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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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Jo Murphie
Mary Morgan
Hi Jessica

Mary "Mollie" Morgan, 2nd wife of Granville Elliott Morgan, was the daughter of Abner Granville Morgan, 1828-1883 and his 1st wife Mary McGlasson, 1839-1871. Abner was a Baptist minister. He married Isabelle Simpson after Mary's death.

Mollie & Granville had another daughter not linked on her Findagrave memorial - Jessie May Morgan. I have no information on whether she married.

There was another Abner Morgan in the vicinity at about the same time, who is easy to confuse with Abner G. I have given you both of Abner G's wives to help differentiate there two men.

Hope this helps. If you have further questions, feel free to ask.

Jo
Added by Jo Murphie on Oct 15, 2014 11:29 AM
Brad and Lyn
Bohemian Nat'l Cemetery
Hello, Sorry I hadn't removed my photo request for Clara Mika yet. I have written Bohemian Nat'l and am awaiting response. I thought I would let you know for information in your bio that Bohemain Nat'l will not give plot information over the phone. They require that you send a request via post, not email, with your request. That might help others save some time.

Thank you, Lyn
Added by Brad and Lyn on Oct 09, 2014 1:18 PM
Monique Whitman
Baby Boy Jannisch in BNC
Jessica,

Thanks for trying to fill another one of my troublesome photo requests. The baby must have been moved when his grandmother (Frances Cespivo Korinek Holub) was moved to another part of the BNC. I have checked with the office multiple times and I guess this poor baby was just lost in the shuffle.
Added by Monique Whitman on Oct 06, 2014 5:12 PM
Keri
Cejka
Hey what correction did you submit for Marie and Alois on the Cejka stone? I saw that its pending already. Their names were Marie (Novak) Hess and Alois Hess. Thanks!
Added by Keri on Oct 06, 2014 11:32 AM
Keri
cejka
THANK YOU THANK YOU!! this is a big step because the parents are on the stone as well!!
Added by Keri on Oct 06, 2014 7:47 AM
Louise Taraba
Taraba gravestones
Jessica,

Thank you so much for going to the cemetery to take pictures of my five Taraba relatives gravestones and posting them. I am so happy to see their graves. A cousin was going to take me to the Bohemian Cemetery there, but she passed away before we could go. You most certainly have made my day. I appreciate all you do. Thanks!!

Louise
Added by Louise Taraba on Oct 05, 2014 10:51 PM
Gary Petranek
Transfer ownership
Would you be willing to transfer the ownership of Marie Petranek my grandmother to me. My member id # is 47871287

Thanks
Gary Petranek
Added by Gary Petranek on Oct 05, 2014 2:43 PM
Laura Wellner
Joseph Dolejs
I don't need any other photos taken.. thank you
Added by Laura Wellner on Oct 01, 2014 9:19 PM
kathysig
Michael Florian
Thank you for the photo of the Florian grave. Frank was the son of Mathias/Michael Florian. It is possible that his father did not have a grave marker.
Kathy
Added by kathysig on Sep 28, 2014 5:11 PM
GeneaProtector
James Mozis
Thanks for the photo. I am curious did James not have a gravestone?
Added by GeneaProtector on Sep 24, 2014 4:11 PM
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