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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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Montrose Cemetery
Hi there Jessica!! i was wondering if you could help me with a few requests in Montrose Cemetery?? i would appreciate it a lot!!

Added by J B on Oct 07, 2017 6:35 PM
Mike Jurgensen
Fred W. Jurgensen Found THANK YOU!!!
Hi Jessica - my name is Mike Jurgensen and thanks to you you helped my dad & I find my grandpa. We could not have done it without your help. I am in Chicago on business & my dad also flew in and we went to the cemetery today and found him. It was tough since the gravestones are covered with dead grass. We would like to thank you in person if that's at all possible but don't know how to do that in the most appropriate way. I'll be taking my mom & dad to church on Sunday 10/1/17 @ 11AM @ the Chicago Church of Christ downtown ministry located at Jones College Prep 700 S. State Street Chicago. We'd love to take you out to lunch after if you can. Since this is public I don't know how you would message us back but I just registered on this site so hopefully you can message me back. If not that's ok but just want you to know how thankful I am for this day. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
Added by Mike Jurgensen on Sep 29, 2017 3:40 PM
Montrose Cemetery
Hi there Jessica!! I was wondering if you think this is a good time to repost the photo requests for Audrey and Nick Becker and also Eleanor Smith??? if so, let me know and I will post them!! Thank you for helping me out!!

Added by J B on Sep 18, 2017 7:55 AM
marge kleppel
family of Slehofer
Hi Jessica, I'm going to give you some information to see if you have any knowledge of it. My grandmother's sister came from Bohemia in 1906 on the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. It said she was going to stay with her uncle, Frank Tesar, but there were also to others - Anton & Vaclav Slehofer that were going to stay with him, and they were brothers-in-law. A Marie Stal was going to stay with her brother, Joseph Slehofer. The Manifest had 2 addresses, but after 100+ years they don't exist now. But they were - 117 & 121 W. 19th St., Chicago Ill. I have no idea who Marie Stal was. If you are able to help me I will be so very grateful. My grandmother, Frances never spoke of her family, she came to America in 1910. I tracked down 1 sister in Cleveland, O. and my grandma stayed with her. There were supposed to be 4 other sisters, and their parents names are unknown, they were from Brehy, Bohemia.
I'll stop here so I don't totally confuse you if you aren't already. Thank you in advance with whatever you find or don't find. My email address is:
Added by marge kleppel on Sep 07, 2017 6:49 PM
Genealogy Liz
Thank you for your quick reply re: Sarah Lubin's maiden name. As you will see from the info below, there is some variation in what her maiden name is. Maybe you should remove the "Visula" and put the 4 different possibilities, Solle, Soyelle, Wessonli, and Visula in the bio section as a note. ---Thank you for taking the time to consider this request.--Liz

Her marriage certificate in NYC, 6 Nov 1892:

State of New York, City of New York, Marriage License # 13292
I Hereby Certify, that Abram Lubin and Sere Soylle were joined in Marriage by me in
accordance with the laws of the State of New York, in the City of New York this 6 day of November 1892

DOM: 6 of Nov 1892
Groom: Abram Lubin
Residence: 179 Clinton Str
Age: 29
Single or Widowed: Widowed
Birthplace: Russia
Father: Isaac Lubin
Mother: Gettel Berkowitz
Number of Groom's Marriage: 51 Eldridge Str
Bride: Sere Soylle
Residence: 179 Clinton
Age: 23
Single or Widowed: Widowed
Maiden Name: Sere Soylle If a Widow: Sere Klozman
Birthplace: Russia
Father: Morris Soylle
Mother: Roche Lee
Number of Bride's Marriage: 51 (Eldridge Str)
Name of Person Performing Ceremony: Louis Krohn
Official Station: Rabbi of the Anschin Rad......
Residence: 7 Eldridge
Date of Record: Nov 9 1892
We, the Groom and Bride named in this Certificate, hereby certify, that the information
given therein is correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief.

Abram Lubin, Groom Sere Solle, Bride
Signed in the presence of Isidor Klein and Maire Miller

Name on birth certificate of baby Sarah A Lubin
Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates 1878-1922
State of Illinois,
Cook County.
Vital Statistics Department--County Clerk's Office
Name of Child: Baby Sarah A Lubin
Sex: Female
Number of Child of this Mother: 11th
How many now living (in all) 8
Date of this Birth: 4 May 1910
Place of Birth: No. 1024 Street: Lytle
Residence of Mother: No. 1024 Street: Lytle
Mother: Sarah A Lubin
Maiden Name of Mother: Wessonli
Father: Abram Lubin
Occupation of Father: presser - coats
Name on son's death certificate:
Illinois, Cook County Deaths
Name: Hyman A Lubin
DOD: 10 Jul 1993
POD: Chicago, Cook, IL
Marital Status: Married
DOB: 21 Jan 1899
POB: New York, New York
Cemetery: Shalom Memorial Park
Father: Abraham Lubin
Mother: Sarah Soylle

Added by Genealogy Liz on Sep 06, 2017 8:02 PM
Thomas Hobart Jansen
RE: findfind relative
Thanks, I have the address of when she was married to her 1st husband, but I doubt if she still lives at that address. I'll google both names for addresses.
Added by Thomas Hobart Jansen on Sep 03, 2017 5:46 PM
Thomas Hobart Jansen
findfind relative
Looking for this gentleman's last wife, I wet to High School with her and am trying to find her for our 50th reunion, can you help. Thanks, Tom Jansen
Added by Thomas Hobart Jansen on Sep 03, 2017 3:37 PM
Leroy Phoenix
The name is Alvin Leroy Phoenix.
Added by Linda on Aug 30, 2017 8:09 PM
Leroy Phoenix
Do you have any additional information about Leroy Phoenix or any of his family or is there someplace I can search? His grave memorial # is 129604873. Do I leave you my email?
Added by Linda on Aug 30, 2017 8:05 PM
Floyd Stanley Tippetts
Sae Ikeya
Hi Jessica
Thanks for your input on this gravesite. I searched for her and couldn't find her. I just wanted them to be linked.

Thanks again

Added by Floyd Stanley Tippetts on Aug 15, 2017 9:49 PM
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