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Cherry Mine Disaster

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This page gives the history of victims and others involved in the St. Paul No. 2 Cherry Mine Disaster, Cherry, Bureau County, Illinois on 13-Nov-1909
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Cherry Mine Disaster

The Cherry Mine was located in Bureau County, Illinois. On November 13, 1909, a fire spread through the mine; efforts to stop the fire only made it worse. 259 miners, most of them immigrants, died in the mine. 21 miners survived for eight days, after blocking themselves off from the fire and gases; 1 of these died after rescue.

As a result of the Cherry Mine fire and deaths, the Illinois legislature passed stronger regulations over mine safety, and the beginnings of the state's Worker's Compensation program.[1]

According to the U. S. Department of Labor, this was the third worst coal mining disaster in U.S. history. [2]

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List of Victims

VICTIM'S NAME OCCUPATION AGE NATIVITY SURVIVING CHILDREN Approx DOB Wikitree Profile Link
ADAKOSKY, M. Miner 18 Greek 1891 M. Adakosky
AGRAMANTI, Foliani Miner 40 Italian 1869 Foliani Agramanti
ALEXIUS, Joseph Miner 28 Italian Teressa, 3, babe 2 weeks 1881 Joseph Alexius
AMIDER, Alfio Miner 18 Italian 1891 Alfio Amider
ARMELANI, Charles Trackman 32 Italian Albert 5, John 3, Edith 2mos 1877 Charles Armelani
ARMELANI, Paul Trackman 33 Italian Richard 8, Marco 7, Albert 6, Rachael 4, Caroline 2 1876 Paul Armelani
ATALAKIS, G. Miner 39 Greek 1870 G. Atalakis
ATALAKIS, Peter Miner 34 Greek 1875 Peter Atalakis
BAKALAR, George Miner 25 Slavic George, 10 mos 1884 George Bakalar
BAROZZI, Antone Miner 26 Italian 1883 Antone Barozzi
BASTIA, Mike Miner 28 Italian Marico 6 months 1881 Mike Bastia
BAUER, Milce Miner 43 German Mary, 18 1866 Milce Bauer
BAWMAN, Frank Miner 28 Belgium 1881
BAWMAN, Lewis Miner 31 Belgium August age 6 1878
BAYLIFF, Thomas Miner 31 English Rosie Pearl, 18; John Lincoln, 1 1878 Thomas Bayliff
BENOSSIF, J. Miner 34 Italian 1875 J. Benossif
BERNADINI, Charles Miner 26 Italian Child, 2 wks 1883 Charles Bernadini
BERTOLIONI, Tonzothe Miner 22 Italian 1887 Tonzothe Bertolione
BETOT, John Trackman 40 Lithuanian Annie, 9; John, 5; Sophia, 4; Mary 2 1869 John Betot
BOLLA, Antonio Miner 24 Italian 1885 Antonio Bolla
BOLLA, Peter Miner 32 Italian Dowardo 6 1877 Peter Bolla
BORDESONA, Joseph Miner 35 Italian 1874 Joseph Bordesona
BOSVIEL, Adolph Miner 33 Clatilda, 15; Bertha 15 1876 Adolph Bosviel
BOUCHER, Jerome Miner 39 Belgium Amelia, 17 1870 Jerome Boucher
BRAIN, Oliver Miner 40 Scottish Beatrice 10, Winnie 6 1869 Oliver Brain
BREDENCI, Peter Miner 30 Lithuanian Annie 2, Mary 1 1879 Peter Bredenci
BROWN, John Cager 33 1876 John Brown
BROWN, Thomas Miner 51 English 1858 Thomas Brown
BRUNO, Edward Miner 33 Italian Josie 9, Antone 8, Teressa 2 1876 Edward Bruno
BRUZIS, John Timberman Lithuanian 1909 John Bruzis
BUCKELS, Richard Spragger German Mother; Albert, 15; Lottie, 11 1909 Richard Buckels
BUDZOM, Charles Miner 30 Polish Infant 1879 Charles Budzom
BUDZON, Joseph Miner 30 Polish Satislar 3, Joseph 2 1879 Joseph Budzon
BUNDY, John Mine Manager Lithuanian Alfred, Amy, William, Florence, Herbert, Ethel, Lincoln, Edgar 1909 John Bundy
BURKE, Joseph Miner 31 Irish Joseph 2 1878 Joseph Burke
BURSLIE, Clemento Miner 34 Italian Sidney 6, Rolando 3, infant 1875 Clemento Burslie
BUTILLA, August Miner 32 Italian 1877 August Butilla
CAGOSKEY, John Miner 56 Slavic John 16; Andrew 11, Mike 7 1853 John Cagoskey
CAMILLI, Frank Miner 36 French One Child 1873 Frank Camilli
CANOV, Carivo Miner 33 Italian Wife and 2 children in Italy 1876 Carivo Canov
CARLO, Elfi Miner 28 Italian 1881 Elfi Carlo
CASOLARI, Diminick Miner 40 Italian 1869 Diminick Casolari
CASOLLARI, Elizio Miner 29 Italian 1880 Elizio Casollari
CASSERIO, John Miner 26 Italian Married 1883 John Casserio
CASTOINELO, Chelsto Miner 27 Italian Line 3; Mary 10 mos 1882 Chelsto Castoinelo
CAVAGLINI, Charles Miner 45 Italian Jennie 13; James 11; Samuel 8 1864 Charles Cavaglini
CHEBUBAR, Joseph Miner 32 Austrian Joseph 7, Mary 6, Phillip 3, John 1 1877 Joseph Chebubar
CIOCCI, Peter Miner 24 Italian 1885 Peter Ciocci
CIOCI, Canical Miner 22 Italian 1887 Canical Cioci
CIPOLA, Mike Miner 40 Slavic Mike, 9; Annie, 8 Andrew 4 1869 Mike Cipola
CLARK, Robert Miner 28 Scottish 1881 Robert Clark
COMPASSO, John Miner 33 Italian Annie 6; Frank 5; Mamie 4; Infant 5 mos 1876 John Compasso
CONLON, Henry Miner 21 French Supporting three sisters; Minnie 18, Laura 10, Dora 5 1888 Henry Conlon
COHARD, Henry Miner 34 French Henry 7; Marcal 4; Paul 3 1875 Henry Cohard
COSTI, Angelo Miner 23 Italian 1886 Angelo Costi
COSTI, Lewis Miner 22 Italian 1887 Lewis Costi
DAVIES, Jonathan G. Trapper 17 1892 Jno. Davies
DEBULKA, John Driver 27 Slavic Infant 1882 John Debulka
DEMESEY, Fred Miner 29 French 1880 Fred Demesey
DENALFI, Francisco Miner 30 Italian John 6 mos 1879 Franciso Denalfi
DETOURNEY, Victor Miner 36 Belgium Victor 12; Julia 9; Eddy 7 1873 Victor Detourney
DONALDSON, John Miner 46 Scottish Flenan 21; John 15; James 10 1863 John Donaldson
DOVIN, Andrew Miner 49 Slavic Annie 16; Emma 14; Margaret 13; Joseph 11; Susie 9; Frausley 7; Albert 4; Caroline 3 1860 Andrew Dovin
DOVIN, George Miner 18 Slavic 1891 George Dovin
DUMONT, Leopold Miner 33 Belgium 1876 Leopold Dumont
DUNKO, John Miner 22 Slavic Infant 1887 John Dunko
DURAND, Benjamin Miner 26 French Marsalle 2 1883 Benjamin Durand
DURDAN, Andrew Timberman Helper 1909 Andrew Durdan
ELARIO, Miestre Miner 24 Italian 1885 Miestre Elario
ELKO, George Miner 18 Slavic 1891 George Elko
ELOSES, Peter Miner 23 Italian 1886 Peter Eloses
ERICKSON, Charles Miner 55 Swede 1854 Charles Erickson
ERICKSON, Eric Timberman 39 Swede 1870 Eric Erickson
FARLO, John Miner 30 Italian 1879 John Farlo
FAYEN, Peter Miner 40 French 1869 Peter Fayen
FLOOD, John Merchant 49 Irish 1860 John Flood
FORGACH, John Miner 34 John 8; Albert 5; Andrew 3; Louisa 1 1875 John Forgach
FORMENTO, Dominick Grocer 32 Italian Mary 4; John 1 1877 Dominick Formento
FRANCISCO, August Driver 23 Austrian 1886 August Francisco
FRANCISCO, John Timberman 48 Austrian Peter 22; Matt 15; John 13; Zony 12; Mary 10; Willie 8; Veronica 7; Jennie and Joe 3 1861 John Francisco
FREEBIRG, Ole Timberman 35 Swede 1874 Ole Freebirg
GARABELDA, Jonathon Miner 35 Italian 1874 Jno. Garabelda
GARLETTI, J. Miner 29 1880 J. Garletti
GARLETTI, Jonathon Miner 19 Italian 1890 Jno. Garletti
GECKSE, Frank Miner 20 Austrian 1889 Frank Geckse
GIALCOLZZA, Angone Miner 33 Italian Minnie 6; Phillip 2 1876 Angone Gialcolzza
GIBBS, Lewis Timberman 34 English 1875 Lewis Gibbs
GOVERNER, Jonathon Miner 42 Belgium Clara 18; Martha 16; Theodore 14 1867 Jonathan Governor
GREHASKI, Andrew Miner 49 Slavic Boy 16; boy 12; boy 3; girl 20; girl 18; girl 9 1860 Andrew Grehaski
GRUMETH, Frank Miner 34 German 1875 [[Grumeth-1|Frank Grumeth
GUGLEILM, Peter Miner 34 Italian Mary 8; Annie 4 1875 Peter Gugleilm
GUIDARINI, Jonathon Miner 41 Italian Aldo 11; Amelia 9; Annie 6; Antonia 3 1868 Jonathan Guidarini
GULICK, Joseph Miner 34 Austrian Johanna 10; Josie 5; George 1 mos 1875 Joseph Gulick
GWALTYERI, Jalindy Miner 28 Italian 1881 Jalindy Gwaltyeri
HADOVSKI, Steve Miner 28 Slavic Child 6 mos 1881 Steven Hadovski
HAINANT, August Miner 25 French Dorica 1 1884 August Hainant
HALKO, Mike Miner 28 Slavic 1881 Mike Halko
HALOFCAK, Dan Miner 43 Slavic; Rescued Nov 20; died 48 hours later Mary 18; Annie 16; Susie 13; John 12; Pauline 10; Maggie 7; Steve 3; George 1 1866 Dan Halofcak
HARPKA, Joseph Miner 52 Austrian 1857 Joseph Harpka
HERTZEL, Jonathon Miner 39 German Mary 19; Susanna 18; Teressa 14; Louisa 11; John 7; Martha 5; Hanna 3; August Infant 1870 John Hertzel
HOWARD, Alfred Trapper 16 French 1893 Alfred Howard
HOWARD, Samuel Miner 20 French 1889 Samuel Howard
HUDAR, John Miner 45 Slavic Annie 14; Mary 12; George 6; Susie 4; Lizzie 2; John infant 1864 John Hudar
HYNDS, Williams Miner 25 American Marguerite 2 1884 William Hynds
JAMES, Frank Miner 43 Scottish Daisy 13 1866 Frank James
JAMISON, James Driver 20 1889 James Jamison
JANAVIZZA, Joe Miner Joe Janavizza
KANZ, Jonathon Miner 42 Austrian Katherine 13; Killian 12; Marguerite 7; Mary 4 1867 John Kanz
KENIG, John Miner 42 Austrian 1867 John Kenig
KLAESER, Jonathon Miner 41 German Teressa 10; Peter 7 1868 John Klaeser
KLEMIAR, George Miner 56 German Charles 14; Earnest 10 1853 George Klemiar
KLEMIAR, Richard Miner 24 German 1885 Richard Klemiar
KLEMIAR, Thomas Miner 55 German Joseph 6 1854 Thomas Klemiar
KLIKLUNAS, Dominick Driver 24 Lithuanian 1885 Dominick Kliklunas
KOMETZ, John Miner 53 Slavic Mike 19; Mary 17; Susie 14 1856 John Kometz
KORVONIA, Antone Miner 21 Russian 1888 Antone Korvonia
KORVONIA, Joseph Miner 33 Austrian Joseph 9 mos 1876 Joseph Korvonia
KOVOCIVIO, Frank Miner 38 Austrian 1871 Frank Kovocivio
KRALL, Alfred Miner 15 Polish 1894 Alfred Krall
KRALL, Henry Miner 56 Polish Eugene 17; Selma 12; Bernard 9; Edmund 4 1853 Henry Krall
KROLL, Alexander S. Miner 23 Polish 1886 Alex Kroll
KUSSNER, Julius Miner 30 German 1879 Julius Kussner
KUTZ, Paul Miner 33 Lithuanian Barlico 3; Powla 3 1876 Paul Kutz
LALLIE, Frank Miner 21 Italian 1888 Frank Lallie
LEADACHE, Frank Driver 20 Lithuanian 1889 Frank Leadache
LEADACHE, James Miner 40 Lithuanian Katie 22; Josephine 17; Annie 10 1869 James Leadache
LEADACHE, Joseph Trapper 16 Lithuanian 1893 Joseph Leadache
LEPTACK, John Miner 26 Slavic Mary 2 1883 John Leptack
LEWIS, Isaac Liveryman 33 Robert 8; Lola 6; Isaac 2 1876 Isaac Lewis
LEYNAUD, Urban Miner 37 French Bertha 13; George 3; Marco 6 mos 1872 Urban Leynaud
LEYSHON, Charles Miner 24 Welsh 1885 Charles Leyshon
LONZETTI, Seicomo Miner 32 Italian 1877 Seicomo Lonzetti
LONZOTTI, John Miner 26 Italian 1883 John Lonzotti
LOVE, David Miner 24 Scottish Morrison 4; John 2 1885 David Love
LOVE, James Miner 26 Scottish Jeanette 4; Christina 2 1883 James Love
LOVE, John Miner 34 Scottish Morrison 10; Katy 7 1875 John Love
LOVE, Morrison Miner 31 Scottish Morrison 9; Jennette 3 1878 Morrison Love
LUKATCHKO, Andrew Miner 35 Slavic Amin 12; Andrew 6; John 4 1874 Andrew Lukatchko
LURNAS, Mike Timberman Italian 1909 Mike Lurnas
MACEOHA, Jonathan Miner 26 Slavic 1883 Jonathan Maceoha
MALINOSKI, Joe Miner 26 1883 Joe Malinoski
MANI, Joseph Miner 56 Italian Katie 20; Mary 4 1853 Joseph Mani
MARCHIONA, Archie Miner 52 Italian 1857 Archie Marchiona
MARCHIONA, Frank Miner 32 Italian Olga 1 1877 Frank Marchiona
MASENETTA, Anton Miner 25 Italian 1884 Anton Masenetta
MATEAR (or MACTEAR), William Timberman 30 1879
MAYELEMIS, Frank Miner 27 Lithuanian 1882 Frank Mayelemis
MAYERSKY, Jonathon Timberman 39 Slavic Annie 13; Susie 11; Emma 8; Joe 6; George 2 1870 Jonathan Mayersky
MAZAK, Jonathan Timberman Widow and 3 children 1909 Jonathan Mazak
MAZENETTO, Jonathan Miner 18 Italian 1891 Jonathan Mazenetto
McCANDLESS, Robert Miner 27 Scottish 1882 Robert McCandless
McCRUDDEN, Jonathan Miner 25 Scottish 1884 Jonathan McCrudden
McCRUDDEN, Peter Miner 48 Scottish Marie 11; Peter 8; Kathrine 4; Margurite 2 1861 Peter McCrudden
McFADDEN, Andrew Driver 22 1887 Andrew McFadden
McGILL, Jonathon Jr. Miner 17 Scottish 1892 Jonathan McGill
McLUCKIE, Andrew Timberman 31 Scottish John 10; Jeannette 5; James 3; Andrew 2; William Tayter 2 weeks 1878 Andrew McLuckie
McMULLEN, George Miner 24 Scottish George 2; Infant 1885 George McMullen
MEICORA, Joseph Miner 36 Austrian Joseph 3; Cecil 2; Mary 3 mos 1873 Joseph Meicora
MEKLES, Tony Miner 54 Austrian 1855 Tony Mekles
MERDIOR, Arthur Miner 26 Belgium Anton 5 1883 Arthur Merdior
MILLER or MALNER, Joseph Miner 39 Austrian Mary 17; Joseph 7; Annie 6; Eva 4; Frank 2 1870
MILLER or MALNER, Lewis Miner 19 Austrian 1890
MILLER, Edward Miner 33 Edmund 7; Raymund 5 1876 Edward Miller
MILLS, Arthur Miner 29 English Doris 6; Harold 2 1880 Arthur Mills
MILLS, Edward Miner 44 English Edward 9; Philip 7; Alma 1865 Edward Mills
MITTLE, Jonathon Miner 37 Lithuanian Mary 7; Annie 6; Susie 3 1872 Jonathan Mittle
MOHAHAN, James R. Miner 62 Scottish 1847 James R. Monahan
MOKOS, Joseph Miner 43 Slavic Mary 17 1866 Joseph Mokos
MUMETICH, Hasan Miner 20 Austrian 1889 Hasan Mumetich
NORBERG, Alex Mine Manager 37 Swede Mae 6; Dorothy 2 1872 Alex Norberg
NORBERG, August Timberman 34 Swede 1875 August Norberg
OLSON, Charles P. Miner 50 Swede 1859 Charles Olson
ONDURKO, Matt Miner 26 Slavic Mary 6; Verna 5; Annie 4; Matt 2; John Infant 1883 Matt Ondurko
OSSEK, Donaty Miner 32 Austrian Benat 8; Mary 3; Albert 1 1877 Donaty Ossek
OSSEK, Martin Miner 36 Austrian 1873 Martin Ossek
PACKO, Andrew Miner 37 Slavic Andrew 16; John 14 1872 Andrew Packo
PALMIORI, Albert Miner 50 Italian Widow and 7 children in Italy? 1859 Albert Palmiori
PAPEA, Charles Miner 33 French Lucy 4; Kathryn 6 mos 1876 Charles Papea
PAULINE, Antona Driver 26 Austrian Antone 1 1883
PAVOLOSKI, Jonathon Miner 27 Lithuanian Rosie 6; Mary 2; Susie 10 mos 1882 Jonathan Pavoloski
PEARSON, Alex Miner 30 Swede 1879 Alex Pearson
PEARSON, John Miner 37 Swede 1872 John Pearson
PERBACHER, Peter Miner 49 Austrian 1860 Peter Perbacher
PERONO, Dominick Miner 32 Italian Mary 6; Joseph 4; Annie 2; Peter 1877 Dominick Perono
PETE, Ben Miner 35 Austrian 1874
PRESSENGER, Joseph Miner 33 German Hilda 6; Annie 4; Walter 3 mos 1876 Joseph Pressenger
PRICH, Joseph Miner 38 Austrian 1871 Joseph Prich
PRUSITUS, Perys Miner 39 Lithuanian Perys 8; Tony 6; Mike 2; Infant 11 mos 1870 Perys Prusitus
PRUSITUS, Peter Miner 38 Lithuanian Pete 8; William 7; Blaygue 6; Frank 4 1871 Peter Prusitus
PSHAK, John Timberman 42 Slavic Annie 12; John 10; George 8; Mary 4; Lizzie 14 mos 1867
RAVISO, Joe Miner 1909
REPSEL, Joseph Miner 29 Austrian Joseph 2 1880
REPSEL, Martin Miner 36 Austrian Martin 8; Lucy 4; Barbara 3; Antone 1 1873
RICCA, Cegu Miner 30 Italian 1879
RICHARDS, Thomas Miner 21 Welch 1888
RIMKUS, Joseph Driver 27 Italian 1882
RITTEL, Frank Miner 37 Austrian John 12; Martin 9 1872
RIVA, Joseph Miner 27 Italian 1882
ROBEZA, Joseph Driver 1909
RODONIS, Joseph Miner 33 Lithuanian Peter 15; Mary 9; Mabel 8; Joseph 6 1876
ROLLAND, Victor Miner 18 1891
ROSSMAN, Robert Trapper 17 German Teressa 13; Andrew 10; Hannah 8; Marguerite 4; John 2 wks * Father and Mother were not living together 1892
RUGGESIE, Gailamyo Miner 25 Italian 1884
RUYGIESI, Frank Driver 21 Italian 1888
SANDEEN, Olaf Miner 50 Swede Roy 17; Edwin 15; Jennie 12; Evelyn 6 1859
SARBELLE, Julius Miner 28 Italian 1881
SARGINTO, August Miner 25 Italian Andrew 6; Martin 4; Mary 2 mos 1884
SCOTLAND, William Miner 32 Scottish James 9; William 5 Andrew Craig 3 mos 1877
SEITZ, Edward Miner 28 German Henry 5; Albert 4; Willie 2; Lewis 2 mos 1881
SEITZ, Paul Miner 34 Slavic Hattie 3; Edward 1 1875
SEMBOA (or SEREBA), J. Miner 1909
SESTAK, Jonathon Miner 25 Slavic 1884
SHEMIA, Jonathon Miner 40 Austrian Mary 12; Annie 12; Susie 9; John 7; Andrew 4; Emma 2 1869
SHERMEL, Antone Miner 36 Austrian 1873
SIAMON, Andrew Miner 24 Slavic 1885
SMITH, John W. Miner 46 Scottish Arthur 18; Roy 12; Phyliss 4 1863
SOPKO, Cantina Miner 24 Slavic 1885
SPEIR, James Miner 34 Scottish Alexander 12; William 11; Jennie 9; George 7; James 5; Elizabeth 1 1875
STAM, Antone Timberman 44 1865
STANCHEZ, Frank Miner 30 Polish Josephine 2; Helen 3 wks 1879
STARK, John Miner 35 Austrian 1874
STASZESKI, Tony Miner 33 Polish Antonia 2 wks 1876
STEARNS, James Miner 40 American 1869
STEELE, Peter Miner 24 American 1885
STEFENELLI, Dominick Miner 39 Italian 1870
STETTLER, Harry Miner 21 German Herman 2; Maria 4 mos 1888
STEWART, Harry Laborer 28 Scottish Henry 7; Walter 5; Helen 4; Robert 1 mos 1881
SUBLICH, Charles Miner 32 Lithuanian John 4; Charlie 2 1877
SUFFEN, John Miner 39 Austrian John 9; Annie 5 1870
SUHE, John Miner 17 Slavic 1892
SUHE, Mike Miner 44 Slavic Tony 9; George 4 1865
SUKITUS, Joseph Miner 30 Russian Joe; Annie; Mary 1879
SZABRINSKI, Jonathan (aka John SMITH) Cager 29 Lithuanian Eale 2 1880
TALIOLI, Eugene Miner 38 Italian Angel 5; Dominick 3; Annie 2; Katie 2 mos 1871
TAMARRI, Pasquale Miner 25 Italian 1884
TAMASHANSKI, Joseph Miner 28 Italian 1881
TESZONE, George Timberman 28 Italian Brogo 6; Mary 4 1881
TINKO, Andrew Spragger 17 Slavic 1892
TINKO, Joseph Jr. Miner 28 Slavic Joseph 6; Tony 5; Mary 3; Andrew 2; George 2 mos 1881
TINKO, Joseph Sr. Miner 51 Slavic Louis 26; John 14; Paul 12 1858
TINKO, Steve Miner 24 Slavic 1885
TONNELLI, Emilia Miner 30 Italian Stella 6; Jennie 4; Charlie 2; Amelia 6 wks 1879
TONNER, John Trackman 47 Scottish Rachael 17; Rose 15 1862
TOSSETH, Frank Miner 29 Italian Armendo 2 1880
TURCHI, Nocenti Miner 31 Italian 1878
UGO, Filippe Trackman 28 Italian 1881
WAITE, Charles Mine Examiner 42 English Joseph 4 1867
WELKAS, Anthony Miner 31 Russian 1878
WHITE, George Miner 54 English Stanley 10 1855
WYATT, William Timberman Helper 35 English Ruth 14; Eva 12; Annie 9; Thomas 4; Norris 4 1874
YACOBER, Frank Miner 32 German Barbara 11; Frank 8; John 6; Mary 4 1877
YAGOGINSKI, Frank Driver 34 Polish Frank 16; Mary 13; Margurite 11; Agnes 5; Hannah 3 1875
YANNIS, Peter Miner 1909
YEARLEY, Joseph Driver 20 1889
YURCHECK, Antone Miner 47 Slavic Mary 17; Annie 12 1862
ZACHERRIA, Giatano Miner 40 Italian August 8; Jennie 2; Infant 1869
ZEIKELL, Pat Miner 28 Austrian Antone 3; Rudolph 2; Infant 1881
ZEKUIA, Joseph Miner 33 Slavic Annie 13; Mike 11; John 10; Mary 8; Emma 5; Joseph 3; George 3 mos 1876
ZLIEGLEY, Thomas Miner 27 Slavic 1882


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Sources

  1. Illinois Labor History Society
  2. Mining Safety and Health Administration, Fact Sheet 95-8

Other Resources

  • "Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster." Karen Tintori. Atria Books, 2002.




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