Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday's Cemetery - Flooding Cemetery January 11

Published in April of 1904 in the Philadelphia Inquirer out of Philadelphia, PA
Water Still Flooding Old Cemetery
     The water from a subterranean spring which has flooded the old Menonnite Cemetery at Germantown avenue and Herman street, still continues to flow at an alarming rate. Employes of the Water Bureau who were called upon to pump the water from the vaults were unable to make any headway against the flood and were forced to desist. In the Rittenhouse family vault a score of coffins can be seen floating upon the surface, and it will be necessary to disinter a number of bodies from the flooded vaults.