Obit: Barnowski, Otto (1888 - 1910)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/22/1910

Barnowski, Otto (1888 - 19 SEP 1910)

Paul Woock’s boarding house on the west side of the Soo tracks, at Abbotsford, Wis. was burned last Monday evening, between the hours of ten and eleven. The building was formerly used by Mr. Woock as a hotel and saloon, but at the time of the fire was occupied by Mrs. Kelly, who conducted a restaurant in the lower rooms. The upper rooms were occupied by Max Woock’s family and a few boarders. At the time of the fire there were five women, three children and Otto Barnowski in the building. The women and children escaped in their nigh clothes, but Otto for some reason not known, failed to get out and perished in the flames. His body was found in the basement the next morning, burned beyond recognition. The fire is believed to be of incendiary origin and will be investigated.

Otto Barnowski, aged 22, who was working for the Soo in Abbotsford, was one of the honest, hardworking young men of the town of Frankfort, Marathon Co., and his awful death has brought sorrow to all who knew him.

The funeral will be held at Wein this Thursday afternoon, Rev. Schieman officiating.



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