Manhattan, IL Tornado, May 1917

1 Killed; 12 Hurt At Manhattan

Joilet, May, 26.---A tornado killed one, injured twelve persons and brought property damage estimated at a half million dollars to Joilet and Will counts late today. Albert Sweltzer, 6 years old, was killed when a barn in which he was playing was blown over.

Many of the injured lived in Manhattan, 10 miles southeast of Joilet, which was partly wrecked by the wind storm. Elwood, 6 miles south of this city, also suffered, four persons being injured. Two were injured in Joilet and several buildings were razed.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 27 May 1917


Three Dead Identified.

Manhattan, Ill., May 28.---The identified dead in this vicinity as the result of Saturday's storme[sic] are:

CLINTON SCHWEIZER, fourteen, a farmer's son; LOUIS HOLMSTROM, of Green Garden; FRANK DRUMM, South Bloomington.

The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, IA 28 May 1917