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Augusta Polke Adler
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1885, Germany
Death: Jul. 24, 1915
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Augusta, age 29, perished in the S.S. Eastland Disaster on the Chicago River. Augusta is survived by her husband, John Adler and her parents, August and Paulina Ziervogel Polke.

A lake passenger steamer, the S. S. Eastland had been chartered by Chicago's Western Electric Company to transport the company's employees (and their families), to their annual picnic in Michigan City, Indiana.

At 7:28 a.m., still moored to her Chicago River dock and with 2,572 people on board, the S. S. Eastland began to list. The steamship managed to briefly right herself before slowly rolling on her side.

844 people died that day in what would turn out to be Chicago's worst disaster ever.
 
 
Burial:
Concordia Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jill
Record added: Nov 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16426284
Augusta <i>Polke</i> Adler
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Augusta <i>Polke</i> Adler
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- Jill
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
Thinking of you on the anniversary of the Eastland Disaster.
- Sonia Sanchez
 Added: Jul. 24, 2013

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 Added: Jan. 19, 2012
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