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LINDAMAN, Rosemary 1945-1957


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/15/2014 at 08:53:29

German Township Girl Loses Life In Oat Bin

Rosemary Lindaman, 11 year old daughter of Mrs. William J. Lindaman, suffocated in an oat bin at the Lindaman farm in German township seven miles northwest of Wellsburg at about 5:30 Tuesday afternoon.

The little girl was trying to get oats from an overhead bin to feed to the chickens. After she opened the outlet to the oat chute, she couldn't get the flow of oats stopped and she called her older sister, who was helping with the milking. When the older sister arrived at the oat bin she couldn't find Rosemary and she turned in an alarm at once and other members of the family came as soon as possible and one of them saw the foot of the little girl sticking out from the oats in the bin. She was rescued soon thereafter. She had been buried under the oats 15 to 20 minutes. All efforts made to bring back life into the little girl were of no help.

It is believed that Rosemary climbed into the overhead oats bin to try and stop the flow of oats and the movement of the grain sucked her in and buried her under the oats.

County Coroner Harold Engelkes was called. He was satisfied death was accidental. The little girl's body was taken to the Fritz Funeral Home in Ackley.

William J. Lindaman, Rosemany's father, died last January. His wife and the mother of the children carried on at the Lindaman farm. Surviving are the mother, one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services will be Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Eastfriesland Presbyterian church with Rev. C. F. Siemsen officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 August 1957, pg 1


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