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Story of the Great Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad
St. Paul No. 2 Mine Fire
Cherry, Bureau County, Illinois
November 13, 1909
No. Killed - 259

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St. Paul No. 2 Mine Fire Fatalities

This list was derived at by making a comparison of the names found here External Link and those found in the alphabetical digest of Illinois mining fatalities External Link from 1883-1971.  Several names could not be found in both locations, however, the total number of names listed here is 259.

The youngest of the miners listed here is Andrew Krall, age 15.  Other miners under the age of 18 include: Alfred Howard, 16; JNO. McGill, Jr., age 17; Robert Rossman, age 17; and Andrew Tinko, age 17.  See more instances of children killed in mine accidents.

  1. Alfio Amider, 18
  2. Foliani Agramanti, 40
  3. Joseph Alexius, 28
  4. Peter Atalakis, 34
  5. G. Atalakis, 39
  6. M. Adakosky, 18
  7. Charles Armelani, 32
  8. Paul Armelani, 33
  9. Joseph Burke, 31
  10. Milce Bauer, 43
  11. Oliver Brain, 40
  12. Clemento Burslie, 34
  13. Mike Bastia, 28
  14. Thomas Brown
  15. Antonio Bolla, 34
  16. Peter Bolla, 32
  17. Frank Bawman, 28
  18. Lewis Bawman, 31
  19. Antone Barozzi, 26
  20. Edward Bruno, 33
  21. Peter Bredenci, 30
  22. Joseph Budzon, 30
  23. Jerome Boucher, 30
  24. George Bakalar, 25
  25. Thomas Bayliff, 31
  26. Charles Bernadini, 26
  27. Adolph Bosviel, 33
  28. Charles Budzom, 30
  29. Tonzothe Bertolioni, 22
  30. J. Benossif, 34
  31. August Butilla, 32
  32. Joseph Bordesona, 35
  33. John Betot, 40
  34. John Brown, 33
  35. Richard Buckels
  36. John Bruzis
  37. John Bundy
  38. Angelo Costi, 23
  39. Canical Cioci, 22
  40. Peter Ciocci, 24
  41. Canivo Canov, 33
  42. Angelo Costi, 23
  43. Lewis Costi, 22
  44. Frank Camilli, 36
  45. John Casserio, 26
  46. Chelsto Castoinelo, 27
  47. John Cagoskey, 56
  48. Joseph Chebubar, 32
  49. Elizio Casollari, 29
  50. Henry Coulon
  51. Henry Cohard, 34
  52. Mike Cipola, 40
  53. Robert Clark, 28
  54. Elfi Carlo, 28
  55. Diminick Casolari, 40
  56. Charles Cavaglini, 45
  57. John Compasso, 33
  58. John Debulka, 27
  59. Andrew Dovin, 49
  60. George Dovin, 18
  61. John Donaldson, 46
  62. Fred Demesey, 29
  63. Leopold Dumont, 33
  64. Victor Detourney, 36
  65. Francisco Denalfi, 30
  66. Benjamin Durand, 26
  67. John Dunko, 22
  68. Andrew Durdan
  69. JNO. G. Davies
  70. Miestre Elario, 24
  71. George Elko, 18
  72. Peter Eloses, 23
  73. Charles Erickson, 55
  74. Eric Erickson, 39
  75. John Farlo, 30
  76. Peter Fayen, 40
  77. John Forgach, 34
  78. Dominick Formento
  79. Ole Freebirg, 35
  80. John Francisco, 48
  81. August Francisco, 23
  82. John Flood
  83. JNO. Governor, 42
  84. Andrew Grehaski, 49
  85. Peter Gugleim, 34
  86. J. Garletti, 29
  87. JNO. Garletti, 19
  1. JNO. Guidarini, 41
  2. Angone Gialcolzza, 33
  3. JNO. Garabelda, 35
  4. Joseph Gulick, 34
  5. Jalindy Gwaltyeri, 28
  6. Frank Geckse, 20
  7. Frank Grumeth, 34
  8. Lewis Gibbs, 34
  9. Mike Halko, 28
  10. Steve Hadovski, 28
  11. Samuel Howard, 20
  12. JNO. Hudar, 45
  13. William Hynds, 25
  14. JNO. Hertzel, 39
  15. Dan Halofcak, 45
  16. Joseph Harpka, 52
  17. August Hainant, 25
  18. Alfred Howard, 16
  19. Frank James, 43
  20. Joseph Janavizza
  21. James Jamison, 20
  22. Thomas Klemiar, 55
  23. JNO. Kanz, 42
  24. Julius Kussner, 30
  25. JNO. Klaeser, 41
  26. George Klemiar, 56
  27. Richard Klemiar, 24
  28. John Kometz, 53
  29. Alfred Krall, 15
  30. Henry Krall, 56
  31. Alexander S. Kroll, 23
  32. John Kenig, 42
  33. Antone Korvonia, 21
  34. Joseph Korvonia, 33
  35. Frank Kovocivio, 38
  36. Paul Kutz, 33
  37. Dominick Kliklunas, 24
  38. David Love, 24
  39. James Love, 26
  40. John Love, 34
  41. Morrison Love, 31
  42. Charles Leyshon, 24
  43. Andrew Lukatchko, 35
  44. John Leptack, 26
  45. John Lonzotti, 26
  46. Urban Leynaud, 37
  47. Seicomo Lonzetti, 32
  48. Frank Lallie, 21
  49. Mike Lurnas
  50. Frank Leadache, 20
  51. James Leadache, 40
  52. Hasan Mumetich, 20
  53. Edward Miller, 33
  54. Joseph Miller, 39
  55. Lewis Miller, 19
  56. Joseph Mokos, 43
  57. Joseph Meicora, 36
  58. James R. Mohahan, 62
  59. Arthur Mills, 29
  60. Edward Mills, 44
  61. Tony Mekles, 54
  62. Arthur Merdior, 26
  63. Frank Marchiona, 32
  64. Archie Marchiona, 52
  65. JNO. Maceoha, 26
  66. JNO. Mittle, 37
  67. Frank Mayelemis, 27
  68. Anton Masenetta, 25
  69. Joseph Malinoski, 26
  70. Robert McCandless, 27
  71. JNO. McGill, Jr., 17
  72. JNO. McCrudden, 25
  73. Peter McCrudden, 48
  74. George McMullen, 24
  75. JNO. Mazenetto, 18
  76. Joseph Mani, 56
  77. JNO. Mayersky, 39
  78. Andrew McLuckie, 31
  79. Andrew McFadden, 22
  80. JNO. Mazak
  81. William Matear, 30
  82. Alexander Norberg, 37
  83. August Norberg, 34
  84. Donaty Ossek, 32
  85. Martin Ossek, 36
  86. Matt Ondurko, 26
  1. Andrew Packo, 37
  2. Charles P. Olson, 50
  3. Albert Palmiori, 50
  4. Charles Papea, 33
  5. Perys Prusitus, 39
  6. Peter Prusitus, 38
  7. JNO. Pavoloski, 27
  8. Joseph Pressenger, 33
  9. Joseph Prich, 38
  10. Alexander Pearson, 30
  11. John Pearson, 37
  12. Dominick Perono, 32
  13. Peter Perbacher, 49
  14. Ben Pete, 35
  15. John Pahak
  16. Antona Pauline, 26
  17. Martin Repsel, 36
  18. Joseph Repsel, 29
  19. Joseph Rodonis, 33
  20. Victor Rolland, 18
  21. Frank Rittle, 37
  22. Thomas Richards, 21
  23. Cegu Ricca, 30
  24. Joseph Riva, 27
  25. Joseph Raviso
  26. Gailamyo Ruggesie, 25
  27. Robert Rossman, 17
  28. Frank Ruygiesi, 21
  29. Joseph Rimkus, 27
  30. Joseph Robeza
  31. Cantina Sopko, 24
  32. James Speir, 34
  33. Harry Stettler, 24
  34. Olaf Sandeen, 50
  35. Paul Seitz, 34
  36. Antone Shermel, 36
  37. John Stark, 35
  38. Frank Stanchez, 30
  39. Dominick Stefenelli, 39
  40. August Sarginto, 25
  41. Andrew Sarginto
  42. Andrew Siamon, 24
  43. J. Semboa
  44. John Smith, 29
  45. John W. Smith, 46
  46. Charles Sublich, 32
  47. John Sube
  48. Mike Sube
  49. John Suffen, 39
  50. Joseph Sukitus, 30
  51. Peter Steele, 24
  52. Julius Sarbelle, 28
  53. James Stearns, 40
  54. Edward Seitz, 28
  55. William Scotland, 32
  56. JNO. Shemia, 40
  57. Harry Stewart, 28
  58. Antone Stam, 44
  59. Tony Staszeski, 33
  60. JNO. Sestak, 25
  61. Joseph Tinko, Jr., 28
  62. Joseph Tinko, Sr.
  63. Steve Tinko, 24
  64. Andrew Tinko, 17
  65. George Teszone, 28
  66. Eugene Talioli, 38
  67. Emilia Tonnelli, 30
  68. Nocenti Turchi, 31
  69. Frank Tosseth, 29
  70. Joseph Tamashanski, 28
  71. Pasquale Tamarri, 25
  72. John Tonner, 47
  73. Filippe Ugo, 28
  74. George White
  75. Anthony Welkas, 31
  76. Charles Waite, 42
  77. William Wyatt, 35
  78. Antone Yurcheck, 47
  79. Frank Yacober, 32
  80. Peter Yannis
  81. Frank Yagoginiski, 34
  82. Joseph Yearley, 20
  83. Thomas Zliegley, 27
  84. Joseph Zekuia, 33
  85. Giatano Zacherria, 40
  86. Pat Zeikell, 28




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