|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1906|
"A young woman about 15 years old was taken from the wreck alive, and after receiving the last sacraments of the church from the hand of Father Juraschek of Chesterton, died."
"The bodies of these two were taken to Chesterton and Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock solumn requiem high mass was sung over their remains in St Patrick's church and the remains buried in the Catholic cemetery."
"These passengers were principally emigrants from Italy, Poland, Austria, Servia Russia and other countries of southeastern Europe."
This young woman died on the Woodville train wreck of Nov 6, 1906 shortly after 3 am. This person was one of two identified persons of the 60-70 immigrants that died. It was the worst train wreck in Porter County history.
There were 10 people buried in a large coffin at St Patrick cemetery that were never identified. Source: 11/15/1906 Chesterton Tribune "Woodville's Awful Horror Shocks the Entire Country"
This is referred to as the Immigrant Train Wreck. It took place at Woodville which is on 900 North in Liberty Twp west of where the B&O tracks crosses 900 North -- 200 yards west of the milk stand (gone now) on a curve.
There are no gravestones on any of these graves. Their families never learned their fate after coming to America. God bless their souls.
(I used the spelling from the Porter County death index.)
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: Jul 11, 2011
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Added: Jul. 11, 2011