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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: http://www.gracelandcemetery.org/pages/genealogy.html

Irving Park Cemetery: Contact: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/irving-park-cemetery/en-us/index.page

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: http://www.montrosecemetery.com/Contact_Us.html

Mount Greenwood Cemetery: Contact: 773-233-0136

Mount Hope Cemetery: Contact: 708-371-2818

Mount Olive Cemetery: Contact: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/mount-olive-cemetery/en-us/index.page

Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery: Over 140,000 burials. Please contact Saint Casimir Cemetery regarding burial records:
http://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/genealogicalsearch.php

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:
http://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/genealogicalsearch.php

Saint Casimir Catholic Cemetery: Contact: http://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/genealogicalsearch.php

Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery: Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:
http://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/genealogicalsearch.php

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: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/publications.html

Wunder's Cemetery: Approximately 15,000 burials. Contact: http://wunders.net/genealogy.html
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 http://www.ziongardenscemetery.com/locate_family.php
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Shirley (Jablecnik/Jable) Slanker
John Nadvornik
Was buried at Bohemian National Cemetery on February 15, 1949 at the age of 64 years, 7 months and 15 days. He died at Cook County Hospital. Funeral director was J.T. Chrastka.

Please add to your entry.
Added by Shirley (Jablecnik/Jable)... on Jun 30, 2015 12:24 AM
Andy Gappa
2 more Iroquois Theatre fire victims
Jessica,
A pair of sisters are buried in the Mount Greenwood Cemetery with Iroquois Theater Fire written on their tombstones. One is Francis E. Wetmore (#148229541) and the other is Harriet A. Wetmore White (#148229317).
Andy Gappa
P.S. I don't know if you or someone else told me but I know there's a little girl buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana, that was also a victim in the fire. I created a memorial for her but I can't remember her name at the moment.
Added by Andy Gappa on Jun 24, 2015 7:06 AM
Deborah Bennett
Re: no headstone for Richard Gronke
I received your email noting that Oak Forest Cemetery was a Potter's field and is an open field with no headstones.

Could this information be added to the front page of the cemetery?
Added by Deborah Bennett on Jun 23, 2015 10:34 PM
Mary Lloyd
Find A Grave Memorial# 74278165
Eva Katherine Kreizelman Hueston

Thank you so much!!!
sincerely
Mary Lou
Added by Mary Lloyd on May 26, 2015 10:32 AM
Bev
Martens/Union Ridge
thank you for the photos
Added by Bev on May 18, 2015 4:04 PM
kck
George Barnes Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by kck on May 18, 2015 2:03 PM
Frank Krempel
RE: Henry Becker
Found them. Thank you so much.
Frank Krempel
Added by Frank Krempel on May 10, 2015 1:33 PM
Nan
and...
Also, thanks for the photos for Frank and Ella Velan.

Nan
Added by Nan on Apr 28, 2015 2:44 PM
Nan
Frank Vavro
Thank you for the photos for Mr. Vavro's memorial.

Nan
Added by Nan on Apr 28, 2015 2:38 PM
wrightklw
RE: Mary Lusch Long
You're quite welcome!
Added by wrightklw on Apr 16, 2015 5:28 PM
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