Inside the Couch Tomb: Pictures!

The Couch Tomb at the south end of Lincoln Park has been sealed for at least a century. We’ve spent a few previous posts going over what might be inside, including: Who’s Buried in Ira Couch’s Tomb? New InfoSome More Couch Tomb Data (Couch family probate and death records) The short version is this: at Read More…

Some More Couch Tomb Info

The “Couch Tomb” in Lincoln Park absolutely haunts me. I have dreams about going inside of the thing all the time (in my dreams it’s usually bigger on the inside). Newly discovered info is making it even MORE intriguing. In a recent post, we noted that Ira J. Couch, grandson of Ira, the man for Read More…

Mystery at the Couch Tomb

The following (fake) newspaper article was found taped to the back of the Couch vault: Though the article is too funny to be real, the date is a giveaway – it’s dated 1857, several years before they started naming parks (or anything else) after Lincoln. The space was still called City Cemetery then Nearby was Read More…

Grave Robbing Week: The Scandal of 1857

New Podcast Episode: Grave Robbing in Lincoln Park Download mp3from archive.org More Podcasts Rotters by  Daniel Kraus.  Father-son grave robbing! Amazon IndieBoundDan’s page Adam and Daniel are a part of the same violence gang: The Brothers Delacorte More on City Cemetery Q: How do you enjoy the work?A: Well, it wasn’t very pleasant at first, Read More…