|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1879|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1905|
Eugene Ahn, a fireman on the Reading Railroad, was struck by an East Penn fast freight, No. 257, at 12.15 o'clock this morning, at Pike and almost instantly killed.
Engineer Adam Bender and Ahn had brought in an engine from the East Penn road and were on their way home to the round house. The two men were talking and at the coal dock stepped out of the way of No. 59 freight on the Reading division.
Just then Bender heard a bell ringing and turning around saw a train approaching. He grabbed Ahn and endeavored to pull him off the track, but it was too late. In an instant Ahn was caught by the engine of the fast freight and so badly injured that he died within a few minutes. Bender, too, was struck and thrown to one side, but not much hurt.
Ahn's injuries were about the head and his jaw was broken. The body was moved to the upper station and thence to the morgue of Undertaker Francis F. Seidel.
Mr. Ahn was single, 26 years of age and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ahn of Topton. He had been on the road about five years and was about to be promoted to the position of engineer. He was to have fired one of the fast freight trains for a month, when he would have been assigned to an engine.
Besides his parents, these brothers and sisters survive: Loraine, wife of Irvin Dankel, this city; Edna, Irvin and Howard, at home. Deaceased was a popular railroader and a member of the Brotherhood of Firemen.
William L Ahn (1847 - 1920)
Ellen Rebecca Ahn (1855 - 1933)
Lorena Agnes Ahn Dankel (1873 - 1953)*
Howard W Ahn (1877 - 1905)*
Eugene Lewis Ahn (1879 - 1905)
Annie Alice Ahn (1883 - 1901)*
Irvin George Ahn (1886 - 1966)*
Edna M Ahn Schmoyer (1892 - 1960)*
Mamie Emma Ahn (1892 - 1894)*
Union Cemetery of Bowers
Created by: E Hilbert
Record added: Dec 27, 2011
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