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Oscar Stuhlmacher

1895 - 1915


Stuhlmacher, Oscar, b. Sep 25, 1895, d. Jan 15, 1915, Sec 9


Watertown Gazette, 01 21 1915


Killed on the Railway.


Last Friday morning the body of Oscar Stuhlmacher of this city, the 19 year old son of Herman Stuhlmacher, 418 Emerald Street, was found alongside the right of way of the Milwaukee railway near the Oconomowoc depot.  Stuhlmacher and another young man boarded a freight train in this city at about 8:30 o’clock intending to meet another young man at Oconomowoc.  They got into gondola or coal cars, Stuhlmacher being about three cars ahead of his partner.  This train did not slacken its speed going through Oconomowoc, and Stuhlmacher’s partner jumped from the train and injured his nose and got a bad shaking up.  He did not see Stuhlmacher alight from the train and supposed he continued east.  He accordingly went up town and met the other Watertown boys and later in the morning they came home together, and all were shocked next day when they learned of Stuhlmacher’s death.  The latter was not run over, but met his death it is supposed by striking against a switch as he jumped from the train.  His remains were brought to his home here, and the funeral was held Monday afternoon.  [Buried in Oak Hill cemetery]




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