funeral home companies exist today which have historical records. Their records may include address of
deceased, next of kin including address, phone number, burial plot location,
Social Security number of the deceased, clergy, ...
Chapels: records from 1900 holding files of former Original Weinsteins, Hartman-Miller,
Gratch-Mandel, Albert & Jaffe, and J. (Jacob) Weinstein.
Family Services: records from 1894 holding files of former
Weinstein Bros., Palmer-Lauer, and Robert A. Weinstein.
& Company: records from 1930s
Death Records including Certificates/Notices/Obituaries
certificates were not required by law in Illinois until after 1916. Some records do exist,
however, going back as far as the
great Chicago Fire in 1871.