Kirchner was a workman employed by Keller & Reilley. He worked on the new branch of the
A news article notes he was struck on Saturday, 29 October 1881 by the railroad cars near the Little Conestoga bridge. His forehead was crushed in and face was badly lacerated. He was almost unconscious when he was found.
He was carried home where he lapsed into a delirious state and then finally unconsciousness took hold. On This Day (Monday, 31 October 1881) Kirchner died.
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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015