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...