Lily of the Flower Family

I’m a bit confused about Lily and her relationship to the Flower family. Lily is buried in the center of the Flower family plot in Jewish Graceland Cemetery on Chicago’s north side. There is a record of her death on FamilySearch that seems to confirm her parents are the people named on the largest headstone in the same family plot. But…

Mystery Monday: Death Certificate 6711

What was Mrs. Looby’s given name? And where is she buried? My search in the Illinois deaths database on FamilySearch wasn’t much help. And I couldn’t find her on Find A Grave. I’m not related to Mrs. Looby, but I would like to solve her mystery. Can you help reunite her with her family here or on Find A Grave?…

Mystery Monday: Death Certificate 6824

What is Jennie Olivia’s surname? I guessed. And the FamilySearch indexer guessed. But since there is no one else on FamilySearch with the same surname, I can’t help but wonder if we’re wrong. I’m not related to Jennie, but I would like to solve the mystery of her surname. Can you help reunite Jennie with her family here…

Chicago Obituaries: January 30, 1894

The following obituaries were transcribed from page 6 of the January 30, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “BAER-Jan. 2[8?], 1894 FRANZ BAER, beloved father of Mrs. Wendelin Seng, Frank Baer and Mrs. Nicholas Hansen, aged 77 years. Funeral Wednesday, Jan. 31, from his late residence, corner Clark-st. and Ridge-av., at 9 a.m., to…

Family Photo Friday: Brenkes and Muellers

Pictures are among my most treasured belongings. I love seeing the faces of my ancestors, watching family members change over the years, reliving fun moments and rekindling forgotten memories. Photographs and photo albums, slides and negatives, archival storage containers and digitized images consume space all around me. But not in the fun “Oooh, let’s look at pictures” way.…