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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
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I am a photo volunteer for Chicago. I will make every attempt to locate a grave as long as there is some indication of where the grave is located in the cemetery (section, plot, etc.). I love genealogy and enjoy helping others find photos of the resting places of their ancestors.

I have photographed all of the legible headstones in Jewish Graceland Cemetery and Wunder's Cemetery, as of summer 2014.

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: Over 100 photo requests. Contact: 773-625-7800

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

Bohemian National Cemetery: Over 120,000 burials and over 100 photo requests. 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 and over 400 photo requests. Contact: http://www.gracelandcemetery.org/pages/genealogy.html

Irving Park Cemetery: Over 100 photo requests. 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 and over 200 photo requests. Contact: http://www.montrosecemetery.com/Contact_Us.html

Mount Greenwood Cemetery: Contact: 773-233-0136

Mount Hope Cemetery: Over 400 photo requests. Contact: 708-371-2818

Mount Olive Cemetery: Over 200 photo requests. 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: Over 900 photo requests. 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 and over 600 photo requests. 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 and over 80 photo requests. Contact 773-588-0049

Union Ridge Cemetery: Approximately 8,000 burials. A book by the Chicago Genealogical Society lists all known burials (up to 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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BobH
Iroquois Theater
Maude Ganong Smith, #130208604, was a casualty of the fire along with her daughter Maurine (Maurine is already included in your list). She is listed simply as Mrs Smith on the Eastland Memorial we site.
Bob
Added by BobH on Dec 09, 2014 9:28 AM
Gene Meier
RE: Koch Family
Many thanks, Jessica!
"Erie & Wabash" is in River North, near Lambert Tree Studios.
Gene
Added by Gene Meier on Dec 05, 2014 12:24 AM
Gene Meier
Family Koch,Wunders Cemetery
I am writing the first book from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas. These were the biggest paintings in the world, 50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas//I am seeking the grave of EDWARD JOHN KOCH,manufacturer of rich cut glass,born Chicago August 27,1861, son of G., Charles and Caroline Sophia (Francke)Koch--who are buried at WUNDERS CEMETERY. I am seeking contact with a Koch family member.Edward John Koch was a trustee in the United States Panorama Company and purchased 440 shares @ $17,000. He also was a trustee in the National Panorama Company,purchased 225 shares @ $22,500. I WANT TO LEARN about Edward John Koch's friendship with William G. Wehner (Germany 1847-1928 Palo Alto,California), who was in the porcelain & glass business in the 1870s, in the panorama business in the 1880s and later introduced white wine in California(see THE WEHNER MANSION on-line).Wehner lived in Chicago from 1873 but his panorama studio was located in downtown Milwaukee. From 1885-88 he produced 2 units of BATTLE OF ATLANTA,2 units of BATTLE OF MISSIONARY RIDGE & LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, and 3 units of JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION. In fall 1888 Wehner removed to his wine ranch in California. Meanwhile, Edward John Koch not only helped promote rotunda panorama in USA, but also married Pauline J.Meier, daughter of E.F.W.Meier,ex-president of St. Louis City Council,and at one time the most prominent queensware merchant of St. Louis.Big write-up in Marquis THE BOOK OF CHICAGOANS 1905,1911. I have much information to share.
Added by Gene Meier on Dec 04, 2014 5:58 PM
William Nees
Zion Gardens Cemetery
Thank you very much for taking the photographs for me.
Added by William Nees on Nov 30, 2014 4:41 PM
RLK
RE: Amelia Wigfall
Your welcome, i will be sdding her obit tonite. It gives more details.
Added by RLK on Nov 25, 2014 8:11 AM
RLK
Iroquios Theater
Jessica, I have another victim of the fire you could add to your virtual cemetery.
Amelia Wigfall (139205941)
Randy
Added by RLK on Nov 24, 2014 8:55 PM
Jenna Langston
Joseph & Edwina Hammitt
Thank you SO much for providing the photos for Joe & Edwina's stones. I am very much indebted to you!
Added by Jenna Langston on Nov 24, 2014 6:31 PM
Rich
Arnold Aranoff
Thanks for the additional information.
Added by Rich on Nov 23, 2014 2:37 AM
Frank Krempel
Henry Becker #51122941 at Wunder
I have been trying to get some info on my 2nd great grandfather, Henry Becker. I came across this Henry Becker and things seem to fit. His wife was Margaret and I see the same style headstone on Margret Becker's grave.

The mystery: Wunder says they have no record of this burial. Henry Becker or Henry Begker.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your time.

Frank Krempel
Added by Frank Krempel on Nov 12, 2014 5:55 PM
Teresa Head
transfer
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by Teresa Head on Nov 02, 2014 7:56 AM
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