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Zeuch, Fred died 1879


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/21/2021 at 15:07:08

Elkader Register, Thur., 25 Dec. 1879.

Last Saturday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, a sad accident occurred at the brewery of John Kleinlein, in Cass township, by which Fred Zeug [sic] one of the workmen was instantly killed.

The particulars of the accident as near as can be learned are as follows:

Zeug was engaged in filling kegs from the hogshead in the cellar, and a man named Leahy was pumping air into the hogshead. They had drawn and filled seven kegs and were engaged in filling the eighth, when the faucet became clogged and the pressure of air in the hogshead, caused it to burst and a piece 15 inches wide and 2 inches thick flying out, struck Zeug on his head, throwing him across the cellar in between two hogsheads, striking his head on a beam lying on the cellar floor. Help was immediately summoned, but before aid arrived, Zeug was dead. His body was then conveyed to his home, on the Elkader road and word sent to Coroner Penfield at Volga City, but who on learning the particulars of the accident, declined to hold an inquest. The accident is rendered more affecting by the fact that Zeug leaves a wife and six children, almost wholly unprovided for. The funeral of the victim took place at St. Sebald, last Monday, the German Lutheran pastor of Strawberry Point, officiating.


Added by S. Ferrall 2/21/2021:
Correct surname per church, census, cemetery & mortality records is ZEUCH


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