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Friday, January 8, 2016

Mrs. Soffel's house is for sale!!

If Kate Soffel had found as much solace in her summer home as its current owners, her story might have had a happier ending.
The three-bedroom, 1½-bath stone home at 1100 Route 30 in Ligonier Township is on the market for $210,000 (MLS No.1201245) through Lorraine M. DiCecco and Lisa A. Davis of Loyalhanna Realty (724-238-3663 or It is open by appointment.
Peter Soffel, warden of the Allegheny County Jail, built a house on these 3 picturesque acres in the late 1890s as a getaway from smoggy Pittsburgh for him and his wife.
Mrs. Soffel often accompanied her husband to work, ministering to prisoners and that is where things went sideways. She fell in love with Ed Biddle, who was sentenced to die by hanging along with his brother Jack for killing a Mount Washington shopkeeper.