Carlson Funeral Home

Previously located at:
304 W. 119th Street, Chicago, IL
(greater Roseland area)

SSGHS has original records from 1907–1978.

The records are in ledger books located in the library filing cabinets and open to the public. They are in date order. They are in the process of being indexed.

About Carlson Funeral Home:
The 1900-1930 census records show Nels Gustaf Carlson (b. abt 1853) and his wife Nellie Olson (b. abt. 1855) living at 12019 (or 12033) Eggleston, Chicago and listed as an Undertaker.


Otto Funeral Home

Previously located at:
10928 Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
300 E. 115th St, Chicago, IL
(greater Roseland area)
1933 Roseland telephone directory lists Martin Otto, Funeral Director

SSGHS has records from 1923–1985.

Records located in the library Workroom (first beige cabinet, second drawer from bottom. These records are open to the public but are not indexed.

About Otto Funeral Home:
It was founded in 1883.


Zechlin Funeral Home

Previously located at:
Frankfort, IL

SSGHS has records from 1909-1948.

Records located on the library shelf in bound form 977.3252D-ZEC

About Zechlin Funeral Home:
Bernhard Zechlin (17 June 1866 – 9 June 1942) was listed in the 1910 census as an Embalmer, Undertaker, and Furniture maker. Some of the cemeteries listed in the records include:

  • Frankfort Cemetery
  • Green Garden Cemetery
  • Mokena Cemetery
  • Mount Olivette Cemetery
  • Oakwoods Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Green Garden Cemetery
  • Scheer’s Cemetery
  • Tinley Park Cemetery
  • Twinning Cemetery

Fedde-Helfrich Funeral Home

(currently Fedde-Helfrich-Cross)
Located at:
112 W. Main St, Peotone, IL 60468 708-258-6737

SSGHS has records from 1897-1915.

Records located on the library shelf in bound form 977.3256D-FED and on microfilm MFL 977.3256D-FED.

About Fedde-Helfrich Funeral Home:
The funeral home was founded in 1867 and run by five generations of the Fedde and Helfrich families until it was purchased in 1989 by Steve Cross. Some of the cemeteries listed in the records include:

  • Green Garden Cemetery
  • North Peotone Cemetery
  • Peotone Cemetery
  • Richton Cemetery
  • Sumner Cemetery
  • West Peotone UP Cemetery
  • Wilton Cemetery

Hack Funeral Home

Located at:
753 Hodges St, Beecher, IL 708-946-2161

SSGHS has an index only of records from 1901–1951.

Index located on the library shelf in bound form 977.3255D-HAC.


Claude E. Griesel Funeral Home

Previously located at:
10240 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago, IL

SSGHS has records from 1914-1935.

Records located in the library on microfilm MFL 977.3151D-CLA.


Davis-Hammond-Prowell Funeral Home

Previously located at:
305 E. 16th St., Chicago Heights, IL

SSGHS has records from 1943-1983.

Records located in the library on microfilm MFL 977.3168D-DAV.