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By PAUL HAMMEL
Omaha World-Herald 

Cousins find great-great-grandma's grave in Hastings

 

December 24, 2017



HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — For decades, only a small brick engraved with the number "1685" marked a grave in the far corner of a grassy field that sits on the outskirts of town.

Over the decades, thick sod had overgrown the brick, obscuring the resting place of a patient who died at a place called the Hospital for the Incurably Insane.

The grave, and its story, might have been forgotten if not for a pair of sleuthing genealogists from the Omaha area, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Lisa McLaughlin and Kristin Riggle were researching their family's history, but had hit a dead end when it came...



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