Emmett, WI Tornado, June 1914

KILLED AT WAUSAU.

DANCE TURNS TO SCENE OF DISASTER AND MOURNING IN WISCONSIN CITY DURING TERRIBLE STORM.

Wausau, Wis., June 24. -- Two were killed, three fatally injured and seventeen hurt, several of them seriously, when the house and barn of MICHAEL KURTZWELL, in the town of Emmett, Marathon county, was blown down by a tornado early today.
The dead are:
LAURENCE SALZMANN, 17.
Two Year Old Child of KURTZWELL.
Among the injured are:
KARL and JOSEPH WUNDERS.
SCHRAN K. QUOTA.
MRS. KURTZWELL.
FRANK MURPHY.
The wedding of KURTZWELL'S daughter had been celebrated early in the evening and the crowd had remained for a barn dance.
Both the house and barn were completely wrecked. Four physicians were called from nearby villages. KURTZWELL'S home is eight miles from the nearest railway point. Most of the wires are down.
Particulars of the storm are not obtainable. Many other houses and barns in the same neighborhood are reported destroyed. Many cattle and horses were killed and trees struck by lightning and blown down. A heavy rainfall accompanied the storm. Wausau was in the path of the tornado and suffered considerable damage, but no loss of life.

The Racine Journal-News Wisconsin 1914-06-24