Helwig Family Genealogy Forum
Fred Helwig died 3/2/1941 at Topeka State Hospital and is buried at THS Cemetery in Row 13 Grave 19.
Background: The Topeka State Hospital operated as a hospital for the mentally ill between the years of 1879 and 1997. Prior to 1901 it was known as the Topeka Insane Asylum. The buildings and grounds still exist and are well preserved. A brief history of the hospital is located at http://cjonline.com/stories/011700/com_tshlegacy17.shtml. A history of the hospital published in 1918 is available at: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/v2/1102.html#110503. Most of the people buried in the cemetery at the hospital are buried in unmarked graves; however, a dozen or so headstones are still standing.
Also see www.findagrave.com for the Topeka State Hospital Cemetery to see a monument with a list of all those buried there.
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