Bio: Freeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield (Tornado - 1958)

 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 
 

Surnames: Freeberg, Kayser 
 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.)  June 12, 1958 
 

Freeberg, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield (Tornado - 1958) 
 

Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Freeberg, residents of Colfax and formerly of Granton escaped injury in that community last week. 
 

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 inquired. 
 

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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