I don't know if you're the type of person who visits cemeteries often. Some find peace there when visiting family memorials. There's one cemetery in Illinois that features a gorgeous memorial that was constructed by one woman in memory of her sister.

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The Wunder Cemetery is located in Chicago not far from Lake Michigan. It was first created in 1859 and has some of the most historical markers in the state of Illinois. One statue in particular in Wunder Cemetery is special. It features two sisters embracing. The first sister named Margaret Raithel passed away in 1906. She was very close with her sister Marie Raithel who had this statue built when Margaret passed. Marie would join her in 1930 being laid to rest under this marker in 1930.

Their statue is simply referred to as "The Sisters".

Find a Grave says Margaret Raithel passed on December 6, 1906. Her sister Marie passed March 11, 1930.

The Raithel family apparently immigrated from Germany in the 1800's to the Chicago area. It appears that Margaret and Marie Raithel were the daughters of John Raithel who was also laid to rest in Wunder Cemetery.

This simple gesture from one sister to another has stood the test of time and is now one of the first monuments you'll see if you visit Wunder Cemetery in person or online. It's an amazingly loving image of love within a family that has now become an iconic part of the history of Illinois.

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WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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