Daily Northwestern Sept. 23, 1890
STRUCK BY A TRAIN
An Aged Women Badly Injured
Mrs. Winkelbauer knocked from the St. Paul tracks by an engine
at the Ninth Street crossing
She may not recover
An accident occurred on the Ninth Street crossing of the
St. Paul road this morning which may result seriously. Mrs. Winkelbauer, a
lady of about seventy years old, was crossing the tracks when the morning
passenger came along. Before she could get out of the way she was struck
by the engine and thrown some distance. She was picked up and carried to
the home of her son at 508 Ninth Street. Mrs. Winkelbauer, it is thought,
is very severely injured and her age will make her recovery more doubtful.
It is reported that a number of persons have narrowly escaped being run
over at that crossing. The factories and other buildings obstruct the view
of the track, so that the approaching trains cannot be seen. There have
been several narrow escapes reported, two of them being when trains have
backed down the tracks. Mrs. Winkelbauer is living with her son at 508 Ninth
Dr. Nintzel was called to attend the injured lady. He says that the
condition of the sufferer was such that he thought it advisable not to
make a close examination. He says that the engine struck her in the back.
Some of her ribs were fractured and she has sustained severe internal
injuries. Just how severe they are the doctor is unable to state until he
makes a further exanimation. The lady is in a semi-conscious condition and
grave doubts are entertained for her recovery.
She did recover because she lived
for 10 more years.
January 16, 1901
Death of Mrs. Winkelbauer
Passes away at the home of her son, 402 Ninth Street
She was seventy-six years of age and death was due to
general debility. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at
St. Vincent's Church.
Daily Northwestern 1916
TAKES MONTH FOR TRIP
German Maiden saw no particular terror in passing
through the German war lines
Ocean passage, even in war time, has no terrors for
Christensia Stockinger, a young girl of eighteen years who has just
arrived in Oshkosh from her German home. And Christensia has been through
the German war lines, aboard a Dutch liner and held up by a British
cruiser, besides seeing submarines in the distance and torpedo boats
galore. She is now visiting her Uncle and Aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Koeck,
for a few weeks before proceeding westward to Spokane, where she will join
her sister and begin her life as an American. Although Miss Stockinger was
traveling alone and had no previous experience with ocean voyages, even in
peaceful times, she declares she never felt frightened at the prospect of
striking a mine or being hit with a stray torpedo. As for the British
searching parties, who compelled some of the women passengers to disrobe
and even take down their hair in search of possible contraband, none of
their visits alarmed her in the least , apparently.
The young girl was nearly a month on the way here
from her home near Passau, Bavaria. She went down the Rhine and to
Rotterdam, where she took passage on the Holland-American line steamer New
Amsterdam. The ship was held up twice by British warships in the English
Channel, the first time for two days and later for three days, though
where the detentions occurred she does not know because the ship was not
taken into port either time. The boat was simply stopped, she said, and
search made, one time just in sight of land, the other out of sight of the
coast. Four men were taken off after the three day inspection, and a
submarine followed the ship out into the Atlantic, apparently as an
escort. Altogether the passengers were on board the New Amsterdam sixteen
days, she said.
"It was not in the least exciting," she said
in German. And her placid demeanor bore out the assertion fully.
|Daily Northwestern August 14, 1907
A peculiar fact, if indeed it is, has been brought to light by City
Clerk Witzel's compilation of the tax role. Only six watches are owned on
the south side of the river, one in the Thirteenth and five in the Ninth
ward. The residents of the Third and Sixth ward evidently carry clocks or
tell time by the sun.
|Daily Northwestern June 21, 1902
Less than one-sixth of a penny per hour represents the earnings of the
cottage weavers of the Boehmerwald, Bohemia who are reduced almost to
starvation by the depression in the continental linen industry. - Exchange
Message from Jean Dunn
are cordially invited to attend
of Sunnyview Cemetery
May 27, 2005
Expo Center and Fairgrounds
County Road Y, Oshkosh.
will be remembering those buried in the former Potter’s Field, including
A memorial containing the names of those buried will be unveiled
along with a new entrance sign and border garden.
members of our community have worked very hard over the past four years to
bring this memorial to fruition.
Winnebagoland Genealogical Society
Oshkosh Correctional Institution Project Crew
Oshkosh Area JayCees
Expo Center Staff
join us in remembrance!