The Path to Bachelors Grove

Bachelors Grove 

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BG Lot #56

Plot map Mount Greenwood Cemetery

Lot #350 Section #11

The Crandall Familyon

Plot Map

Mount Greenwood

Lot 328 Section 23

The Cool Family


BG Lot #17

Francis VanHorn Minard

The photos here show Lot #9 Section #11 where the Minard Family is buried.  The only two headstones are at the base of the the tree in the middle of the photo above. The photos to the left and right are close ups  of those stones. According to the plot map above there are no stones for the family members that came from BG but should be buried between where we were standing when we took the photo and the tree pictured above.

Plot Map Mount Greenwood Cemetery

Lot 9  Section 11

Four members of the Minard family we believe were moved from Bachelors Grove to Mount Greenwood on August 29, 1889. Only two of the burial records below show  Bachelors Grove  listed as the place they were removed from but all four were buried in Mount Greenwood  on the same day and the staff at Mount Greenwood showed  us that they all are logged as coming  from the same place. This makes two MORE additional burials we think were not previously listed as buried in Bachelors Grove.


 Burial Documents for the Cool Family from Mount Greenwood Cemetery

J. Carrie Cool

Jane {Nobles} Cool

Bejamin Cool came to the Bremen area (now Tinley Park) in the 1840's. He built the  Stone house that was to become the first court house in Bremen Township in 1850 and served as Town Supervisor, Collector and Justice of the Peace throughout his life.

Bejamin Cool Was  the owner of lot #56 in Bachelors Grove . Four members of the Cool family were buried in lot #56 until September 9, 1887 when they were moved to Mt. Greenwood.

The following burial documents show six Crandall family members reintered on the same day- June 6, 1895. We believe by what we know and have learned that all of these members of the Crandall family were originally buried in Bachelors Grove, two more than what was previously thought. The Webber children listed on these documents are the children of Electa Crandall,  Mark and Elizabeths daughter.

Elizabeth Crandall

Mark Crandall

Frank and Alma Crandall 

BG Lot#25

The Crandall family Plot

Mount Greenwood Cemetery


A few families buried within Bachelors Grove Cemetery were reintered in the late 1800's.

The Crandalls, The Cools , The Minards  and a few members of the Fulton family. Below are photographs of the reinterment locations and  reinterment documents of  those removed from Bachelors Grove to be buried with family in other area cemeteries. From the information on these documents and the office staff at Mount Greenwood  we believe there ARE four more people originally buried in Bachelors Grove than was previously thought. The other interesting bit of information on these documents is that some of the Cool families birth and death locations are listed as Bachelders Grove and BaTchelders Grove.