1896 Cyclone Deaths
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1896 Cyclone Deaths

In May 1896, a cyclone, now called a tornado, hit St. Louis near the Soulard area. Many people died from this weather catastrophe. Some were prominent St. Louisans, others ordinary citizens. A special publication, The Great Cyclone, outlines the devastation from this event. The index includes the names of the deceased, their ages, and their home addresses.

This index was published in the 1975 St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume 8, number 2, pages 43–45.

 

1896 St. Louis Cyclone Deaths

Showing records 1 to 237 of 237.

NameNotes
Ahillern, John 26, 2929 Missouri avenue.
Alcornero, Charles 19, address Unknown.
Allen, Charles Edwards 43, Platte City, Missouri
Altus, Henry 62, 3026 LaSalle street.
Anderson, Richard 1029 North Seventh street.
Anderson, Wm. F. 38, 606 South Seventh street.
Archambo, Alex 45, City Hospital.
Arnika, Louisa 36 years, Women's Christian Home.
Bene, Sylvester 5, 1418 Ohio avenue.
Benwall, Fred 24, Jefferson and Shenandoah.
Benz, George 22, Twentieth and Gratiot streets.
Bergeest, John 27, 2408 South Broadway.
Boecklin, Ulrich 48, 1309 South Seventh street.
Bohle, Fred 64, 2807 Wisconsin avenue.
Bolm, Augusta 63, 1706 Park avenue.
Bowler, Wm. 28, 328 Montrose avenue.
Bradshaw, Wallace 20, 923 N. Jefferson avenue.
Brandenburger, Carl 40 years, 1827 Park avenue.
Brouthers, John 304 North Fifteenth street.
Brown, C. M. 2621 St. Louis avenue.
Buck, Catherine, Mrs. 78 years, 4368 Swan avenue.
Cahill, Mary, Mrs. 70, Jefferson avenue and Papin.
Carnero, Charles 19, 1411 Papin.
Cheney, Emma L. 42, 1432 Mississippi avenue.
Claypool, Cora 67, 2641 Papin
Claypool, Ethel 10, 2641 Papin
Coles, Charles 21 years, 4500 Washington avenue
Conelly, John Springfield, Illinois
Conrad, Mamie 22 years, Jefferson Barracks.
Cook, William 36 years, 932 North Broadway.
Cooning, Alphonse 22 years, Earlington, Kentucky
Craddock, Martin 36, 1211 Carr street.
Craig, Charles 817 Walnut.
Creamer, Kate F. 20, 2643 Caroline street.
Crook, William 33, 1611 Lafayette.
Crump, Catherine A. 47, 2711 Park avenue.
Damat, Philip 30 years, Wheaton, Illinois. Boarded at 405 South Second St.
Davidson, Stephen O. 2102 1/2 Franklin avenue.
Davis, Florence, Mrs. 1419 Bremen avenue.
De Martini, Sophia 16, 402 South Twelfth street.
Decker, Jean 56 years, 2039 Biddle street.
Detzer, Joseph 25 years, 1828 South Tenth street.
Dieterich, Peter 67, 1516 South Tenth street.
Dorsey, Joseph 23 years, 4008 Easton avenue.
Duggan, Rose 55, 1527 South Eight street.
Dunn, Michael 42, 1213 North Fifteenth street.
Eastman, Fayette Colored, 1606 Carr street
Elser, Joseph 32, Gas Company stables.
Ely, Teleph Eighth and Washington avenue.
Enders, Charlotte 40, 616 Rutger.
Eyman, T. A. 47, 3129 South Jefferson avenue.
Fiegler, Caspar 40, 3313 Salina.
Fischer, Frank H. 6, 1944 Papin
Fisher, Morris Hardin, Illinois aboard steamer J. J. Odill
Forfit, Hy. 18 years, Decatur, Illinois
Foster, Sidney 28 years, 2107 1/2A Market street.
Friesecke, Clara, Mrs. 30, 609 Hickory.
Friesecke, Edna 4, 609 Hickory
Friesecke, Estella 6, 609 Hickory.
Fruin, Jere 70 years, 2107 Menard street.
Gall, Julius 26, 1507 Sulphur avenue.
Gallagher, Chas. L. 4, 2136 California avenue.
Gardner, Anna 24, 1848 Menard
Gardner, Emma 1, 1848 Menard
Gearse, Julia 64, 1306 South Third street.
Gegan, Henry P. 34, St. Louis House.
Gibson, Henry 38, 5526 Odell avenue.
Gingles, Nancy 50 years, Beaver Creek, Illinois
Goff, James 29, 3715 Chouteau avenue.
Goodline, L. P. Disappeared from Terminal Hotel.
Goodman, Adolph 40, 1816 Linn street.
Goodman, Maggie 1816 Linn street.
Gorgar, Mrs. Hardin, Illinois aboard steamer J. J. Odill
Gray, Leroy 5 months, 1523 Hickory.
Gregory, Wm. 20, 1213 North Sixteenth street,
Gruenewald, Walter 15 years, 1614 Arlington avenue.
Hardy, Albert 35 years, Logansport, Indiana
Harris, Jacob 19 years, 1114 Angelica street.
Hassenfratz, Daniel 71, 1014 Armstrong.
Hauck, Eugene F., Dr. 2354 Whittemore place.
Heenan, Joseph 37 years, Sixth and Poplar avenue.
Helix, Melanie, Mrs. 69, Seventh and Rutger
Herbert, Geo. 22, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hermann, Catherine A. 58, 3644 Castleman.
Hess, Harry 28, 1109 South Seventh.
Hessel, John 17, 1109 Emmett.
Hickey, Maggie 21, Vail place.
Hollerman, Taylor Colored, 38, 1401 Missouri.
Horne, Isa 26, 1432 Mississippi avenue.
Howell, Alice, Mrs. 27, 714 Rutger
Howell, Ida 7, 714 Rutger.
Howell, John 35, 714 Rutger.
Huss, Charles 27 years, Twelfth and Cass avenue.
Irvin, Thomas 65, 2220 Chouteau avenue.
Itdley, Mary 22 years, Alton, Illinois
Jacobs, Bertie E. 21, 1510 Vail Place.
Jean, E. T. 45 years.
Jencks, [unk] 26 years, 172 Illinois street, Indianapolis.
Jeremiah, Ray 44 years, worked for E. H. Berry Boiler Company. Recently from Belleville, Illinois
Johnson, [unk] Roustabout, Pittsburg
Jones, Oscar Roustabout, steamer Houck.
Jones, Richard 35, 2809 Easton avenue.
Jones, Samuel
Jones, Thomas Central Home of Rest.
Keiffer, Mary 26 years, 2110 South Seventh street.
Keim, George 72, 2111 Kosciusko.
Keim, Lizzie 14 years, 2106 South Seventh street.
Kelly, E. F. 30 years, 1204 State street, Chicago; boarded at Tenth and Wright streets.
Kiefer, Charles 1307 South Seventh street
Killian, Harry 9, 1303 South Seventh street.
Killian, Thomas 40, 1303 South Seventh street.
Killian, William 7, 1303 South Seventh street.
Kleiu, James 45 years, 1516 Cora place.
Knipp, Sadie 507 Espenschied street.
Knobel, George W. 43, 1303 South Seventh street.
Knoll, George 55, 1801 South Thirteenth street.
Kuehling, Henry 18, 2824 Oregon avenue.
Labar, John 21, killed at 1819 Chouteau.
Lambkin, Charles Anthony Came from Cincinnati the day of the tornado.
Lanahan, James 26, 2005 Biddle.
Lanahan, William 42, gas company's stables.
Ligon, J. J., Mrs. 50, 2358 Park avenue.
Loeblein, John 49, 916 Barry.
Matz, Joseph Belleville, Illinois
Mauchenheimer, Catherine, Mrs. 56, 1300 South Seventh.
Mauchenheimer, Fred. 63, 1300 South Seventh.
Maurer, Joseph A. 54, 1830 South Eighteenth street.
McCarthy, Cal 41 years, motorman.
McCarthy, Josie 27 years, Memphis, Tenn.
McClellan, James 29 years. Webster Groves.
McLaughlin, Joseph 26 years, worked at Ligget & Myers tobacco factory.
M'Donal, T. Malachi 34, 2745 Clark avenue.
Meyer, G. 60 years, Hamburg, Ill.
M'Given, Mary 1, 2725 St. Vincent.
Miller, Joseph J. 30, 1510 Pennsylvania.
Moraghan, Thomas L. 24, 1653 South Jefferson avenue.
Morris, Louis Cook, aboard steamer J. J. Odill
Moser, George 73 years, 2830A South Ninth street.
Myers, Dora 19 years; came from Chicago the day of the tornado.
Nee, Chas. 35, 1503 Chestnut.
Niesinger, A. J. Indianapolis, Indiana
Oaden, Will Roustabout steamer Pittsburg.
Oates, Thos. 55, 2230 O'Fallon.
O'Leary, John 5 years, 1449 Biddle.
O'Meara, William Thought to be buried in the ruins at 1700 South Broadway.
O'Reilly, James Worked for Laclede Car Company.
Osterman, Annie City Hospital.
Ottenad, William 41, 1700 South Braodway.
Ottensmeir, Aug. 23, 3431 Gravois
Parker, M 45 years.
Parker, Sol Roustabout, steamer Houck.
Plank, William 1848 Menard.
Platschek, William 58, 614 Rutger
Pomely, William Second and Chouteau avenue.
Poppitz, Thomas 20, 2501 South Broadway.
Probasko, Andrew P, 816 North Twenty-third street.
Proute, Katherine 67, 1500 South Thirteenth.
Raack, John 50 years, Second and Soulard streets.
Rafferty, John 23, 2223 Wash.
Reichenbacher, Henry 37 years, 1802 Oregon avenue.
Reis, Theodore 8, 2140 Chouteau avenue.
Richards, Ida 11 Espenschied street.
Ridley, Mary, Mrs, Second and Penrose.
Rodriguez, Mrs. 40, City Hospital.
Rohlfing, Anna 23, 2122 Geyer avenue.
Rose, John 19 years, 2401 South Eleventh street.
Ruebeck, Chas. 55, 1236 High street.
Rutledge, Charles W. 19 years.
Rux, Matilda 56, 716 Barry
Rux, Tina 17, 716 Barry
Sanger, Lena 25 years.
Schmalenbach, Hermann 1700 South Broadway.
Schmidt, August 21 years, Herman, Missouri
Schmidt, Chas. 37, 2633 Hickory.
Schoff, Charles A. 1529 North Seventh street.
Schueringer, Alex 23
Schulter, Kate 29 years
Schwerdtman, Chas. 29, 2648 St. Vincent avenue.
Scott, John Seventh and Choteau avenue.
Seitner, Raymond 60 years, real estate agent of Peoria, Illinois
Selp, Edw. 26, Lami and Pestolozzi.
Sherbold, John 53, 714 Julia.
Silva, Beni 55, 3042 Locust
Simmons, Charles L. Of St. Joseph, Mo., address any information to Simmons, Keller and Castle, St. Jose
Sims, L. F. 37, 1707 Park avenue.
Smith, Andrew 4 months, 1523 Hickory.
Smith, James, II. 25 years
Smith, John 28 years, Twentieth and Penrose streets.
Smith, Samuel Central Home of Rest.
Smith, Wm. 82, Memorial Home.
Spillman, Marths B. 73, 2711 Park avenue.
Sreinkoeter, Adam 15 days, 1633 South Thirteenth.
Steinberf, Christian 23, 2648 Allen avenue.
Steinreide, Charles 19 years, Cincinnati, Ohio
Stephens, Thaddeus J. 23, 3728 North Market
Struedel, F. D. 2338 South Twelth street. This young man left a wife and four young children.
Surgeon, James 60 years.
Suther, Chas. 33, 1865 Dolman.
Tainter, Chas. 3 months, 1522 Hickory.
Tandy, Chas. A. 3135 School street.
Taylor, Wm. 45, 1401 Missouri avenue.
Terrance, M., Mrs. 36 years, Nineteenth and Wash streets.
Teva, Anna 1007 Allen Avenue
Thompson, S. W. 61 years, 1917 North Grand avenue.
Tolbert, Mary 30, 213 1/2 Market.
Trachter, Wm. 64, Third and Rutger.
Unknown, Child In ruins at Twentieth and Papin.
Vignette, Louise 89, 1300S. Seventh.
Vollmer, Gustav 69, 1300 S. Seventh.
Wagner, John 33, 919 Geyer avenue.
Wagner, Mary Domestic at Planters Hotel.
Ward, William 27 years, Louisville, Kentucky
Watkins, George Colored, 27 years, St. Paul, Minnesota stopping at 1608 Carr street.
Weckerman, Anton 40, 1938 Cherokee.
Wehrfritz, Olga 20 years.
Weis, Max 49, 3100 Magazine.
Wells, Theresa G. 9 months, 1728 S. Ninth.
Wells, Fred 2 years, 1728 S, Ninth.
Wendt, Jacob Ferryboat clerk.
Wetzel, Bertie 2906 1/2 Olive street.
Whetsel, Oscar 4338 Fairfax avenue.
Wills, Michael 46, S. Sixth. 1315 S. Sixth.
Wilson, Robert 23, 4214 Cottage avenue.
Wind, William 40 years.
Winkler, William 30, 2011 Virginia avenue.
Woddell, F. H. 6057 Horton place.
Woodruff, Sarah B. 50, 2743 Ann avenue.
Woods, Sim Clerk aboard steamer J. J. Odill
Woods, William H. 29, 1428 S. Eighteenth.
Wulfinger, John 35 years, 2108 Bremen avenue.
Young, John 65 years, 3007A Magazine street.
Zalijigak, Frank, Jr. 21 years, 2235 Montana avenue.
Zalijigak, Rose 27 years, 2235 Montana avenue.
Zeic, Gregor 2507 S. Second street.
Zimmer, Ernst 32, 4731 Greer avenue.
Zimmerly, Samuel 56, 321 Russell avenue.

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