November 24, 1925: Body of Infant Found along Swamp Creek


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA.

November 24, 1925: The lifeless body of a perfectly-formed female child, a day or two old, has been found wrapped in a bag in the Swamp Creek near Fagleysville by 16-year-old Charles Rosenberry as he walked along the stream looking for muskrats. He spied the bag lying in a hold in the bed of the stream ten feet from the bank. His curiosity aroused, he pulled it to share and was astonished by find the baby.

The Pottstown Police Chief was summoned to the scene and a detective is conducting an investigation of the mysterious case; the little body shows no sign of bruises or trauma.

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