Skip to Content

Search

What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

Browse by State  AL | AK AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | IA | ID | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MO | MS | MT | NE | NC | ND | NH | NJ | NM | NV | NY | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WI | WV | WY   Browse Canada

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



article | by Dr. Radut