GREVE CEMETERY: SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES, PART II

Located in what was once known as Wildcat Grove, the Greve cemetery is off of Abbey Wood Drive near the Highland West subdivision in Hoffman Estates.

Johann Gerhard Greve and his wife Sophia Charlotte, who came here from Germany in the 1830’s, started the cemetery in the 1840’s. Other family names found here include Meyer, Volkening, Wilkening, Ottman, Schween, Dammerman, and Sunderlage.

In 1971, development of the Barrington Square town houses threatened the existence of the cemetery. A fight led by Marilyn and Bruce Lind forced the developer to maintain the cemetery’s location. Mr. Lind, a former Hoffman Estates Village Trustee, who died in December 1991, is the last individual to have been buried here.

To view other photos of Greve Cemetery, go to the Local History Digital Archive and Browse through the photos to Places.  Click on Cemeteries – Hoffman Estates.   Or, take a look at some of the Greve Cemetery documents by Browsing through the Documents. 

(Above photo is compliments of Jay Mikes.)

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One Response to “GREVE CEMETERY: SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES, PART II”

  1. debbymiller Says:

    Bruce Lind, who was one of those responsible for saving Greve cemetery is also buried there.

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