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Jessica (#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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Kevin Baase
RE: Re: Iroquois Fire Victims
I would add that I looked at the 12/31/1903 paper which said that Frances Lehman was not initially killed but just injured, struck on the head by a fallen beam while leaving the building and taken to St. Luke's hospital. It wasn't until the 1/2/1904 paper that I saw she was identified as deceased, so I doubt she actually died on 12/30/1903, but don't know the actual date she died.
Added by Kevin Baase on Feb 02, 2016 8:29 PM
Kevin Baase
Iroqious Fire victims
Thank you for starting memorials on Frances "Fannie" Lehman, and her nephew Lawrence McClure. I have been studying the Lehman family and within the last 24 hours I found out that both of them died in the fire; I assume they had gone to the theater together.
Added by Kevin Baase on Feb 02, 2016 11:38 AM
Kate Sparrow
Iroquois Theater Fire FAG list
Please add Bessie Herron 1883-1903 Find A Grave #153858568 buried in Monon Cemetery, Monon, White County, IN to your list of the dead from the fire. Thank you. Kate Sparrow
Added by Kate Sparrow on Feb 02, 2016 10:48 AM
RE: Harry and Lena Adler
Thank you very much Jessica, greatly appreciated!
Added by saint514 on Jan 17, 2016 9:41 AM
John Steele
RE: Finas Lee Hale
My greataunt had a son (Clayton Lee Hale) with him. I'll delete my entry.
Added by John Steele on Jan 10, 2016 11:23 AM
John Steele
Finis Lee Hale
Hi Jessica,
Thanks for the input on Finis. Since he is one of my relatives would you mind turning his information over to me. Thank you.
Added by John Steele on Jan 09, 2016 8:04 AM
Grave Recorder
Anna Niemann Chvalovsky
Actually you are wrong on that. Her maiden name is not Chvalovsky. It is Jelinek and she is buried next to her first husband. Niemann is her 2nd husband's name. I have deleted mine and sent the correction to the owner of the other memorial.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jan 03, 2016 4:17 PM
RE: Morris Edelman
Thank you so much I appreciate it. If there is Hebrew writing, hopefully it will have Morris's father's name, as per the tradition.

Thank you
Ellen Gans
Added by Ellie on Jan 02, 2016 3:17 PM
Morris Edelman
Hello Jessica,

Thank you for posting Morris Edelman stone in may 2015. He is located in the Ridgelawn Cemetery center plot, as is his wife Clara Edelman. I was wondering if you know or could look at the back of the stone to see if there is Hebrew writing, and if so would you take photo of that and post it. Both for Morris and Clara.
Thanking you in advance,
Ellen Gans
Added by Ellie on Jan 01, 2016 8:12 PM
Donald Glut
Isadore Frankenstein
What a fascinating website! Although I've lived in Southern California since 1964, I grew up on Magnolia Ave. in Chicago, just around the corner from the cemetery. As a kid I was fascinated by the tombstone of Isadore Frankenstein (for obvious reasons). A couple or so decades ago, on one of my visits back to Chicago, I noticed that the tombstone had been moved, probably by vandals, and was lying close to the cemetery's back wall. I assume someone tried stealing it as a prank, but found it too heavy to carry over the wall and just left it lying on the ground. For years this bothered me. And so around 2002, with the help of Chicago police officer Joe Cobb and some friends, I organized a "rescue team" to restore the tombstone to its (as best I could remember) proper resting place. The story made one of the local newspapers.
Added by Donald Glut on Dec 18, 2015 1:24 AM
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