Schmell, Fred died 1905
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 6/23/2021 at 09:42:01
Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1905.
The Clayton County Journal gives the following particulars of the fatal accident near Elkport last week:
Fred Schmell, an industrious and esteemed farmer living about five miles northeast of Elkport, near the Brandtmann school house, while on his way home from Elkport, was thrown out of his buggy and instantly killed about 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14. He was accompanied by Ed Berns and by trying to pass a team, one of the horses fell and the buggy was upset. Berns was first thrown out and then Schmell, who was struck by an iron casting, belonging to a grist mill, which they had in the buggy. The accident happened about two miles miles from Elkport. Coroner W. J. Beerman was summoned in the evening and an inquest was held before midnight. The verdict of the jury was that Fred Schmell was killed while passing a team, by the falling of a horse and the capsizing of the buggy. Mr. Schmell was thirty-six years old and leaves a wife and two children.
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