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  • Lukas Prytikin

    Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888 On the Protestant part of this cemetery J.W.C van Gorcum, colonel of the Dutch Cavalry and militia commissioner in Limburg is buried in the Protestant ground. 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.

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