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Funeral Home Records

An important source of family information can be the records usually kept by Funeral Directors. These records, created by private businesses are not public records. The only records funeral directors are required to keep are financial. However, most do keep their old records for other family members requiring services. Records are usually filed chronologically, not by surname, and are rarely indexed, so when requesting assistance, have a death date handy.

Historically, funerals were conducted in the home. "Undertakers" were so called because they undertook the duties necessary to help the family. He may have put a death wreath on the door, helped prepare the body, provided transportation for the body and perhaps the family. He may have made the casket, etc. Often the undertaker was the local furniture maker who also made the caskets or a livery owner as he would have transportation for the situation. Later funeral directors provided ambulance services because the hearses could serve dual purposes. More recently funeral directors are schooled and licensed. Some do their own embalming, others hire contract embalmers.

Records kept by funeral homes usually consist of the same information as a death certificate might have, as one of their services is to fill out that certificate. The also usually submit an obituary or death notice to the newspapers. Information beyond that might include the type of casket, flowers ordered, who paid for the services, who officiated, and the cemetery. Rarely do they have the exact lot of the burial. Sometimes they help with monument purchase or provide them.

One of the difficulties locating records occurs when funeral homes close. The records may go to a purchaser, be deposited at a historical society, or they may be destroyed. Therefore the "genealogy" of the homes can be important and some information is presented below to help with locating your ancestor's funeral home records.

Photo by Laura Hine of Kaufmann's Funeral Home on West 25th Street, Cleveland. Photo of carriage steps at Mayfield Union Cemetery by Cynthia Turk.

Western Reserve Historical Society

The Society has searchable indices for some of the Funeral Home Records in their possession:
  • Pease Funeral Home Index - Bay Village, North Olmsted, and Westlake 1917-1955.
  • J.D. Deutsch Funeral Home - Jewish Community on the East Side of Cleveland 1909-1960.
  • McGorray Funeral Home - West Side of Cleveland 1910-1921.
  • Chambers Funeral Home - West Side of Cleveland 1935-1955.
  • E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home - African-American 1906-1950.
  • Lindhorst Funeral Home - primarily Germans in Cleveland in the first half of the twentieth century.
    Additional Funeral Home records at Western Reserve Historical Society:
  • Pease Funeral Home in Westlake 1883-1975 #MS4809 (sold to Jenkins Funeral Home in 1955)

Links for Learning More About Funeral Homes and Records

Undertakers from Various Cleveland City Directories

Below are lists of undertakers from various Cleveland City Directories. Comments in parentheses are added. Our goal is to identify where the records from these funeral homes are today. If you have any information about that, please let us know and we will add it!

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM THE 1861 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Bauder, C.L., 33 Prospect
  • Beilstein, Henry, 89 Garden (Records at WRHS: Beilstein Young, 1907-1930 MS4557)
    Various Locations of this home:
    • 3311 Prospect 1907
    • 7508 Carnegie 1918-1921
    • 1795 Crawford Road 1921
  • Duty, D.W., 187 Erie (Became J.H. Brown, then J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Howland, J., 72 Bank
  • McClane, Thomas, 163 Lorain

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM THE 1870 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Beilstein, H., 87 and 89 Garden (Records at WRHS: Beilstein Young, 1907-1930 MS4557)
    Various Locations of this home:
    • 3311 Prospect 1907
    • 7508 Carnegie 1918-1921
    • 1795 Crawford Road 1921
  • Duty, Daniel, 187 Erie (Became J.H. Brown, then J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Galligher, Thomas, 117 Erie
  • Howland, J., 63 and 65 Bank
  • Nunn, J., 383 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Wagner, Lawrence, 114 Erie

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM THE 1879 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Beckenbach, Henry, 316 and 318 St. Clair
  • Beilstein, Henry, 89 Garden (Records at WRHS: Beilstein Young, 1907-1930 MS4557)
    Various Locations of this home:
    • 3311 Prospect 1907
    • 7508 Carnegie 1918-1921
    • 1795 Crawford Road 1921
  • Black, James Y., 114 Woodland
  • Blase, Henry, 479 Columbus
  • Claus and Buesch, 555 Columbus
  • Dress, Frederick C., 306 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Brinkman-Dress, 13443 Detroit, Lakewood, 216-226-5700)
  • Duty, D.W., 187 Erie (Became J.H. Brown, then J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Gallagher, Thomas, 116 Erie
  • Hogan and Harris, 72 Bank
  • Koebler Charles, 236 Woodland
  • Mattmueller, F., 100 Pelton
  • McClane, Robert J., 167 Lorain
  • McGorray, Mark, 318 Pearl (Records at WRHS: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, 1876-1934 MS4805)
  • McInerney, Patrick, 119 Erie
  • Millard, J.F., 1913 Euclid
    Records at WRHS:
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1827-1963 (University Circle Area - Italian)
    • Millard and Betts 1884-1887
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1887-1917
    • Millard, Son, and Raper Co. After 1917
    • All records on MS3890
  • Mullen and Fish, Tremont at College
  • Neracher, Francis J., 6 Clifton
  • Nunn, Isidor, 383 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Quayle, Thomas C., 255 Erie
  • Rosenkrans, Cornelius, 285 Lorain
  • Saxton and Smith, 197 Pearl (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Sheehan Jeremiah, 175 Davenport
  • Stollmann, A.H., 283 Scovill
  • Thomas, Charles, 2603 Broadway
  • Turba, John, 264 Woodland
  • Van Ness, J.H., 190 Erie
  • Wagner, Lawrence, 114 Erie

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM THE 1882 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Beckenbach, H. and Sons, 320 St. Clair
  • Beckenbach, William, 340 St. Clair
  • Beilstein, H., 89 Garden (Records at WRHS: Beilstein Young, 1907-1930 MS4557)
    Various Locations of this home:
    • 3311 Prospect 1907
    • 7508 Carnegie 1918-1921
    • 1795 Crawford Road 1921
  • Black and Wright, 134 Woodland
  • Blase, Henry, 915 Pearl
  • Claus & Busch, 1027 Pearl
  • Dress, F.C., 34 Burton (In 2007 there is: Brinkman-Dress, 13443 Detroit, Lakewood, 216-226-5700)
  • Duty and Brown, 187 Erie (Became J.H. Brown, then J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Gallagher, T., 116 Erie
  • Hogan and Harris, 72 Bank
  • Koebler Charles and Son, 234 Woodland
  • Konker, J.H., 800 Lorain
  • Mattmueller, Frederick, 100 Pelton
  • McGorray and Sons, 520 Pearl and 723 Lorain (Records at WRHS: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, 1876-1934 MS4805)
  • Millard, J.F., 1913 Euclid
    Records at WRHS - All records on MS3890
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1827-1963 (University Circle Area - Italian)
    • Millard and Betts 1884-1887
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1887-1917
    • Millard, Son, and Raper Co. After 1917
  • All records on MS3890Mullen and Fisch, Tremont at College
  • Nunn, Isidor, 981 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Quayle, T.C., 255 Erie
  • Raus, Erasmus, 63 Solon
  • Rosekrans, C., 853 Lorain
  • Saxton Edward, 285 Pearl (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Sheehan, J., 175 Davenport
  • Stedronsky, Frank, 1115 Clark
  • Steinmetz, Andrew, 833 Lorain
  • Stohlmann, A.H., 285 Scovill
  • Thomas, Charles, 2603 Broadway
  • Turba, John and Sons, 262 Woodland
  • Wagner, Lawrence, 114 Erie

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM THE 1898 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Beckenbach, H. and Sons, 508 and 1129 St. Clair
  • Beckenbach, William, 961 Willson
  • Beilstein, Fred, 369 and 371 Central (Records at WRHS: Beilstein Young, 1907-1930 MS4557)
    Various Locations of this home:
    • 3311 Prospect 1907
    • 7508 Carnegie 1918-1921
    • 1795 Crawford Road 1921
  • Benjamin, Charles, 1720 Lorain
  • Black and Wright, 142 to 146 Central
  • Bouhalls, Herman, 1852 Pearl
  • Brown, Jacob, 201 Prospect (Became J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Buesch, Gustav, 1010 Pearl (In 2007 there is Wischmeier Funeral Home, 3111 Broadview, 216-351-8600)
  • Claus, Frederick, 2115 Broadway
  • Claus, Henry, 1240 Clark
  • Czajkowski, Casimir, 18 1/2 Forman
  • Dress and Son, 34 Burton (In 2007 there is: Brinkman-Dress, 13443 Detroit, Lakewood, 216-226-5700)
  • Eischen, Peter, 790 Clark
  • Emrich, J.M., 313 Perry
  • Fanta, Frank, 1571 Clark
  • Fanta, Joseph, 1449 Clark
  • Flynn, Abel and Froelk, 1133 St. Clair and 2089 Superior
  • Gallagher Undertaking Co., 393 Detroit and 2548 Broadway
  • Groh Bros., 62 Hill
  • Harris, B.E., 127 Bank
  • Heffron, William, 459 Detroit
  • Hogan and Sharer, 717 Superior and 1295 Euclid
  • Horak, Anthony, 1325 Clark
  • Horak, Charles, 578 Quincy
  • Jasper, Gerhard, 923 Lorain
  • Koebler, Charles, 369 Woodland
  • Koebler, J. & W., 421 Woodland
  • Lang, Louis, 1792 Lorain
  • Lindhorst, Edward, 1169 Pearl
  • Marek Bros., 101 Hamm and 122 Warren
  • Mattmueller, Frederick, 102 Pelton
  • McGorray Bros., 725 Lorain (Records at WRHS: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, 1876-1934 MS4805)
  • Melcher, John, 479 Central
  • Millard, J.F. and Son, 2290 Euclid
    Records at WRHS - All records on MS3890
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1827-1963 (University Circle Area - Italian)
    • Millard and Betts 1884-1887
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1887-1917
    • Millard, Son, and Raper Co. After 1917
  • Monreal Bros., 2113 Superior (In 2007 there is: Jack Monreal, 31925 Vine Street, www.JackMonreal.com 440-585-4555)
  • Monreal, Phillip, 1101 Superior (In 2007 there is: Jack Monreal, 31925 Vine Street, www.JackMonreal.com 440-585-4555)
  • Mullen and Bamberger, 27 College
  • Nickels, Frederick, 778 Lorain
  • Nunn, Adolph, 1097 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, Frank, 981 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, John, 559 Woodland (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Raus Bros., 1319 Broadway
  • Richards, James, 2468 and 917 Woodland
  • Rosekrans, Cornelius, 61 Fulton
  • Saxton, Edward, 345 Pearl (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Schuchard, Gustav, 1114 Lorain
  • Sheehan, Jeremiah, 602 St. CLair
  • Slezak Bros., 892 Tod
  • Stedronsky, Joseph, 138 Croton
  • Steinmetz, Charles, 825 Lorain
  • Strass and Son, 323 Huron
  • Thomas, Charles, 2762 Broadway
  • Thompson, W.F. and Co., 2595 Broadway
  • Van Uum, Henry, 1281 Lorain
  • Wagners' Funeral Directors, 1160 Woodland
  • Wischmeier, William, 915 Pearl (In 2007 there is Wischmeier Funeral Home, which was Wischmeier Buesch, 3111 Broadview, 216-351-8600)
  • Wolf, Julia, 221 S. Woodland Ave.
  • Ziehm, Frederick, 1724 and 1726 St. Clair (Their funeral home records were destroyed when they closed up - per Nancy West, a relative by marriage)

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM 1900 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Beckenbach, H. and Sons, 514 and 1129 St. Clair
  • Beckenbach, William, 961 Willson
  • Beilstein, Fred, 369 and 371 Central
  • Beilstein, Louise, 371 Central
    Records at WRHS: Beilstein Young, 1907-1930 MS4557
    Various Locations of this home:
    • 3311 Prospect 1907
    • 7508 Carnegie 1918-1921
    • 1795 Crawford Road 1921
  • Benjamin, Charles, 1720 Lorain
  • Black and Wright, 142 to 146 Central
  • Brown, J.H. and Son, 499 and 501 Prospect (Became J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Buesch, Gustav, 1012 Pearl (In 2007 there is Wischmeier Funeral Home, which was Wischmeier Buesch, 3111 Broadview, 216-351-8600)
  • Claus, Frederick, 2115 Broadway
  • Deutsch, Jacob, 359 Woodland (This was a Jewish funeral home founded in 1900. In 1967 it became Miller-Deutsch Memorial Chapel)
    Records at WRHS: J.D. Deutsch Funeral Home and Crematory 1909-1960 MS4339
  • Dewar, Harry, 701 Central
  • Dress and Son, 34 Burton (In 2007 there is: Brinkman-Dress, 13443 Detroit, Lakewood, 216-226-5700)
  • Duetemeyer & Kaufmann, 1350 Pearl
  • Edick, Eugene, 1101 Pearl
  • Eischen, William, 790 Clark
  • Emrich, J.M., 313 Perry
  • Fanta, Frank, 1571 Clark
  • Flynn, Abel and Froelk, 1133 St. Clair and 2089 Superior
  • Gallagher Undertaking Co., 393 Detroit
  • Glasier Schuyler, 2762 Broadway
  • Groh Bros., 62 Hill
  • Harris, B.E., 127 Bank
  • Hasenpflug, M.W., 1513 Cedar
  • Hogan and Co., 717 Superior and 1295 Euclid and 2809 St. Clair
  • Horak, Anthony, 1323 Clark
  • Horak, CHarles, 578 Quincy
  • Jasper, Gerhard, 779 Lorain
  • Koebler, Charles, 369 Woodland
  • Koebler, J. & W., 421 Woodland
  • Koebler & Rasch, 909 Woodland
  • Marek, Frank, 122 Warren
  • Marek, James, 101 Hamm
  • Mattmueller, Frederick, 102 Pelton
  • McGorray Bros., 721 Lorain
    Records at WRHS: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, 1876-1934 MS4805
  • McGreal, Thomas, 2531 Broadway
  • Melcher, John, 479 Central
  • Millard, J.F. and Son, 2290 Euclid
    Records at WRHS on MS3890
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1827-1963 (University Circle Area - Italian)
    • Millard and Betts 1884-1887
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1887-1917
    • Millard, Son, and Raper Co. After 1917
  • Monreal Bros., 2113 Superior (In 2007 there is: Jack Monreal, 31925 Vine Street, www.JackMonreal.com 440-585-4555)
  • Monreal, Phillip, 1101 Superior (In 2007 there is: Jack Monreal, 31925 Vine Street, www.JackMonreal.com 440-585-4555)
  • Mullen and Bamberger, 27 College
  • Mullen, John, 234 Jennings
  • Nickels, Frederick, 778 Lorain
  • Nunn, Adolph, 1097 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, Frank, 981 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, John, 559 Woodland (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Raus Bros., 1319 Broadway
  • Richards, James, 2468 Broadway
  • Rosekrans, Cornelius, 61 Fulton
  • Saxton, Edward, 345 Pearl (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Sharer, George, 444 Prospect
  • Sheehan, Jeremiah, 602 St. CLair
  • Slezak Bros., 892 Tod
  • Stedronsky, Joseph, 138 Croton
  • Steinmetz, Charles, 825 Lorain
  • Van Uum, Henry, 265 Courtland
  • Wagners' Funeral Directors, 1160 Woodland
  • Wischmeier, William, 915 Pearl (In 2007 there is Wischmeier Funeral Home, which was Wischmeier Buesch, 3111 Broadview, 216-351-8600)
  • Wolf, Julia, 221 S. Woodland Ave.
  • Ziehm, Frederick, 1724 and 1726 St. Clair (Their funeral home records were destroyed when they closed up - per Nancy West, a relative by marriage)

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM THE 1910 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Abel Wm. Sons and Co. 7017 Superior
  • Beckenbach H. and Sons, 1238 St. Clair
  • Beilstein, Fred, 3311 Prospect (Records at WRHS: Beilstein Young, 1907-1930 MS4557)
    Various Locations of this home:
    • 3311 Prospect 1907
    • 7508 Carnegie 1918-1921
    • 1795 Crawford Road 1921
  • Black and Wright, 2601 Prospect
  • Boyd, Elmer, 2604 Central
    Records at WHRS - Boyd's Funeral Home, 1906 - 1944 MS3531
  • Brown, J.H. and Son, 2007 Prospect and 13436 Euclid (Became J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Buesch, Gustav, 2747 W. 25 (In 2007 there is Wischmeier Funeral Home, which was Wischmeier Buesch, 3111 Broadview, 216-351-8600)
  • Croley, W.E., 1814 Fulton
  • Deutsch, Jacob, 2275 Woodland (This was a Jewish funeral home founded in 1900. In 1967 it became Middler-Deutsch Memorial Chapel)
    Records at WRHS - J.D. Deutsch Funeral Home and Crematory 1909-1960 MS4339
  • Dewar, Harry, 2483 E. 22
  • Dress, Fred C. and Son, 2109 W. 41
  • Dress, Henry J., 3266 W. 41 (In 2007 there is: Brinkman-Dress, 13443 Detroit, Lakewood, 216-226-5700)
  • Eischen, Katherine, 1916 Clark
  • Fanta Frank, 5813 Clark
  • Flynn-Froelk, 5309 Superior
  • Glasier, Schuyler, 9111 Miles
  • Groh Bros., 725 Hill
  • Hanket, John, 3324 Fulton
  • Hasenpflug, Milton, E. 55 and Cedar
  • Hieber, Henry, 2777 W. 14
  • Hogan and Co., 1345 Superior
  • Horak, Charles, 8313 Quincy
  • Jakab, Stephen, 9013 Buckeye
  • Jasper, Gerhard, 3316 Lorain
  • Jennings Co., 1834 E. 55
  • Koebler, J. & W., 2340 E. 55
  • Kubu, John, 5274 Broadway
  • Lindhorst, Edward, 1610 Clark
  • Lutheran, Michael, 9205 Buckeye
  • McGorray Bros., 3038 to 3042 Lorain (Records at WRHS: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, 1876-1934 MS4805)
  • McGreal, John, 9101 Harvard
  • McGreal, Mary, 8315 Broadway
  • Maher, Harry, 3037 Central
  • Majewski, Boluslav, 2258 Professor (This became Komorowski, 2258 Professor, 216-771-1558 www.komorowskifuneralhome.com)
  • Malasca, Michele, 414 Hill
  • Mapes, George, E. 152nd
  • Marek, Frank, 4418 Broadway
  • Mastick, John, 14622 Detroit (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Mattmueller, Fred, 2363 Tremont
  • Melcher, John, 1652 E. 55
  • Millard, J.F. and Son, 10628 Euclid Records at WRHS on MS3890
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1827-1963 (University Circle Area - Italian)
    • Millard and Betts 1884-1887
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1887-1917
    • Millard, Son, and Raper Co. After 1917
  • Nickels, Fred, 3309 Lorain
  • Nosek, Anton (Successor to Stedronsky & Nosek), 5317 Broadway (In 2007 there is Nosek & Sons, 8150 Brecksville, 440-526-6050)
  • Nunn, Adolph, 4434 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, Frank, 3924 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, John I. Company, 3129 Woodland and 11605 Detroit (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, William, 8101 Woodland (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Pigion, Nathaniel, 3360 W. 25
  • Polak, Anton, 7410 Central
  • Raus, Emil, 5008 Fleet
  • Raus, E.V., and Son, 5040 Broadway
  • Rehburg-Busch Co., 4159 - 4163 Pearl (In 2007 this is Busch Funeral Home with various locations, 800-252-8724 www.buschfuneral.com)
  • Richards, James, 8142 Broadway
  • Rogers, Jas., 3319 Central
  • Roth and Weber, 4160 Lorain
  • Rush, Arthur, 847 E. 152
  • Saxton, 1550 W. 25 (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Sharer, George, 2436 Prospect
  • Slezak, Joseph, 3662 E. 65
  • Slezak, William, 3652 E. 65
  • Steinmetz, Charles, 3710 Lorain
  • Stepanek, Joseph, 4501 Clark
  • Vacha, Vaclav, 5408 Hamm
  • VanUum, Henry, 1941 W. 54
  • Wagner's Funeral Directors, 6420 Woodland
  • Wills, J.W. and Sons, 2323 Central (In 2007 there is: Wills Funeral Home, 14711 Harvard and 2491 E. 55, 216-752-6622, since 1905)
  • Wright, Phil, (Successor to Black and Wright), 2601 Prospect
  • Ziehm Bros., 10514 St. Clair (Their funeral home records were destroyed when they closed up - per Nancy West, a relative by marriage)
  • Ziehm, William, 10622 Superior (Their funeral home records were destroyed when they closed up - per Nancy West, a relative by marriage)

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM THE 1912 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Abel, Wm. and Sons, 7017 Superior
  • Beckenbach, H. and Sons, 1238 and 3503 St. Clair
  • Beilstein, Fred, 3341 Prospect (Records at WRHS: Beilstein Young, 1907-1930 MS4557)
    Various Locations of this home:
    • 3311 Prospect 1907
    • 7508 Carnegie 1918-1921
    • 1795 Crawford Road 1921
  • Black & Wright, 2601 Prospect
  • Boyd, ELmer, 2604 Central (Records at WHRS: Boyd's Funeral Home, 1906 - 1944 MS3531)
  • Brickman, Charles, 1276 E. 71
  • Brown, J.H. & Son, 2007 Prospect (Became J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Buesch, Gustav, 2747 W. 25 (In 2007 there is Wischmeier Funeral Home, which was Wischmeier Buesch, 3111 Broadview, 216-351-8600)
  • Conti, Stephen, 919 Central
  • Croley, W.E., 1814 Fulton
  • Deutsch, Jacob, 2404 E. 55 (Jewish funeral home founded in 1900. In 1967 it became Middler-Deutsch Memorial Chapel.)
    Records at WRHS - J.D. Deutsch Funeral Home and Crematory 1909-1960 MS4339
  • Dress, Henry, 3266 W. 41
  • Dress and Son, 2109 W. 41 (In 2007 there is: Brinkman-Dress, 13443 Detroit, Lakewood, 216-226-5700)
  • Eisehen, Catherine, 1916 Clark
  • Fanta, Frank, 5813 Clark
  • Flynn-Froelk Co., 5309 Superior
  • Gallagher, Michael, 4304 Detroit
  • Glasier, Schuyler, 9111 Miles
  • Groh Bros., 725 Hill
  • Hanket, John, 3324 Fulton
  • Hasenpflug-Kelly Co., 2193 E. 55
  • Hieber, Henry, 2777 W. 14
  • Hogan and Co., 1345 Superior
  • Holan, James, 8634 Quincy
  • Horak, Charles, 8313 Quincy
  • Jakab, Stephen, 8923 Buckeye
  • Jasper, Gerhard, 3316 Lorain
  • Jennings Co., 1834 E. 55
  • Jones Bros., 7810 Homestead
  • Kaufman, CHarles, 3255 W. 25
  • Koebler, J. & W., 2340 E. 55
  • Kubu, John, 5274 Broadway
  • Lindhorst, Edward, 1610 Clark
  • Lutheran, Michael, 9205 Buckeye
  • McCarthy Co., 7308 Detroit
  • McGorray Bros., 3038 to 3042 Lorain (Records at WRHS: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, 1876-1934 MS4805)
  • McGreal, John, 9101 Harvard
  • McGreal, Mary, 8315 Broadway
  • Maher, Harry, 3037 Central
  • Majewski, Boleslaus, 2258 Professor (This became Komorowski, 2258 Professor, 216-771-1558 www.komorowskifuneralhome.com)
  • Malasca, Michael, 414 Hill
  • Mapes, George, 755 E. 152
  • Marek, Frank, 4418 Broadway
  • Mastick, John, 14622 Detroit (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Mattmueller, Fred, 2363 Tremont
  • Melcher, John, 1652 E. 55
  • Millard, J.F. and Son, 10628 Euclid
    Records at WRHS on MS3890
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1827-1963 (University Circle Area - Italian)
    • Millard and Betts 1884-1887
    • J.F. Millard and Son 1887-1917
    • Millard, Son, and Raper Co. After 1917
  • Misencik, P. and Co., 12707 Plover (In 2007 there was Misencik Funeral Home, 12500 Madison, 216-221-2522)
  • Monreal, Philip, 2345 Superior (In 2007 there is: Jack Monreal, 31925 Vine Street, www.JackMonreal.com 440-585-4555)
  • Nickels, Fred, 3309 Lorain
  • Nosek, Anton, 5317 Broadway (In 2007 there is Nosek & Sons, 8150 Brecksville, 440-526-6050)
  • Nunn, Adolph, 4434 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, Frank, 3924 Lorain (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, John I., 2347 E. 55 (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Nunn, William, 8105 Wodland (In 2007 there is: Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550)
  • Parrish, Jay P. Co., 1738 E. 55
  • Polak, Anton, 7410 Central
  • Raus, Emil, 5008 Fleet
  • Raus, E.V. & Son, 5040 Broadway
  • Rehburg-Busch Co., 4159-4163 Pearl (In 2007 this is Busch Funeral Home with various locations, 800-252-8724 www.buschfuneral.com)
  • Richards, James, 8142 Broadway
  • Rogers, James, 3322 Central
  • Roth & Weber, 4160 Lorain
  • Saxton, 1550 W. 25 (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Sharer, George and Son, 2436 Prospect
  • Shepard, Richard, 792 E. 152
  • Slezak, Joseph, 3662 E. 65
  • Slezak, William, 3652 E. 65
  • Stas Bros., 2109 Abbey
  • Steinmetz, Charles, 3708 Lorain
  • Vacha, Vaclav, 5408 Hamm
  • Van Uum, Henry, 1941 W. 54
  • Wagner, William, 6420 Woodland
  • Wagner's Funeral Directory, 6420 Woodland
  • Wills, John, 2323 Central (In 2007 there is: Wills Funeral Home, 14711 Harvard and 2491 E. 55, 216-752-6622, since 1905)
  • Wischmeier, William, 2560 W. 25 (In 2007 there is Wischmeier Funeral Home, which was Wischmeier Buesch, 3111 Broadview, 216-351-8600)
  • Zakrajsek & Kansek, 6208 St. Clair
  • Zele, Joseph, 6106 St. Clair
  • Ziehm, Fred, 6916 St. Clair (Their funeral home records were destroyed when they closed up - per Nancy West, a relative by marriage)

LIST OF UNDERTAKERS FROM THE 1930 CLEVELAND CITY DIRECTORY

  • Brown, J.H. & Son, 8128 Carnegie (Became J.H. Brown - Son and Forward, and in 2007 was Brown-Forward)
  • Busch, G.H. & Son, 4334 Pearl
  • Daniels-Saxton-Mastick, 13215 Detroit (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Daniels, William, 15726 Detroit (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Eyler, George, 3248 Scranton
  • Flynn-Froelk Co., 5309-5311-5313 Superior
  • Glasier Co., 9619 Miles
  • Johnson, Donald, 521 Broadway
  • Koebler, J & W Co., 1966 E 82
  • Lang, George, 9437 and 12225 Lorain
  • Lindhorst, Edward H. & Sons, 1610 Clark
  • Mather SW Co., 3227 W. 25
  • McGorray Bros., 3040 Lorain (Records at WRHS: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home, 1876-1934 MS4805)
  • Monreal, J. Co., 6929 Superior (In 2007 there is: Jack Monreal, 31925 Vine Street, www.JackMonreal.com 440-585-4555)
  • Nosek, A. and Sons, 3282 E. 55 (In 2007 there is Nosek & Sons, 8150 Brecksville, 440-526-6050)
  • Reidy Bros & Morrison, 11225 Detroit
  • Saxton-Daniels-Mastick, 13215 Detroit (In 2007 there is Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300)
  • Sharer George Son and Parrish, 2436 Prospect
  • Slaughter Bros., 2165 E. 89
  • Steinmetz Co., 3708 - 3710 Lorain
  • Thomas, Charles, 12512 Miles
  • Weber and Hoesch, 6406 Franklin Blvd.

Tremont Funeral Homes

  • Frank Bania, 2937 W. 14 & 2159 W. 14th
  • Paul Holowchak, 1208 Kenilworth (In 2007 this is: Holowchak Funeral Home, 5548 State Rd., 216-621-0885)
  • Kolodiy, 3136 W. 14 (This funeral home is still there in 2007 - phone 216-621-4449) Also, in 2007 there is Kolodiy-Lazuta at 5677 State Road, 440-888-1444
  • Majewski, 2258 Professor (became Komorowski Funeral Home, 2258 Professor, 216-771-1558 www.komorowskifuneralhome.com Still there in 2007)
  • Dan Mallchok, 2609 W. 14th (In 2007, this was Mallchok Funeral Home, 5660 Ridge, 440-884-9100, www.mallchokfuneralhome.com)
  • Misencik, 1111 Fairfield (In 2007 this was Misencik Funeral Home, 12500 Madison, 216-221-2522)
  • Parobek, 2937 W. 14
  • Rusynyk-Yurch, 2824 W. 14 (In 2007 there is Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview, 216-398-1010)
  • Anthony J. Tomon, 2144 W. 14 (In 2007 Tomon & Sons, 4772 Pearl, 216-741-6661, www.tomonfh.com
  • Yurch, 1111 Fairfield (In 2007 there is Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview, 216-398-1010)
  • Zimmers, 2777 W. 14

CREMATORIES IN 2007

  • All Ohio Cremation - www.allohiocremation.com - 216-351-6860 3929 Lorain Avenue
  • All Ohio Cremation and Burial Society, 7405 Memphis, 216-351-6860
  • Blessing Cremation Center, family owned since 1930, www.vitonero.com, 440-352-8100
  • Busch Funeral and Crematory "we operator our own crematory" 800-252-8724
  • Great Lakes Crematory, 4701 Hinckley Ind. pkwy, 216-398-8400
  • Malloy Memorial and Crematory, www.cremation.com, 1575 W. 117, 216-221-3380

FUNERAL DIRECTORS IN 2007

  • A Ripepi & Sons, 3202 Fulton Rd., 216-281-8800 www.ARipepiandSons.com
  • Babitt Funeral Home, 9350 Ridge, 440-237-4569
  • Ball-McFall Fumeral Home, 8608 Quincy, 216-421-1455
  • Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz, 1985 S. Taylor Rd., 216-932-7900
  • Daniel L. Berry and Donald Martens & Sons, 11210 Detroit, 216-221-1911, www.berrymartens.com
  • Berry Funeral Home see Corrigan Funeral Home
  • Bican Brothers, 5215 Fleet Ave., 216-641-9128
  • Biondo-Vito-Nero - Rockside and Bartlett Rd., 440-232-2100
  • Bodnar-Mahoney, 3929 Lorain Ave., 216-631-3075 http://www.bodnar-mahoney.com/index.cfm
  • Bollinger-Catavolos, 9810 Denison, 216-6\\961-6400
  • E.F. Boyd & Son, 15357 Euclid and 25900 Emery Rd., www.efboyd.com 216-541-2856 and 2165 E. 89th, 216-791-0770
  • E. F. Boyd & Son is one of the oldest African-American funeral homes in the Cleveland area. It was founded in 1905. It was originally known as the E. F. Boyd Funeral Parlor. In 1911 the business was moved to 2544 Central Avenue. By 1919 the business was moved to 2276 E. 43rd St. In 1938 they moved to 2165 E. 89th Street, which was formerly the Slaughter Brothers Funeral Home.
  • David C. Brickman, 440-953-0505
  • Brickman-Didonato, 21900 Euclid, 216-481-5277, www.brickmanandsons.com
  • Brinkman-Dress, 13443 Detroit, Lakewood, 216-226-5700
  • Brown-Forward, 17022 Chagrin Blvd., 216-752-1200 www.brown-forward.com This funeral home began in the early 1800's. They are recognized as the oldest continuing funeral home in the state of Ohio.
  • Brunner, Mentor and Painesville, 800-228-4195 www.brunners.com This funeral home was established in Mentor in 1949.
  • Busch-Corrigan Berry, 21369 Center Ridge Rd., 440-333-9774
  • Busch, 800-252-8724 www.buschfuneral.com
  • Busch, 4334 Pearl Rd., 216-741-7700
  • Busch, 7501 Ridge Rd., 440-842-7800 This funeral home began in 1905 when Gustav H. Busch opened the Rehburg-Busch Furniture and Hardware Store in Old Brooklyn. In 1925 they built the first funeral home at 4334 Pearl Road and later opened the Ridge Road facility.
  • Butler and Son, 13430 Madison, 216-226-0811
  • Joseph Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-9292
  • Carey, 6318 Lorain, 216-631-2940
  • Chambers, 4420 Rocky River Dr., 216-251-6566
  • Conti-Vitantonio, 2110 Murray Hill Rd., 216-231-1211
  • Coreno, 13115 Lorain, 216-941-3434
  • Corrigan - Berry, 14768 Lorain, 216-251-7000 www.corriganfuneralhome.com
  • Craciun-Berry, 7200 Detroit, 216-281-7300
  • Daniels Parker-Saxton-Busch, 15800 Detroit, 216-221-2300
  • Dicicco & sons, 5975 Mayfield, 440-449-1818, since 1924
  • Domagalski Komorowski, 2258 Professor, 216-771-1558
  • Donlon, 15408 Triskett, 216-251-7300
  • Dostal, 29369 Lorain, 440-779-0450, www.dostalfuneralservices.com
  • Erving Dress, see Brinkman-Dress
  • Fortuna, 5316 Fleet, 216-641-0046
  • William Gaines, 9116 Union, 216-641-4802
  • Golub, 4703 Superior, 216-391-0357
  • Golubski Deliberato, 4747 Turney, 216-883-3900, www.golubskideliberato.com http://gdfh.net/
  • Golubski, 6500 Fullerton, 216-341-0940 since 1913
  • Hanna, 14133 Detroit, 216-226-5356
  • Hartman Funeral Home, on Broadview and Mayfield, formerly founded on Buckeye Road, 216-662-1800
  • Holan-Komorowski, 3324 Fulton, 216-631-8840
  • Holowchak, 5548 State Rd., 216-621-0885 (originally in Tremont)
  • Hopko, 6020 Broadview, 216-631-4888
  • Humenik, 14200 Snow Road, 216-265-8700
  • Jenkins, 2914 Dover Center Rd., 440-871-0711
  • Johnson-Romito, 521 Broadway, 440-232-1441 http://www.johnson-romito.com/
  • Kmiecik, 3136 W. 14, 216-575-1188
  • Kolodiy Funeral Home originally in Tremont
  • Kolodiy-Lazuta, 5677 State, 440-888-1444
  • Kolodiy-Sobczyk, 3136 W. 14, 216-621-4449
  • Komorowski, 4105 E. 71, 216-341-1854 www.komorowskifuneralhome.com
  • Komorowski, 2258 Professor, 216-771-1558 www.komorowskifuneralhome.com The first Komorowski funeral home opened in 1939 in Slavic Village. In 1991, they expanded by purchasing Hyber-Domagalski Funeral Home in Tremont. In 2005 they expanded again, merging with Tabone Funeral Home.
  • Maher-Melbourne, 4274 Mayfield, 216-382-4500 www.mahermelbourne.com In 1908, Maher Funeral Home was founded on Woodland Ave. in Cleveland. In 1956, Maher Funeral Home purchased a facility at 4274 Mayfield Road in South Euclid, Ohio. In 1973, Maher Funeral Home merged with the Melbourne Funeral Home of Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland. Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home then operated at 4274 Mayfield Road.
  • Mallchok, 5660 Ridge, 440-884-9100, www.mallchokfuneralhome.com Mallchok funeral home began in 1935 in Tremont. In 1962, a second location opened in Parma, and remains at 5660 Ridge Road.
  • Malloy, 1575 W. 117, 216-221-3380
  • Mandley-Vetrovsky, 18871 Lorain, 440-333-1331
  • David Martens & Son, 216-941-1772
  • Donald Martens & Sons, 216-221-1911 www.berrymartens.com
  • Walter Martens & sons, 9811 Denison, 216-281-7113
  • McGorray Bros., 14133 Detroit, 216-226-5356 Unique Sources for Irish - American Records: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home Records By Richard B. Robertson See the article by Richard B. Robertson at: http://www.publichistory.org/features/funeral_records.html
  • McGrath, 7462 State, 440-237-1111
  • John McGreevey, 16105 Detroit, 216-221-0220
  • Misencik Funeral Home, 12500 Madison, 216-221-2522
  • The Frank P. Miscencik funeral home was originally at 1111 Fairfield in Tremont
  • Jack Monreal, 31925 Vine Street, www.JackMonreal.com 440-585-4555
  • Mosinski, 3667 E. 65, 216-641-0497
  • Murphy-Mahon, 5252 Mayfield, 216-381-4000 www.schultemahonmurphy.com
  • Nero-Vito, 6130 Turney, 216-663-9222
  • Nickels & Andrade, 14500 Madison, 216-221-7800
  • Nicol-Wells-Kloss, 5252 Mayfield, 440-442-7020
  • Nosek & Sons, 8150 Brecksville, 440-526-6050 http://www.nosekfuneral.com/
  • Nosek & Sons Funeral Home was founded in 1890 in the old Broadway area of Cleveland. In 1952, a grandson took over and expanded to include funeral homes in North Randall and Brecksville.
  • Nunn, Coleman-Cambarare, 9810 Denison, 216-631-0550
  • Paul Nyland, 15408 Triskett, 216-941-2426
  • Pernel Jones & Sons, 7120 Cedar, 216-875-2775
  • Riczo, 7462 State Rd., 440-842-4080
  • Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl at Snow, 440-888-0800, www.ripepi.com since 1948
  • Ripepi & Sons, 3202 Fulton, 216-281-8800
  • Rybicki & Son, Broadview and Turney, 440-546-5353
  • Sauer Funeral Home, since 1922, 4801 Memphis, 216-351-4625
  • Schulte, Mahon and Murphy, 4090 Mayfield, 216-381-4000
  • Schulte, Mahon and Murphy, 5252 Mayfield, 440-442-0000, www.schultemahonmurphy.com Schulte & Mahon-Murphy was created when two funeral homes merged. They were Josepch C. Schulte Funeral Home in South Euclid, and Mahon-Murphy of East Cleveland. They built a new facility in Lyndhurst in 1992.
  • Schuster Straker O'Connor, 5904 Ridge, 440-885-4800 www.ssofh.com This funeral home was founded in 1927 on Denison Avenue. They later opened a Ridge Road location in Parma in 1953. They have the distinction of being Parma's oldest funeral home.
  • Tomon & Sons, 4772 Pearl, 216-741-6661, www.tomonfh.com (History not on website yet but is coming) originally in Tremont
  • Vodrazka's, 6505 Brecksville, 216-524-3900 This funeral home was founded in 1942 at E. 55th and Broadway. They opened their funeral home in Independence in 1977 and still operated the funeral home at E. 55th and Broadway. The E. 55th location closed after 1997.
  • Wills Funeral Home, 14711 Harvard and 2491 E. 55, 216-752-6622, since 1905 http://web.ivenue.com/houseofwillsfuneralhome/
  • Wischmeier Funeral Home, 3111 Broadview, 216-351-8600
  • Yurch, since 1917, 5618 Broadview, 216-398-1010 originally in Tremont
  • Zabor, 5680 Pearl, 440-884-5035 http://zaborfh.com/
  • Zak, 6016 St. Clair, 216-361-3112 (This was the same address of the old F. Ziehm Funeral Home)
  • Zeis-McGreevey, 16105 Detroit, 216-221-0220

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