HANSON, Hans 1877 – 1896
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 2/13/2021 at 14:26:00
Source: Decorah Republican Aug. 6, 1896 P 7 C 2
Impaled on a Pump Rod.
Waukon Standard:—A horrible fatal accident occurred on the farm of J. S. Johnson on Round Prairie last Thursday. Hans Hanson, son of Charles Hanson Neebock, who lives on the farm, was up on the wind mill assisting in taking out the pump of the well for repairs. A rope to which the piston rod was attached went up through a pulley fastened near the top of the tower. Hans was up on the tower and desiring to come down took what he thought an easy way and swung off to come down on the rope, but he had miscalculated, and his weight pulled out the piston rod and as he rapidly dropped the rod as rapidly ascended and they met, the end of the rod striking him in the upper portion of the thigh and penetrating his body upward eight or ten inches. Drs. Bowen and Christenson were summoned as soon as possible, but his injuries were beyond human aid and he died after forty-eight hours of suffering. He was a fine young man, nineteen years of age, highly esteemed by all, and of sterling Christian character.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born March 15, 1877 and died July 25, 1896. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery.
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