The Lives Beyond a Deadly Grave

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Oral History

Publication Date

Spring 4-1-2014


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Gavin Feller


This is the story behind a famous grave in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, known as the Black Angel.

For our project, we decided to take a closer look at a widely discussed grave here in Iowa City known as the Black Angel. In order to tell its story, we focused on describing some of the myths that have sprouted from this mysterious grave as well as the history of the family that is buried there. Although many Iowa City residents have heard of the Black Angel at some point, few know anything about it aside from a brief ghost story, which is why we felt that it was a story worth telling. We also saw importance in explaining who the Feldeverts were and emphasizing that while spooky stories are fun to share, it is important to respect those who have passed on.


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