The Autograph Memories of Mary Yakel
Mary Yakel was a first generation German-American who was born in the South End of Albany, NY in 1879. A happy girl as a youngster, Mary endured certain hardships during her late teens and early twenties. Eventually, these challenges resulted in a mental breakdown requiring her to be hospitalized, and where she passed away.
Prior to her hospitalization, Mary spent much time among neighborhood family and friends. As it so happens, a common practice o...
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