Wester, Kevin J. (ed.) / Consumed by fire : a collection of writings about the famous Wisconsin Chair Company fire, Port Washington, Wisconsin, February 19, 1899
Luxemburger Gazette: Dubuque, Iowa February 28, 1899, pp. 76-77
The same building had the cigar factory of N. Schneider, $3,000.00 J. G. Schroling home, $1,000.00 L. G. Wambold home, $2,500.00 G. W. Foster store building of jeweler Butzine. used by veterinarian J. J. Oberst, $1,000.00 Peter Sturm home Math. Eidenberger home and barn, $1,400.00 Ed Neuendorf three homes and saddle shop, $3,000.00 Peter Becker home, $800.00 Joseph Ubbink framehouse, $300.00 The firefighters, Michael J. Hackett and P. J. Linehan from Milwaukee and Alvin Krause from Port Washington, were injured at work from the bricks of the falling chimney of the Neuendorf building. The last two suffered knee injuries that were not serious. Hackett died Tuesday morning in a Milwaukee hospital of a broken vertebrae. It is not definite, but probable, that the chair company will be rebuilt on the same spot. The chair company means a lot to Port Washington and it is everyone's wish to have it rebuilt here. With some exceptions, all burned down buildings will be rebuilt as soon as there is a chance.
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