Hatfield, PA Train Collision, Sept 1900

KILLED ON PLEASURE TRIP.

THIRTEEN VICTIMS OF RAILROAD COLLISION IN PENNSYLVANIA.

READING EXCURSION TRAIN BOUND FOR ATLANTIC CITY CRASHES INTO MILK TRAIN.

Philadelphia, Sept. 2. -- Thirteen persons killed and over thirty others injured is the appalling record of a rear end collision between an excursion train and a milk train on the Bethlehem branch of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway this morning at Hatfield, Penn., twenty-seven miles north of this city.
The killed are:
MR. ACKERMANN, Philadelphia.
RICHARD BACHMAN, aged forty, South Bethlehem.
WILLIAM BLACKBURN, Ambler.
THOMAS DAY, Allentown.
IRA EHRET, aged twenty, South Bethlehem.
WILLIAM EHRET, aged twenty-two, South Bethlehem.
GODFREY KAELIN, Telford, Penn.
MISS MAMIE KAELIN, aged fourteen, Telford.
HAROLD LANDIS, Hatfield.
CHARLES McGONIGLE, Allentown.
ROBERT MILLER, aged twenty-one, South Bethlehem.
JOSEPH MORDAUNT, aged twenty-two, South Bethlehem.
MISS ANNIE SHERRY, aged twenty-one, South Bethlehem.
Those most seriously injured are:
JOHN DAVID, Philadelphia, engineer of excursion train, skull fractured, condition critical.
ALBERT J. WAGNER, Philadelphia, fireman of excursion train, contusions of chest and legs, serious.
WILSON CROSSLAND, South Bethlehem, baggage master of milk train, head lacerated, serious condition.
MICHAEL J. TIGHE, Allentown, legs crushed and burned, serious condition.
ABRAHAM TRANSUE, JR., South Bethlehem, deep scalp wounds, contusion of back and internally injured, serious.
MRS. WILLIAM BURKHARDT, South Bethlehem, injured internally.
MISS GERTRUDE BURKHARDT, South Bethlehem, both legs broken.
MISS CARRIE BACHMAN, daughter of Richard Bachman, who was killed, chest crushed, serious.
WELLINGTON H. ROSENBERRY, of Lansdale, a Representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was on the milk train. He had his jaw broken, and was also internally injured. His condition is serious.
JOHN GORMAN, South Bethlehem, foot crushed.
JOHN McHUGH, South Bethlehem, leg and thigh injured and hurt internally, not serious.
P. J. McMAHON, South Bethlehem, ankle broken.
JOHN REICHLEY, South Bethlehem, internally injured.
MRS. GEORGE HARRISON, arm broken and contusions of body.
IRVIN NEWHARD, head badly crushed.
MARY NEWHARD, South Bethlehem, crushed ribs.
MISS BRENNAN, South Bethlehem, arm broken.
L. T. HARTZOG, South Bethlehem, arm broken.
HARRY SCHLOTT, South Bethlehem, leg contused.
EDWARD REESE, Allentown, contusion of shoulder and legs.

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Hatfield train wreck

I do not know where this story came from, but I know for a fact that the victims were taken to the home of George S. Snyder and cared for there. His home is a stones throw from the train wreck. Also a temporary morgue was set up next to the train wreck. This story disparages the people of Hatfield that went out of their way to take care of the victims of this horrible train wreck.