Mr. ? Weittinger

 
The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
January 29, 1874, Page 3
 
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SAD ACCIDENT.
A Man and Two Fine Horses Drowned.

About eight o’clock on Monday evening last, Mr. Weittinger, a German cabinet-maker, residing in Euharlee, and well and favorably known in the county, in company with a friend in a two-horse wagon attempted to cross at Tumlin’s ferry, when the horses became refractory and backed deliberately into the river.  The ferryman cried out to Weittinger to remain in the wagon body, which had floated off; the young man swam ashore and procured a skiff in which he immediately returned to the scene of the accident, but too late to render any service.  Both horses were already dead and the body of Mr. Weittinger himself found floating between them with all signs of life extinct.  It is supposed he attempted to extricate the animals from the wagon when he was kicked and so badly hurt that he was unable to free himself from the struggling horses.  Mr. Weittinger was a thrifty and industrious citizen, and was very much esteemed by the community in which he lived.  He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his unexpected death.

 

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