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Peter Kriss
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Birth: Jun., 1840, Germany
Death: Nov. 27, 1900

"KRISS, TRACKWALKER MEETS QUEER DEATH. Hit His Head on a Rail, Fell Into a Fire and
Died Immediately. Peter Kriss, a track walker for the B. & M. railroad in South Omaha, met with a fatal and peculiar
accident last Monday evening. While walking along the track he slipped and fell, stricking his head on a rail. He got
up and complained of feeling very cold. His companions kindled a fire fy the track and set to work to warm him. He
continued to complain of the cold. All of the sudden he fell forward into the fire and was severely burned before he
could be pulled out of his perilous position and died an hour later, without regaining consciousness. Whether death
was casued by fire or the fall on the track is not known, and for some reason the matter was not reported to the
coroner. Kriss was 58 years of age, and had been in the employ of the B. & M. for many years. The funeral took
place at 10 o'clock this morning from the family residence , 1941 Georgia avenue."

Taken from Omaha Daily News from Bill Macy 
Family links: 
  Veronika Kriss (1855 - 1910)
  Emma F Kriss (1878 - 1958)*
  Jonathan James Kriss (1879 - 1913)*
  Anna Kriss (1886 - 1943)*
  Rose Albina Kriss (1895 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Mary Cemetery
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot 14 Block 2 Section 19
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jenny Watton
Record added: Dec 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82502731
Peter Kriss
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