Category Archives: Hex murder

York Powwow Doctor Said to Have Largest Practice in Pennsylvania

Powwow healing was very much a custom in York County well up into the twentieth century. There still may be some “powwow doctors” in the traditionally Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsylvania German) counties, including York County. Powwow seems to be a word … Continue reading

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York County Hex Murder Defendant Taught by Well-Know Artist in Prison.

Fellow blogger Jim McClure just finished a four-part series on whatever happened to the “Hex” murder defendants. Two of those told about paintings by John Curry, one of those convicted in 1929 for the murder of Nelson Rehmeyer. Coincidentally, while … Continue reading

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