Peter Genna

Birth Name:
Pietro Genna
Birth Date:
January 1, 1880
Birth Place:
Death Date:
May 13, 1948
Place of Death:
Chicago, Illinois
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
Peter and Sam Genna arrived to Chicago in April of 1906, having been sponsored by a brother in law and both being described as farmhand/laborers. Their four brothers would later follow them to America where they would form a powerful prohibition era gang known as the "Genna Crime Family". From 1921 to 1925, the family was headed by the six Genna brothers, known as the Terrible Gennas. They were allies with fellow Italian gang the Chicago Outfit. After a bloody gang war led to the violent demise of Angelo, Mike and Antonio, the remaining Genna brothers fled Chicago and the remaining Genna gang was eventually absorbed by the Chicago Outfit. Peter eventually returned to Chicago but opted for the quiet, legal endeavor of running an olive oil import company until his death from natural causes.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery

1400 S. Wolf Road

Hillside, Illinois, 60162


North America


Grave Location:

Section 17

Grave Location Description

On the road in Section 17 directly across from Section 14. Interesting to note that all six Terrible Genna Brothers are buried together in this family mausoleum.

Grave Location GPS

41.8649253, -87.9071128



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