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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
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I am a photo volunteer for Chicago. 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!

John 11:21-27

Chicago Cemeteries:

Acacia Park Cemetery: Contact: 773-625-7800

All Saints Polish National Catholic Cemetery: Contact: 773-380-7131

Beth-El and Ridge Lawn Cemeteries: Contact: 847-673-1584

Bohemian National Cemetery: Over 120,000 burials. Contact: 773-539-8442. If you are looking for a burial location, you will need to mail a request to the cemetery office at 5255 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60630.

Graceland Cemetery: Over 100,000 burials. Contact:

Irving Park Cemetery: Contact:

Jewish Graceland Cemetery: Approximately 3,000 burials. I have photographed all legible headstones in this cemetery, as of summer 2014.

Montrose Cemetery: Over 80,000 burials. Contact:

Mount Greenwood Cemetery: Contact: 773-233-0136

Mount Hope Cemetery: Contact: 708-371-2818

Mount Olive Cemetery: Contact:

Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery: Over 140,000 burials. Please contact Saint Casimir Cemetery regarding burial records:

Oak Woods Cemetery: The cemetery office will not do multiple burial location searches, and only releases burial information to family members. There may be a fee. Contact: 773-288-3800

Read Dunning Memorial Park: Approximately 38,000 burials, no headstones. This location served as Chicago's Potter's Field from the 1850s to the 1920s. Re-discovered in the late 1980s, it is now a small memorial park.

Rosehill Cemetery: Over 200,000 burials. 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 Casimir Catholic Cemetery: Contact:

Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery: Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:

Saint Luke Cemetery: Over 25,000 burials. Contact 773-588-0049

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery: Contact: 773-276-5080

Union Ridge Cemetery: Approximately 8,000 burials. A book by the Chicago Genealogical Society lists all known burials (as of 1994) and their locations in the cemetery:

Wunder's Cemetery: Approximately 15,000 burials. Contact:
I have photographed all legible headstones in this cemetery as of summer 2014.

Zion Gardens Cemetery: Formerly Rosemont Park/Mount Mayriv, this cemetery is under new management. To find the grave of a family member, please go to
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Twyla OKeefe
John Hogan headstone
Jessica, My name is Twyla Hogan O'Keefe and would like to use these pictures of John's headstone on my family tree. My pictures did not have the quality of the ones you took. Thank you in advance.
Added by Twyla OKeefe on Aug 29, 2015 5:52 AM
Nancy Mattox
John Cabri Photo

Was wondering if I could use the photo you took of John's headstone in my family tree.

Thank you for taking time to do volunteer photo's for Find A Grave.

Nancy Mattox
Added by Nancy Mattox on Aug 27, 2015 9:13 AM
RE: Mary Kunigunda Wunder Lusch
Hey, Jessica!

Could I have your email to send the pics of Mary & George I was given? I didn't see one listed in your profile. I didn't get to meet Larry, but I believe I know who you mean. My line is through Frank. May I ask which brother your line stems from? I'm hoping we can figure out who this couple is. I feel with their clothes, they are from a generation before Mary & George. These pics are from a cousin, but I don't know where he acquired them.


Added by Kristen on Aug 22, 2015 7:57 PM
RE: Mary Kunigunda Wunder Lusch
Yes, we must be! Awesome! I do have them on a disc that was given to me. Searching for Franz Xaver Lusch, I found a link that Tony Kaney wrote up, and he used the same pics you have for George and Mary...


Added by Kristen on Aug 20, 2015 2:43 PM
Mary Kuniganda Wunder Lusch
Hello, Jessica!

Mary is my great-great grandmother, and I was excited to see her photo! But a relative has a photo of her (and one of George) stating this couple as Mary Wonder and George Lusch, Sr., and they do not look like either one of them compared to your photos. I would love to know for sure. I am hoping we can figure out who this other couple is.

Thank you,

Added by Kristen on Aug 20, 2015 8:01 AM
Maggie O
RE: Janet Barr
oh ok :)

Added by Maggie O on Aug 11, 2015 7:08 AM
Maggie O
Janet Barr
Hi Jessica

you sent me an edit wanting to change her death place to Quebec, Canada. The obit states Ormstown, Quebec. not sure what you are trying to do?

Added by Maggie O on Aug 10, 2015 11:26 PM
James Miller FInd A Grave 134500690
Would it be possible to use the photo of James Miller's grave on his memorial page? He graduated from Proviso Township High School (now Proviso East)in Maywood.
Added by JimO on Aug 03, 2015 9:50 AM
Ora H Davis
I happened to find his obit, while looking for my cousin. Thanks to you, I now know that they kept Mr. Davis in Chicago. We do have Davis in our tree,near our roots! I "barber", from just east of Muncie! Maybe related.
Happy Ancestoring!
Added by Bluebird_ on Jul 15, 2015 5:31 AM
Robert Hungerschafer
Hungershofer & Kramer
Thank you very much for the family updates and transfers!
Added by Robert Hungerschafer on Jul 13, 2015 7:21 AM
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