German Valley, WI Excursion Wreck, Dec 1887
ADA H. TUTTLE, broken arm, bruised legs.
J. W. MAJOR, Minto, Dak.; hand lacerated.
B. F. MASON, Minneapolis, Minn.; head torn open, left leg badly bruised, general shock.
MRS. B. F. MASON, Minneapolis, Minn.; shoulder bruised, bad contusion of head.
JOHN COSTELLO, Minto, Dak.; left shoulder and arm badly bruised.
M. CALEY, Minto, Dak.; knee dislocated.
JAMES A. WARD, Minneapolis; generally bruised.
E. A. LILLY, Minneapolis; head bruised.
A. HELTENSTEIN, Chicago; right foot severely cut.
MRS. FRANK UME, Dubuque; head and arm bruised, hip injured.
W. L. HOOVER, Beotenaut, Dak.; left wrist cut.
DANIEL VOLLICK, Le Sueur, Mont.; bruised back and head.
F. W. YOUNG, Chicago; leg hurt.
ALFRED FORBES, Nova Scotia; head cut, shoulder bruised.
A. F. BROAD, Freeport; left leg sprained above ankle, head badly cut.
MRS. CLEOPATRA MAYHEW, Cavlier, Dak.; left side bruised.
G. F. ANDREWS, St. Paul; right hand cut.
W. LEMON, St. Thomas, Dak.; lip cut.
C. H. GIRDLESTONE, Winnipeg; cheek bone cut, knee dislocated.
MRS. M. CONWAY, Winnipeg; head bruised, left arm broken, otherwise bruised.
JAMES A. CUNNINGHAM, Lordsburg, Dak.; bruised in chest and body, head wounded.
THOMAS ATKINSON, William City, Dak.; bruised shoulder and neck.
MRS. L. A. McINTYRE, Winnipeg; hip and shoulder bruised.
ANDREW LAING, Pembina, Dak.; right shoulder hurt.
EUGENE FISH, Mouse River, Dak.; badly cut with broken glass, right hip badly bruised.
A. MARCELIN, Olga, Dak.; head wounded.
SAM FLOOD, Chicago; head brakeman of the train, ribs broken, internal injuries.
The most seriously injured person was a young and pretty French woman from Winnipeg whose name could not be ascertained. The railroad officials know it, but refuse to give it for publication. She was seated in the first day coach near the centre. She was caught between two seats and pinioned so closely that she had to be pried out. Her spine is twisted and the physicians say she cannot live. She was taken to a neighboring farm house, as it was evident she could not survive the ninety-six mile ride to Chicago.
The accident caused the most intense excitement in this city, as the reports received here said that forty persons were killed. The real situation was not known until nearly 7 o'clock this evening. There was nothing in the way of eatables on the train, and the passengers went without a mouthful from breakfast until they reached the city at 8:30 Friday night. The weather was very cold and the suffering was great, but chiefly from hunger, as the 140 passengers crowded into the sleeper which was left on the track and managed to keep warm. A relief train was sent from Chicago, but did not reach the wreck until 3 in the afternoon. An engine and four coaches brought the belated people into Chicago. When the train arrived there was a great number of people at the depot to meet it. The company had requested the eastern roads to hold their trains for this train, as many who were in the wreck were going east to spend Christmas with friends, and the company wanted to send them on as quickly as possible. The train pulled into the depot at 8:15 and soon all who were able were climbing out and making for the depot to catch cabs for other trains, those who were the least injured helping the others along. The railroad company had a number of cabs and busses there and as fast as possible conducted the injured to them and whirled them out of sight and reach of the reporters who were there interviewing every person that got off the train.
Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba 1887-12-26