Saint Henry
Catholic Cemetery


Chicago

Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery is the only surviving churchyard (that is, a graveyard adjacent to and affiliated with a church) within the city of Chicago.

Located in the Rogers Park neighbourhood on the far north side, the church, erected 1905, is a neo-Gothic structure, clad in brick with ornamentation of limestone and bronze. Originally serving the German Catholic community, as the population changed, it was given to a Croatian parish in the 1970s.

Local legend has it that "Sailor Jack", the boy on the "Cracker Jack" box, is buried here, though various identities are given for him. I have not yet found definitive proof of this.

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front gate

view from behind

looking west

Bert Gast, monument maker

Martin and Sophia Wiltgen

Schirra

Mann

Weimeschkirch

west fence

southwest corner

P. Tres

Kolkes

Joseph and Carolina Ebert

Schneider

Schreiber

Brudy

Muno

M. Didier

Sarcophagi

World War I Monument

clock

gargoyle

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