Obit: Grubber, Herman (1861 - 1902)

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Surnames: Grube, Grubber

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Feb 1902

Grube (Grubber), Herman (1861 - 17 Feb. 1902)

A report reached here, Tuesday, that a man named Grube, living about a mile east of Curtiss had been run over by the cars, the night before near his home, and up to the last report we got, one of his arms had not been found. It was evident that the body had been run over by two trains going in opposite directions, from the fact that a whiskey jug (or rather a jug of whiskey) sat beside the track, just outside the rails, and the remains were strewn each way from that. It is also stated that the top of the jug with the cork had been cut off smooth without tilting the jug and there was no evidence of a drop of the liquor having been spilt. The train crews, that run over that track, claim no knowledge of having struck anything that night.

----Source: Marshfield Times, Marshfield, Wisconsin, Friday, February 21, 1902, Page 5

Killed Near Curtiss

Herman Grubber, who lives near Curtiss, was run over by a Wisconsin Central passenger train and, killed Monday night near that place. The body was horribly mutilated and mangled and the remains were scattered over the track for some distance. A jug of whiskey was found near the track where the man was struck by the train, and it is supposed that he was somewhat intoxicated at the time and that while standing beside the track to let the train pass he slipped and fell under it. The dead man was 41 years of age and is survived by his wife.

----Source: Eau Claire Weekly Telegram, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Thursday, February 20, 1902, Page 3

TERRIBLE DEATH. Herman Grubber Killed By the Cars Near Curtis.

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., Feb. 19, Herman Grubber met a horrible death near Curtiss, Wisconsin. He was caught under a Wisconsin Central passenger train and dragged two miles before he was discovered. When the train stopped his body was discovered caught under the engine. It was horribly mangled and he was dead when found Grubber was 41 years of age and is survived by his wife, who resides in this city. How the accident happened is not known, as the first the train crew knew of the fact that the man's body was caught under the engine was when the train stopped two miles from Curtiss. Grubber was. known to haves been in Curtiss and it is thought that while he was standing beside the track to let the train pass he slipped and fell under it.




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