This tragic news item tells the story and features the ENGEL and NAGLER surnames. Transcription was submitted by L. Ziemann, volunteer.




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Alton Democrat
July 23, 1910

Henry Engel of Seney, Iowa, was struck by an Omaha train on Thursday night of last week and killed. He and his companion, Matt Nagler—under the influence  of liquor—had fallen asleep along the railroad track.  Engel evidently had fallen down too near the rails and a passing engine struck him, crushing his skull.  His companion, awakening from his drunken stupor—found him dead.

**Transcriber Note: Research was done, but no other obituary or death notice has yet been found in this newspaper or any other surrounding community newspaper.

WPA records indicate the following:
Henry Engel
Age 54
Died 1910

Buried: St. Joseph Cemetery, LeMars, Iowa


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