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Pennsylvania mummy known as ‘Stoneman Willie’ will be buried after 128 years

A Pennsylvanian man who was inadvertently mummified in the late 19th century will be buried later this week — and his true identity finally will be released. 

The man has been known in death as “Stoneman Willie.” His actual identity, however, is unknown — for now. 

What is known is that “Stoneman Willie” was an alcoholic who died of kidney failure on Nov. 19, 1895. 

At the time of his death, Stoneman Willie was imprisoned at Berks County Prison on petty theft charges.

May added that the town’s mummy has “just been a celebrity since I can remember.” 

Stoneman Willie’s real name will be inscribed on his headstone and revealed publicly during his burial, Reuters said. 

Reuters contributed reporting to this article.

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Christine Rousselle is a lifestyle reporter with Fox News Digital.


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