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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
 member for 13 years, 7 months, 21 days
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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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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
Angela Reed
Mary Opocensky - thank you
Jessica, thank you for the photo of the Section where Mary Opocensky was buried. It gives me something at least.

Added by Angela Reed on Jul 12, 2015 1:21 PM
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
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!!!
Mary Lou
Added by Mary Lloyd on May 26, 2015 10:32 AM
Martens/Union Ridge
thank you for the photos
Added by Bev on May 18, 2015 4:04 PM
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
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