Della E <I>Coley</I> Baer

Photo added by Thelma Brooks Morgan

Della E Coley Baer

  • Birth 4 Sep 1877
  • Death 18 Aug 1915
  • Burial Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 6306776

One of the most distressing automobile accidents in the history of the county occurred yesterday morning at 10;30 o’clock when Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Baer, of Stockwell, were instantly killed by their ford runabout turning turtle in front of the home of Mrs. George Edris, a mile and a half west of Crane. Mr. and Mrs. Baer had left their home in Stockwell with the intention of coming to this city. When they reached a point near the Edris home they met a large touring car that was traveling at a fast rate of speed and turned out to allow it to pass. From tracks made by the wheels it was evident that the small car turned too far and went off the road into a small ditch about four feet deep. The wheels struck the far side of the ditch with considerable force and the impact threw the light car over onto the road. Both occupants were caught beneath it, and their necks broken. Mr. Baer lived about fifteen minutes. There were no marks on Mr. Baer’s body, but Mrs. Baer’s head was badly crushed. The little daughter of Mrs. Edris saw the appalling accident and ran to her mother, notifying her of what had occurred. Abe Eckhaus, the Lafayette butcher, was near the scene and hurried to the home of Wesley Kirkpatrick, where aid was summoned. Several farm hands hurried to the scene and the machine was lifted from the prostrate forms. Mrs. Baer was pinned under the body of the machine and the running board rested on Mr. Baer’s neck. Mr. Baer was engaged in the meat business at Stockwell.

Family Members



1877-1915, wife of Jesse A Baer





  • Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
  • Added: 1 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6306776
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Della E Coley Baer (4 Sep 1877–18 Aug 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6306776, citing Johnson Cemetery, Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Thelma Brooks Morgan (contributor 46519845) .