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Frederick Koenig

Birth
Germany
Death 9 Nov 1884 (aged 35–36)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 14, Lot None, Public Ground
Memorial ID 94884419 · View Source
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                  FATAL ACCIDENT.

      An accident occurred on Saturday Nov. 1st, which has until within a day or two escaped our notice. it seems that on the day mentioned Frederick Koenig, who lives seven miles from here on Hay Creek, with his hired man started out for a hunt. They returned about evening and when they reached home Mr. Koenig remarked to Jeleska that they had better take the cartridges from their guns, and Jeleska proceeded to do so. He had been carrying his gun with both hammers raised, and when he reached down to catch hold of the gun his fingers in some manner touched the trigger and the gun was discharged, the charge of fine shot lodging in Koenig's hip, completely shattering the bone for about eight inches. Medical aid was called and it was decided that an operation would have to be performed on the injured man. He was removed to the Northern Pacific Hospital and on Sunday last Drs. Bigger, Hemstead, Roberts, Brinley and Rosser assembled for consultation, and the bone from the leg and hip was entirely removed, but the man survived the operation only three hours. He leaves a wife and two children and an effort is being made to raise funds to send them back to their home in Germany. The accident is one of the many that we read of resulting from carelessness in handling fire arms. Mr. Koenig had just completed a neat log house on his place and it was the intention to move into it the next day. The blow falls very heavy on the lady who is almost a stranger in a strange land, having only been in this country three months. She has the sympathy of the community. (Brainerd Dispatch, 14 November 1884, p. 3, c. 3)


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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 5 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94884419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Koenig (1848–9 Nov 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94884419, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .