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A Walk Through North Shore History

This week's Patch Portraits also features a Northbrook educator's farewell.

This week's Patch Portraits also features a Northbrook educator's farewell.

Dozens of area residents braved the gloomy weather Saturday morning to learn a bit about the people buried in St. Joseph Cemetery. The cemetery was built in 1843 and is the third oldest Catholic cemetery in the Chicago area.

The Wilmette Historical Museum has spent the better part of the last year researching those laid to rest in the cemetery, many of whom were instrumental in the early days of Grosse Point, which would later become part of Wilmette.  The event Saturday was the culmination of the last year's efforts.  

"We think there are about a thousand people buried here in the cemetery," stated Rachel Kuhn, Programs and Publicity Coordinator for the Historical Museum.  "We've found about five hundred markers so far."

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