His name was Jost Folhaber.
He was a traveling salesman on his way to peddle wares.
He stopped for a short break at a tavern 15 miles northwest of Tamaqua, and continued on his way. Within an hour or two, he was ambushed and savagely butchered. Why? Not for revenge or hatred. But for simple greed.
The cruel homicide is recognized as Schuylkill County's first murder. And the victim is called The Immortal Peddler.
True to the name, the shocking story of the brutal death along the old Catawissa Trail will survive until the end of time.