|The Berks County Cemetery for the Unemployed|
AKA: Berks County's Potter's Field
As seen from Cedar Top Road
|The arch is the only sign that marks|
This spot as a cemetery
The tragic events happened in the summer of 1839 according to most newspaper sources. Or it may have been the summer of 1842 as some modern newspaper article claim. I personally lean towards the earlier of the two dates, which is the date I am using here.
|The grounds of the Berks County Cemetery|
Nothing seemed amiss until Monday morning when the couple failed to arrive for breakfast. Jonathan waited several hours before going upstairs to the room they were staying. Receiving no answer when he knocked, Jonathan called out for them again. With no answer, Greth forced open the door to discover the room was empty except for the trunk that the lady had brought with her.
|Another view of the cemetery|