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The 844

"The 844": The Schultzes Found Still Holding Each Other

Chicago, Illinois -- This Friday, July 24, 2015, marks the 100 year anniversary of the Eastland Disaster. Since the fall of 2014, EDHS has honored the lives of those amongst the 844 victims every Wednesday. Today wraps up the last of "The 844." We honor the lives of: Zastera, Antonie (age 20); Zastera, Julie (18); Zastera, Marie (23); Zdrojewska, Frances (19); Zeiss, Henry (18); Zezerski, Mary (23); Zielske, Alma (21); Ziervogel, Emil (30); Zimma, Josefa (17); Zintak (Vantak), Apolonia (Pauline; Mrs. Henry) (43); Zintak (Vantak), Helen (Leona) (15); Zitt, Charles H. (23); Zobac, Anna (Mrs. Edward John) (24); Zobac, Edward John (25); Zopke, Hedwig (20); Zopke, Metha (23); Zoumis, Peter; and Zuchowski, Klemens (20).

"The 844": Edward Made Multiple Trips Through the Morgue

Chicago, Illinois -- Next week, July 24, 2015, marks the 100 year anniversary of the Eastland Disaster. We honor the following individuals this week who were amongst "The 844" victims: Wilkens, John Henry (age 42); Wilkinson, John Edward (24); Will, Clara (18); Winski, Leonard (22); Wittforth, Fred, Jr. (21); Wodtke, Eva (16); Wolf, John; Wolf, Lulu Clerer (Mrs. Charles) (32); Woller, Henry C. (17); Wood, Catherine E. (Mrs. George John, Sr.) (22); Wood, George John, Jr. (3); Wrobel, Thomasz (23); Wroblewski, Jacob (34); Zajicek, George (24); Zak (Zack), Emil (Edward) T. (37).

"The 844": Polivka Sisters Became Pall Bearers for Friends

Chicago, Illinois -- The following individuals are amongst "The 844" who perished in the Eastland Disaster and are honored this week: Uebel, John (age 38); Uldrych, Jan (John) (19); Urban (Nat), Anna (19); Urbanowicz (Urban), Zigmund (18); Uren, Philip (19); Valchar, Joseph (44); Valentine, Estella (20); Varela, Sylvia Eva (14); Vavra, Frank (20); Velan, Ella (15); Velan, Frank, Jr. (24); Vlasak, Josef F. (21); Vlasak, Mary (24); Vogel, Christian (25); Volsonsky, Frank (22); Vrhel, Mr.; Wahl, (Graebner), Emily H. (33); Warren, Theresa (Mrs. Edward) (22); Warren, Thomas F. (19); Warren, Viola (3); Wastak Jan (John) (28); Weichbrodt, Albert Z. (19); Weinesfelder, Hattie (Mrs. William) (45); Weinschenk, Edward (49); Wellestat, Lydia C. (21); Wesemann, Carie A. (18); Wichtendahl, Walter W. (24); Widran, Samuel E. (29); Wielgosz (Wielgos), Thomasz (17); Zastera, Antoine (20); Zastera, Julie (18); and Zastera, Marie (23).

"The 844" Commemorative Beer Released in Honor of 100th Anniversary of Eastland Disaster

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) announces the release of “The 844,” a commemorative beer brewed by Ale Syndicate Brewers for the 100th anniversary of the Eastland Disaster and will be distributed by Lakeshore Beverage.

"The 844": Elizabeth Decided to Take the Second Boat

Chicago, Illinois -- This month marks the 100 year anniversary of the Eastland Disaster. We honor the following individuals who were amongst "The 844" victims who lost their lives that fateful day: Sullivan (Scully), Mary Elizabeth (age 23); Sulzman, Catherine (Mrs. Arthur); Swanson, Arthur J. (24); Swedin, John (47); Switala, Benedicta (24); Sykes, Harry D. (10); Sykes, Margaret (6); Sykes, William T. (35); Szalacinski, Mieczyslaw (Matthew) (17); Szymanska, Josephine (17); Taube, Herbert (24); Techajar, Albert (20); Tempinska, Anna (20); Theede, George (16); Theil, Louise R. (Mrs. Roy Cyrus) (28); Theis, Agnieszka (17); Theis, Klara (22); Thomas, Rose (21); Thommen, Caroline (20); Thommen, Emma (16); Thompson, Louise M. (19); Thoresen, Leif Edward (18); Thyer, Helen M. (9); Thyer, Henry H. (36); Tiedemann, Arthur (17); Tiedemann, Emily (Mrs. Henry) (42); Tismer, Elizabeth (24); Tismer, Ernest (18); Tismer, Herbert (14); Tismer, Minnie (16); Toellet, Herman (23); Toman, Bessie (17); Tonnesen, George Livingston (24); Tranckitella, Frank; Traznik, Ella (20); Trh, Bertha (24); Trogg, Charles W. (46); Trogg, Katherine (Mrs. Charles W.) (31); Tseuko, Michael (42); Turek, Albert (31); Turek, Alma (10); Turek, Edna (8); Turek, John E. (34); and Zitt, Charles (23).

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