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
Transcribed by Linda Horton. Thank you, Linda!