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James F. Kessler

James F. Kessler was instantly killed by a west bound Michigan Central freight train at 3 o'clock on the morning of August 29, near Old Porter. Kessler, with his brother had been to Hammond to collect some money due them for work, and failed to get a cent. Being without money they started for home, taking a freight out. The men rode as far as Lake Station, where they were put off. The brother managed to jump another freight, which was carried through to Michigan City. James walked from Lake, and when near Old Porter, met a freight coming towards him. The engineer says he stepped off the track, but tripped on a loose stone, and fell across the tracks just in time to be caught by the cow catcher. The train was stopped and the crew brought the body to Porter. Kessler was not a drinking man, and was sober. He came here this summer and worked on The Tribune building for Aigner. He leaves a wife and two children. The remains were viewed by Coroner Coates Wednesday, and on Thursday they were buried.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: August 31, 1894
Volume Number: 11
Issue Number: 21
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

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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