Cheesman Park's Past a Cemetery


who were the folks buried here are there a list of names of these folks?
were all of them removed from this site before it became a park?

In reply to by Katie Rudolph

Hi, the link to the cemetery burial register doesn’t work now. Is there a new link?

In reply to by vera brown (not verified)

No, I am actually finishing up a vlog on this but there is between 2000-3000 bodies that still remain.

I think it's sad that often times a person's "final resting place" really isn't.

Sad indeed. Thanks for reading and commenting, Phinnius.

In reply to by Phinnius Crane (not verified)

Many places in Europe have rented burial spots and if rent is not paid then you lose the spot. Interesting cultural differences surrounding death and the handling of the deceased.

In reply to by Phinnius Crane (not verified)

Yes, but I for one would rather be buried under a bunch of people playing volleyball or having dogs run over me. Far better then dead people!

Thank you for the wonderful article.FYI, Empire Magazine had an outstanding article on Cheesman, Mt. Prospect, and its nickname Jack O'Neills Ranch. The site of the current Congress Park was the Jewish cemetery

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