Obit: Kubat, John #2 (1834 - 1899)

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Surnames: KUBAT

----Sources: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 05/04/1899

Kubat, John #2 (14 JUN 1834 - 1 MAY 1899)

Last Monday afternoon John Kubat, residing about five miles north of here (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.), left the house to go across his pasture lot to build some fence. He did not return for supper and his relatives, becoming alarmed at his absence, started in search. The neighbors were notified and all turned out and joined in the hunt, which lasted all night and the next day until 11:30 a.m., when his lifeless body was found in the pasture about 60 rods from the house, by his son Eddie and Wm. Barton. All around where the body lay were the tracks of a vicious 3-year-old bull which had been feeding in the lot. It was evident that while he was crossing the field the bull attacked him from behind, knocked him down and trampled on him until life was extinct.. The infuriated animal then left him and after grazing awhile, came back and mutilated the body. Around the deceased’s hat which lay a few yards from where the body was found, the earth was literally torn up by hoof marks, and the appearance of everything gave mute testimony of a desperate fight the unfortunate man made for his life before being finally overcome. The chest of the dead man was literally crushed to a pulp, the limbs badly bruised as was also the head and face. The body was taken to the house and Marshal Hommel notified, who with Justice R.J. MacBride, Jr., as coroner, proceeded to the scene. A coroner’s jury consisting of John Dwyer, John Green, C. Verbeck, Wm. Wilson, Clark Wilson and D. Green, was impaneled and an inquest held. The testimony of a number of witnesses was taken and after a short deliberation the jury brought in a verdict that "deceased came to his death by being knocked down and trampled upon by a vicious bull."

Deceased was a man about 66 years old and a prosperous farmer of the town of York (Clark Co.), and stood high in the esteem of his neighbors among whom he had resided for a great many years. He leaves a wife and family of several children.

The funeral services will be held a the house this morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. Fr. Birsner officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery in this city.



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