can't fulfill photo requests for this cemetery.
Saint Boniface Catholic Cemetery: Over 90,000 burials. Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:
Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery: Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:
Saint Luke Cemetery: Over 25,000 burials and over 50 photo requests. Contact: http://www.stlukechicago.org/cemetery/contact.shtml
Union Ridge Cemetery: Approximately 8,000 burials and over 30 photo requests. A book by the Chicago Genealogical Society lists all known burials (up to 1994) and their locations in the cemetery: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/publications.html
Wunder's Cemetery: Approximately 15,000 burials and over 60 photo requests. Contact: http://wunders.net/genealogy.html
I just started photographing Wunder's, and hope to have it completed within a year.
Zion Gardens Cemetery: Formerly Rosemont Park/Mt. Mayriv, this cemetery is under new management. To find the grave of a family member, please go to http://www.ziongardenscemetery.com/locate_family.php
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|Natalie N.||RE: Marcus Lachmann|
Thank you for the information. I do have most of the records you have listed except the death records of Matilda Lachmann Moses (my 2nd great grandmother) and Marcus Lachmann. I do plan on ordering copies through. I would love for you to transfer Marcus and Henrietta Lachmann's memorial to me. If you transfer these memorials I will be able to edit them, is that correct?
|Natalie N.||Marcus Lachmann - Graceland Cemetery (Hebrew Benevolent Society)|
One of your entries is my 3rd great grandfather:
Graceland Cemetery (Hebrew Benevolent Society);Gate 3, Section 2, Row 7, Lot 101, Grave 4
I noticed that you have his birth listed as Dec., 1824, Germany and an additional note: "Husband of Henrietta. Father of Lydia, Matilda, Sarah, Julia and Rosa." I wanted to ask were you received this information.
|Tripp Alyn||RE: Weinfelds|
I noticed in your messages that you're working on the 1903 Iroquois Theater fire. Hannah Weinfeld died in that fire and, in researching the event I found this website which may provide some helpful info for you:
I would like to find where Joseph Sevick and his wife Anna are buried in Bohemian Cemetery, he died 2-23-1917 and she died 4-12-1915. Also would like to know if you would consider looking for an obit for me
Hi I messaged you earlier about finding more names, and as soon as I was done I would send you the list, I am still working on it, I did not forget. I did find out the name of Myron A Deckers' wife's name. Kate Decker She was born in 1845 and died in the fire as well, Dec 30th 1903
Added by pkstracy on Jan 18, 2014 5:41 PM
|Tripp Alyn||RE: Weinfelds|
Hi Jessica, for reference you may want to view all the Weinfelds, plus Kate W. Herskovitz, plus Rose W.
Friedeman in my list of 198 memorials maintained.
I performed a big linking operation today and have brought a lot of those family Weinfeld family members together (Ignatz had 8 children with his 2 wives). This will give you a handy list to help you when you're checking out their family plots.
Any further information always gladly accepted....
|Tripp Alyn||RE: Weinfelds|
Hi Jessica, to follow up on my earlier message. Your 2nd message also contained very helpful info. to us. This part of the family was virtually unknown to us! Now, I discover, thanks to your sleuthing, that Wm. Weinfeld died in NYC in Dec '70.
I moved to NYC in Aug '70. If only I had an interest in family geneology 43 years ago....! The stories, photos & family history would not have been
lost. How late we learn that lesson! Will follow up on Max & Kittie to see if any Weinfelds are left.
Thanks again for your great work, Jessica!
|Mike Corray||Yearsley Cemetery|
Do you have any other photos from Yearsley Cemetery in Somer Township NE of Urbana, Illinois? I am looking for the six Somers who are buried in plot 105 in the SE quarter of the cemetery. I have a plat map if you need it. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Mike Corray||Susannah Corray|
Thanks so much for posting the other side of the stone which had "Uncle Lish's" wife Susannah's information. I think I better get over there this spring with some paper and do a rubbing of what is left of the carved writing on the stone. Acid rain is just killing these old stones carved from limestone. I love your surname by the way. It is so appropriate for the work you do taking these photos.
Mike Corray from Peoria, Illinois
|Kurt Johnson||Benjamine & Rose Moses|
Thanks for the pictures of their marker!
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