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The 844

"The 844": Left as a Family of Four, Came Back as Two

Chicago, Illinois -- We honor the following people who are amongst "The 844" victims who perished in the Eastland Disaster: Ellen Marie Sophia Gradert (age 31); Raymond A. Graf (16); Frank Grajek (19); Matilda Grandt (35); Leonardo Greco (36); Arnold Martin Green (51); Edward Frimms (23); Katarzyna Grochowska (17); Emma Grossman (20); Helen Grzezkowiak (19); Benjamin F. Haertel (20); William Haffer (19); Frank Hajduk (41); Ladislav Hajek (21); Theodore Hallas (25); Zofie Homola (27); and Vlasta Homola (1).


"The 844": The Loss of One Homolka Sibling

Chicago, Illinois -- The following people who perished in the Eastland Disaster are honored this week: Carl Freidman (age 24); Philippi Frisina (21); Anna (Mrs. Peter) Frisina (17); Alica Frydrych (17); Catherine Fuchs (28); Frank S. Fuka (19); Marie Gabriel (18); Edward J. Gatens (24); Edwin Geberbauer (19); Anna Gembora; Emma Genda (35); Mabel F. Gibson (25); Phillip L. Ginsberg (25); Clara Gorney (19); Charles A. Goyette (16), and Caroline Homolka (17).


"The 844": Willie Guenther's Fate

Chicago, Illinois -- We begin the New Year honoring the following people who were among "The 844" victims of the Eastland Disaster. We remember: Otto Fischer (age 17); Nellie (Mrs. John F.) Fitzgerald (27); Dorothy Fitzgerald (3); Caroline Fleischer (50); Henry Fleming (17); Emil Flicek (19); Anna Forst (18); Anna Soukup Forst (17); Emilia Forst (23); Cherster G. Fostle (18); Marya C. (Mrs. Albert J.) Frackowiak (21); Anna (Mrs. Robert) Franzen (45); Arthur F. Franzen (19); Lillian Franzen (22); Jan Freilich; Hattie (Mrs. Jan) Freilich (25); and William Guenther (23).


"The 844": Named Her Daughter After Her Late Husband

Chicago, Illinois -- The following group of "The 844" Eastland Disaster victims are remembered this week: Alma Etter (age 21); Angela (Mrs. Louis) Etzkorn (46); Jennie Evenhouse (26); Anna B. Evenhouse (23); Harry Evenhouse (21); Mary Fanret (19); Robert Farnara (21); Amelia Farrell (19); William Alexander Feehan (39); James Fenik (34); Mary (Mrs. James) Fenik (29); Helen Fenik (4); William Fenik (7); Margaret Fick (19); Alma F. Fink (29); and Edward Henry Garner (38).


"The 844": A Mother's Third Tragedy

Chicago, Illinois -- The following victims of the Eastland Disaster, part of "The 844," are remembered today: Catherine (Mrs. Vincent) Dubek (age 38); Catherine Dubek (16); Joseph Dubek (11); John Dudek (33); Mary Krzyzaniak (Mrs. John) Dudek (27); Charles James Duggan (30); Victoria Dulean (21); Rose Dunne (25); Alexander Dupke (21); Marya (Minnie) DzionDziak (19); Mary Helen Egan (15); Nicholas Elecks (45); Walter Elendt (20); Lena Engels (23); Jenny Erickson (24); Carrie Erlandson (22); Rachel (Hill) Foster (25), and Harry Foster (25).


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