Bio: Freeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield (Tornado - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Freeberg, Kayser
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 12, 1958
Freeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield (Tornado
Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Freeberg, residents
of Colfax and formerly of Granton escaped injury in that community
This was the word received by Mrs.
Freeberg’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Van Kayser of Granton, and
passed on to the many friends of the young couple who have
The storm centered about two blocks from
the Freeberg home. A few trees on their property were
damaged. That was all.
In a letter received Saturday morning,
Mrs. Kayser said her daughter wrote that Mr. Freeberg had gone out
immediately after the tornado had passed. He found a little
girl, badly injured, in a vacant lot, and carried her to help with
tears in his eyes. He turned in then, with others, to seek
out the injured and the dead.
Later Freeberg, an insurance adjustor, went forth with chain saw and tractor to help with the clean up work in his community where 60 out of 200 buildings were downed, and where 14 of the 28 total dead were killed.
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