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Leo P. Brick
Birth: Jul. 31, 1853
Ontario, Canada
Death: Oct. 22, 1896
Saint Cloud
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA

St. Cloud Daily Times, Thurs. Oct. 22, 1896. CRUSHED TO DEATH. Leo P. Brick Instantly Killed at an Early Hour This Morning. A Heavy Wagon Loaded With Beer Kegs is Upset and Thrown Upon Him. Men Going to Work at Six O'clock Discover the Fatal Accident. A fatal accident happened at an early hour this morning in which Leo P. Brick lost his life. Brick was a teamster, and peddled beer for the Preiss & Wimmer brewery. This morning he left the brewery about 4:45 with a load of beer and started towards Cold Spring. About 6:30 Chas. Bechtold, a Great Northern shop man going to his work, found the beer wagon upset in the ditch where Fourth street north crosses the Osseo track of the Great Northern. The wagon was smashed and the heavy kegs were piled on top of the driver who still held the reins of the team in his hand. Although the wagon had been broken and overturned the horses still stood there, but the grip on the lines that held them was that of a dead man. The shop men who had come out on the first street car hastily got the man from under the load, but he was dead. How the accident happened is considerable of a conjecture, although it is supposed that the horses were frightened by a train and jumped to one side, upsetting the wagon with its contents in the ditch where it was found. The Preiss & Wimmer brewery was at once notified and Mr. Wimmer secured permission from the authorities to have the body removed to the home of the deceased, No. 709, Fourth street north. The dead man leaves a wife and five children. The deceased was 40 years old. He came to St. Cloud in 1874 and was one of the proprietors of "Der Nordstern" from 1874 to 1881, when he sold out his interest to Resenberger and Renz. He then went to Little Falls where he built a brewery but it burned with little insurance. He rebuilt it but was unable to continue the business on account of limited means and sold his interest. He leaves a wife and five children the youngest eight and the oldest fifteen. The funeral will take place from the Cathedral at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning. Dr. H.A. Pinault, of St. Joseph, the coroner was summoned but decided that an inquest was unnecessary. The unfortunate man was struck on the head and death was due to concussion of the brain.

St. Cloud Journal Press, Oct. 22, 1896. A SUDDEN CALL. Leo P. Brick, Country Salesman for The Preiss & Wimmer's Brewery Is Smothered. UNDER AN OVERTURNED WAGON. Deceased Leaves a Wife and Five Children No Inquest Considered Necessary. The lifeless body of Leo P. Brick was found this morning by two men near the Osseo track. He had been killed by the overturning of the wagon in which he was riding. The coroner was notified and came in from St. Joseph, viewed the body and learned the facts in the case, deciding that no inquest was necessary. The family has charge of the remains and the funeral has been set for Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and will take place from the Cathedral, the interment being in Calvary cemetery. It was about 5 o'clock this morning when C.T. Bechtold and another man came upon an overturned wagon near the Osseo crossing in the west end. One of the front wheels had been broken and the horses, attached to the broken pole of the vehicle, were standing by. Beneath the wagon, the box of which rested on his chest, was the cold body of Leo P. Brick, an employe of the Preiss & Wimmer brewery as country salesman and who had stared at 4:30 to drive to Richmond with a load of beer. He was wrapped in his fur coat and also had blankets about him to keep out the morning chill. The theory of the accident is that the team had been frightened by a train and had run into the adjacent ditch along the railway line. The sudden turn had broken a wheel of the wagon and it had overturned, burying poor Brick beneath it and covering him over with barrels of beer. His employers were at once notified and a doctor was taken to the scene of the accident. On the advice of the county attorney, the body was removed to his late home, No. 708 Fourth street north, where a doctor examined it. No bones were broken, but there were two blue spots on the breast and an abrasion of the skin of the face. The opinion of the medical man is that death was due to suffocation. The facts were so patent that no inquest was considered necessary. When found, his lifeless hands still held the reins. The dead man was about 40 years of age, and had resided in this city for the past 24 years. He was married, his wife being a sister of Mrs. Gans of the town of St. Cloud. He leaves five children, the eldest a boy of 17 and the youngest eight years old. His father, Peter Brick, Sr., resides in St. Cloud as does also his brother, Judge Peter Brick. Another brother Simon Brick is deputy county auditor at Little Falls. From 1874 to 1881 he was part proprietor of "Der Nordstern" and after selling out his interest in the newspaper plant went to Little Falls where he built a brewery. This was burned before it was completed; he had no insurance on the building and very little on the stock. He rebuilt but was obliged by reverses to sell the plant. He had many friends among the older settlers who will tender to his suddenly bereaved family their condolences on the death of the husband and father. The funeral will be as above sated at the Cathedral Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.

St. Cloud Times, Sat. Oct. 24, 1896. The funeral of the late Leo P. Brick took place today. Funeral services were held at nine o'clock this morning at the Cathedral. A large procession of carriages followed the remains to the grave.
Family links: 
  Peter Brick (1819 - 1904)
  Mary Magdalena Pung Brick (1857 - 1933)*
  Edward J Brick (1880 - 1959)*
  Benedict Peter Brick (1881 - 1952)*
  Philip James Brick (1884 - 1950)*
  Isabel Eva Brick Doerner (1889 - 1964)*
  Mary Brick Maloney (1889 - 1920)*
  Peter Brick (1845 - 1939)*
  Anthony Brick (1847 - 1918)*
  Carolina Brick Fischer (1848 - 1886)*
  John Brick (1851 - 1886)*
  Leo P. Brick (1853 - 1896)
  Mary Magdalena Brick Meyer (1855 - 1942)*
  Emily Wimmer Brick Denis (1857 - 1924)*
  August Brick (1858 - 1923)*
  Mary Ann Brick Smee (1860 - 1950)*
  Simon P Brick (1862 - 1950)*
  Catherine Brick Medved (1864 - 1960)*
  Eugene J. Brick (1867 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Saint Cloud
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 6 Plot 108 Grave 2
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Originally Created by: Michael J. Petrie
Record added: Oct 24, 2011
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