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AHRENFELDTS, s/o A. C.
|Ebensburg Alleghanian, 6 Oct 1864, Contributed by Patty Millich|
Johnstown, October 3d, 1864
Last week I noticed the accident which occurred to young Ahrenfeldt. This week it is my painful duty to chronicle his death which occurred on Thursday inst. He was in a fair way recovering when it was found necessary to amputate his remaining limb and nature could not bear up under the ordeal. A sum of nearly $300 was made up for his parents by his fellow employees as a slight token of the esteem in which their young friend was held.
Thursday, 29 Sep 1864
Johnstown, September 25, 1864
A sad accident occurred last week to a son of Rev. A. C. Ahrenfeldts of this place. He was engaged in oiling the machinery connected with the rolls, at the Mill, and lying down in the vicinity of the fly-wheel to oil a journal his legs were caught in the monster wheel and one of them crushed in such a manner as to necessitate amputation of the knee. Hopes are entertained of his recovery.