As in the other pioneer cemeteries in Omaha, the predominance of children's graves is disheartening. According to the Laurel Hill Cemetery book, over 2500 infants are buried in the children's section, most prior to 1900, and the majority are not marked. Many people who have emailed me asking for pictures of markers never get them, because so many graves are unmarked.

The other side of the Nielsen marker in the first picture on this page.

 

This marker is topped by a very weathered lamb almost 120 years old.

 

This marker was for two of the children of Carl and Elisabeth Furler. It's in German, as are many of the older markers in Laurel Hill.