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The Daily Dispatch: September 27, 1862., [Electronic resource], Destructive Feed in Philadelphia — loss of life — ruin of dwellings and business Establishments. (search)
ts extreme height in many places along its devastating course was nine feet--In many cases the ground floors of dwellings were covered to the depth of two or three feet, and when the water had subsided, a bed of slimy mud was left behind, in which the lower extremities of everything, animate or inanimate, were totally invisible. Loss of life. The Inquirer has the following: The tenements Nos. 1,530, 1,532 and 1,534, N. Sixth street, were occupied respectively by Geo Weidman, Peter Wolfe, and Christine Scholler.--They were three stories in height, the end one (1,534) being exposed to the torrent which rushed down from the northeast. When the water had entered the cellar, and commenced to accumulate upon the floor, two persons were watching its progress. These were Kate Scholler, fifty years of age, and Christine Scholler, her daughter. The last named urged her mother to go to the house of a neighbor, but without success. She then departed alone. Soon after the buildi