29 May 2015

On This Day: Slow news day reports on Kirchner

Evidently it was a slow news day On This Day in 1880. One of the notes – hardly an article – in the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer reported that George Kirchner has a family of opossums that are “very lively and are worth seeing.” George lives on East King Street.

A personal note:
The article caught my attention, not just because it was silly, but because it mentioned Kirchner. My husband’s great grandmother was a Kirchner. Her father was Johann (John) Kirchner (1821 – 1881). I know very little of John before he married Barbara Kuhn in 1850. I know he lived in Lancaster City and that there were other Kirchners, although I have not connected everyone quite yet. 

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 29 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.