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3 Sep 1907

WM. Ebert Killed

Falls from Load and is Crushed Beneath Wheels

The following account of the death of Wm. Ebert, a well known citizen of the town of Grant, was taken from the Marion Advertiser of last week.

“Tuesday evening about six o’clock, Wm. Ebert, who lives near the Hoepner Cheese Factory in the town of Grant, was returning from Caroline with a load of shingles, and in going down the Schroeder hill, by some sudden jolt of the wagon, he was thrown off in front of the load between the horses, and it is thought that he struck the wagon tongue with his head, and although fatally injured, he manages to walk home, a distance of about half a mile.

Dr. Sattler was immediately sent for and found upon examination of his patient that he was hurt internally and there was no chance to save his life.  Mr. Ebert died at eleven o’clock the same night.

Wm. Ebert was a man well liked by the people in the community to which he lived who will be shocked to hear of his sudden death.  He was a brother of Mrs. Robt. Timm, Mrs. Chas. Wiesmann, Mr. Otto Poppendorf and Mrs. Fred Schmidt of Marion.



13 Sep 1907

Wm. Ebert, born in Germany in 1863, and died Sept. 5th, from injuries received last Wednesday, in a fall from a load of shingles.  He came to this country in 1882 with his parents.  In 1893 he was married to Miss Lena Korpp.  One child blessed this union.  He leaves a wife with child, his parents, four sisters, one brother and many friends to mourn.

Funeral services were held Sunday from the Luth. Church, Rev. Grombach officiating.  Interment in the city cemetery.