Crazed By Religion
Steele Scrapbook - May 12, 1885



CRAZED BY RELIGION.


AN INSANE MOTHER'S AWFUL DEED.


SHE THROWS HER FIVE CHILDREN INTO A MILL POND AND THEN JUMPS IN HERSELF—THE MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN DROWNED.

READING, May 12.—Late this afternoon, Mrs. Hiram Pfantz, aged about 42 years, residing at Binkley's Mill, near Lititz, took her five children to a millpond and threw them all into the stream and then jumped in herself and was drowned, together with two of her youngest children, aged one and three years respectively. The three other children, the eldest ten years old, were rescued and resuscitated with the greatest difficulty. The act was caused by religious excitement. The coroner will hold an inquest.

 



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