January 13, 1773:
Strasburg, Lancaster County, January 4, 1773
I the subscriber am put under the disagreeable necessity to give public notice that my wife Catharine is absconded from me, in an unfaithful manner ....
I am not related to this family, I am just passing on this information, which comes from a book titled "Runaway Women, Elopements And Other Miscreant Deeds, As Advertised In The Pennsylvania Gazette - 1728 -1789. (together with a few abused wives and unfortunate children)." Compiled by Judith Ann Highley Meier. Published by Closson Press. 1993. Page 65.