TULP, Ede 1860-1891
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/24/2017 at 18:57:34
A very sad and distressing accident happened about five miles southwest of town last Thursday night by which a Mr. Ede Tulpe lost his life. He had just finished threshing and had stored some five or six hundred bushels of oats in a bin in the upper part of his barn. At about ten o'clock as was his usual custom he went to the barn to see that everything was all right and he was just leaving the barn when he noticed that some oats was leaking out of his bin. Thinking that this could very easily be remedied he got a board and proceeded to stop up the hole, but just there the whole bin came down burying him under the ruins. A Mr. Kramer who was an eye witness to the whole affair called for help to which a Mr. N. Tiedens responded. The two worked hard for some time but 500 bushels of oats was too much for them so they called neighbors, Harken and Finger. The four after working for a few minutes succeeded in getting him out from under the ruins but, alas, too late. The spirit had taken its flight. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon. Rev. Clevenstein speaking words of consolation to the bereaved wife and child and the large host of friends who attended the funeral. The deceased was about thirty years old.
--The Aplington News (Aplington, Iowa), 17 September 1891, pg 3
A farmer named Tulp, living a few miles from Ackley, was accidentally smothered last week while trying to mend a hole in the granary floor through which the oats were leaking. While standing under it the floor gave way, covering Mr. Tulp with 600 or 800 bushels of oats. The hired man who was helping him was buried in the grain up to his chin, but soon got out and immediately began to shovel the oats from where he supposed Mr. Tulp to be, but could not find him until the neighbors had been summoned, when he was found dead. The funeral took place Saturday, Rev. Kleibesteiner officiating.
--The Herald (Eldora, Iowa), 17 September 1891, pg 4
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