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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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Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: Anna Svoboda
Thank you Jessica. I appreciate it!
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Apr 26, 2016 2:46 PM
Ethel Barker at Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! I need the burial Section and Lot Numbers in order to take a photograph for you. This cemetery's staff does not help photo volunteers, and the burial location is not available anywhere else.

Phone: 708-366-1900

Last year I fulfilled over 450 photo requests at this cemetery after the burial location was provided.

Thank you!


P.S. I tried to look up his burial location at the local library, but I could not find his name in the list of burials for this cemetery.
Added by Ace on Apr 15, 2016 3:04 AM
Sandie Cassiday
Harry Myerson
Thanks so much for the PROMPT update to his memorial and his wife!
Added by Sandie Cassiday on Apr 14, 2016 1:01 PM
R Lerch
RE: Louise Buschwah
Thank you for the photo request. Good teamwork. Her mother and father are there too, if you would like to link them. I entered them using some of your info in Louise's memorial. Thanks, Bob
Added by R Lerch on Mar 13, 2016 10:37 AM
Millie Adler Irgang-London
... and the transfer of her Memorial too!
Added by saint514 on Mar 13, 2016 10:16 AM
Millie Adler Irgang-London
Thank you for the Edits Jessica, greatly appreciated!
Added by saint514 on Mar 13, 2016 10:11 AM
Fran Q
RE: James and Thelma Montgomery
Thank you! I hope this will help us reconnect with the Northern branch of our family!
Added by Fran Q on Mar 11, 2016 9:24 AM
Fran Q
Thelma Montgomery Find A Grave Memorial# 132314086
Hello again - I didn't realize you also had Jimmy's mother, who is an aunt by marriage. Thank you for transferring her too. Fran
Added by Fran Q on Mar 11, 2016 9:09 AM
Fran Q
Jimmy Montgomery Find A Grave Memorial# 132315805
Hi Jessica - could you please transfer Jimmy Montgomery to me? He is a first cousin. My other cousin here in Alabama and I are trying to reconnect with his family. Thank you! Fran
Added by Fran Q on Mar 11, 2016 9:05 AM
Arlene Kanno
Frank Florian @ Bohemian Natl Cem.
Hello. Frank Florian was the brother of my great-grandfather. The photo you have posted is his gravestone (just names, no dates at all). I have the right grave, because the plot is filled with other relatives of mine. I don't know the source of your date of birth for him (1862), but that is not correct. He was born in 1858 in Bohemia; I have the record of his birth in Suchdol nad Luznici near Trebon, Bohemia. It is correct that his father was Matej/"Mike" and his mother Rose. I also have the ship manifest listing him and his father and brother Vitek arriving on the Strassberg at Baltimore on 19 April 1879, age 21. But the children listed are wrong. Barbora was his first wife (m. Sep 27, 1884); she died young leaving him with two small children: Clara and Joseph. Frank soon married Josephine K (spelling uncertain) Jun 3,1893, and they had two children: Charles and Marshall. I don't think they had any more. My grandmother knew Clara very well; Charles was a musician; Marshall drowned at age 21. Frank fibbed about his age frequently, e.g. when he married.(Both wives were much younger than he.) Marriage#2 lasted 42 yr. until he died on 27 Oct. 1935. Josephine buried him next to his first wife. When she died in 1946 she was cremated and her ashes were placed in an urn at BNC. -- Arlene Kanno
Added by Arlene Kanno on Feb 26, 2016 9:45 PM
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