Peoria County, Illinois Genealogy Trails
Transcribed by Candi Horton Copyright 2008.
Source: The Peoria Journal Newspaper, Aug. 1, Aug. 2 and Aug. 3, 1881.


Woolner Distillery Explosion
 

July 31, 1881- Woolner Distillery Explosion

Listed below are the 13 men that died, by name, age, time of death and job title if known.

 

 

Died July 31, 1881:

Max Woolner, abt 20, Thrown 40ft, Died instantly
Willie Voehl, (son of Wm. Sr.), 10 p.m.
Fritz Voehl, (Willi's brother) abt 12, water carrier
Henry Cassing, abt 40, , 2a.m., enginer
Henry Goetz, abt 42, 2:30 a.m.
Ignatius Woolner, 42, 4 a.m.
Charles Hoehhner, 29, 4 a.m.
William Kirkland, 45, (From Brooklyn N.Y.), 10 a.m.
August Breif, 27, 1:30 p.m.
Wm. Rice, midnight

Died August 2, 1881:

Iherbald Seiler, 2 a.m.
August Stelter

Died August 3, 1881:

William Voehl, 13th person

 

 


 

 

 

 

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