Dietrich, Obituary/Death NoticePorter County obituaries and death notices . . . .


The deaf and dumb son of Wm Dietrich, a farmer living on the Valparaiso road between Chesterton and Woodville, met a sad death Sunday morning on the B. & O. tracks west of Woodville. He was working for a farmer near the Quartermass farm, and asked permission to go home for clean clothes. He was told to go, but avoid the railroad. The day was very stormy, and the wind blew a gale from the east. With his head down, he faced the storm, and walked right into a west bound passenger train going at a forty mile gait. The train was stopped and the crew found him dead, with the body badly mangled. The young man was 22 years old, and considered by those that knew him as a bright young man. The family has been peculiarly unfortunate. Some time ago fire destroyed their barn, with all the live stock and hay and grain. Kind neighbors gave them a start again. Coroner Coates viewed the remains, and left instructions for the care of them. The crew on the train that struck the boy have been summoned to appear before the coroner, and until they give their testimony, the verdict will be withheld.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: March 30, 1894
Volume Number: 10
Issue Number: 51
Page: 5
Column(s): 2

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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Obituary/death notice transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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