De Pere, WI Train Wreck, Jun 1900

EIGHT KILLED IN COLLISION.

Train Carrying Excursionists to a Saengerfest Runs Into a Freight Train.

Green Bay, Wis. (Special). -- A north-bound passenger train on the Chicago and Northwestern Road, loaded with excursionists bound for the Saengerfest in this city, collided with a freight train at De Pere, five miles south of here. Eight persons were killed and thirty-four were injured.
The dead are:
ED KUSKIE, Fond du Lac, Wis., druggist, aged 27.
LAWRENCE PLANK, Fond du Lac, aged 25.
GEORGE L. LLOYD, Eden, died on way to hospital.
CHARLES MIERSWA, Oshkosh.
BURT IVES, Oshkosh.
MATT KORCHER, Oshkosh.
ADAM WEBER.
ED LAWSON, Neenah.
Man from Ashland, name unknown.
The accident happened just as the passenger train was pulling into the station. A double-header freight train was backing on to a side track to let the passenger train go by, but had not cleared the main track.
When the two trains came together the first coach, which was a combination smoking and baggage car, was driven through the second coach, where the loss of life occurred. The cause of the accident was the failure of the freight crew to give the passenger train the right of way.

The Cranbury Press New Jersey 1900-06-29

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SIX DIE IN WRECK.

GREEN BAY, Wis., June 25 -- A north bound passenger train on the Chicago & Northwestern road loaded with excursionists bound for the saengerfest in this city, collided at 10:13 o'clock yesterday morning with a freight train at Depere five miles-south of here. Six persons were killed, one is missing and thirty-four were injured.

The dead:
ED KUSKIE, Fond du Lac, Wis., druggist, aged 27.
LAWRENCE PLANK, Fond du Lac, aged 25.
GEORGE L. LLOYD, Eden, died on way to hospital.
CHARLES MIERSWA, Oshkosh.
BURT IVES, Oshkosh.
MATT KORCHER, Oshkosh.
ADAM WEBER.
ED LAWSON, Neenah.
Man From Ashland, name unknown.

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