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‘America’s Frankenstein’: Book to examine Philly’s ‘first mass murderer’

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel.

In “The Face of a Monster: America’s Frankenstein,” Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

A German immigrant, Probst came to the United States in 1863 and became a “bounty jumper” during the Civil War, joining up with Union regiments and collecting his check before deserting and doing the same with another troop.

After squandering away his money, he took a job for the Deering family as a farm hand in rural Philadelphia. To enrich himself, he

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‘America’s Frankenstein’: Book to examine Philly’s ‘first mass …

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel.

In “The Face of a Monster: America’s Frankenstein,” Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

A German immigrant, Probst came to the United States in 1863 and became a “bounty jumper” during the Civil War, joining up with Union regiments and collecting his check before deserting and doing the same with another troop.

After squandering away his money, he took a job for the Deering family as a farm hand in rural Philadelphia. To enrich himself, he

Read more at: http://www.phillyvoice.com/americas-frankenstein-book-examine-phillys-first-mass-murderer/

On 9 shot at N. Philly party: ‘In Bensalem, it would be called a mass shooting’

The prayers for the sick and the shut-in had just been read at Love Zion Baptist Church in North Philadelphia when a woman approached the altar and asked the congregation to pray for a young man critically injured in a shooting down the block the night before.

For Pastor Clarence E. Wright, the previous Sunday’s request was no shock. He’s all too familiar with the violence in the 2500 block of North 23rd Street, where his church has stood for 33 years. On one occasion, a bullet flew through his office window. He’s lost count of all the shootings. “It’s sad, but there’s so much violence around the area, to hear of a shooting is unfortunately not out of the ordinary,” he said. “It wasn’t until after the service I learned of the magnitude of this one.”

The

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