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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Delaware County
Re: Hawk Mountain and Matthias Schaumbacher
That is pretty good coverage by the blog. Schambacher actually leased it from George and Pricilla Bolich, the owners after the Gerhart family.
A confusing side not: The present location of the Bolich cemetary is the site of the massacres. Jacob moved to the Schambacher property several years after the massacre. It appears that George W. Bolich was the subsequent owner of both properties. Perhaps they were both part of the same tract in those days.
In addition to the 9 killed at the Gerhart home, two children were killed and scalped at the home of Frederick Reichersdorfer on the same day. One of the victims, a girl, was found alive but scalped in the field. She died a short time later from her injuries.
Fleroo, the last mountain lion shot in Pennsylvania was also shot in the area. It was shot by a man named Anson. If you look for the Anson Panther you can find some info. I know where it was shot.