Kirch, Philip 1848 - 1906
KIRCH, THAMANN, BECKER, LORENZ
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/5/2017 at 10:48:05
Elkader Register, Thur., 3 May 1906.
The Clayton County Journal gives the following regarding the fatal accident near Guttenberg on Thursday last:
Yesterday at 11:30 a.m. Philip Kirch, employed as foreman, was suddenly killed in the Allenstein, Stoeffler and Pins lead mine, located half a mile west of the upper end of town on the land belonging to Mrs. H. Eilers. The sad news brought to town by John Drollmann, an employee, spread instantly and was received with a feeling of horror and regret. Mr. Drollmann was close to Mr. Kirch in the eight foot drift from the twelve foot deep shaft, when the cap rock fell and killed him instantly. A number of men hurried to the mine and after the body was removed Coroner W. J. Beerman found that three ribs were broken and his face was scratched.
Philip Kirch was born in Bodenheim, Hesen, Germany, June 16, 1848, and came to Galena, Ill., in 1856, and in 1868 to Guttenberg, where he worked at the shoemakers trade many years. He married Miss Mary Thamann in 1871. He is survived by his wife, sons Edward and George, and daughters Mesdames Ed Becker, of Platte, S.D., and Tony Lorenz, and Cora, of this city.
The funeral will take place from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., under auspices of New Lea_ Camp No. 537, M.W.A. Interment will be in the city cemetery.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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