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Even in Death (A true Story) (Facebook) This is an amazing story of the graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband from the 1800's. "They were not allowed to be buried together in the cemetery. On the Protestant part of this cemetery J.W.C van Gorcum, colonel of the Dutch Cavalry and militia commissioner in Limburg is buried. His wife, lady J.C.P.H van Aefferden is buried in the Catholic part. They were married in 1842, the lady was 22 and the colonel 33, he was a protestant and didn’t belong to the nobility. This caused quite a commotion in Roermond. After being married for 38 years the colonel died in 1880 and was buried in the protestant part of the cemetery against the wall. His wife died in 1888 and had decided not to be buried in her family tomb but on the other side of the wall, that was the closest she could get to her husband. The headstone of each, was a statue facing the dividing wall with a hand reaching out to the other to complete the imagine of a loving couple holding hands. The two hands connected the graves, across the wall. The inscription reads, "We've come so far, but we still have so far to go."
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