Re: Where did the bodies go?
Date: February 02, 2013 04:42AM
Do you happen to know the family's religion? Catholic burials at Calvary Cemetery date from 1859, as do burials at Rosehill, Graceland, and Oak Woods Cemeteries. Bear in mind that the child whose grave you seek died before the Chicago Fire (1871) which left the city and its records in chaos. BTW St Boniface is a German cemetery; a book on the history of Chicago's graveyards says that it was established because German Catholics did not want to be buried with Irish Catholics---and peering into St Boniface as I walk past, I see only German names.