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Clinton, IA Boat Accident & Drownings, Jun 1899

SYRACUSE, Ill., June 12. - - An excursion from this city to Clinton, Ia., yesterday resulted in the death of two of Sycamour's prominent business men. While taking a ride on the river in a sail boat the craft upset and Henry Albrecht and Herman Lossman were drowned. Their bodies have not been recovered.

Both were Germans and were brothers-in-law. Mr. Lossman and Mrs. Albrecht being brother and sister. Albrecht leaves a widow and four children. Lossman also leaves a widow and four children. Will Lossman, a brother of one of the victims, was in the boat when it capsized, but was rescued. He remained at Clinton to conduct the search for the bodies.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN, 12 Jun 1899



article | by Dr. Radut