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Elmwood Cemetery Estrangelo Text Monuments
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I pass almost daily by Elmwood Cemetery, near Chicago. Every time I can't but notices the many funeral monuments with Estrangelo writings on them and names like Younan, Yonan, Yohanna, Younia, Malek, etc.
As far as I know there are no Assyrian communities in the area though.
So today I finally took the time to look into this matter. Google search directed me to this article: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.jaas.org/edocs/v10n2/yoab2.pdf">http://www.jaas.org/edocs/v10n2/yoab2.pdf</a><!-- m -->
The article, besides solving my puzzle, provides a short history of the Assyrian communities in Chicago land area. Fascinating! I recommend it as good, informative read to anybody interested.

Greg

P.S. By the way, if anybody does know of Assyrian families in the area, do let me know.
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borota Wrote:I pass almost daily by Elmwood Cemetery, near Chicago. Every time I can't but notices the many funeral monuments with Estrangelo writings on them and names like Younan, Yonan, Yohanna, Younia, Malek, etc.
As far as I know there are no Assyrian communities in the area though.
So today I finally took the time to look into this matter. Google search directed me to this article: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.jaas.org/edocs/v10n2/yoab2.pdf">http://www.jaas.org/edocs/v10n2/yoab2.pdf</a><!-- m -->
The article, besides solving my puzzle, provides a short history of the Assyrian communities in Chicago land area. Fascinating! I recommend it as good, informative read to anybody interested.

Greg

P.S. By the way, if anybody does know of Assyrian families in the area, do let me know.

Hi Greg, thanks for the informative post! Both of my parents and my sister (and grandparents, uncles, etc.) are buried in Elmwood cemetery. I'll likely be buried there someday as well, as we have several plots left for the family that they had bought decades ago, all grouped together in the same area.

+Shamasha
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Paul Younan Wrote:
borota Wrote:I pass almost daily by Elmwood Cemetery, near Chicago. Every time I can't but notices the many funeral monuments with Estrangelo writings on them and names like Younan, Yonan, Yohanna, Younia, Malek, etc.
As far as I know there are no Assyrian communities in the area though.
So today I finally took the time to look into this matter. Google search directed me to this article: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.jaas.org/edocs/v10n2/yoab2.pdf">http://www.jaas.org/edocs/v10n2/yoab2.pdf</a><!-- m -->
The article, besides solving my puzzle, provides a short history of the Assyrian communities in Chicago land area. Fascinating! I recommend it as good, informative read to anybody interested.

Greg

P.S. By the way, if anybody does know of Assyrian families in the area, do let me know.

Hi Greg, thanks for the informative post! Both of my parents and my sister (and grandparents, uncles, etc.) are buried in Elmwood cemetery. I'll likely be buried there someday as well, as we have several plots left for the family that they had bought decades ago, all grouped together in the same area.

+Shamasha
Shamasha, I noticed families were having monuments together. Close even in death, this is a great testimony for the power of family.

I lost both my parents at a very young age. And then 3 years ago my younger brother to a very stupid traffic accident - inexperienced driver hit him from the back while my brother was stopped on his motorbike to turn left on his home drive. So I feel with you for the void and pain losing both parents and your sister has caused you.

Greg
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