In Mummey’s case, though, there was something more sinister. Local lore had cast the old farm woman as a practitioner of a dark art known in Pennsylvania Dutch country as Hexerei.
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Neighbors told of curses Mummey put on them and their livestock and said they lived in fear of the powers of the “Witch of Ringtown Valley.”
For almost three centuries, the Pennsylvania Dutch — descended from Swiss, French, and German immigrants from Germany during the 17th & 18th Centuries — have practiced white magic, known in ...
Catharine Eberth, who died at age 77 in 1903, was a well-known practitioner of powwowing. Source: History Book: Healing a family tradition, from mother to daughter | Reading Eagle - NEWS
In this issue of Glencairn Museum News we explore our current exhibition (open through October 29, 2017), which features artifacts, documents and photographs illustrating a wide range of expression within ...
→ A Typical Tale | From the archives: ‘Hexerai’ in Berks County - Lebanon Daily Times
The documentary 'Hex Hollow' is set to hit the big screen in York, Pa., next week. Its screening and subsequent distribution is sure to bring widespread attention to this case, ...
→ Pennsylvania's real hex magic - The York Daily Record Along with the government's efforts - via the school system - to eradicate the use of Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch dialect there was also a campaign undertaken ...
Members of the Rehmeyer and Blymire families said the "Hex Hollow" film showed an accurate portrayal of the Hex Murder. Source: 'Hex Hollow' film: Reactions from the families
→ Sigal Museum to host community educational historical events in June and July - themorningcall.com There are two PA Dutch culture related events listed here that caught my eye but others will be of ...
→ Mike Argento: A witness to the Hex murder passes - The York Daily Record Jeannette Harvey's father was friends with Nelson Rehmeyer, the victim in the infamous 1928 Hex murder in southern ...
→ Head of German center to speak in Ephrata on folk medicine - Reading Eagle This is a free lecture that will be given by Patrick Donmoyer at the Ephrata Public Library ...
→ Mountain Folklore: Finding Mountain Mary's grave | Reading Eagle → Or try first link of search results to read the article.
→ The secret healers: Old tradition of powwowquietly survives in some corners of Berks County
→ Mike Argento: Hex murder victim's granddaughter carries on powwow legacy - The York Daily Record Although the blame for Rehmeyer's death ultimate rests on the souls of the three men ...
History columnist Richard L.T. Orth releases book ‘Folk Religion of PA Dutch’
Catharine Eberth: Healing a family tradition, from mother to daughter
“Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country”
A Typical Tale | From the archives: ‘Hexerai’ in Berks County
VIDEO | ‘Hex Hollow’ documentary to hit screen in York, Pa.
Pennsylvania’s real hex magic
‘Hex Hollow’ film: Reactions from the families
Sigal Museum to host PA Dutch Pow-wow and music cultural talks
A witness to the York County Hex murder passes
Patrick Donmoyer to speak in Ephrata on Pennsylvania Dutch folk medicine
Mountain Folklore: Finding Mountain Mary’s grave
Old tradition of powwow quietly survives in Berks County
Hex murder victim’s granddaughter carries on powwow legacy