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A German Named Cisky-1870


Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 6/18/2018 at 12:39:24

Dubuque Daily Times, Sunday, Nov 13, 1870, Dubuque, IA, Page: 1

A German named Cisky, in Monroe County, had just finished a well, forty feet deep, on the 5th inst. He was taking out the temporary wooden curb and stoning up the wall, commencing at the bottom, when a portion of the curb fell in, letting three or four feet of clay, with the boards, fall nearly twenty feet upon him, covering him entirely up. He called for his son for help, and his son went down the rope but could not relieve him. When help arrived the clay was falling in at a frightful rate, and the young man was raised and curbing put in. The old man lived for two hours, and then could be heard to breathe no more. The work progressed from noon to eight o’clock in the evening, when the body was found and drawn out of the clay, a horrible sight, and carried in and laid upon the door of his nice new house, just built.


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