Once again one of my wonderful colleagues shared with me some insights into cemeteries that exist in the city of Chicago. We often think of historical cemeteries that still exist within the current boundaries of Chicago as containing hundreds and thousands of burials across many acres of land. Yet his sharing with me was related to the “smallest” cemetery in Chicago. That caught my attention because it sounded like a great game question that would be asked on some kind of TV show.
My colleague also has a connection to all things “Napoleon”. His knowledge of Napoleon is deep and wide. He shared this “smallest” cemetery information with me because for him it has a “Napoleon” connection but for genealogists it has a connection because it is related to being a “cemetery”.
And we all know how genealogists like cemeteries!!
I am not going to give you the details in this blog post directly that would spoil your own discovery of the information. I will give you the link that came from “Chicago History Today” on the internet that was shared with me by my colleague. I found this fascinating to read!
Check out the story about Chicago’s “smallest” cemetery here:
It was just a fun thing to hear about and read about. I think you will also enjoy adding on another bit of trivial genealogical knowledge to your repertoire of all of your other genealogy knowledge!
So now you are prepared to provide an answer if that question ever comes up in genealogical conversation in the Chicago area.
Let me see …. I wonder what the “largest” cemetery is in the city of Chicago??
And on and on and on!
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