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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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Jan Burns
RE: Rabbi Markus and Julia Bonheim
It looks like you made the transfer already. Do you need to do anything else? I have photos of portraits of the Bonheims that I will attach to their memorials. Check back sometime if you want to see what they looked like. And thank you again for the work that you do. I am so impressed!
Added by Jan Burns on Sep 18, 2015 3:04 PM
Matthew Fortune - Calvary, Milwaukee
No tombstones, just a plot corner marker.

I photograph a number of plots trying to find them. I walk by that plot corner a number of times and never looked at it.
Added by Phillip on Sep 18, 2015 7:41 AM
Jan Burns
RE: Bonheim
Yes I'd like to do that. Can you direct me as to where, how I can enter that information.
Added by Jan Burns on Sep 17, 2015 10:05 PM
Jan Burns
RE: Rabbi Markus and Julia Bonheim
What does that entail managing the memorial? I have a cousin living in Chicago who discovered the tombstone with me. She made an etching of it and considered planting something there. Perhaps she would take on this job if I know what is required.
Added by Jan Burns on Sep 17, 2015 4:36 PM
Jan Burns
Bonheim graves in Graceland
I was doing some research on tonight and happened upon the photo you took of my great-great grandparents tombstone (Julia and Rabbi Marcus Bonheim) in Jewish Graceland Chicago. What a wonderful thing you have done. Thank you so much! I live in California but discovered they were buried there through my research. On a trip to Chicago in 2008, I went with a cousin to the cemetery to see if we could find the tombstone. Because of dedicated volunteers like you, we had enough information to find it. It was a special moment to sit in the cemetery beside their tombstone. Thank you for the work you have done.
Jan Berlfein Burns
Added by Jan Burns on Sep 16, 2015 11:13 PM
Jim Ivey
Would you please consider transferring Memorials #127867399 (Thomas White) and #237867703 Frances White.

These 2 people are my wife's granduncle and grandaunt.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Jim & Susie Ivey
Find A Grave # 47258311
Added by Jim Ivey on Sep 15, 2015 9:26 PM
Remember Them Always
Thank you for the information regarding Jergen. I greatly appreciate it! =)
Added by Remember Them Always on Sep 14, 2015 11:18 AM
Tom H.
Joseph E. Kosach

Thank you for making the extra effort to photograph this soldier's grave marker. I also appreciate that you submitted an edit to update his birth and death dates on the Memorial page.

Tom H.
Added by Tom H. on Sep 13, 2015 2:15 PM
Lena D Lewis
Thank you for attempting to find a grave marker for Lena Lewis. I based her place of burial in Union Ridge Cemetery from information found in the Chicago Tribune newspaper article dated August 5, 1903. I appreciate your efforts!
Added by Bev on Sep 13, 2015 10:49 AM
Linda Claxton
RE: Perkins
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton on Sep 10, 2015 8:52 AM
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