Mick, Fred (1859 - 29 SEP 1894)







----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 10/04/1894

Mick, Fred (1859 - 29 SEP 1894)

Last Saturday evening Fred Mick was killed in a runaway. He was driving home from his work at a brisk rate, riding in a hay rack with loose bottom boards. When he crossed the railroad track the boards slid forward onto the horses, which stated them into a run, and soon became unmanageable. A horse and carriage was on the road ahead of them, and it is supposed Mr. Mick feared he would overtake and run them down, turned the horses to one side and ran them into an electric light pole near the North Side hose house, the horses going on either side of it, and the tongue of the wagon striking the pole, which threw him out onto the ground beneath the horses, and one of them fell upon him. It is supposed that one of the whiftletress pierced his body to some depth, cutting arteries and breaking his spinal column, as a large hole was found in his back, which no doubt was the direct cause of his death.

Mr. Mick was 41 years of age, and was born in Schimeheim, Germany in 1859. He came to the United States in 1869, to Chicago. In 1876 he married in Belvidere, Ill, to Madeline Servaty, a daughter of Mrs. Catherine Servaty, and sister to Mrs. W.G. Klopf, Julia, Katie, John and Charles Servaty, of this city (Neillsville, Clark County). They moved to Chilton in 1876, where they lived three years, and in Milwaukee one year, when they moved to Clark County 13 years ago, where they have since lived.

Mr. Mick leaves a wife and four children and a sister. His sister, the only one of his kin in this country, married Hertoin Wagner, who resides in Pine Valley.

The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church by Rev. Hill, and the remains were laid to rest in the Neillsville Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.



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