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Emil Behl

1868 - 1912

Behl, Emil F., b. Oct 8, 1868, d. Jul 25, 1912


Watertown Gazette, 07 25 1912


Emil Behl Killed.


Emil Behl, proprietor of the Watertown Bus Line, was instantly killed Thursday morning by the interurban car which reaches this city from Milwaukee at 11 o'clock, while he and William Reibolt, clerk at the New Commercial Hotel, were crossing the interurban railway tracks at the Ixonia crossing, seven miles east of this city.  His head was badly crushed and death was instantaneous.  His remains were taken to Schmutzler and Oestreich's undertaking rooms.


His tragic death has greatly shocked our people, as he was one of Watertown's most esteemed citizens.  His wife, nee Chrissie Reihle, of this city, survives him.


Mr. Reibolt was thrown 43 feet and sustained serious but not dangerous injuries.  He is at present being cared for at the New Commercial Hotel.  He is unmarried and came here recently from Fond du Lac.


Mr. Behl had taken his mother in his auto to see his sister at Ixonia, and arranged before leaving with Mr. Reibolt to have the latter take the 1 o'clock car for Ixonia and he (Behl) would meet him at the crossing and give him an auto ride around the lakes of Waukesha County, intending to return here in the afternoon.  These are the facts hastily gleaned by us just before going to press.


[Was a member of the Congregational Church]    Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.  





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