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Ewald Zimbrich, Jr.

Male 1869 - 1911  (41 years)


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  • Name Ewald Zimbrich 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 18 Feb 1869  On The Island, In The Town Of Waterloo, Jefferson County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1911  St. Mary's Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Jan 1911  St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Waterloo, Jefferson Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16415  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2003 

    Father Ewald Zimbrich, Sr,   b. 1843,   d. 6 Mar 1934  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Clara Thomas,   b. 30 May 1850, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1922, Her Home, Waterloo, Jefferson County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1868 
    Family ID F5529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha Tetzlaff,   b. 1869, Lesterville, S. D. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1900 
    Type: Death of one spouse 
    Children 
     1. Anna Zimbrich,   b. 1901,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Albert Zimbrich,   b. 1902,   d. 1959  (Age 57 years)
     3. Frankie Zimbrich,   b. 20 Sep 1903,   d. 1969  (Age 65 years)
     4. Clara Helen Zimbrich,   b. 27 Jan 1908, Town Of Portland, Dodge County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1929, Home Of Her Mother Mrs Michael Joyce, Waterloo, Jefferson County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2003 
    Family ID F5530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (From Waterloo Democrat 1-20-1911.) Seriously Injured At Hubbleton Crossing. Ewalt Zimbrich and Herman Krakow Meet on Railroad Crossing and Are Struck by Freight Engine.

      While returning home from Watertown last Tuesday, Ewalt Zimbrich, residing two miles north of this village was seriously injured on the railroad crossing just east of Hubbleton. Mr. Zimbrich was met on the crossing by Herman Krakow, who was driving in the opposite direction. At the same time the freight train which was a little late on that day collided with them. Both men were taken aboard the train to Watertown where they were taken to St. Mary's Hospital. It was found that Zimbrich had his left leg broken below the knee and both of his large toes crushed, one of which it was found necessary to amputate. He was also seriously cut about the head. Mr. Krakow was only slightly injured. At present writing Mr. Zimbrich is doing nicely and if no other serious complications arise he will recover.

      The crossing where the accident occurred is a dangerous one, as several similar accidents are reported, as having been narrowly averted in this spot.

      (From Waterloo Democrat 1-27-1911.) Obituary Ewald Zimbrich, Jr.

      Ewald Zimbrich, Jr., the victim of the accident at the Hubbleton railroad crossing, died at St. Mary's Hospital at Watertown Saturday afternoon, January 21, 1911, where he was taken after the accident on the preceding Tuesday. His death was a terrible shock to his wife and family and his parents, the later reside in this village. The body was brought to Waterloo on Sunday morning. the funeral took place Wednesday forenoon at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. F. X. Beas officiating.

      Ewald Zimbrich Jr., was born in the town of Waterloo. He moved with his parents to Lesterville, S. D. at 10 years of age. On February 6, 1900 he married Miss Bertha Tetzlaff, of Lesterville, S. D. Four children were born to them.

      Mr. Zimbrich moved with his family to Wisconsin where he purchased a farm two miles north of town known as the Brookins' farm, in March 1903, where he has since resided. He was a very hardworking man, and was highly respected for his excellent qualities as a man and a citizen. The entire community sympathizes deeply with his family in their bereavement, deepened by the terrible and unexpected. manner of his taking off.

      John Sullivan was one of the pall bearers. He was Maude (Sullivan) Zimbrich's brother.