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 Stefan Floeschel

Stefan Floeschel

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Death 11 Dec 1921 (aged 40)
Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 59000523 · View Source
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Last name may be spelled Flaeschel or Flashel. Born in Austria-Hungary to Bernhart and Margaret (Eisele) Floschel.

Lebanon (PA) Daily News
Monday, December 12, 1921, p. 1 & 7
Steven Floeschel, Lebanon Man, Killed Sunday
A Lebanon man was killed outright, and another was probably fatally injured when a party went down the William Penn Highway on Sunday and reached the bridge between West Lawn and Wyomissing, where the car caught in the track and turned turtle. Steven Floeschel of Lebanon, aged 40 was instantly killed. He hit the trolley track with his head and half of his skull was torn off by the blow.
Joseph Montz, 33 North Third street, Lebanon, sustained a fractured skull and a large piece of bone was removed from his head. He is at the Homeopathic hospital, at Reading and is not out of danger.
Mrs. Joseph Gepplen, Jonestown, aged 47, was thrown to the pike and a collarbone was broken.
Joseph Kettler, a cobbler, of 508 North Seventh street, the driver, was thrown out but not hurt. He was arrested and locked up by the state police on a warrant charging him with driving an automobile while under the influence of liquor. State Trooper Eckley swore to the information. After the coroner's investigation it is likely another warrant will be sworn out against the driver charging him with manslaughter.
Kettler fought the officers at the Homeopathic hospital and handcuffs had to be used to take him to city hall.
It is alleged the members of the party were intoxicated. They left Lebanon Sunday morning and went down the pike at a good clip. Fifty feet from the bridge, at the time of the accident, was State Trooper Eckley. He saw the automobile coming and was taking the number for speeding when they lost control of the machine on the top of the bridge and the crash came.
Those injured bled profusely. The state policeman stopped another automobile and they rushed the party to the Homeopathic hospital, at Reading, with the state policeman on the running board. At the hospital there was a little stream of blood in the operating room. To save the life of Montz an operation had to be performed immediately.
The accident occurred shortly after 12 o'clcok. The automobile was a Dodge car and was badly damaged.
The East Lebanon Harmonie-Maennerchor figures in this accident. The members of the party say they got their booze at the Maennerchor in Lebanon.
[a couple of paragraphs left out about roadway accidents]
The party left Lebanon at 11 o'clock yesterday morning for a little spin according to members of the family who went to Reading late last night.The dead man was married and resided at 314 North Fifth Street, Lebanon. He is the father of two children. The man in prison is aged 61 years.
When arrested and taken to city hall he resisted. County Detective Krick, State Policeman Eckley and Officer Weiningor started for the prison with him. When they got outside the jail he put up a fight. He had to be downed before he could be gotten inside. Inside, he put up another fight, but was placed in a cell for the night.
The district attorney's office studied the case last evening and decided to ro issue a warrant charging manslaughter. The warrant will be sworn out before Alderman Broan. It was before him that the warrant was sworn out yesterday afternoon charging the man with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Floeschel was 40 years of age and was employed at the [?] plant of the Bethlehem Steel Co. He had resided in this city for the past ten years and was well known among the foreign population.
He leaves a wife, who was hurriedly summoned to Reading after the first news of the fatality, and two children, a young son, Joseph and a daughter, Eva, both at home.
Joseph Mountz, who sustained a fractured skull in the crash, resides at 33 North Third street, is in a Reading Hospital where his chances for recovery are slight according to physicians in attendance. [my note: he survived]
Jacob Bills, also a foreigner residing on North Fifth street, was a member of the party. He escaped with minor bruises.
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Lebanon (PA) Daily News
Wednesday, December 14, 1921, p. 5
Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o'clock for the late Stephen Flaeschel, victim of an automobile accident at Reading. The funeral was held from the residence, 614 North Fifth street, with services in St. Gertrude's church, in charge of the Rev. Father Kappes. Burial was made at St. Gertrude's cemetery.
The undertaker was P. H. Thompson.


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  • Created by: Pat R
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59000523
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stefan Floeschel (10 Feb 1881–11 Dec 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59000523, citing Saint Gertrudes Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Pat R (contributor 46977706) .