Eau Plaine, WI Storm, July 1880


Incidents of Last Friday's Storm

A heavy rain storm, accompanied by the most vivid lightning, and in some places by a destructive wind, passed over the country on Friday night of last week. The lightning was particularly destructive...


In this town the house on what is known as the old Max. Rattie place, at present occupied by Mr. C. Dernbach, was struck and Mr. Dernbach quite badly, and two of his children slightly injured. The elements seem to be hard on this gentleman. First the flood washed his crops away, and now comes this disaster.

The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI 17 Jul 1880


According to the 1880 Census, Mr. C. Dernbach mentioned in the article would be Christian Dernbach, a Prussian farmer, who lived with his wife Gertrude and their sons Peter 8, Christian 8, Johnnie 6, Joseph 4, and Charlie 2.