This could be your new project.
InstitutionalCemeteries.org is an attempt to catalog all known cemeteries established for residents of asylums, poorhouses, poor farms, prisons, orphanages, and similar institutions – in other words, cemeteries for the unclaimed.
We had an Almshouse in DuPage for about 40 years. The DuPage County Poor Farm Cemetery, is located next door to the DuPage Convalecent Center, and “BEHIND” the DuPage County Juvenile Detention Center, at 420 N. County Farm Road (between Evelyn Street and Manchester Road), in Section 10 of Milton township, on the West edge of Wheaton, DuPage County Illinois.
A few memorials have been added to Find A Grave for the DuPage County Poor Farm Cemetery. They need our help. Contact InstitutionalCemeteries.org to learn how you can contribute.
You’ll find poor farm cemeteries in many surrounding counties too, Kane, Lee, Will, Winnebago, and many more.
Most of the individuals laid to rest in these cemeteries were forgotten in their own lifetimes. It is our hope that they will not be forgotten to history.