EDHS News and Updates

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The 844

"The 844": James Was a Chicago Cab Driver

Chicago, Illinois -- On this first Wednesday in April, we recognize and honor the lives of the following individuals who perished in the Eastland Disaster: Jonas (Jones), Joseph (age 26); Judge, Martin R. (27); Judge, Martin R., Jr. (2); Jungwirth, Lillie (17); Jungwirth, Mamie (16); Justin, James C., Jr. (20); Koukl, Anna (21); Leonarczyk, Ignatius (19); Lepine, Joseph (37); LeRoy, Edgar (29); Leu, Edward (21); Lewandowska, Walewja (Violet) (18); Lewitzki (Lewicki), Jan (John) (4); Lewitzki (Lewicki), Leo (34); Lewitzki (Lewicki), Ottilia (Ophelia; Mrs. Leo) (30); Liening (Rivy), Elisabeth (20); Locke, Adolph M. (19); Lockey, John W. (22); and Padrta (Paderta), James (23).


"The 844": Joseph Went Without His Brother Edward

Chicago, Illinois -- The following individuals lost their lives in the tragicĀ Eastland Disaster and are amongst "The 844" victims. We remember: Grandt, Clara (age 12); Gustafson, Theodore (27); Jacobsen, Oscar I. (27); Jagoda, Stanislaus (18); Jakubowski (Jackson), Ignatz (16); Jamieson, Charles (age unknown); Jannisch, Anna F. (Mrs. Fred) (20); Jarzembowska, Antoinette (19); Jaszka (Joschko), Emilia (18); Jaworski, Julia (16); Jaworski, Martha (21); Jelen, Wladuslawa (Lottie) (18); Jilek, Josef (24); Johnson, Edward (19); Johnson, Elizabeth (Mrs. J. N.) (27); Johnson, Elna V. (21); Johnson, Esther Randine (3); Johnson, Eva (19); Johnson, Gustaf Ander (36); Johnson, Harry B. (23); Johnson, Ida K. (Mrs. Louis) (33); Johnson, Louis H. (42); Johnson, Nels Peter (60); Johnson, Thomas (53); and Peternell, Joseph (28).


"The 844": The Cox Sisters' Fate

Chicago, Illinois -- This week, we remember the following people who were amongst "The 844" Eastland Disaster victims: Foreman, Henry W. (age unknown); Gajicek, Henrietta (17); Gecewicz, Wladyslaw (Walter) (20); Horazdovsky, Ella (18); Horazdovsky, Emma (17); Hosman, Amalie (age unknown); Hrebout (Kral), Anna Stella (23); Hrivnak, Emma (16); Hubbard, Ruth E. (22); Humpal, Jan (John) (23); Hunt, Joel B. (45); Hurt, Lillian (19); Hutchinson, Joseph L. (20); Ignasiak (Miller), Anna (17); Ignasiak (Miller), Antonett (21); Illig, William, Jr. (18); Immel, Albert J. (25); Inciardi, Antoinetta (Mrs. Henry) (37); Ingenzo, Antonette (27); and Ivanecky, Katerina (19).


"The 844": Blanche Set Out With Her Picnic Basket

Chicago, Illinois -- The following individuals are amongst "The 844" who lost their lives in the Eastland Disaster on July 24, 1915. We remember: Brennan, Joe (age 35); Fischer, Frederick George (0.75); Fischer, William (21); Hipple, Ada W. (age unknown); Hipple, Clifford Edward (7); Hipple, Cora May (Mrs. John) (41); Hipple, Hazel Marie (13); Hoffman, Joseph M. (41); Hoffman, Marie (19); Hoffman, Martha A. (Mrs. Joseph) (37); Holcombe, John Ralph (22); Holdsworth, James William (68); Holstedt, Oscar J. (26); Holtz, William (21); Holub, Vercinc (Vincent) (26); and Blanche Jelinek (18).


"The 844": George Wanted to Hear the Music

Chicago, Illinois -- The following are amongst "The 844" Eastland Disaster victims that we commemorate and remember this week: Patrick Brady (age 45); Hefferen, Mary (40); Heiden, Edwin (18); Heilemann, Rudolph Frank (28); Helfenbein, Jan (John) (22); Hengels, Barbara Elizabeth (18); Hennings, Edward (18); Henzlik, Ruzena M. (Rose) (17); Herries, James (29); Herzfeldt, Fred (32) Hill, Emily Georgia (Mrs. Henry) (41); Hill, Henry (35); Hill, Mary (23); Hilles, John (age unknown); Hillman, Anna M. (22); Hinczewski, Vijcenty (William) (21); and George W. Jost (17).


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