Obit: Ewert, Gust (1878 - 1922)

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Surnames: EWERT

----Sources: MARSHFIELD DAILY NEWS (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 10/06/1922

Ewert, Gust (26 June 1878 - 5 Oct. 1922)

Gust Ewert, son of William Ewert, Unity, died at St. Joseph’s hospital at 10 o’clock last evening as a result of injuries received yesterday when a gasoline engine passed over his body causing serious internal ruptures. The injured man was removed to the hospital last evening about 8 o’clock.

Ewert, employed as a hired farm hand, was filling a silo early yesterday morning and after completing the task, hitched a horse to the engine, which was without a tongue, ran into the horse’s legs causing the animal to become frightened and dash ahead. Ewert, who was leading the horse, slipped and was run over by the engine. He was picked up by others near him and removed to his home where medical attention was given. Late in the afternoon when it was found that an operation would be necessary. Ewert was brought into the city and taken to the hospital where he passed away shortly after the operation.

Besides his father, the deceased is survived by three brothers, Charles and Herman, Unity and Fred, Michigan. One sister, Miss Anna, Dayton, Ohio, also survives.

Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church at Unity Sunday afternoon. Internment will also take place in Unity.

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 10/07/1922

Gus Ewert, age 44, a farmer residing four miles east and two miles south of Unity, was fatally injured Thursday morning when a mounted gas engine which he was hauling to his neighbor’s farm passed over him, inflicting internal injuries. He had hitched a horse to the truck of the engine and when crossing a ditch the engine struck the horse’s heels, frightening it. Ewert was knocked down and was dragged forward by the axles. Had it not been for the ditch, death probably would have been inflicted immediately.

The injured man was brought to St. Joseph’s hospital Thursday evening and an operation performed which revealed a ruptured small intestine and several broken ribs. He died without regaining consciousness following the administering of anesthetics. He is survived by three brothers, three sisters, one step-brother and two step-sisters and an aged father. Funeral services will be held from the Lutheran church tomorrow at Unity with internment there.



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