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Wilhelmina Hagenmeyer

Mrs. Wilhelmina Hagenmeyer, was accidently killed last Wednesday afternoon. She was walking home on the Michigan Central track near the prison, where the road curves, at a point where a person cannot be seen more than 15 or 20 rods off by the engineer, when she was struck by the foot board of the switch-engine "Baltic," and instantly killed. The engine had been shoving cars, and was returning to the city, at a quarter past five, and was running about 10 or 12 miles an hour -- rather faster than usual -- to get out of the way of the mail train west, whose leaving time from here was 5:27. The engineer, Al Sovereign, saw her on the track, blew his whistle, and tried to reverse the engine, but could not do so in time to avert the fatal accident. Returning to the body, which had been thrown outside the track, he was told by a man and boy who had come to her assistance, that the woman was dead, and he then ran into the city to avoid the train. The engine bell, as is usual, was rining before and after the unfortunate woman was seen on the track, and there was ample time to get out of the way. It is supposed that she either thought the engine was coming in on another track, or became confused by seeing the New Albany freight train which was coming in near the same place at the same time. Mrs. Hagenmeyer was a German woman, about 30 years of age, and leaves a husband and three children.
-- Michigan City Enterprise 8th.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: January 14, 1875
Volume Number: 19
Issue Number: 2
Page: 3
Column(s): 5

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    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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