The 1918 influenza pandemic tore apart this small Pennsylvania family

Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.

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“May these sights soon cease” – Influenza in Pottsville, 1918

"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.