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Lebanon Advertiser, December 16, 1857


Dec 2, 2008

December 16, 1857

Lancaster – On Tuesday last, a woman named Tomlinson, was brought before Alderman Leonard, on complaint of neighbors for ill treatment of her stepchild.  The child’s appearance, without any other evidence, was sufficient to send the mother to the Penitentiary for the remainder of her natural life.  The poor little girl, ten years of age, is reduced to a mere skeleton, and could not stand without a support.  Her face was battered in a shocking manner, and her eyes swollen and bloodshot from recent blows.  Evidence was produced that she dragged the child by its hair, and on different occasions tied her hands and compelled her to sit all night in a chair.  This fiendish woman, being unable to procure bail, was sent to prison to await her trial at the next Court of Quarter Sessions.

Married on the 10th inst., by the Rev. F. W. Kramer, Mr. George Zerbe, of S. Lebanon, to Catharine Philipy, of Heidleburg tp., this county.

Married on the 10th inst., by Rev. Aug. C. Wedekind, Mr. Christopher McGarveg of Campbellstown, to Miss Anna M. Hall, of S. Lebanon.

Married on the 10th inst., by Rev. Aug. C. Wedekind, Mr. Henry Kline, to Miss Ellen Keller, both of South Hanover tp., Dauphin county.

Died on the 4th inst., in North Annville, Catharine, wife of John L. Meyer, aged 54 years and 25 days.

Died on the 28th ult., in South Lebanon, Mr. Cyrus Dohner, aged 31 years, 9 months and 20 days.

Died on the 3d inst., in this borough, Emma Jane, infant daughter of Henry (dec’d) and Lydia Loudon, aged 2 years, 8 months and 8 days.

SOURCE:  Lebanon Advertiser  Contributed by Shirley Pierce

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