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John Scheberle

1866 - 1915

John Scheberle Killed

Watertown Gazette, 03 11 1915


About 7 o’clock last Monday evening John Scheberle was struck by the McQueeney passenger train going west on the C.M.&St.P. Ry. and he died almost instantly.  The accident took place about one mile northwest of Richwood.  At about 6:30 o’clock Mr. Scheberle left Richwood for his home, walking on the railway track.  He was seen by the train crew just as he was struck by the engine and the train was stopped and he was taken to Reeseville.  He was alive when picked up but dead before the train reached Reeseville.  One of his legs was broken and he is supposed to have been injured internally.  No other injuries were received by him. 


Mr. Scheberle was one of the best known and most popular residents of this section of the state.  He represented his town on the county board of supervisors several terms and was also clerk of the district school board.  His wife, three sons and four daughters survive him. 


Forty-nine years ago, on March 17th, he was born in the town of Shields and has ever since made that town his home.  The funeral was held this morning from St. Joseph’s church in Richwood and the interment was in St. Henry’s cemetery, this city.




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