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Fires! 1932


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/18/2021 at 21:26:33

Realto Berns
The house on the Realto Berns farm near here was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. A considerable amount of the contents was saved The loss is estimated at $5,000, which is covered by insurance. A defective chimney is believed to have been responsible for the blaze.

Clayton County Register, Thur., 7 Jan. 1932. Elkport column

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August Koehn
The Home of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Koehn, south of town, was completely destroyed by fire early Friday morning.

It is believed that the fire was started from the kitchen stove, where Mrs. Koehn had baked bread the night before. The alarm was sounded about one o'clock in the morning and in a comparatively short time numerous cars with witnesses were near the fire, due to the fact that many of our townspeople were still up listening to the all-night session of the democratic national convention.

The fire truck responded at once to the call, but since there was no water plug near enough to work from, and since the fire had gained such headway that chemicals could not be used, the efforts of all were centered in watching that the fire did not spread to other buildings where sparks were carried by a strong wind.

A little of the household furniture was saved but most of it burned with the house, which was covered to some extent in the Communia Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Company. Mr. Koehn, we have been informed, expects to rebuild as soon after an adjustment as possible.

Clayton County Register, Thur., 7 July 1932

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Fred Tielbar
Farmersburg: About ten o'clock Saturday night the fire department was called to the Fred Tielbar residence. The fire was so much under way by the time the alarm was sounded that it was impossible to save the house. The origin of the fire is unknown.

Clayton County Register, Thur., 28 July 1932


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