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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
 member for 12 years, 8 months, 12 days
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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!

Chicago Cemeteries:

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

Bohemian National Cemetery: Over 120,000 burials and over 300 photo requests. Contact 773-539-8442

Graceland Cemetery: Over 100,000 burials and over 400 photo requests. Contact:

Jewish Graceland Cemetery: Approximately 3,000 burials. I have photographed all legible headstones in this cemetery. Unfortunately, about 1/4 of the cemetery's headstones are toppled, broken or too old and weather worn to read. If you are looking for someone listed that does not have a headstone photo, please PM me and I'll try to find it.

Montrose Cemetery: Over 80,000 burials and over 200 photo requests. Contact:

Mount Olive Cemetery: Over 200 photo requests. Contact:

Rosehill Cemetery: Over 200,000 burials and over 500 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:

Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery: Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:

Saint Luke Cemetery: Over 25,000 burials and over 60 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:

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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Rambow memorials
Hi - thank you for attempting to find their memorials. I also appreciate the additional information on where to go next.

Thank you very much for your help!
Stacey Olsen
Added by solsen8 on Aug 19, 2014 5:26 PM
Alzbeta Zima
Thank you for searching. I will try to call the cemetery to confirm the location & ask if her grave is unmarked.
Added by rvrosengren on Aug 19, 2014 12:12 PM
Monique Whitman
Kunstmann Graves in BNC, Sec. 34
Thank you for trying to take pictures of the Kunstmann graves in the Bohemian National Cemetery. I found out that the headstones are covered by a large yew bush. I am a native of Arizona so I can't say that I know what a yew bush even looks like! But I appreciate your efforts and the picture of section 34 is beautiful.
Added by Monique Whitman on Aug 18, 2014 9:12 PM
Luella Hinrichsen
Vincent & Anna Blecha
Jessica, Thank you for the wonderful photos of their stone! Nice and clear with the close ups! I appreciate your help with the Blecha family! Luella
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Aug 10, 2014 8:37 PM
Mary Negron
Thank You!!!
I noticed you posted pictures of both of my parents head stones and I just want to say me and my family truly appreciate it!!!
Added by Mary Negron on Aug 10, 2014 8:22 PM
c d
Thank you!
Hi Jessica,

No words can express the happiness I felt seeing the Jiruska graves. It has been years since I was in Chicago.

Also, thank you for the added info for the other cemeteries in Chicago.

Added by c d on Aug 10, 2014 7:14 PM
Bob Smith
RE: Ferdinand and Estelle Krcsmery
Thanks Jessica.

Added by Bob Smith on Jul 31, 2014 2:42 PM
RE: Frederich Gercken
Thanks Jessica for the transfer and creating the memorial.
Added by HLN on Jul 30, 2014 2:58 PM
Bob Smith
Krcsmery Memorials
Hi Jessica,

You have a memorial for Ferdinand Krcsmery (116320811) and Estelle Krcsmery (116320837). I recently created a memorial for Ferdinand's parents, Leopold (132162009) and Amalie (132162235) and his sister Mae Kretchmer (132161834). I am related to the family and will be adding more Find A Grave memorials. I would be happy to manage Ferdinand and Estelle if you would like. If not, would appreciate it if you would update with the new relationships.


Bob Smith
Added by Bob Smith on Jul 30, 2014 10:20 AM
Lillian Kortebein
Thank you Jessica for looking for my G Grandfather's sister's marker and for taking a picture of the area in the cemetery. I really appreciate it!
Added by Lois on Jul 28, 2014 4:00 PM
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