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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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Elmwood Cemetery Estrangelo Text Monuments - by borota - 05-07-2012, 03:31 AM

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