Mount Joy, PA Fell into Cistern and Drowned, Jul 1881

On Friday a three year old daughter of Abraham H. Nissely, a farmer of Mount Joy township, Lancaster county, fell into a cistern on her father's premises and was drowned. A German farm hand, who saw the accident, refused to rescue the child---giving as a reason that he might tear her clothes.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 17 Jul 1881