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Walworth, WI Farm House Fire, July 1904



Walworth, Wis., July 11. -- Three lives were lost today in a fire near this village in which the amount of property destroyed amounts to little over $500.
Carelessness in an endeavor to replenish a kitchen fire by the aid of kerosene started the blaze, burned a young woman who was at work, over the stove and two children, together with the home of CHRIS HOLTZ, a farmer on the Peterson place, four miles west of here.
The dead:
MARIE SORENSON, aged nineteen years.
DOROTHY HOLTZ, aged nine years.
PETRA HOLTZ, aged five years.

Saint Paul Globe Minnesota 1904-07-12

article | by Dr. Radut