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Bureau County, Illinois

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      Bureau County is a county located in the northern part of the State of Illinois.
41.41° N, 89.53° W
As of 2000, the population was 35,503 and in 2010 the population was 34,978.
The county seat is Princeton.
      Bureau County was organized out of Putnam County in 1837, and is named for Michel or Pierre Bureau.
 
      Bureau County has twenty-five townships
            Arispie, Berlin, Bureau, Clarion, Concord, Dover, Fairfield, Gold, Greenville, Hall, Indiantown, Lamoille, Leepertown, Macon, Manlius, Milo, Mineral, Neponset, Ohio, Princeton, Selby, Walnut, Westfield, Wheatland, Wyanet
 
      Some of the Cities, Villages and communities are :
Arlington, Buda, Bureau Junction, Cherry, Dalzell, De Pue, Dover, Hollowayville, La Moille, Ladd, Malden, Manlius, Mineral, Neponset, New Bedford, Ohio, Princeton, Seatonville, Kasbeer, Sheffield, Spring Valley, Tiskilwa, Walnut, Wyanet
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Coal Mines A bit of History Reference Sources
Fatalities A - H      J - P      R - Z   Non-Fatal Casualties

 
A bit of History
Mining in the Spring Valley Quadrangle 1
      An astonishing number of people fell down the shafts of Bureau County, most of them in the Spring Valley Quadrangle. The Spring Valley Coal No. 3 Mine (index 242) hosted three of these deaths, one in 1887, one in 1893, and one in 1895. A suicide took place at the same mine in 1910, jumping into the shaft that was over 460 feet deep. In 1895, a 20 years old man accidentally fell down the shaft of Spring Valley No. 2 (index 2035). Another man was killed in trying to climb out of shafts and falling or being knocked off the buntons by the descending cage at the Spring Valley No. 3 Mine in 1904. Most counties had no more than 1 killed by falling down the shaft, if any.
      The earliest mining in the Spring Valley Quadrangle was the Merrick Mine, which reportedly opened in 1857. The second mine was James Cahill's mine (mine index 358), also in Peru, La Salle County, which opened in 1879. All the mines in this area used the old longwall method to remove coal. The coal was generally around 3 feet thick, but of much better quality than the shallower coals.
 
1884 3 Bureau County
      Along with Sheffield Mining Company, there are five or six other shafts and slopes in and around Sheffield, and two at Mineral, all supplying local custom. All the coal mined is from seam No. 6.
      The five mines at Coal Hollow, five miles north of Princeton, one at Nigger Creek or Hollowayville, and one at Spring Creek, are local shafts and in fair condition.
      Four escapements have been completed in this county during the year, namely : Locey's, at Loceyville; Lloyd and Higby's, at Sheffield; John Hills, at Coal Hollow, and W. H. Forrest's, at Mineral; and four others are at present being constructed, namely: by Seaton Bros.. Nigger Creek; Fletcher Bros., , Coal Hollow; Heathcock, Coal Hollow, and Weissenburger, Spring Creek.
      The coal produced at Spring Creek is from seam No. 5, that at Nigger Creek from seam No. 2 ; the latter is mined on the long-wall system.
      Bureau is coming to the front as a coal producing county, and will at no distant date rival her big neighbor LaSalle. The Spring Valley Coal Company, with a capital stock of $1,500,000, control 9,000 acres of coal land in Bureau county. It is the intention of the company to sink eight shafts, with a capacity of about 800 tons per day each. Shaft No. 1 will reach coal about August 1, and mining will be commenced September 1, 1884. The other seven shafts will be pushed forward as rapidly as possible until all are completed.
      The shafts will be 17 feet long by 8½ feet wide, with one-third partitioned off for upcast, which will give an area of about 50 square feet. The shafts will be sunk one mile apart, with an escapement between, half a mile from each. The machinery will be of the most approved kind, double engines, with cylinders 14 x 24. Steel ropes 1¼ inches in diameter. The mines will be ventilated with the "Champion" fan. The average depth of the shafts will be about 425 feet. The whole will be under the management of Charles J. Devlin, of Peru. The officers of the company are :
      E. N. Saunders, President.
      Chas. J. Devlin, Vice-President and General Manager.
      E. V. Holcomb, Secretary.
      M. H. Taylor, Treasurer.
      General offices in Chicago.
      Shaft No. 1 is located about four miles north of Peru. A switch has been laid from the C. R. I. & P. R. R. to the mine. A town has been located near the mines and will be known in the future by the name of Devlin City. The coal mined will be from seam No. 2, which at this point is of good quality and over three feet thick. The mining will be on the long-wall principle.
 
1885 4 Bureau County - Princeton
      Five local custom mines are in operation five miles east of this city, and give employment collectively to about fifty miners during the winter months, and in summer from fifteen to twenty are employed. The shafts range from 140 to 200 feet in depth; the coal is 4½ feet thick, and is seam No. 6 of the general section. At four of the mines the coal is raised by horse power, and at one steam power is used. Three of the mines (Hill's, Nichols' and Walton's) are connected underground. Fletcher and Heathcock have each constructed escapements during the year, Heathcock's being 200 feet in depth. Small furnaces are used for ventilation, and the mines generally are in fair condition.
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Disasters in Bureau County Coal Mines
April 20, 1890 - Mine Fire at Spring Valley Coal Company No. 2 Mine, Spring Valley, Bureau County
December 31, 1908 - Mine Fire at Spring Valley Coal Company No. 2 Mine, Spring Valley, Bureau County
November 13, 1909 - The Cherry Disaster - Fire at St. Paul Coal Company's Cherry Coal Mine, Cherry, Bureau County

 
Bureau County, Illinois
Non-Fatal Casualties

July 1, 1923 - June 30, 1924 & July 1, 1925 - December 31, 1925
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ABRAZINSKI, William age 53 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Springvalley
12 May 1924 - Thumb cut - Time lost - 50 days
 
AHR, Chris age 66 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
17 Oct 1923 - Hand injured - Time lost - 30 days
AHR, Chris age 67 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
5 Mar 1924 - Thumb injured, falling coal - Time lost - 35 days
 
ALBANO, Grotli age 39 years, Married, of Ladd
11 Aug 1923 - Thumb broken fell down - Time lost - 39 days
 
ALFONSO, Joe age 56 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Cherry
1 May 1924 - Eye injured, flying coal - Not returned to work - Not returned to work
 
AMAZZABORO, L. age 53 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
21 Sep 1925 - Shoulder dislocated, lifting car - Time lost - 60 days
 
ANTONMESCI, O. age 16 years, Married, of Cherry
14 May 1924 - Leg broken, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
ANTONUCCI, Frank age 36 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
17 Jul 1925 - Rib broken - Time lost - 32 days
 
ARMANDI, Vic age 68 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
4 Dec 1925 - Foot bruised, falling coal - Time lost - 31 days
 

 
BALCITIS, Joe age 39 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
20 Aug 1923 - Thumb broken, falling slate - Time lost - 44 days
 
BALDINI, Egildo age 61 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Ladd
19 Mar 1924 - Head cut, falling coal - Time lost - 66 days
 
BALESTRI, Eligio age 37 years, Married, of Cherry
25 Aug 1923 - Rupture, lifting rock - Time lost - 127 days
 
BALLOTTI, Bart age 56 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
12 Aug 1925 - Toes bruised, falling rock - Time lost - 47 days
 
BALZARINA, James, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
5 Mar 1924 - Back injured, dumping coal - Time lost - 34 days
 
BARACANI, Laticio age 39 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Springvalley
24 Jan 1924 - Foot injured, rolling coal - Time lost - 39 days
 
BARTOLI, John age 44 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
20 Mar 1924 - Back injured, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
BATTICH, Anton age 50 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
27 Nov 1925 - Body injured, lifting rock - Not returned to work
 
BELL, William age 38 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Cherry
20 Nov 1923 - Leg injured - Time lost - 76 days
 
BELSKI, Peter age 30 years, Driver, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
31 Aug 1925 - Thumb injured, pit car - Time lost - 30 days
 
BERGANIA, John age 48 years, Married with 4 children; 4 dependents, of Springvalley
8 Jan 1924 - Body injured, pit car - Not returned to work
 
BERNABAI, August age 32 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
27 Aug 1925 - Back bruised, falling rock - Time lost - 39 days
 
BERNATO, Joe age 53 years, Married with 3 children; 1 dependent, of Springvalley
23 Apr 1924 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 46 days
 
BIAMI, Anton age 58 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
17 Jan 1924 - Finger injured - Not returned to work
 
BONASSI, Anton age 47 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
4 Dec 1925 - Leg injured, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
BROZAITES, William age 39 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Springvalley
29 Mar 1924 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 39 days
 
BUFF, Veto age 45 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
11 Aug 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 32 days
 

 
CABODI, Thomas age 43 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Cherry
19 May 1924 - Back injured, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
CAMPBELL, Frank age 64 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
8 Nov 1923 - Eye injured, flying coal - Time lost - 36 days
5 Feb 1924 - Foot injured, struck by pick - Not returned to work
 
CARSON, James age 58 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Cherry
17 Oct 1923 - Back injured, pushing car - Time lost - 34 days
 
CASFORD, James age 29 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Springvalley
29 Jan 1924 - Foot injured, falling coal - Time lost - 35 days
 
CASOLARI, Dave age 42 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Cherry
3 Feb 1924 - Finger broken, falling rock - Time lost - 90 days
 
CERVI, M. age 56 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Ladd
25 Mar 1924 - Leg injured, falling coal - Time lost - 30 days
 
CHERNOVICH, Victor age 51 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
9 May 1924 - Finger injured - Time lost - 50 days
 
CHEVENSKI, Joe age 54 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
6 Nov 1925 - Head injured, falling rock - Time lost - 32 days
 
CIFALLA, Rosario age 34 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Cherry
20 Nov 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 36 days
 
CIONI, Aurelio age 45 years, Married, of Cherry
8 Feb 1924 - Leg broken, falling rock - Time lost - 85 days
 
CIPALLA, Gasper age 36 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Cherry
14 May 1924 - Knee injured, cage dropped - Time lost - 54 days
 
COMPEGGIO, Mike age 44 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
23 Jul 1923 - Hand injured, falling rock - Time lost - 196 days
 
CONTI, Angel age 46 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
29 Jul 1925 - Body bruised, falling rock - Time lost - 33 days
 
CORGIAT, Mike age 48 years, Married, of Springvalley
13 Mar 1924 - Back injured, pushing car - Time lost - 37 days
 
CORRA, Frank age 61 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
14 Jul 1925 - Back injured, fell down - Time lost - 35 days
 
CORSO, Len age 38 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
6 Nov 1925 - Hand bruised, falling coal - Time lost - 37 days
 
COVILLO, A. age 36 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
7 Jul 1925 - Wrist broken, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
COX, William age 63 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
10 Apr 1924 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 42 days
 

 
DATA, Abramo age 36 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
26 Dec 1923 - Rib broken, kicked by mule - Time lost - 30 days
 
DISTRERI, Giatano age 45 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Springvalley
17 May 1924 - Leg injured, falling rock - Time lost - 52 days
 

 
ENCERTI, Albano age 47 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
12 Aug 1925 - Body bruised, falling rock - Time lost - 33 days
 
EVOSKIS, George age 49 years, Married with 5 children; 6 dependents, of Springvalley
25 Jan 1924 - Toe broken, crushing rock - Time lost - 40 days
 

 
FERM, Jake age 22 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
9 Dec 1925 - Foot broken, pit car - Not returned to work
 
FIOCEHI, Pete age 46 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Cherry
6 Jun 1924 - Eye injured, flying coal - Not returned to work
 
FLAHAUT, Frank age 52 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
1 Sep 1923 - Hand cut, falling slate - Time lost - 30 days
22 Oct 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal - Not returned to work
 
FOURAZILY, Jack age 56 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Cherry
9 Feb 1924 - Head injured, struck by prop - Time lost - 60 days
 
FRAMGERLI, Cleto age 32 years, Married, of Cherry
4 Dec 1923 - Finger broken, falling rock - Time lost - 76 days
 

 
GAILES, Joe age 48 years, Married, of Springvalley
3 Jan 1924 - Knee injured, falling rock - Time lost - 31 days
 
GANAROLI, L. age 29 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
11 Dec 1925 - Leg broken, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
GANDOLPHI, B. age 45 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
12 Oct 1925 - Rupture, lifting coal - Not returned to work
 
GAULL, Frank, Laborer, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
23 Dec 1925 - Ankle sprained - Not returned to work
 
GEDWELL, Nick age 36 years, Laborer, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
18 Dec 1925 - Body injured, pit car - Not returned to work
 
GENG, Frank age 55 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
17 Dec 1925 - Leg bruised, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
GIACOBOZZI, Louis age 32 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Cherry
23 May 1924 - Knee injured, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
GIACONELLA, A. age 58 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
13 Nov 1925 - Leg broken, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
GRACEFFI, Joseph age 31 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
31 Dec 1923 - Ruptured, lifting car - Not returned to work
 
GRARRANTE, Dom age 46 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
9 Feb 1924 - Finger injured, falling rock - Time lost - 30 days
 
GRUZDIS, Stiney age 60 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
23 Oct 1925 - Ankle bruised, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
GUILANDRI, P. age 48 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
12 May 1924 - Ruptured, lifting coal - Not returned to work
 

 
HAVERIA, Andrew age 44 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
5 Dec 1925 - Leg broken, tail chain - Not returned to work
 
HAVIRA, Aut age 42 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Cherry
15 Jul 1923 - Leg broken, struck by axe - Time lost - 64 days
 
HEILGEIST, William age 68 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
13 Dec 1923 - Arm injured, fell down - Time lost - 30 days
 
HUBERT, Felix age 39 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Seatonville
19 Sep 1923 - Rupture - Time lost - 50 days
 

 
JOHNSON, Andy age 60 years, Married, of Cherry
28 Sep 1923 - Arm broken, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
JOHNSON, Ivan age 18 years, Married, of Ladd
11 Aug 1923 - Finger broken, caught under ties - Time lost - 35 days
 

 
KIRKMAN, Thomas age 62 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Springvalley
21 Feb 1924 - Head injured, falling rock - Time lost - 34 days
 
KNOWLEY, Tom age 44 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
24 Dec 1925 - Eye injured, flying coal - Not returned to work
 
KOENEN, John age 70 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
27 Dec 1923 - Arm injured, fell down - Not returned to work
 
KOLUPKA, Andrew age 58 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Springvalley
24 Mar 1924 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 38 days
 
KRAZETSKI, Victor age 45 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Springvalley
3 Apr 1924 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 40 days
 
KWADIS, John age 55 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Springvalley
12 Apr 1924 - Hand injured, struck pick - Time lost - 44 days
 

 
LALIANO, August age 59 years, Married, of Springvalley
28 May 1924 - Back injured, lifting car - Time lost - 39 days
 
LAMI, Victor age 65 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Ladd
12 Mar 1924 - Thumb injured, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
LELLI, Dom age 27 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
20 Jul 1925 - Ruptured, lifting rock - Not returned to work
 
LEODONIA, B. age 37 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Cherry
8 Oct 1923 - Body injured - Time lost - 40 days
 
LEONE, Felix age 48 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
5 Oct 1923 - Back injured - Time lost - 45 days
 
LEVANOSKI, Frank age 56 years, Married, of Springvalley
21 May 1924 - Knee injured, falling coal - Time lost - 54 days
 
LEYNAND, George age 23 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Cherry
4 Mar 1924 - Body injured, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
LONERELLI, William age 43 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
21 Aug 1925 - Leg broken, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
LORENZI, Barloti age 40 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
28 Jul 1925 - Leg broken, falling rock - Not returned to work
 

 
MACOSCO, Louis age 53 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
9 Jan 1924 - Hand injured, falling coal - Time lost - 50 days
 
MADDIO, John age 50 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Springvalley
10 Apr 1924 - Foot injured, rolling coal - Time lost - 43 days
 
MADDIS, Mat age 65 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
9 May 1924 - Hand injured - Time lost - 49 days
 
MAGANIGO, B. age 45 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
15 Oct 1925 - Toe injured, falling coal - Time lost - 46 days
 
MAJCYRAK, Frank age 26 years, Married, of Springvalley
24 Jan 1924 - Finger broken, lever - Time lost - 46 days
 
MAJCZRAK, Stanley age 28 years, Married, of Springvalley
21 Apr 1924 - Thumb injured, struck prop - Time lost - 45 days
 
MALLAVATTI, Charles age 28 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
24 Nov 1925 - Shoulder bruised, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
MARCHESI, Joe age 25 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
17 Jul 1925 - Body injured - Time lost - 103 days
 
MARTINAITES, Joe age 48 years, Married with 5 children; 63 dependents, of Springvalley
4 Jan 1924 - Toe injured, falling rock - Time lost - 37 days
 
MASSINI, E. age 45 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
16 Nov 1925 - Thumb injured, falling rock - Time lost - 35 days
 
McCLUSKY, John age 40 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
11 Apr 1924 - Leg injured, falling rock - Time lost - 30 days
 
McDONALD, Carrie age 39 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Cherry
12 Apr 1924 - Foot injured, falling rock - Time lost - 33 days
 
McGILL, Lau age 23 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Cherry
7 May 1924 - Finger injured, pit car - Not returned to work
 
McGUINESS, Tom age 65 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
1 Feb 1924 - Back injured, slipped - Time lost - 31 days
 
McNULTY, William age 49 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
17 Aug 1925 - Toe bruised, falling coal - Time lost - 37 days
 
MICHALETTI, George age 57 years, Married with 6 children; 1 dependent, of Springvalley
25 Apr 1924 - Back injured - Time lost - 48 days
 
MIGLIARINI, L. age 45 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
15 Oct 1925 - Finger injured - Time lost - 32 days
 
MILLER, Joe age 50 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
15 Dec 1925 - Eye destroyed, flying coal - Not returned to work
 
MILLER, Stanley age 42 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
9 Oct 1925 - Back injured, lifting car - Time lost - 31 days
 
MITCHELL, William age 44 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
5 Apr 1924 - Hand injured, brushing coal - Time lost - 59 days
 
MOLANASSIA, A. age 43 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
21 Nov 1923 - Body injured, falling rock - Time lost - 30 days
 
MONDINI, John age 60 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Ladd
17 Mar 1924 - Leg injured, falling rock - Time lost - 31 days
 
MOREFIEDINA, Amelio age 40 years, Married with 6 children; 7 dependents, of Cherry
14 Jul 1923 - Body injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 32 days
 
MUCCI, Eugeno age 38 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
25 Aug 1923 - Body injured, pit cars - Time lost - 35 days
 
MULLIGAN, John age 64 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
30 Jul 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 37 days
MULLIGAN, John age 67 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
18 Dec 1925 - Leg bruised, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
MURI, Joe age 47 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
17 Oct 1923 - Head cut, falling rock - Time lost - 58 days
 
MUZZARELLI, Joe age 45 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
21 Nov 1923 - Body injured, falling coal - Time lost - 36 days
 

 
NANNI, John age 35 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
10 Aug 1925 - Finger bruised - Time lost - 60 days
 
NICODINE, Dave age 37 years, Married, of Cherry
4 Sep 1923 - Finger injured, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
NOTARIO, John age 60 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
13 Aug 1925 - Foot bruised, falling coal - Time lost - 38 days
 
NUSSALONIS, Simon age 49 years, Married with 2 children; 1 dependent, of Springvalley
5 Jul 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 72 days
 

 
ORLANDO, L. age 36 years, Married, of Cherry
21 Dec 1923 - Back injured, lifting car - Time lost - 47 days
 
OWENS, Joe age 48 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
27 Aug 1925 - Back injured, pushing car - Time lost - 31 days
 

 
PALEETIS, Joe age 51 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
22 Sep 1925 - Body injured, falling coal - Time lost - 31 days
 
PASQUALE, John age 44 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
6 Aug 1925 - Toe bruised, falling rock - Time lost - 40 days
 
PASQUALI, B. age 73 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
6 Jul 1925 - Finger broken, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
PATTEROZZI, F. age 51 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
12 Nov 1923 - Body injured, falling coal - Time lost - 36 days
 
PATTERSON, James age 62 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
14 Feb 1924 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 32 days
 
PELLIONI, Frank age 32 years, Married, of Cherry
29 Mar 1924 - Foot injured, falling rock - Time lost - 36 days
 
PERRIN, Albert age 35 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
4 Feb 1924 - Back injured, lifting car - Time lost - 93 days
 
PESSETTO, Dominic age 41 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Ladd
26 Feb 1924 - Rib broken, pit car - Time lost - 36 days
 
PETITTI, John age 48 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Springvalley
7 Jan 1924 - Eye injured, flying dirt - Not returned to work
 
PICCO, Charles age 46 years, Married, of Springvalley
7 Apr 1924 - Arm injured, struck coal - Time lost - 41 days
 
PLOPLIS, Charles age 49 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
17 Dec 1925 - Back bruised, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
PODOWICZ, Anton age 40 years, Driver, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
2 Nov 1925 - Wrist bruised, struck prop - Time lost - 56 days
 
PROSKA, Peter age 45 years, Married with 6 children; 3 dependents, of Springvalley
5 Jul 1923 - Arm injured, fell down - Time lost - 41 days
 
PULMONARI, Fred age 49 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Ladd
13 Jun 1924 - Foot broken, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
PYTLICK, Barto age 58 years, Married with 3 children; 1 dependent, of Springvalley
13 Jun 1924 - Body injured, pit car - Not returned to work
 

 
REINSCH, William age 64 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
12 Feb 1924 - Hand broken, falling coal - Time lost - 30 days
 
REMIGIS, P. age 48 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
15 Oct 1925 - Arm bruised, struck prop - Time lost - 56 days
 
REYNOLDS, John age 55 years, Married, of Cherry
31 Jan 1924 - Thumb broken, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
RICCI, C. age 41 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
16 Sep 1925 - Finger broken, falling rock - Time lost - 68 days
 
RIMKERS, Frank age 50 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
2 Nov 1925 - Foot bruised falling rock - Time lost - 30 days
 
RO, John age 64 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
15 Oct 1925 - Leg broken, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
ROMAGRISLI, Anton age 38 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Cherry
4 Dec 1923 - Toe broken, falling coal - Time lost - 57 days
 
ROSETTI, Steve age 47 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
21 Sep 1925 - Leg brusied, falling rock - Time lost - 49 days
 
ROULT, Grant age 58 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Cherry
21 Jul 1923 - Foot broken, falling rock - Time lost - 57 days
 
ROUTT, Vern age 27 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
20 Oct 1925 - Hand broken, pushing car - Not returned to work
 
RUMSAVITCH, Mike age 52 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
16 Jul 1923 - Leg broken, pit car - Not returned to work
 

 
SABATINI, Louis age 61 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
10 Dec 1925 - Foot bruised falling rock - Not returned to work
 
SAKRISKI, A. age 55 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Springvalley
5 Mar 1924 - Arm injured, fell down - Time lost - 36 days
 
SCHULTZ, George age 63 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
30 Jul 1923 - Leg injured, falling coal - Time lost - 140 days
 
SEABACK, Robert age 43 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Springvalley
2 Nov 1923 - Thumb injured, rolling coal - Time lost - 30 days
 
SENOR, Secondo age 54 years, Married, of Springvalley
4 Jul 1923 - Ankle broken, falling coal - Time lost - 105 days
 
SERAFINE, Paul age 72 years, Married with 1 child; 1 dependent, of Springvalley
9 Jul 1923 - Foot injured, falling slate - Time lost - 55 days
 
SMITH, Ras age 45 years, Married, of Seatonville
1 Oct 1923 - Finger cut, falling coal - Time lost - 30 days
 
SNOKI, John age 53 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
10 Sep 1925 - Knee brusied - Time lost - 45 days
 
SONNAGERIO, Joe age 31 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Cherry
1 Mar 1924 - Finger cut - Time lost - 44 days
 
STONIS, Joe age 47 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
17 Dec 1925 - Leg bruised, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
STRUTHERS, Peter age 22 years, Married, of Springvalley
25 Apr 1924 - Head injured, kicked by mule - Time lost - 47 days
 
SWANSON, Victor age 62 years, Married, of Springvalley
27 Aug 1923 - Eye injured, flying sulphur - Not returned to work
 

 
TACHALOWSKI, Mike age 45 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
13 Jul 1925 - Knee brusied - Time lost - 42 days
 
TAEODORICA, Bernardi age 39 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
17 Aug 1925 - Body injured, falling rock - Not returned to work
 
TAGGART, Thomas age 48 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
16 Jul 1925 - Knee injured, struck by pick - Time lost - 66 days
 
TARRO, James age 24 years, Married, of Cherry
5 May 1924 - Foot injured, pit car - Not returned to work
 
TOGNAZZI, Joe age 62 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Springvalley
2 Oct 1923 - Wrist injured - Time lost - 33 days
 
TOMASHITIS, A. age 47 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Springvalley
7 Sep 1923 - Hand injured, brushing rock - Time lost - 30 days
 
TONELLI, A. age 32 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
17 Aug 1925 - Back injured, lifting rock - Time lost - 37 days
 
TREAUONI, Partinat age 45 years, Miner, employed at No. 2 Mine of the St. Paul C. Co.
31 Jul 1925 - Hand bruised, handling coal - Time lost - 32 days
 
TROGLIO, Borb age 50 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
13 Aug 1925 - Finger bruised, falling rock - Time lost - 83 days
 
TWICHI, Joe age 54 years, Married, of Cherry
9 Dec 1923 - Shoulder injured, loading coal - Time lost - 43 days
 

 
UGOLENI, Selvio age 45 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Cherry
12 Apr 1924 - Toe injured, falling rock - Time lost - 40 days
 
UGOLINI, Arthur age 23 years, Married, of Cherry
20 Nov 1923 - Arm injured, struck prop - Time lost - 41 days
 
UGOLINI, Ceasar age 43 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Cherry
11 Feb 1924 - Leg injured - Time lost - 39 days
 
UGOLINI, Ubaldi age 43 years, Married, of Cherry
31 Dec 1923 - Knee injured, falling rock - Time lost - 112 days
 

 
VENTURRI, Louis age 50 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Dalzell
3 Jul 1923 - Head cut, falling coal - Time lost - 56 days
 

 
WAGNER, John age 35 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Springvalley
19 May 1924 - Body injured - Time lost - 53 days
 
WALKER, Robert age 42 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Springvalley
6 Aug 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 50 days
 
WARD, Frank age 57 years, Married, of Ladd
2 May 1924 - Rib broken, falling coal - Time lost - 42 days
 
WOINENE, C. age 62 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
10 Nov 1925 - Leg broken, falling rock - Not returned to work
 

 
YANKOWSKI, John age 64 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
28 Oct 1925 - Thumb bruised, falling rock - Time lost - 32 days
 
YERLY, Paul age 58 years, Married with 1 child; 1 dependent, of Springvalley
30 Jul 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 32 days
 
YOSITES, L. age 50 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
30 Dec 1925 - Finger brusied, pit car - Not returned to work
 
YOSITOS, Anton age 28 years, Miner, employed at No. 3 Mine of the Spring Valley C. Co.
19 Oct 1925 - Finger mashed, falling coal - Time lost - 57 days
 

 
ZALBA, John age 45 years, Married, of Springvalley
19 Feb 1924 - Leg injured - Time lost - 33 days
 
ZYRSUI, And age 25 years, Married, of Cherry
9 Jan 1924 - Leg injured, falling rock - Not returned to work
 

 
Sources :
1 Coal Mines in Illinois, Bureau County
                Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820

2 Statistics of Coal Production in Illinois, 1883,
                A Supplemental Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics,
                by John S Lord, Secretary; Springfield, ILL: H. W. Rokker, Printer and Binder; 1883

3 Third Biennial Report, Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1884
                Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1884

4 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1885 -- A Supplemental Report; State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Reports of Mine Inspectors; For the Year Ended July1, 1885 -- Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1885

5 Statistics of Coal in Illinois, 1887
                A Supplemental Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics       Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1887

6 Sixth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1890
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1891

7 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1893
                Twelveth Annual Report - Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1894

8 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1894
                Thirteenth Annual Report - Springfield, ILL.; Ed. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1895

9 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1895
                Fourteenth Annual Report - Springfield, ILL.; ED.F. Hartman, State Printer, 1896

10 Fifteenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1896
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1897

11 Sixteenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1897
                Coal in Illinois - Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1898

12 Seventeenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1898
                Coal in Illinois - Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

13 Eighteenth Annual Report Prepared by the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1899
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

14 Nineteenth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1900,
                also the Second Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1900, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1901

15 Twentieth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1901
                also the Third Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1901, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1902

16 Twenty-first Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1902
                also the Fourth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1902, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1903

17 Twenty-second Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1903
                also the Fifth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1903, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1904

18 Twenty-third Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1904
                also the Sixth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1904, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1905

19 Twenty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1905
                also the Seventh Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1905, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1906

20 Twenty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1906
                also the Eighth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1906, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1907

21 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1907
                also the Ninth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1907, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1908

22 Twenty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1908
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1909

23 Twenty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1909
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1910

24 Twenty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1910
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1911

25 Thirtieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1911
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1912

26 Thirty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1912
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1913

27 Thirty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1913
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

28 Thirty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1914
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

29 Thirty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1915
                State Mining Board -- Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1915

30 Thirty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1916
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1916

31 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1917
                Department of Mines and Minerals; Year Ended June 30, 1917
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois; Springfield: Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1917

32 Thirty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1918
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1918

33 Thirty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1919
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1919

34 Thirty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1920
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1920

35 Fortieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1921
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Phillips Bros. Print, Springfield, Illinois; 1921

36 Forty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1922
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1922

37 Forty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1923
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1923

38 Forty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1924
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1924

39 Forty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1925
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois State Journal Co., Springfield, Illinois., 1926

40 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1926
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1927

41 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1927
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1928

42 Forty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1928
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1929

43 Forty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1929
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1930

44 Forty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1930
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1931

45 Fiftieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1931
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1932

46 Fifty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1932
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1933

47 Fifty-Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1933
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

48 Fifty -Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1934
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

49 Fifty -Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1935
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

50 Fifty -Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1936
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

51 Fifty -Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1937
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

52 Fifty -Seventh Coal Report of Illinois, 1938
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

53 Fifty -Eighth Coal Report of Illinois, 1939
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

54 Fifty -Ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1940
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

55 Sixtieth Coal Report of Illinois, 1941
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

56 Sixty First Coal Report of Illinois, 1942
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

57 Sixty Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1943
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

58 Sixty Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1944
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

59Sixty Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1945
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

60 Sixty Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1946
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

61 Sixty Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1947
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

62 Sixty-seventh Coal Report of Illinois, 1948
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

63 Sixty-ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1950
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

64 Seventieth Coal Report of Illinois, 1951
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

65 Seventy-first Coal Report of Illinois, 1952
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois


 
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