Philadelphia, PA Area Drownings, Jun 1864


On Sunday evening, about eight o'clock, an unknown boy, aged about fourteen years, fell off a rowboat in the Schuylkill river in front of Fairmount Park, and was drowned. He had sandy hair, and was dressed in a light coat. The coroner took charge of the body.

About nine P. M. on Sunday a man named William Bauer, aged forty-three years, residing at Schuylkill Heights, was drowned in the Schuylkill, at Coates-street wharf. It seems that his employer was bathing in the river, when he was taken with a cramp. The deceased, in order to save him, jumped in and was drowned. His employer reached the bank in safety. The drowned man leaves a wife and six children.

An unknown white man aged about thirty-five years, was found drowned in the Delaware at Christian-street wharf. He had dark hair and red whiskers. He was about five feet eight inches in height.

Yesterday morning an unknown white man was found drowned in the Delaware, at Vine-street wharf.

The Press, Philadelphia, PA, 21 Jun 1864