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Frederick Theodore "Fred" Fuss 1880-1911


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/11/2011 at 21:35:19

Fred Fuss Dead
Fred Theodore Fuss was born at Zervingle, Iowa Jan. 19,1897 [1880] died at Salem, S.D. Tuesday Sept. 6, 1911. He was married to Miss Daisy Weimer of Harris, Ia. October 8, 1907. Besides his wife he leaves seven brothers to mourn his untimely death. The funeral was held from the Federated Baptist church Friday morning. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, September 13, 1911)

Fred Fuss Killed
News reached here Wednesday of the accidental death of Fred Fuss which occurred at Salem, S. Dak., on Tuesday evening, September 5th. It seems he was riding in from the fair grounds with a party of horsemen who were there with race horses attending the fair. He was sitting on a milk can in about the middle of the dray when he accidentally lost his balance and fell over the side of the dray and under the wheel. His neck was broken and he died instantly. His brothers, Joseph and Charles, went to Salem Thursday morning and returned Friday evening with the remains and funeral services were held Saturday morning and the body interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Deceased was born at Dubuque in 1860 and came to Estherville with his parents in 1891. He had followed horse racing nearly all his life. He was married four years ago. Besides his wife there are six brothers, Joseph, Louis, Charles, and Frank of this city, William of Neligh, Neb., and Paul, of Sioux City, left to mourn his sudden taking away. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, September 13, 1911)

Met Tragic Death
Fred T. Fuss Fell Off Wagon in Salem, South Dakota, Last Week
Broke His Neck in the Fall
Fred T. Fuss accidentally fell from a dray at Salem, South Dakota, last week Tuesday afternoon and was killed instantly. He was sitting on some milk cans going up town from the fair grounds when on turning a corner the can upset and Mr. Fuss fell backwards down in front of one of the rear wheels. In falling he struck his head, breaking his neck. The wheel ran over him before the wagon could be stopped. Upon examining him the doctor decided that death was instantaneous from the force of the fall. Funeral was held here from the First Baptist church Saturday morning and burial made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Fred T. Fuss was born 31 years ago. He came to Estherville with his parents about 20 years ago, and lived here until about 6 years ago. He was married about 4 years ago at Luverne, Minnesota, to Miss Weiner [Weimer]. Besides his wife he leaves seven brothers to mourn his accidental death.

At the time of his death Mr. Fuss was employed as a driver of trotting horses. He was well and favorably known here and all join in sympathy to the family in sorrow. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, September 13, 1911)


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