Wheeler Family Monument







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Allen and Elizabeth Wheeler were early settlers of Downers Grove. Of their ten children, three are buried in the Main Street Cemetery. Two daughters, Nora (age 11) and Myrtle (age 3), died of Scarlet Fever in 1880. Their son Schuyler died in 1891 at the age of 23 and was the final member of the Wheeler family buried in the cemetery. Allen was a Civil War veteran who served in the 8th Illinois Cavalry in the Army of the Potomac. Allen and Elizabeth are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Downers Grove Township.


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