The Chicago Firemen

The table below contains key information about the Chicago Firemen who responded to and assisted with the Eastland Disaster. You may search by name, portion of a name, or other keyword. You may also sort individual columns by clicking on the column headers. Click on the highlighted names with links to access photos, personal accounts, and premium content.


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Name Age Status M/F Ethnicity Cemetery Notes
Anderson, Thomas M Lieutenant, Engine Company No. 13 9 9 9 9
Baynes, John M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Bobzien, Walter J. M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 9 9 9 9
Burkart, Francis X. M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 9 9 9 9
Burns, Thomas H. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 13 9 9 9 9
Cassidy, Richard E. M 9 9 9 9
Cherney, Henry M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 9 9 9 9
Cline, Harry J. M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 9 9 9 9
Collins, Charles A. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40 9 9 9 9
Cummings, Michael J. M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 9 9 9 9
Dillon, William 42 M 9 9 9 9
Egan, Patrick M Chief First Batallion 9 9
English, James A. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 32 9 9 9 9
Franz, Joe M 1 9 9 9
Furlong, Michael M Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1 9 9 9 9
Geary, John P. M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 9 9 9 9
Hanks, William M Pilot, (Detailed from Engine Company No. 92) Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Hansen, Hans M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Hansen, Theodore J. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40 9 9 9 9
Harper, Edward C. M Driver, Engine Company No. 13 9 9 9 9
Heffernan, Garrett M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 9 9 9 9
Hodges, Courtney M Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1 9 9 9 9
Hopkins, William J. M Engineer, Engine Company No. 40 9 9 9 9
Huddleston, Charles A. M Engineer, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Kempski, Walter F. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 13 9 9 9 9
Leffert, Charles B. 28 Married M Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1 9 9
Loftus, Martin A. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40 9 9 9 9
Mann, John M. M Driver, Engine Company No. 13 9 9 9 9
Manning, John T.. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40 9 9 9 9
Mathews, Thomas 59 M Stoker, Engine Company No. 37 9 9
McAuliffe, Frank M Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1 9 9 9 9
McAuliffe, Jeremiah M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 9 9 9 9
Miller, Bryce F. M Engineer, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Mohr, George M Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1 9 9 9 9
Murphy, Cornelius M Lieutenant, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Neubert, Henry M Pilot, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
O'Brien, Francis M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 1 9 9 9 9
O'Brien, John M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 9 9 9 9
O'Connor, Frank M Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1 9 9 9 9
O'Connor, Patrick M Driver, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 9 9 9 9
O'Hayer, Patrick J. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40 9 9 9 9
O'Neill, James M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 9 9 9 9
Osius, Louis M Stoker, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Peterman, Christian M Captain, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 9 9 9 9
Peterson, Jens L. M Lieutenant, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 9 9 9 9
Reinhard, Charles O. 37 M Lieutenant 9 9 9
Rowley, James J. M Lieutenant, Engine Company No. 40 9 9 9 9
Sandberg, John M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 9 9 9 9
Scanlon, Joseph M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 9 9 9 9
Scanlon, Thomas M Lieutenant, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1 9 9 9 9
Shay, Thomas J. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Sheehan, John J. M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 9 9 9 9
Steffel, Frank T. M Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 9 9 9 9
Sweeney, Matthew M. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 1 9 9
Swigert, Fred M 9 9 9
Walker, Jes M 9 9 9 9
Walters, Samuel E. M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 37 9 9 9 9
Wilson, Samuel M Pipeman, Engine Company No. 13 9 9 9 9

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