Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
HASELHORST, Bernard 51  Trenton IL  CarlyleUB  11 May 1939  Linda Holthaus 

Mysteriously Killed by Train Thursday

Bernard Haselhorst, 51, met with an unfortunate death early Thursday morning, when struck by an eastbound train, near his farm home just west of Trenton. His body was found badly mangled by one of his sons a short time after the mother aroused the children when she discovered him missing. Just how he happened to be struck by the train is not known, but the day before, he planted corn on the opposite side of the track from his residence, and it is the supposition that he walked to the field to look at it or get something. He was clothed in overalls and jumpers, and wore bed room slippers. Coroner Louis B. Heyer held an inquest Saturday night, and verdict was that Mr. Haselhorst came to his death by accident.

Deceased was born at St. Rose Nov. 26, 1887, son of the late Stephen and Mary Haselhorst, nee Diemeke. He spent his boyhood days on the farm with his parents. On Jan. 24, 1911 he was united in marriage to Margaret Lampe at St. Rose where he followed the occupation of farming for 26 years. In August, 1937, the family moved to the A. B. Hammel farm just west of Trenton where they were enjoying success.

He leaves his bereaved wife, and twelve children, ranging in ages from 7 to 27 years. He also leaves five brothers, Anton of Breese, Henry of McCracken, Kansas, John and Frank of Russell, Kansas, and Joe of Hayes, Kansas, four sisters, Mrs. Theresia Rosen, Mrs. Anna Wessel, Mrs. Mathilda Liening of St. Rose and Mrs. Rosa Berens of Collyer, Kansas.

He was a good husband and father, a faithful, devout Catholic, and an honorable person, whose ambitions were for the noble things in life.

The funeral services were held in St. Mary's Church at Trenton Friday morning, Rev. Kuhl officiating. Interment was in the Trenton Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Henry Schleper, Frank Koerkenmeyer, John Manhard, Jos. Zahn, Aug. Ritzheimer and J.H. Quitmeyer, Honorary pallbearers were members of the St. Rose council of the C.K & L. of I., being Hy. C. Weisenfeld, Frank Fischer, St., Jos. Fischer, Theo. Henrichs, Ben Middeke, Jr. and Herman Kohlbrecher.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.


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