20 December 2015

On This Day: Neighbors help Kieffer family

The neighbors of Israel Kieffer, On This Day in 1880, supplied the family with food after learning their cupboards were bare. The North Christian Street neighbors learned of Kieffer’s destitute situation after one of the children died of diphtheria.

The father was out of work and had been so for some time. Three other children were also ill.


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 20 December 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.

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