THE CHERRY HILLS MINING DISASTER OF 1909
Cherry
Bureau County, Illinois

LIST OF VICTIMS

VICTIM'S NAME

OCCUPATION
AGE
NATIVITY
SURVIVING CHILDREN
AMIDER, Alfio
Miner
18
Italian

AGRAMANTI, Foliani
Miner
40
Italian

ALEXIUS, Joseph
Miner
28
Italian
Teressa, 3, babe 2 weeks
ATALAKIS, Peter
Miner
34
Greek

ATALAKIS, G.
Miner
39
Greek

ADAKOSKY, M.
Miner
18
Greek

ARMELANI, Charles
Trackman
32
Italian
Albert 5, John 3, Edith 2mos
ARMELANI, Paul
Trackman
33
Italian
Richard 8, Marco 7, Albert 6, Rachael 4, Caroline 2
BURKE, Joseph
Miner
31
Irish
Joseph 2
BAUER, Milce
Miner
43
German
Mary, 18
BRAIN, Oliver
Miner
40
Scotch
Beatrice 10, Winnie 6
BURSLIE, Clemento
Miner
34
Italian
Sidney 6, Rolando 3, infant
BOLLA, Antonio
Miner
24
Italian

BASTIA, Mike
Miner
28
Italian
Marico 6 months
BROWN, Thomas
Miner
51
English

BOLLA, Peter
Miner
32
Italian
Dowardo 6
BAWMAN, Frank
Miner
28
Belgium

BAWMAN, Lewis
Miner
31
Belgium
August 6
BAROZZI, Antone
Miner
26
Italian

BRUNO, Edward
Miner
33
Italian
Josie 9, Antone 8, Teressa 2
BREDENCI, Peter
Miner
30
Lithuanian
Annie 2, Mary 1
BUDZON, Joseph
Miner
30
Polish
Satislar 3, Joseph 2
BOUCHER, Jerome
Miner
39
Belgium
Amelia, 17
BAKALAR, George
Miner
25
Slavic
George, 10 mos
BAYLIFF, Thomas
Miner
31
English
Rosie Pearl, 18; John Lincoln, 1
BERNADINI, Charles
Miner
26
Italian
Child, 2 wks
BOSVIEL, Adolph
Miner
33

Clatilda, 15; Bertha 15
BUDZOM, Charles
Miner
30
Polish
Infant
BERTOLIONI, Tonzothe
Miner
22
Italian

BENOSSIF, J.
Miner
34
Italian

BUTILLA, August
Miner
32
Italian

BORDESONA, Joseph
Miner
35
Italian

BETOT, John
Trackman
40
Lithuanian
Annie, 9; John, 5; Sophia, 4; Mary 2
BROWN, John
Cager
33


BUCKELS, Richard
Spragger

German
Mother; Albert, 15; Lottie, 11
BRUZIS, John
Timberman

Lithuanian

BUNDY, John
Mine Manager

Lithuanian
Alfred, Amy, William, Florence, Herbert, Ethel, Lincoln, Edgar
COSTI, Angelo
Miner
23
Italian

CIOCCI, Peter
Miner
24
Italian

CANOV, Carivo
Miner
33
Italian
Wife and 2 children in Italy
CIOCI, Canical
Miner
22
Italian

COSTI, Lewis
Miner
22
Italian

CAMILLI, Frank
Miner
36
French
One Child
CASSERIO, John
Miner
26
Italian
Married
CASTOINELO, Chelsto
Miner
27
Italian
Line 3; Mary 10 mos
CAGOSKEY, John
Miner
56
Slavic
John 16; Andrew 11, Mike 7
CHEBUBAR, Joseph
Miner
32
Austrian
Joseph 7, Mary 6, Phillip 3, John 1
CASOLLARI, Elizio
Miner
29
Italian

CONLON, Henry
Miner
21
French
Supporting three sisters; Minnie 18, Laura 10, Dora 5
COPHARD, Henry
Miner
34
French
Henry 7; Marcal 4; Paul 3
CIPOLA, Mike
Miner
40
Slavic
Mike, 9; Annie, 8 Andrew 4
CLARK, Robert
Miner
28
Scotch

CARLO, Elfi
Miner
28
Italian

CASOLARI, Diminick
Miner
40
Italian

CAVAGLINI, Charles
Miner
45
Italian
Jennie 13; James 11; Samuel 8
COMPASSO, John
Miner
33
Italian
Annie 6; Frank 5; Mamie 4; Infant 5 mos
DEBULKA, John
Driver
27
Slavic
Infant
DOVIN, Andrew
Miner
49
Slavic
Annie 16; Emma 14; Margaret 13; Joseph 11; Susie 9; Frausley 7; Albert 4; Caroline 3
DONALDSON, John
Miner
46
Scotch
Flenan 21; John 15; James 10
DOVIN, George
Miner
18
Slavic

DEMESEY, Fred
Miner
29
French

DUMONT, Leopold
Miner
33
Belgium

DETOURNEY, Victor
Miner
36
Belgium
Victor 12; Julia 9; Eddy 7
DENALFI, Francisco
Miner
30
Italian
John 6 mos
DURAND, Benjamin
Miner
26
French
Marsalle 2
DUNKO, John
Miner
22
Slavic
Infant
DURDAN, Andrew
Timberman Helper



DAVIES, Jonathan G.
Trapper
17


ELARIO, Miestre
Miner
24
Italian

ELKO, George
Miner
18
Slavic

ELOSES, Peter
Miner
23
Italian

ERICKSON, Charles
Miner
55 or 35
Swede

ERICKSON, Eric
Timberman
39
Swede

FARLO, John
Miner
30
Italian

FAYEN, Peter
Miner
40
French

FORGACH, John
Miner
34

John 8; Albert 5; Andrew 3; Louisa 1
FORMENTO, Dominick
Grocer
32
Italian
Mary 4; John 1
FREEBIRG, Ole
Timberman
35
Swede

FRANCISCO, John
Timberman
48
Austrian
Peter 22; Matt 15; John 13; Zony 12; Mary 10; Willie 8; Veronica 7; Jennie and Joe 3
FRANCISCO, August
Driver
23
Austrian

FLOOD, John
Merchant
49
Irish

GOVERNER, Jonathon
Miner
42
Belgium
Clara 18; Martha 16; Theodore 14
GREHASKI, Andrew
Miner
49
Slavic
Boy 16; boy 12; boy 3; girl 20; girl 18; girl 9
GUGLEILM, Peter
Miner
34
Italian
Mary 8; Annie 4
GARLETTI, J.
Miner
29


GUIDARINI, Jonathon
Miner
41
Italian
Aldo 11; Amelia 9; Annie 6; Antonia 3
GIALCOLZZA, Angone
Miner
33
Italian
Minnie 6; Phillip 2
GARABELDA, Jonathon
Miner
35
Italian

GULICK, Joseph
Miner
34
Austrian
Johanna 10; Josie 5; George 1 mos
GWALTYERI, Jalindy
Miner
28
Italian

GARLETTI, Jonathon
Miner
19
Italian

GECKSE, Frank
Miner
20
Austrian

GRUMETH, Frank
Miner
34
German

GIBBS, Lewis
Timberman
34
English

HALKO, Mike
Miner
28
Slavic

HADOVSKI, Steve
Miner
28
Slavic
Child 6 mos
HOWARD, Samuel
Miner
20
French

HUDAR, Jonathon
Miner
45
Slavic
Annie 14; Mary 12; George 6; Susie 4; Lizzie 2; John infant
HYNDS, Williams
Miner
25
American
Marguerite 2
HERTZEL, Jonathon
Miner
39
German
Mary 19; Susanna 18; Teressa 14; Louisa 11; John 7; Martha 5; Hanna 3; August Infant
HALOFCAK, Dan
Miner
43
Slavic; Rescued Nov 20; died 48 hours later
Mary 18; Annie 16; Susie 13; John 12; Pauline 10; Maggie 7; Steve 3; George 1
HARPKA, Joseph
Miner
52
Austrian

HAINANT, August
Miner
25
French
Dorica 1
HOWARD, Alfred
Trapper
16
French

JAMES, Frank
Miner
43
Scotch
Daisy 13
JANAVIZZA, Joe
Miner



JAMISON, James
Driver
20


KLEMIAR, Thomas
Miner
55
German
Joseph 6
KANZ, Jonathon
Miner
42
Austrian
Katherine 13; Killian 12; Marguerite 7; Mary 4
KUSSNER, Julius
Miner
30
German

KLAESER, Jonathon
Miner
41
German
Teressa 10; Peter 7
KLEMIAR, Richard
Miner
24
German

KOMETZ, John
Miner
53
Slavic
Mike 19; Mary 17; Susie 14
KRALL, Alfred
Miner
15
Polish

KRALL, Henry
Miner
56
Polish
Eugene 17; Selma 12; Bernard 9; Edmund 4
KROLL, Alexander S.
Miner
23
Polish

KENIG, John
Miner
42
Austrian

KLEMIAR, George
Miner
56
German
Charles 14; Earnest 10
KORVONIA, Joseph
Miner
33
Austrian
Joseph 9 mos
KOVOCIVIO, Frank
Miner
38
Austrian

KORVONIA, Antone
Miner
21
Russian

KUTZ, Paul
Miner
33
Lithuanian
Barlico 3; Powla 3
KLIKLUNAS, Dominick
Driver
24
Lithuanian

LOVE, James
Miner
26
Scotch
Jeanette 4; Christina 2
LEYSHON, Charles
Miner
24
Welch

LUKATCHKO, Andrew
Miner
35
Slavic
Amin 12; Andrew 6; John 4
LEPTACK, John
Miner
26
Slavic
Mary 2
LONZOTTI, John
Miner
26
Italian

LOVE, Morrison
Miner
31
Scotch
Morrison 9; Jennette 3
LOVE, John
Miner
34
Scotch
Morrison 10; Katy 7
LOVE, David
Miner
24
Scotch
Morrison 4; John 2
LEYNAUD, Urban
Miner
37
French
Bertha 13; George 3; Marco 6 mos
LONZETTI, Seicomo
Miner
32
Italian

LALLIE, Frank
Miner
21
Italian

LURNAS, Mike
Timberman

Italian

LEADACHE, Joseph
Trapper
16
Lithuanian

LEADACHE, Frank
Driver
20
Lithuanian

LEWIS, Isaac
Liveryman
33

Robert 8; Lola 6; Isaac 2
LEADACHE, James
Miner
40
Lithuanian
Katie 22; Josephine 17; Annie 10
MUMETICH, Hasan
Miner
20
Austrian

MILLER or MALNER, Lewis
Miner
19
Austrian

MILLER or MALNER, Joseph
Miner
39
Austrian
Mary 17; Joseph 7; Annie 6; Eva 4; Frank 2
MILLER, Edward
Miner
33

Edmund 7; Raymund 5
MOKOS, Joseph
Miner
43
Slavic
Mary 17
MEICORA, Joseph
Miner
36
Austrian
Joseph 3; Cecil 2; Mary 3 mos
MOHAHAN, James R.
Miner
62
Scotch

MILLS, Edward
Miner
44
English
Edward 9; Philip 7; Alma
MEKLES, Tony
Miner
54
Austrian

MERDIOR, Arthur
Miner
26
Belgium
Anton 5
MARCHIONA, Frank
Miner
32
Italian
Olga 1
MARCHIONA, Archie
Miner
52
Italian

MACEOHA, Jonathon
Miner
26
Slavic

MILLS, Arthur
Miner
29
English
Doris 6; Harold 2
MITTLE, Jonathon
Miner
37
Lithuanian
Mary 7; Annie 6; Susie 3
MAYELEMIS, Frank
Miner
27
Lithuanian

MASENETTA, Anton
Miner
25
Italian

MALINOSKI, Joe
Miner
26


McCANDLESS, Robert
Miner
27
Scotch

McGILL, Jonathon Jr.
Miner
17
Scotch

McCRUDDEN, Jonathon
Miner
25
Scotch

McCRUDDEN, Peter
Miner
48
Scotch
Marie 11; Peter 8; Kathrine 4; Margurite 2
McMULLEN, George
Miner
24
Scotch
George 2; Infant
MAZENETTO, Jonathon
Miner
18
Italian

MANI, Joseph
Miner
56
Italian
Katie 20; Mary 4
MAYERSKY, Jonathon
Timberman
39
Slavic
Annie 13; Susie 11; Emma 8; Joe 6; George 2
McLUCKIE, Andrew
Timberman
31
Scotch
John 10; Jeannette 5; James 3; Andrew 2; William Tayter 2 weeks
McFADDEN, Andrew
Driver
22


MAZAK, Jonathon
Timberman


Widow and 3 children
MATEAR (or MACTEAR), William
Timberman
30


NORBERG, Alex
Mine Manager
37
Swede
Mae 6; Dorothy 2
NORBERG, August
Timberman
34
Swede

OSSEK, Donaty
Miner
32
Austrian
Benat 8; Mary 3; Albert 1
OSSEK, Martin
Miner
36
Austrian

ONDURKO, Matt
Miner
26
Slavic
Mary 6; Verna 5; Annie 4; Matt 2; John Infant
OLSON, Charles P.
Miner
50
Swede

PALMIORI, Albert
Miner
50
Italian
Widow and 7 children in Italy?
PRUSITUS, Perys
Miner
39
Lithuanian
Perys 8; Tony 6; Mike 2; Infant 11 mos
PRUSITUS, Peter
Miner
38
Lithuanian
Pete 8; William 7; Blaygue 6; Frank 4
PAVOLOSKI, Jonathon
Miner
27
Lithuanian
Rosie 6; Mary 2; Susie 10 mos
PRESSENGER, Joseph
Miner
33
German
Hilda 6; Annie 4; Walter 3 mos
PRICH, Joseph
Miner
38
Austrian

PEARSON, Alex
Miner
30
Swede

PERONO, Dominick
Miner
32
Italian
Mary 6; Joseph 4; Annie 2; Peter
PAPEA, Charles
Miner
33
French
Lucy 4; Kathryn 6 mos
PEARSON, John
Miner
37
Swede

PERBACHER, Peter
Miner
49
Austrian

PACKO, Andrew
Miner
37
Slavic
Andrew 16; John 14
PETE, Ben
Miner
35
Austrian

PSHAK, John
Timberman
42
Slavic
Annie 12; John 10; George 8; Mary 4; Lizzie 14 mos
PAULINE, Antona
Driver
26
Austrian
Antone 1
REPSEL, Martin
Miner
36
Austrian
Martin 8; Lucy 4; Barbara 3; Antone 1
REPSEL, Joseph
Miner
29
Austrian
Joseph 2
RODONIS, Joseph
Miner
33
Lithuanian
Peter 15; Mary 9; Mabel 8; Joseph 6
ROLLAND, Victor
Miner
18


RITTEL, Frank
Miner
37
Austrian
John 12; Martin 9
RICHARDS, Thomas
Miner
21
Welch

RICCA, Cegu
Miner
30
Italian

RIVA, Joseph
Miner
27
Italian

RAVISO, Joe
Miner



RUGGESIE, Gailamyo
Miner
25
Italian

ROSSMAN, Robert
Trapper
17
German
Teressa 13; Andrew 10; Hannah 8; Marguerite 4; John 2 wks * Father and Mother were not living together
RUYGIESI, Frank
Driver
21
Italian

RIMKUS, Joseph
Driver
27
Italian

ROBEZA, Joseph
Driver



SOPKO, Cantina
Miner
24
Slavic

SPEIR, James
Miner
34
Scotch
Alexander 12; William 11; Jennie 9; George 7; James 5; Elizabeth 1
STETTLER, Harry
Miner
21
German
Herman 2; Maria 4 mos
SANDEEN, Olaf
Miner
50
Swede
Roy 17; Edwin 15; Jennie 12; Evelyn 6
SEITZ, Paul
Miner
34
Slavic
Hattie 3; Edward 1
SHERMEL, Antone
Miner
36
Austrian

STARK, John
Miner
35
Austrian

STANCHEZ, Frank
Miner
30
Polish
Josephine 2; Helen 3 wks
STEFENELLI, Dominick
Miner
39
Italian

SARGINTO, August
Miner
25
Italian
Andrew 6; Martin 4; Mary 2 mos
SIAMON, Andrew
Miner
24
Slavic

SEMBOA (or SEREBA), J.
Miner



SMITH, John W.
Miner
46
Scotch
Arthur 18; Roy 12; Phyliss 4
SUBLICH, Charles
Miner
32
Lithuanian
John 4; Charlie 2
SUHE, John
Miner
17
Slavic

SUHE, Mike
Miner
44
Slavic
Tony 9; George 4
SUFFEN, John
Miner
39
Austrian
John 9; Annie 5
SUKITUS, Joseph
Miner
30
Russian
Joe; Annie; Mary
STEELE, Peter
Miner
24
American

SARBELLE, Julius
Miner
28
Italian

STEARNS, James
Miner
40
American

SEITZ, Edward
Miner
28
German
Henry 5; Albert 4; Willie 2; Lewis 2 mos
SCOTLAND, William
Miner
32
Scotch
James 9; William 5 Andrew Craig 3 mos
SHEMIA, Jonathon
Miner
40
Austrian
Mary 12; Annie 12; Susie 9; John 7; Andrew 4; Emma 2
STEWART, Harry
Laborer
28
Scotchman
Henry 7; Walter 5; Helen 4; Robert 1 mos
SZABRINSKI, Jonathan (aka John SMITH)
Cager
29
Lithuanian
Eale 2
STAM, Antone
Timberman
44


STASZESKI, Tony
Miner
33
Polish
Antonia 2 wks
SESTAK, Jonathon
Miner
25
Slavic

TINKO, Joseph Jr.
Miner
28
Slavic
Joseph 6; Tony 5; Mary 3; Andrew 2; George 2 mos
TINKO, Joseph Sr.
Miner
51
Slavic
Louis 26; John 14; Paul 12
TINKO, Steve
Miner
24
Slavic

TINKO, Andrew
Spragger
17
Slavic

TESZONE, George
Timberman
28
Italian
Brogo 6; Mary 4
TALIOLI, Eugene
Miner
38
Italian
Angel 5; Dominick 3; Annie 2; Katie 2 mos
TONNELLI, Emilia
Miner
30
Italian
Stella 6; Jennie 4; Charlie 2; Amelia 6 wks
TURCHI, Nocenti
Miner
31
Italian

TOSSETH, Frank
Miner
29
Italian
Armendo 2
TAMASHANSKI, Joseph
Miner
28
Italian

TAMARRI, Pasquale
Miner
25
Italian

TONNER, John
Trackman
47
Scotch
Rachael 17; Rose 15
UGO, Filippe
Trackman
28
Italian

WHITE, George
Miner
54
English
Stanley 10
WELKAS, Anthony
Miner
31
Russian

WAITE, Charles
Mine Examiner
42
English
Joseph 4
WYATT, William
Timberman Helper
35
English
Ruth 14; Eva 12; Annie 9; Thomas 4; Norris 4
YURCHECK, Antone
Miner
47
Slavic
Mary 17; Annie 12
YACOBER, Frank
Miner
32
German
Barbara 11; Frank 8; John 6; Mary 4
YANNIS, Peter
Miner



YAGOGINSKI, Frank
Driver
34
Polish
Frank 16; Mary 13; Margurite 11; Agnes 5; Hannah 3
YEARLEY, Joseph
Driver
20


ZLIEGLEY, Thomas
Miner
27
Slavic

ZEKUIA, Joseph
Miner
33
Slavic
Annie 13; Mike 11; John 10; Mary 8; Emma 5; Joseph 3; George 3 mos

ZACHERRIA, Giatano
Miner
40
Italian
August 8; Jennie 2; Infant

ZEIKELL, Pat
Miner
28
Austrian
Antone 3; Rudolph 2; Infant


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