Wester, Kevin J. (ed.) / Consumed by fire : a collection of writings about the famous Wisconsin Chair Company fire, Port Washington, Wisconsin, February 19, 1899
Milwaukee Journal: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday, February 20, 1899, pp. 48-51
Milwaukee Firemen Hurt. Patrick Linehan of Company No. 4 and Michael Hackett of Company No. 10 of the Milwaukee department were badly hurt by portions of a falling chimney. Hackett was struck on the head with a brick and his lower limbs were paralyzed. Linehan was badly bruised about the body. Both men were taken to a hotel and their wounds dressed. A Sheboygan fireman was also hurt at the same time. Serious Loss to the Town. The loss to the chair company will reach $350,000. It is fully insured. The destruction of the factory is a serious loss to the city, as many residents were dependent on it for their livelihood. Other Property Losses. Among the property owners on Franklin street who were burned out were: Jos. Edenberg, livery stable, Main street ...... $1,000 Schruder's bakery, 123 Franklin st ...... 500 Pelt's millinery store, 121 Franklin st ..... 1,000 N. S. Bode, saloon, 119 Franklin st ..... 500 N. Schreider cigar factory, 115 Franklin street ...... 500 Maj. Schroeling, 113 Franklin st ...... 500 L. C. Wambold, 111 Franklin st ...... 500 George Hauk, barber shop ...... 200 H. Bulzine, 109 Franklin st., jewelry ...... 300 P. Sturm, boots and shoes, 107 Franklin street ...... 300 Jos. Eidenberger, residence, 105 Franklin street ...... 500 Hugo Neindorf, harness, 103 Franklin street ...... 300 The Postal Telegraph company's office was also burned.
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