Dec. 5, 2002: Furnace Cited As Cause Of Fire That Killed Five Amish Children
Two parents and four children survived. The parents, Rudy and Lizzie Wengerd, were said to be in the process of restoring the farmhouse to “pre-modern convenience” days by disconnecting the electrical and plumbing systems. The five victims, all members of the Wengerd family, included Katie, 14, Levi, 12, Neil, 11, John, 4, and Jonathon, 2.
Publication date: 12/02/2002