Fritz Kahle, killed by a train, Alton Evening Telegraph, 17 Dec 1898
Kiurn nv ,\ TRMM. red Kahlc nnrt Ihr-n. tesinn. Two larmm. Kre<1 KiUilo mid 'nicmlprp XivH'Mi'i;, wealthy nnd prominent f:iiiiicr«, who lived n few niiles from N-mienki, 111 , worn run clown nml Intitiiiitly killed by lho Botith liuumH'lii(Mc» & Alton Urn- lied pnpseiiRer Irnlu \i"trnl:'y nt d l>. m. They lind breii ID Iho villnjJ 0 °" bnsinoHt and wen> roliirniiiK i" ;i dog cnrt nloiiK the roiv.l, u-liicb wiia very familiar to them. According to Mr-. Wlfiitloy, n re«l- dontof Namooki, who witrwod Iho accident, thu riiirln* Mniek tho rim with fiiilforeif) JUH! HH HIM horse elenred the rails. Tho men were IOHHIH! lii),'li inthenir. TlioiMrt wan I" 1 ' 11 frum the homo and wont to j.iecei) afsninst tho front of tho engine. The friuhl- eiiod horse sped on. The men fell on either side of tho truck. Mrs. Wheatley Wheatley rtisliod to fcioni wheil ! Ilio Irain had paseed. Shu found both men dead. A doctor who arrived ohorlly after said both were imUiintly killed. Kahle was n:5 yours of nge, iv well known resident of (he county. Nas- Bingwnsfil yoarfl of airo, nnd very wealthy.