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The 844

"The 844": Clara Wrote Letters Home Telling of Excitement

Chicago, Illinois -- This week, the following individuals amongst "The 844" Eastland Disaster victims are honored: Sivickis, Boleslovas (age 40); Skala, Bertha (Mrs. Edward) (38); Skala, Edwin (9); Skala, Helen (17); Sklenicka, Jaroslav (Jerry) (40); Sladek, Bessie (20); Sladek, Mamie (18); Slominski, Salomea; Slowinski, Roman (26); Smarzk, Mary; Smith, Margaret (20); Smola, Frank (44); Soderstrom, Minnie (Mrs. Theodore A.) (33); Soderstrom, Stanley (10); Sosnowska (Keeran), Hattie (23); Soukup, William (18); Squillace, Ernest (17); Sramek, Bosina (19); Stack, Marie (24); Stahlik, Karol (Charles) (24); Stamm, Anna N. (Mrs. Edward) (63); Steffen, Hattie (25); Stejskal, Josephine (16); Stekelon, Helena (22); Stender, Martha (19); Stenson, James (21); Stephenson, Willis F. (12); Stevens, Grace W. (24); Stork, Gertrude (15); Straan, Grace (15); Straka, Anna (21); Straka, Paulina (19); Stranc, Katarzyna (22); Strauss, Lottie (19); Streit, Ella (18); Streit, Emma (17); Streit, Jenny (24); Struszyna, Victor (21); Stump, Mary; Suchwalko, Jacob (19); and Teichmiller, Clara (18).

"The 844": Nicholas Went Below Deck to Turn in Tickets

Chicago, Illinois -- The following individuals are amongst "The 844" people who lost their lives in the Eastland Disaster. We honor: Schoenholz, Adolphina (age 55); Schoenke, Alma (25); Schreiber, Joseph (48); Schroeder, Antoinette Octzel; Schroeder, Carl A. (infant); Schroll, Emma Straka (Mrs. Julius) (23); Schroll, Julius (32); Schroth, Dora (26); Schuette, Henry (28); Schultz, Edward J. (17 months); Schultz, John S. (23); Schultz, Veronika (Mrs. John) (25); Schultz, Sabina Melvin (Mrs. Joseph) (20); Sedlacek, Bessie (17); Seip, Helena E. (16); Selig, Bertha (Mrs. William) (45); Selig, Edward (19); Selig, Frank (26); Shannon, Nannie (33); Sheridan, Catherine (21); Sherlock, Nellie Carney; Sherry, William (22); Sieczkarski (Sieczkowski, Sarkarska, Sager), Josephine (21); Siedlecka, Frances; Siegmann, Wilhelm M. (25); Sierazek, Joseph (28); Sierazek, Mary (Mrs. Theodore) (28); Silha, Lillian (Mrs. Jacob) (23); Simmons, Leslie Elliot (20); Sims, Estella (Mrs. Neville George) (23); Sims, Neville George (31); and Suerth, Nicholas (42).

"The 844": Dolejs Descendants Ensure Ancestors Aren't Forgotten

Chicago, Illinois -- The following individuals lost their lives on July 24, 1915 in the Eastland Disaster and are amongst "The 844" we honor this week: Roth, Ella (age 19); Rozycka, Monika (23); Rucinskaite (Roshinski), Juozefa (Josephine) (18); Rudczka (Rudcki), Bronislawa (Blanche) (20); Rudel, Stanislaw (age unknown); Rudin, Fern Lee Gaylord (Mrs. Oliver Wendell) (23); Rudolph (Kourim), Anna (26); Rupp, William J. (25); Rusch, Elsie (22); Rutvki, Bronislawa (20); Rylands, Minnie Miller (Mrs. James) (27); Rynarzewski (Rynar), Rozalia (21); Sagenbrecht, Frank (22); Salak, Fannie (Mrs. John) (age unknown); Sallmann, Ella (16); Sallwasser, John R. (47); Samec, Marie (age unknown); Samek, Emma (17); Schaefer, Edwin M. (17); Schank, Gustav, Jr. (24); Schmelz, Edward J. ; Schmidt (Smith), Myrtle ; Schmidt (Smith), Sophia (28); Schmidt, George E. (36); Schmidt, Louise (19); Schneider, Emma (Mrs. George); Schneider, George C. (42); Schneider, Leslie (9); Schnell, Carolina; Schnierle, Mamie (23); Schnorr, Nellie (Mrs. John) (32).

"The 844": Peter Regretted Not Teaching Ella to Swim

Chicago, Illinois -- The following people lost their lives in the Eastland Disaster and are amongst "The 844" we honor this week: Prochniewski (Pronesky), Helen (15); Prochnow, Lillian (18); Prugert, Robert J. (26); Psynko, Michael (41); Punicka (Ponicki), Marya (Mamie) (18); Putz, Mary (Mrs. Joseph) (35); Quaine, Anna (18); Quinn, Anna E. (22); Radoll, Louise M. (25); Rakowski, Wladyslaw (Frank) (46); Redlich, Adolph (18); Rehak, Blanche (20); Reinhardt, Elsie (18); Reis, Sophia (20); Reitinger, Anna (15); Remy, Ella (27); Remy, Florence (19); Richten, George P. (29); Riedl, Marie (21); Riedl, Ruzena (19); Riker, Robert Jerome Tarlton (13); Rimnac (Rinnar), Ladislaw (Lang) (22); Ristow, Herman A., Jr. (25); Ristow, William F. (30); Roach, Thomas (2); Robel, Morris W. (20); Robinson, Thomas (22); Roche, William David (25); Roglin, Mary E. (20); Rohn, Clara (19); Rohn, Lydia (16); Rohse, Ella A. W. (19); Rohse, Lillian (21); Roser, Minnie Engelbrecht (44); Rossow, Mamie (36); Rossow, Ralph A. (19); Rossow, Ruth (14); Rossow, William A. (38); Rossow, William A., Jr. (6); and Schlentz, Gabrielle (20).

"The 844": The Schiff Siblings

Chicago, Illinois -- The following individuals lost their lives in the Eastland Disaster and are amongst "The 844" we honor this week: Pecha, Albert, Jr. (age 20); Pelmar, Mary (17); Perich, Thomas (36); Pesch, Anna (21); Pesek, Martha (20); Petersen, Charles Andrew, Jr. (11); Petersen, Niels (Nelson) Rasmus (46); Petersen, Royal (4); Peterson, Martha K. (22); Peterson, Ruta (8); Petrik, Joseph L. (24); Petrik, Karel (Charles) L. (16); Pfeiffer, Martha (19); Picard, Gildia Marie (Mrs. S. J.) (28); Pichas, Amelie (19); Pierce, Charles F. (46); Pierson, Albert (37); Pilarski, Jan (Thomas) (23); Pinkall, Edna Will (16); Piotrowski, Walter (31); Pittelkow, Helen (21); Pivko, Mathes (Mike) (40); Plachetka, William (18); Placzek (Fillips), Wladislawa (Lottie, Lucy) (21); Plocharczyk, Joseph (30); Poch, May (19); Poleta, Frank J. (25); Potter, Bessie (29); Pozesky, Martha (17); and Schiff, Ludvik (Ludwig) (16).

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