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Calvary Cemetery
Aurora, Illinois
Tombstones and Obituaries

A 2006 Publication from Fox Valley Genealogical Society
Naperville, Illinois

Tombstone Photo

This unique volume is more than just a transcription of the oldest Roman Catholic cemetery in the Fox Valley area. It is a glimpse back into history. People, not only from Aurora, but from Dekalb and Kendall counties, and even Iowa, are buried here. With proximity to the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad, a family could readily bring their deceased loved ones home to Aurora for burial. Although most of those interred here were of Irish heritage, there are also representatives of Aurora’s early French and Luxembourger populations as well. Contained within this volume are not only transcriptions of the grave markers, but photographs of each stone. In addition, every obituary and death notice that could be found for the individuals buried at Calvary are also presented here. Edited under the scholarly direction of Michael R. Fichtel, an Aurora native and local family historian, Calvary Cemetery is a treasure chest of information for anyone with roots in this area, especially those of Irish Catholic ancestry. As Mr. Fichtel says, “This information gives us a window into the lives of our early residents. The rich, the poor, the common and the uncommon are all here. When reading through the obituaries, one realizes again what we all know is true — that people don’t change. The joys and sorrows of life are timeless and we all share equally in them, especially in the wish not to be forgotten.”

Calvary Cemetery, Aurora, Illinois —
Tombstones & Obituaries

— Includes CD with color pictures
$25.00 plus $7.00 shipping.
8½ x 11, hard bound, approx. 180 pages.
Also Available
Naperville Cemetery: A History of a Town in Stone
A joint project with:
Naper Settlement, Naperville, Illinois
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