Kenosha, WI Tornado, Jul 1912

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STORM HITS KENOSHA CAUSING BIG DAMAGE.

MRS. E. PRINTZ, SOUTH OF THE CITY, KILLED BY SHOCK DUE TO A CYCLONE EARLY IN THE DAY.

Cyclone Hews Path a Little Over a Half Mile in Width, Destroying Everything in Its Wake – Partial Reports of Losses Begin to Come in and the Total Damage Has Not Been Estimated – Hotel Guests Are Routed – Details.

(Special to The Northwestern.)

Kenosha, Wis. July 13 – One woman is dead and may people are injured as the result of a cyclone which swept through the suburbs of the city of Kenosha just after 3 o’clock this morning. The storm was the most severe known in this section of the state in many years.

Houses were blown down, trees uprooted, barns collapsed and crops ruined by the force of the storm.

MRS. E. PRINTZ of South Kenosha, was killed by the shock of the storm. MRS. PRINTZ was about to become a mother when the cyclone struck and she died from the shock.

The home of CAPT. O. NELSON at South Kenosha was demolished and NELSON was found buried in the debris an hour later. He was unconscious.

TELEPHONES CUT OFF.

Many other people had minor injuries but none of them are regarded as serious. The telephone and telegraph connections in the stricken district are cut off.

It is said the path of the cyclone was a little over half mile in width and in this territory everything practically was ruined.

It was impossible to estimate the loss as only partial reports of the damage have been received.

In Kenosha the storm was very severe but it did not attain the velocity of a cyclone. Hotel Jacobs was struck by lightning. There was a panic among the guests who fled in their night clothing and no one was seriously hurt.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 13 July, 1912

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Kenosha, WI Tornado, Jul 1912

Kenosha, Wis., July 13. - -One woman was killed and many persons were injured in a cyclone which passed through the suburbs of the city early today. The storm was the most severe known in this section of the state in many years, and it left a path of desolation behind. Fences were blown down, trees uprooted and crops ruined.

Mrs. F. Printz, of South Kenosha, was killed by the shock of the storm. Mrs. Printz was about to become a mother when the cyclone struck and she died from shock.

The most serious damage in Kenosha resulted when the Hotel Jacobs was struck by lightning. There was a panic among the guests of the hotel, but they managed to escape in their nightclothing and no one was seriously hurt.

The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN, 13 Jul 1912

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Kills and Maims at Kenosha.

Kenosha, Wis., July 13. - - The most severe wind and rain storm in years descended on the city today leaving razed buildings in its wake. Mrs. E. Printz, of South Kenosha, was killed when her house collapsed; the residence of Captain O. Nelson was also demolished and the captain fatally injured. Trees were uprooted, wires blown down and havoc created by the wind. The storm was less severe in Kenosha proper.

Daily Commonwealth, Fond Du Lac, WI, 13 Jul 1912

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The total loss in damaged property and ruined crops is estimated at $300,000.
Mrs. Mary Printz of South Kenosha was killed by the shock of the storm.

Daily Commonwealth, Fond Du Lac, WI, 15 Jul 1912