08 May 2015

On This Day: Lancaster locks up wife beaters

Lancaster Police Officer Weitzel arrested two men in two separate incidents for beating their wives. On This Day in 1880, Officer Weitzel arrested Frantz Keppel. Keppel’s wife charged him with cruelly beating her. Earlier in the week, Officer Weitzel arrested Casper Dittman after his wife charged him with drunkenness and assault and battery.


Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 May 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library 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.