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125 Years Ago

Minister, Businessman Drown


September 9, 2021

Herald of Sept. 10, 1896

The Rev. T.F. Reeser, pastor of the Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg, and J.D. Love, a prominent Hollidaysburg grocer, drowned in the Juniata River about six miles downstream from town. The pair had been fishing below lower Resse when it was thought Rev. Reeser stepped off an underwater embankment into a deep hole and was unable to get out of the water because he was wearing heavy rubber boots. It was surmised that Mr. Love drowned while trying to rescue his friend. Their bodies were found in the water about five feet apart. Mr. Love’s fishing tackle was found alo...

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