Trying to find information about my grandfather's parents who died in train wreck in Indiana, 1888-90

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My grandfather's name was John Joseph Wetzel, born around 1884-1887..  He had a brother, Joseph Wetzel, who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and a sister, Anna Lamb (nee Wetzel) who lived in Hamilton, Ohio. They were all orphaned when their parents were (supposedly) killed in a train accident in Indiana around 1888-89. We believe they may have had relatives living along the White River in Indiana.  We are trying to find out if we have relatives in Indiana.
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John Wetzel

 in the Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007

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    Name: John Wetzel
    Birth Date: 1887
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Residence Place: Middletown, Butler, Ohio, United States
    Death Date: 24 Nov 1959
    Hospital of Death: Middletown Hospital
    Death Place: Middletown (Pt), Butler, Ohio, USA
    Certificate: 75481
    Age at Death: 72
    Certifier: Physician
    Autopsy: Yes, used for certification
    Marital Status: Married
    Probate search: Search for John Wetzel in Ohio Wills & Probates collection

    John Wetzel

     in the Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index

    Record Image Index-only record

      Name: John Wetzel
      Birthplace: Indiana
      State: OH
      Age: 23
      Enumeration District: 0029
      Visit: 0058
      County: Butler, Middletown
      Relation: Nephew
      Other Residents:
      Relation Name Color Age Birth Place
      Head of Household Fred Frey W    
           

      John Wetzel

       in the 1910 United States Federal Census

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      Name: John Wetzel
      Age in 1910: 23
      Birth Year: abt 1887
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Home in 1910: Middletown Ward 1, Butler, Ohio
      Street: Street St
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Nephew
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Birthplace: Germany
      Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
      Native Tongue: English
      Occupation: Barker
      Industry: Bakery
      Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
      Attended School: No
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Out of Work: N
      Number of Weeks Out of Work: 0
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Fred Frey 49
      Rosa Frey 53
      Josephine Frey 46
      Anna Wetzel 14
      J D Wetzel 17
      John Wetzel 23
      Anno Blust 30
      Ada Brate 17
      Clara Brown 19
      My grandfather, John Joseph Wetzel, was married to Marie Daly

      2 Answers

      +2 votes

      Is this your grandfather?

      Name: John Wetzel
      Birth Date: 1887
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Residence Place: Middletown, Butler, Ohio, United States
      Death Date: 24 Nov 1959
      Hospital of Death: Middletown Hospital
      Death Place: Middletown (Pt), Butler, Ohio, USA
      Certificate: 75481
      Age at Death: 72
      Certifier: Physician
      Autopsy: Yes, used for certification
      Marital Status: Married
      Probate search: Search for John Wetzel in Ohio Wills & Probates collection

       

      Source Citation

      Certificate: 75481; Volume: 15942

      1900 Census

      : John Wetsil
      [John Witsil] 
      Age: 10
      Birth Date: Sep 1889
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Home in 1900: Spice Valley, Lawrence, Indiana
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's name: Joseph Wetsil
      Father's Birthplace: Ohio
      Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Joseph Wetsil 53
      Lizzie Wetsil 18
      Rsa Wetsil 15
      John Wetsil 10
      Dollie Wetsil 8
      Annie Wetsil 4

       

      Source Citation

      Year: 1900; Census Place: Spice Valley, Lawrence, Indiana; Roll: 385; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0079; FHL microfilm: 1240385

      by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
      +2 votes

      I did find an article :

      Frank Wetzel, train engineer killed, leaves wife & 3 children

      Date: Wednesday, May 5, 1897  

       

      Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, Indiana)  

       

      Page: 4  

      by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

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