Philip was one of three young children of Michael Sucher and Catherine Wolf buried in this cemetery. Their parents were born in Alsace, France. They immigrated to America and came to Downers Grove in the early 1840s. Michael bought 200 acres in the Downers Grove area where they raised 11 children. In additional to farming, Michael was also the postmaster and commissioner of highways for Downers Grove Township. Michael also was a horse breeder. In 1882 Michael and Catherine sold their land in Downers Grove and moved to Ogden, Iowa.