This German Protestant Cemetery, also part of the Forest Park community of burial grounds, was established after the fashion of the German Roman Catholic sites. Protestants of Germanic ancestry desired their own cemeteries, separate from those established sites that catered exclusively to their religion but accepted deceased members of many ethnicities.
The impeccable surroundings at Concordia are made even more elegant by the rare carillon on the grounds and a beautiful limestone grapevine and marker commemorating a pair of victims of the 1915 Eastland disaster.
Sources used in the compilation of this entry include but are not limited to:
Graveyards of Chicago by Matt Hucke and Ursula Bielski -- a book which describes many of the Chicago area cemeteries.
Last Modified: 11/03/2002