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.


“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.