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    Johnstown Tribune, 17 Sep 1897, Page 1, Contributed by Virginia Sobotkin

Frank Nitsch Meets Death While on His Way to Visit His Family

Frank Nitsch, who was employed in Aurora Coal Mines at South Fork, was killed about 6 o’clock last evening on the Pennsylvania Railroad in the Conemaugh yard.

Nitsch’s family lives in Morrellville and he was on his way home when he met with the fatal accident. He boarded a freight train at South Fork and while alighting a short distance above the Conemaugh station he was thrown under the wheels.

He was seen to fall from the train by some railroaders. Who conveyed him to the Conemaugh deadhouse, where he was expired in a short time. His skull was badly fractured and his right leg was crushed.

Nitsch, who was 29 years of age, was seen in the deadhouse soon after the accident occurred by a passenger brakeman, who identified the remains as those of his brother, but before he left, the man whom he supposed dead — a Mr. Plummer — entered the building, also to see the dead man.

The remains were given into charge of Undertake John Henderson, who conveyed them to his establishment on Main Street, where they were prepared for burial.

The funeral will take place from No. 211 B Street, Morrellville, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment to be made in the Lower Yoder Cemetery.

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