The Bruder boys were ice skating On This Day in 1880 when the ice broke and the younger boy drowned. John, age 9, fell through and drowned. His body had not yet been recovered by the time the paper went to print.
John had been skating with his 12 year old brother Christian. The older boy tried to save his brother and was almost drowned himself. The two boys, sons of J. Bruder of
East King Street, had been skating on the
just below the . Woodward
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015