Anna M. Fahnestock

Historical Society of Philadelphia Call Number: MS.Coll.1185

Diaries 1869-1871

Mother of George W. Fahnestok of Philadelphia

Presented by Bernard Bunting Wolff

153 W. Highland Ave, Philadelphia, PA


Jan. 1, 1869: reader learns that her husband, son, and granddaughter have recently died.

Later learn that her son (George) and granddaughter (Grace) either burned or drowned on a boat accident on the Ohio River, Dec. 4, 1868

Steamboats Collide on Ohio River

Anna is religious, she talks about God in her diaries. She shares her thoughts on God, while the other women only mention going to Church every week.