Merom, IN Wabash River Drownings, Feb 1883

Two Men Drowned.

SULLIVAN, Ind., Feb. 16.---Two unknown men were drowned in the Wabash river near Merom. They attempted to cross in a skiff with the river full of heavy ice, when their boat was crushed between heavy cakes and the occupants left struggling in the water, but soon sank. The affair was witnessed by the families of both men, but they were powerless to extend aid.

Newark Daily Advocate, Newark, OH 17 Feb 1883