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Killed By Lighting
John Lueck Struck Dead at Home.
John Lueck, an industrious young German who was recently married to Miss Carrie Zimmerman, of this city, was instantly killed by lightning at his home fourteen miles north of Hutchinson, about 11 o'clock Sunday evening during the thunderstorm.  Mrs. Lueck had retired and her husband was seated near the bedside, while his mother was attending to some household matters in another part of the room when the summons came.  Mrs. Lueck heard the chimney crash on the roof when she called to her husband.  Receiving no response the wife went to her husband and found that he was dead.  He never spoke nor moved after the fatal shock.  Neither of the ladies were injured and the only evidence of the thunderbolt about the building was the demolishing of the chimney.  The deceased was an honest industrious young man.  The young widow is bowed down with grief and receives the sympathy of everyone.
The Interiour
Hutchinson, Kansas
Thursday, July 12, 1877
page  3 *** column  2

Submitted by
Rose Stout on June 25, 2005.

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