About Wunder's Cemetery


"Then I heard a voice from heaven say, 'Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' 'Yes,' says the Spirit, 'they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.'" - Revelation 14:13


Where is Wunder's Cemetery?

Wunder's Cemetery is located at 3963 North Clark Street in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood bounded by Irving Park Road on the north, Clark Street on the west, Stella Street (formerly Seminary Street) on the east, and the Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery on the south.



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When is Wunder's open?

The grounds are open every day of the year from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The cemetery office is open Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - Noon, or by appointment.

Who can be buried at Wunder's?

Anyone – regardless of race, religion, gender or economic status.

How big is Wunder's?

Wunder's has over 14-1/2 acres of landscaped grounds, including mature trees as well as seasonal flowers and plantings.

How old is Wunder's?

Founded in 1859, Wunder's Cemetery was originally known as First German Lutheran Cemetery. In 1912, it was incorporated as the German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Association. The earliest date recorded for a burial is May 1864. In 1912, it was incorporated as the German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Association. On October 19, 1919 it was renamed Wunder's Cemetery Association.

How many people are buried at Wunder's?

Over 15,000 people, with burials at the rate of approximately 24 per year.

Who owns Wunder's Cemetery and how is it governed?

First St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood is the sole trustee of the cemetery, and is a private, not-for-profit association, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees made up of congregation members.

Why the name “Wunder's"?

The cemetery is named after Heinrich Wunder, pastor of First St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church for 62 years, from 1851 to 1913.

 

 

Wunder's Cemetery
3963 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
email: info@wunders.net
tel: 773.525.4038