Johnson's Creek, WI Train Wreck, Nov 1859
Railroad Accident â€“ Eight Killed.
CHICAGO, Nov. 1. --- A terrible accident occurred this morning on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. A train, consisting of thirteen cars, filled with excursionists from Fond du Lac for Chicago, ran off the track at Johnson's creek, eight miles south of Watertown, Wisconsin. Eight persons are reported killed, and a number badly injured. The names of the killed, as far as known, are as follows:
MR. J. THOMAS, N. S. MARSHAL, MR. BOARDMAN, and GEORGE F. EMERSON.
The following are reported as badly injured: A. B. BONESTEEL, Indian Agent; L. GILLETT; JUDGE FLINT; MRS. RADFORD; VAN BUREN LINEAD, all of Fond du Lac.
CHICAGO, Nov. 1 --- Evening --- In addition to the killed by the railroad accident previously reported are JEROME MASON, telegraph operator; T. L. GILLETT and J. SNOW, of Fond du Lac; JOHN LUND: C. PETERAILLA, and L. SHERWOOD, of Oshkosh; and DR. T. MINER, of Watertown.
Among the injured are E. H. SYKES, both legs cut off; MRS. LEWIS, leg broken; MRS. JAMES KINNEY, leg broken; and MR. BALDWIN, of Oshkosh, both legs broken.
VAN BUREN LINEAD, reported among the wounded, has his skull fractured, and is not expected to recover. He is the editor of the Fond Du Lac Press.
The accident was caused by the train running over an ox on the track.
Philadelphia Press 1859-11-02