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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

Page 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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