Catherine Hawbecker

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Catherine Hawbecker - on o n the 1st of February. 1 ire and heroism....
on o n the 1st of February. 1 ire and heroism. 1 he rlagerttown XSewi describes describes a fire near that town, by which the bouse of Christian Hawbecker was destroyed, and hi wife saved saved from being burned to death, under very singular ana anecttng circumstances, by the heroism 01 ner husband. The wife it aitears was. and for some rears baa been, a maniac, and was obliged to be kept chained, to prevent injury to herself and those around her. Her apartment was, at the first discovery, enveloped by flames, through which Mr. B., after rushing to ber rescue with an axe, with which he succeeded in severing the chain, was obliged te pass a second time, carrying her off in his arms.

Clipped from The Evening Post19 Jan 1849, FriPage 3

The Evening Post (New York, New York)19 Jan 1849, FriPage 3
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  • Catherine Hawbecker

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