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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: http://www.gracelandcemetery.org/burial-search

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-chicago-genealogical-society/

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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Janice Moskowitz
RE: Record adLouis Greenberg, Find A Grave Memorial# 161199179
Thank you very much. It seems that it is likely that Goldie and Joseph Isaac's oldest son Louis died in childhood sometime between when the family arrived in 1892 and the 1900 census. Whether he died in Chicago or before, I don't know. I am pretty sure the family was in Chicago in 1893 for the Columbia Exposition but I am not sure if they went directly to Chicago when they arrived. Goldie's brother was in Philadelphia so it is plausible that they stopped there on their way to Chicago.
Added by Janice Moskowitz on Jan 22, 2017 6:57 AM
Janice Moskowitz
RE: Record adLouis Greenberg, Find A Grave Memorial# 161199179
This is the information on Ancestry on my great grandmother Goldie Seilikovitch Greenberg (Joseph Isaac Greenberg's wife). She is buried in Forest Park.
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=oOV332&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&gss=angs-c&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=Goldie&gsfn_x=1&gsln=Greenberg&gsln_x=1&msdpn__ftp=Chicago,%20Cook,%20Illinois,%20USA&msdpn=36829&msdpn_PInfo=8-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C16%7C0%7C730%7C36829%7C0%7C0%7C&cpxt=1&cp=12&MSAV=1&uidh=9e1&pcat=34&h=1490068&recoff=8%209%2020%2079&dbid=2542&indiv=1&ml_rpos=2
Added by Janice Moskowitz on Jan 20, 2017 9:16 PM
Janice Moskowitz
RE: Record adLouis Greenberg, Find A Grave Memorial# 161199179
Greenberg is a common name. It is probably a different Louis Greenberg. I am assuming you have an Ancestry account because you do genealogy. If not, I can e-mail you these documents if you give me your e-mail address. Thanks for offering to help me figure out what happened to my grandmother's brother Louis.

My great grandfather Joseph Isaac Greenberg was born in Constantinople, Turkey. His wife, Goldie (Golda) Seilikovitch, was from Odessa. Your Louis Greenberg was born in Bender in was is now Moldova. Bender is pretty close to Odessa. I suspect that my family moved around for work opportunities.

This is the ship manifest for the family: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NYM237_595-0251?pid=4000060400&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3Dnypl%26h%3D4000060400&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true

The spelling of the last name at that time was Grunberg (with an umlaut over the u). Joseph Isaac used Isaac on that document. The last child on the list appears to be Louis, age 10.

Louis is not on the 1900 census for the family. Perhaps he died or moved out. Census forms indicated 9 children born, five living but family could have misunderstood and not included a child that moved out to find his own way as a young adult. I couldn't find any evidence of a death certificate in Chicago. It is possible Louis died before the family got to Chicago or that there was not death certificate or that I just missed finding one. It is my understanding the family came to Chicago for the Columbia Exposition which was in 1893 but may have arrived earlier to find work setting it up. Goldie's twin brother (Solomon Seilikovitch) was in Philadelphia so it is possible that they spent some time there before going to Chicago.

This is the 1900 census for the family now using the name Greenberg: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=oOV328&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&gss=angs-c&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=Katie&gsfn_x=1&gsln=Greenberg&gsln_x=1&msrpn__ftp=Chicago,%20Cook,%20Illinois,%20USA&msrpn=36829&msrpn_PInfo=8-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C16%7C0%7C730%7C36829%7C0%7C0%7C&msfns=Greenberg&msmng=Goldie&cpxt=1&cp=12&MSAV=1&uidh=9e1&pcat=35&h=10883877&dbid=7602&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1

My grandmother was Katie (Gidel on the ship manifest). Louis isn't on 1900 census list.
Added by Janice Moskowitz on Jan 20, 2017 12:06 PM
Janice Moskowitz
Record adLouis Greenberg, Find A Grave Memorial# 161199179
Hello Jessica,

I am trying to figure out what happened to my maternal grandmother's oldest brother, Louis Greenberg. He was 10 years old in 1892 according to the ship manifest that I found that I am reasonably certain is my grandmother's family. It is possible that he is the Louis Greenberg that you found (Find a Grave Memorial #16119917). However, my great grandfather's name was Joseph Isaac Greenberg, not Sam Greenberg. Sometimes he went by Joseph and sometimes he went by Isaac but I doubt he also went by Sam. I was wondering where you got Sam from and whether there was any chance that it is not correct. Please let me know.

Note that I found a lot of information about this Louis Greenberg in the Sentinel newspaper. This is the Jewish newspaper that my grandmother also used for notices so that is why I checked. This Louis Greenberg, in addition to having a son Sidney, also had a daughter Gladys who married Allen B. Levine in 1925. There may have also been a much younger child, Ross or Rose. (The child is referred to as Ross in one article and Miss R. Greenberg in another so I suspect Ross was a typo for Rose unless there were two younger children with names that both started with R.) I didn't see any information about the late father or the mother of Louis in his notices in the paper so I haven't been able to rule out this Louis Greenberg being my great-uncle. Was hoping you would be able to share the source of the father's name in the find-a-grave memorial.

Thank you very much for your volunteer efforts in finding graves! You also identified the grave of my great-grandfather Julius Siegel, to whom I am related on my father's side. Thank you for that!
Added by Janice Moskowitz on Jan 19, 2017 11:01 AM
Rosemary Nordstrom
Daniel Fine 161607070
Hello Jessica,

I am curious about the parents you have listed for Daniel Fine. According to his passport application in 1921 (same date of birth, applied in Chicago), this man was "formerly known as David Feuereisen" and his father was named Herman Feuereisen (Hungary). I believe he is a relative of my daughter's. Any additional information you can provide would be welcomed. Thanks!
Added by Rosemary Nordstrom on Jan 15, 2017 5:18 AM
saint514
Swislowsky/Sweet
Yes, recently discovered Della Zuckerman as well as Milton Sweet, Emma Raff, and Abraham Sweet. Thanks so much!
Added by saint514 on Jan 08, 2017 2:47 PM
saint514
Phillip & Rosie Swislowsky
Thanks so much for the photos of my family members. The headstone behind Albert Sweet was quite the mystery. Turns out they are his parents. I see you also created a Memorial for Anna Sweet Lohn, you rock Jessica! ~Deena
Added by saint514 on Jan 08, 2017 1:24 PM
Ham920
RE: Re: Julius Siegel
There are more than one Julius Siegels. My Julius immigrated on Jan. 3, 1921 using the name Judel Segal - don't ask me why he used that name as don't know. There were also Reiters on the ship's manifest, however, I don't think Sarah was one of them. He may have met Sarah through the Reiters he traveled with or he may even have known Sarah in the old country. Records indicated at the time he came to America he was a widower. I need to do more research regarding Sarah. Thanks for your help. Wish you the best in 2017.
Added by Ham920 on Jan 01, 2017 4:27 PM
Ham920
RE: Julius Siegel
Jessica - never mind the Hebrew translation from the headstone. I found a translation - "Here lies our dear mother Chaya Sara, daughter of Mr. Shmuel Dovid. Died 1st of Shvat, 5701. May her soul be bound to the bond of life." and "Here lies our dear father, Yehuda Tzvi, son of Mr. Nechemya HaLevi. Died 26 Adar, 5707."
Added by Ham920 on Dec 31, 2016 2:30 PM
Ham920
RE: Julius Siegel
Thanks for your reply Jessica. Do you work for the cemetery or are you doing this on your own? I never knew my great grandfather as he died before I was born. The mystery was always what happened to his first wife, Ida, and whether she ever came to America. I know that Jewish headstones traditionally provide information regarding the father of the deceased, but it's been a long time since I was in Hebrew school. Do you know anyone that can read the Hebrew on the tombstone and can tell me the name of my great grandfather's father? Would they also be able to tell me what Sarah's tombstone says? Thank so much for your work and posting it on the Find A Grave site.
Added by Ham920 on Dec 31, 2016 2:13 PM
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