Bio: Liepert, William (6 Feb. 1896)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Liepert, Evart, Salter

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/06/1896

Struck by a Freight Train

Wm. Liepert resides in the town of Colby, Wisconsin; he is hauling logs to the mill of R. B. Salter & Co. On Monday he started for the mill with a large load and when he struck the crossing, just below the long bridge the load stuck fast on the track about half way across. A south bound freight was coming down the grade at a rapid rate, the team was unable to budge the load, so William unhitched his team and abandoned the load. The engineer of the train whistled for brakes then seeing that he could not stop, threw the throttle wide open. Result -- a load of logs scattered in every direction, a badly used up logging sled and an engine minus the pilot. It was a wonder the

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1900 Federal Census, ED 17 Colby town Colby city Ward West, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 11

Willie Liepert, white, single, male

image number: 00057
Household Members
head William Evart M 48 (Feb 1852) Germany
wife Amelia Evart F 40 (Feb 1860) Germany
son Charles Ewart M 25 (Oct 1875) Germany
son Frederick Ewart M 26 (Dec 1874) Germany
son Gust Ewart M 24 (Aug 1876) Germany
son Herman Ewart M 11 (Sep 1889) Wisconsin
daughter Huldah Ewart F 7 (Feb 1893) Wisconsin
stepson Willie Liepert M 16 (Jun 1884) Wisconsin
stepdaughter Annie Liepert F 14 ((Feb 1886) Wisconsin
stepson Herbert Liepert M 13 (Dec 1887) Wisconsin
stepdaughter Ida Liepert F 11 (Nov 1889) Wisconsin
stepdaughter Minnie Liepert F 6 (Apr 1894) Wisconsin
stepdaughter Clara Liepert F 4 (Jun 1896) Wisconsin
stepdaughter Hattie Liepert F 2 (Jun 1898) Wisconsin



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