|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1962|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 2001|
New York, USA
Karl J. Weisgerber
ROXBURY — Karl J. Weisgerber, 39, of Roxbury, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, following a logging accident.
He was born Oct. 9, 1962, in Margaretville, son of Henry Weisgerber and Jean Fredenberg.
He was employed by John McMurray as a carpenter for 10 years and was self-employed as a logger for 12 years.
Karl was best known by locals for his colorful characteristics and jovial attitude.
He is survived by his companion, Thelma Peters of Roxbury, and twin daughters, Kristina and Kaitlyn Weisgerber; stepdaughters, Becky and Kelly Peters; his father, Henry Weisgerber of Margaretville; his mother, Jean of Margaretville; discipling father, John McMurray of Margaretville; sisters and brother-in-law, Karen and Mihail Branzburg, Erica and Chris Bray and Lynn and Brad Keater; sister, Enid Hulse; brother and sister-in-law, Arne and Ruth Weisgerber; several nieces and nephews, and life-long friends, Allen Misner and Bruce Swartz.
He was predeceased by a brother, Henry Weisgerber.
Saturday, November 10, 2001
Man dies in logging mishap
By Carolyn Norton
Friends on Friday remembered Karl J. Weisgerber as "caring," "good" and "super nice."
Weisgerber, 39, of Roxbury, died Thursday afternoon in a logging accident, according to an obituary.
He was thrown from a log skidder and crushed underneath it in the woods, said Dave Taylor, owner of the farm in New Kingston where it happened.
Delaware County Sheriff Tom Mills said the accident happened Thursday afternoon.
Weisgerber was logging by himself and was using the skidder to try pulling logs onto a roadway, Mills said. Apparently the logs got hung up somehow and in trying to move them, the skidder flipped, he said.
When the skidder rolled over, Weisgerber likely was ejected and the skidder probably landed on him, Mills said. The coroner was called to the scene, he said, and the incident has been classified as an accident.
Margaretville Fire Chief Scott Gavette didn't immediately return phone calls placed to his home Friday night.
Taylor said that Weisgerber, a logger, was in the farm's woods cutting logs he had recently purchased from him.
When Weisgerber hadn't emerged from the woods by dark, Taylor said he went out to look for him but found nothing.
Taylor said he then called the fire department. Emergency service personnel searched for about 45 minutes before locating Weisgerber underneath the skidder, Taylor said.
Taylor said coroners declared Weisgerber dead at the scene.
"We're terribly upset by what happened," Taylor said. "He's a super-nice guy, but it's a dangerous occupation."
Taylor said the skidder is still in the woods, tipped on its side.
Weisgerber was also employed as a carpenter by John McMurray, who said he has known him for 20 years.
"'He was a good boy," he said. "He couldn't do enough to help people.
Roxbury (Delaware County)
New York, USA
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Record added: Oct 10, 2006
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