03 April 2015

On This Day: Lancaster officer retires

A Lancaster policeman – the oldest in the city – announced his retirement On This Day in 1880. John Mattern’s resignation will actually take affect on 5 April. Mattern is in his 70s and resigned due to his “advancing years.” 


Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 3 April 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.