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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
([1997])

Milwaukee Sentinel: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Tuesday, February 21, 1899,   pp. 55-61


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Louis Mehrens, carpenter shop, one story frame building; loss total ...... 500
Martin & Wester, foundry and plow works, two-story frame, loss total ...... 5,000
Michael Wester, two-story frame residence, also occupied by N. Buchholtz; loss
total ...... 1,500
Losses on Main Street.
John Sievers, one-story frame barn; total loss ...... 100
Wilson House livery, two-story frame, owned by Frank Wilson and occupied by Joseph
Eidenberger; total loss ...... 1,000
Joseph Schuder. two and one-half story frame dwelling; total loss ...... 1,000
Losses on Franklin Street.
George Kuhn, rear slaughter house and barn, one-story frame; total loss ...... 200
Joseph Schuder, two-story frame, bakery; total loss ...... 2,000
Kate and Mary Pelt, two-story brick millinery store and dwelling; total loss ...... 3,000
N. S. Bode, two-story frame, saloon, also barn in rear; total loss ....... 1,200
N. S. Bode, one-story frame, cigar factory; total loss; occupied by Nicholas
Schneider ...... 300
John C. Schroeling, two-story dwelling; total loss ...... 500
Louis C. Wambold, two-story frame, residence of Mr. Wambold and barber shop of
George Hauk; total loss ....... 2,500
Louis C. Wambold, two-story frame dwelling, occupied by L. Knudson, Leo
Doppelsberger and C. Hartmen; total loss ...... 1,000
George W. Foster, two-story brick, occupied by J. Butzin, jeweler, and Dr. J. J. Oberst,
veterinarian; loss slight ...... 500
Peter Sturm, two-story frame, shoe store and dwelling; loss total ...... 1,000
Matthew Eichenberger, one and one-half story dwelling, occupied by Joseph
Eichenberger; loss total ...... 800
Edward Nuendorf, two-story frame, harness shop and dwelling; total loss ...... 800
Losses on Grand Avenue.
Edward Nuendorf, two-story dwelling, occupied by John Roetzer ...... 800
Edward Nuendorf, two-story frame dwelling, occupied by M. Netter ...... 800
Peter Becker, two-story frame dwelling, total loss ...... 800
Matt Eichenberger, barn and sheds; total loss ...... 600
Joseph Ubbink, mason contractor, frame building; total loss ...... 300
Total ............................. $399,400
Twenty-seven Families Homeless.
The losses include twenty business concerns and twenty-seven homes, that
number of families being made homeless. The heaviest loss of course falls on the chair


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