News: Weston (Seven Hurt at Barn Raising - 1915)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Hemp, Grap, Rosenberg, Dux, Schultz, Wagner, Schwellenbach

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/15/1915

Weston (Seven Hurt at Barn Raising - 8 Jul 1915)
Last Thursday morning seven farmers had a very close call to a very serious injury at a barn raising at Ernest Hemp’s in town of Weston. The crew was just raising the furline plate when the staging gave way beneath them, precipitating them to the ground 16 feet below. For a time Ferdinand Grap was thought to have suffered very serious injury as he was rendered unconscious and did not come to for some time. Dick Rosenberg had a bone broken in his arm and the cords in Ben Dux’s arm were strained. Leonard Schultz, Aug. Wagner and Ed. Schwellenbach suffered severe bruises, be were not seriously hurt.

It was a close call to serious injury and those who helped at the raising are congratulating themselves that the mishap was not of a more serious nature.



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