Klostermann, Josephine 1897-1914
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Date: 10/23/2012 at 20:58:23
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, May 5, 1914
GIRLS IN AUTO WRECK
CAR TURNS OVER AND OVER IN THE ROAD
TWO ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED
Party Were on Road from Remsen to LeMars When Driver Looked Back and Lost Control of the Machine Which Was Overturned.
A party of four young women on their way from Remsen to LeMars on Thursday evening in an automobile had a serious accident in which two were badly hurt and all had a miraculous escape from losing their lives or being fatally injured.
The car was being driven by Miss Rose Millenkamp (sic Muhlenkamp), of Remsen township, and in the car with her were her sister, Frances, Miss Josephine Klosterman and Miss Marie David.
At a point about two miles west of Remsen, the driver thinking she heard something coming from behind, looked around and lost control of the machine, wobbling along for about sixty yards and the machine overturned. Both of the right hand side wheels of the car were broken off and the car turned over twice and landed right side up, facing the way from which it had come.
The occupants of the car were spilled in all directions. Miss Klosterman was hurt internally. Miss Marie David had her nose broken and suffered other injuries and Miss Frances Millenkamp (sic Muhlenkamp) had an arm broken.
Neighbors living near came to the rescue and the injured girls were taken to the home of Peter Bauler, near whose place the accident happened, and medical aid summoned.
The injuries received by Miss Klosterman were at first regarded as slight but since it has developed that she is seriously hurt.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 8, 1914
INJURIES PROVE FATAL
YOUNG GIRL VICTIM OF AN AUTOMOBILE WRECK
HEAD AND CHEST INJURED
Miss Josephine Klostermann Died on Tuesday From Hurts Sustained When Car in Which Four Girls Were Riding Was Overturned.
Miss Josephine Klostermann, who with two other young women was injured in an automobile accident last week when an automobile in which they were riding from Remsen to LeMars turned turtle, died on Tuesday morning from the effects of her injuries.
Miss Klostermann was injured about the head and chest. When thrown from the car she was rendered unconscious and with a brief lapse or two remained in that condition until death relieved her sufferings. In the car with her were Miss Rose Millenkamp (sic Muhlenkamp), who was driving, Miss Frances Millenkamp (sic Muhlenkamp) and Miss Marie David. The two latter suffered injuries, one a broken arm and Miss David a broken nose. Miss David suffered greatly after the accident and it was feared she too was internally injured but yesterday she and Miss Millenkamp were reported as recovering favorably. The car was ditched and two wheels broken off when the driver lost control at a point in the road two miles west of Remsen.
The death of Miss Klostermann has cast a gloom over the community in which she lived as she was one of the most popular young women in Remsen.
Josephine Klostermann was born at Petersburg, Iowa, on September 8, 1897. In the following spring her parents moved to Remsen and lived on a farm in that vicinity for thirteen years, moving to Remsen three years ago. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Klostermann, being the youngest in a family of twelve children, five of whom preceded her in death. She and her brother, Andrew, were the only two left in the parent nest. Her brothers and sisters, who with the parents mourn her death are: Mrs. Louisa Kneipp, Remsen; F. H. Klostermann, Marshall, Minn.; [several more lines of type are just too dark to read, the lines appear to listing the names of the deceasedís brothers and sisters]
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