Bio: Erickson, Henry (Injury - 1883)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Erickson, Freeman, LaFever

----Source: The Abbotsford Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 02/02/2013

Originally published in the Colby Phonograph, Wednesday, January 2, 1883

Henry Erickson, working for Matt La Fever, southeast of this place, was struck in the head by a falling limb one day last week and so severely injured that, for a long time, he lost his reason.

He rushed to the river with his ax, cut a hole in the ice and jumped in. The water was not deep enough to take in his whole body but was cold enough to bring him to his senses.

He then got out of the water and made his way to the house. Dr. Freeman of Unity was called to dress the man’s wounds, and we learn that he is getting along now very nicely.





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