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Clinton County, Illinois
Featuring Coal Mining
Coal Mines   &   Fatalities
including Two Mines, located near-by in St. Clair County
Coal Mines       Fatalities       Non-Fatal Casualties       Sources

 
Buxton Coal Mine

 
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 2 North, Range 3 West, Section 22, SW NW NW
An underground mine of 440 feet deep with a coal seam of 7½ - 9 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Breese-Trenton Mine No. 3
           Buxton
  Breese-Trenton Mining Company   1904 - 1929
Breese-Trenton Mine No. 3   idle   1929 - 1931
Beckmeyer Mine   Beckmeyer Coal Company   1932 - 1942
Beckmeyer Mine   Beckmeyer Coal & Mining Company   1922 - 1945
Buxton Mine   Buxton Coal Company   1945- 1945
Buxton Mine   Pure Coal Company   1946- 1946
[Source - No. 2, Index 85]
Last Production Reported was in October 1946

 
1907 Annual Coal Report14
December 22, 1906. Accident
      A very deplorable accident occurred at the Breese Trenton Mining Company's mine at Breese, Clinton county, Saturday morning, December 22, 1906, whereby six men lost their lives when descending on the cage to their working places. All of the men were miners. The cage fell down the shaft 300 feet, killing all of the men almost instantly, breaking legs, arms and crushing their bodies horribly. The unfortunate men were: August Foppe, Nay Middeke, Frank Zeherer, New Holtman, Walter Schaffner, Herman Schelper.       See below : Fatalities
Newspaper articles with Fatalities listed :
      1906 Breeze Mining Disaster    ( External Link - Clinton County, IL. of ILGenWeb )
 
1910 Annual Coal Report17
Improvements.
      The Breese-Trenton Mining Company, at its Buxton mine at Beckemeyer, in Clinton county, has erected a twenty-foot fan.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report19
Improvements
      At the Buxton mine, fine and extensive improvements underground have been made. The bottom is in fine shape. The low timbers taken out, the height increased about 3 feet, securing the roof by steel eye beams, resting on steel eye props, these in turn resting on a concrete foundation. Haulage roads on both sides have been cleaned. The twenty pound rails of the main roads on one side of the shaft have been replaced by thirty pound rails, prepatory to putting in a motor.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report20
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Mining Company, Beckmeyer, Clinton County, has widened the escape shaft by 4 feet and put in a stairway from the bottom to the top, and installed a 10-ton Jeffery motor and a car puller at Buxton mine.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report21
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Mining Company has changed the mine at Breese, which formerly was a hand mine, into a machine mine and installed five new Sullivan short wall machines of the latest type.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report22
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Coal Company, at the Buxton mine, Beckemeyer, a new 100- ton track scales, so arranged that they weigh the coal loaded on both the slack and nut coal tracks, has been installed, and a 150 K. W. dynamo direct connected to a Corliss engine, put in, making a total of 250 K. W. at this mine. The mine is wired on both sides to convey the current to the seven machines recently installed. The motor lines in several entries were also extended. Two additional engines for hauling the loads and empty railroad cars were installed. These additions and improvements have increased the output of the mines from 1,200 to 1,600 tons per day. The company has contracts which give them nearly full time work.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report23
Improvements
      The Breese Trenton Mining Company, Beckemeyer, has installed one complete coal crushing plant, with a capacity of 300 tons per hour, crusher and conveyor are driven by a 100 horsepower four valve engine; a 100-ton track scale put in and a washhouse 24 feet by 72 feet, equipped with hot and cold water, showers and lockers, has been built.
 
1917 Annual Coal Report24
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Mining Company, Beckmeyer, Clinton County, has installed a Jeffrey Roller Type coal-crusher, having a capacity of 200 tons per hour, driven by a Russell 100-horsepower engine belt. This crusher connects to a Jeffrey coal conveyor, having a capacity of 250 tons per hour, which empties into two 15-ton storage bins.
 
1918 Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Coal & Mining Co. at the Beckmeyer mine, the wash house has been enlarged.
      The Breese-Trenton Coal & Mining Co. repaired the escapement shaft and installed a new cage at North mine.
 
1929 Annual Coal Report31
Mines Not Operated
      Breese-Trenton Mining Company, Beckmeyer
 
1930 Annual Coal Report32
Idle Mines
      Breese-Trenton Mining Company, Beckmeyer
 
1931 Annual Coal Report33
Idle Mines
      Breese-Trenton Mining Co., East and Beckmeyer
 
1932 Annual Coal Report34
Change of Name
      Breese-Trenton Mining Company, North, to Beckmeyer Coal Company
 

Breese Coal Mine

 
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 2 North, Range 4 West, Section 21, NE SE NE
An underground mine of 410 feet deep with an average coal seam of 7½ feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Breese Mine   Breese Mining Company   1882 - 1886
Breese Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1887
Breese Mine   idle   1888
Breese Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1889 - 1896
Breese Mine   Felix Smith,    lessee   1896 - 1897
Breese Mine, West   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1897 - 1909
Breese Mine, West   idle   1910
Breese Mine, West   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1911 - 1914
Breese Mine, West   idle   1915 - 1916
Breese Mine, West   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1917 - 1923
[Source - Nos. 3, Index 2044]
Last Production Reported was February 27, 1923
1885 Annual Coal Report6
Clinton County
      The Breese Coal Co. requested me not to serve an injunction against them, as they would sink an escapement shaft as soon as possible.
 
1895 Annual Coal Report8
Fires
      The Consolidated Coal Company, at Breese, Clinton county. The fire originated from a spark from the boiler-stack. The head frame, top works, elevator and bins were totally destroyed. The work of rebuilding was immediately begun on a more substantial and modern design. Operations were resumed on August 8, 1895.
 
1910 Annual Coal Report17
Abandoned Mines.
      The Consolidated Coal Company's mine at Breese, Clinton county, was not in operation during the year.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report19
Improvements
      The Consolidated Coal Company has put in at the West mine, Breese, a new stairway in the escapement shaft.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report22
Abandoned Mines- Clinton County
      The mine was not operated this year and is permanently abandoned or temporarily closed : Consolidated Coal Company, West Mine, Breese.
 
1917 Annual Coal Report24
New and Reopened Mines -- Clinton County
      Consolidated Coal Co., Breese
 
1929 Annual Coal Report31
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929
      Consolidated Coal Co., Breese

Carlyle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 2 North, Range 3 West, Section 24, SE NE NW
An underground mine of 537 feet deep with an average coal seam of 4½ feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Carlyle Mine   Carlyle Mining & Manufacturing Company   1885 - 1886
Carlyle Mine   idle   1887
Carlyle Mine   Carlyle Mining & Manufacturing Company   1887 - 1889
[Source - Nos. 2, Index 2043]
Last Production Reported was in 1888

 

East Breese Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 2 North, Range 4 West, Section 22
An underground mine of 430 feet deep with a coal seam of 7 - 8 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Future Mine   Future Coal & Mining Company   1887 - 1894
Breese Mine No. 1   Breese Coal Company   1894 - 1904
East Breese Mine   Breese-Trenton Mining Company   1904 - 1931
East Breese Mine   Citizens Coal Company   1932 - 1961
[Source - Nos. 3 & 4, Index 198]
Last Production Reported was in April 1961
1912 Annual Coal Report19
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Mining Company, at the East mine, has put in a complete new head gearing and water heater for boilers
 
1913 Annual Coal Report20
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Mining Company, Beckmeyer, Clinton County. -- At East mine this company has displaced the single engine at the escape shaft by putting in a double hoisting engine 10 inches by 22 inches, geared 4 to 1; also one car puller for loads and empties.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report22
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Coal Company has installed at the East mine, Breese, a coal crushing plant of 125 tons per hour capacity, driven by a 40-horsepower engine; a coal conveyor, capacity 160 tons per hour, driven by a 14-horsepower engine; a shaker screen, driven by a 14-horsepower engine, and two automatic self-dumping cages. One of the old cages is kept ready to be used in case of emergency. An automatic caging device has been installed at the bottom of the shaft to cage all coal from one side, which requires but one man to operate instead of four men as formerly. The empty car tracks were extended at the bottom of the shaft and will now hold seventy cars, twice the number formerly accommodated. The company has also built and equipped a machine shop where all the repair work is done for its two mines. Two new 150-horsepower boilers have been installed and, in addition to the six boilers already in use, makes a modern and up-to-date boiler room.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report23
Improvements
      The Breese Trenton Mining Company -- This company has also built a washhouse at east mine, Breese, 18 feet by 45 feet and equipped it with patented hangers and hot and cold water.
 
1932 Annual Coal Report34
Change of Name
      Breese-Trenton Mining Company, East, to Citizens Coal Company
 

Monterey No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 1 North, Range 5 West, Section 13, NW SW SE
A slope - underground mine of 330 feet deep with an average coal seam of 6 - 7 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Monterey Mine No. 2   Monterey Coal Company   1977 - 1996
[Source - Nos. 3, Index 974]
Last Production Reported was in 1996

 

North Breese Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 2 North, Range 4 West, Section 23, SW NW NE
An underground mine of 392 - 395 feet deep with a coal seam of 6 - 8½ feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cooperative Mine No. 1   Cooperative Coal & Mining Company   1907 - 1910
North Breese Mine   North Breese Coal & Mining Company   1910 - 1921
North Breese Mine   Breese-Trenton Mining Company   1921 - 1925
North Breese Mine   idle   1925
North Breese Mine   Breese-Trenton Mining Company   1925 - 1935
North Breese Mine   idle   1932 - 1935
North Breese Mine   Horner Coal Company   1936 - 1937
North Breese Mine   idle   1937 - 1939
North Breese Mine   Clinton County Mining Company   1940 - 1949
North Breese Mine   Breese Coal Company   1949 - 1957
[Source - Nos. 2 & 3, Index 199]
Last Production Reported was in May 1957
1907 Annual Coal Report14
New Mines
      The Cooperative Coal Company, Breeze, Clinton county, is now in active operation. The mine is situated on the B. & O. Railroad, one mile east of Breese. The depth to the coal is 390 feet to a seam of 7 feet and 6 inches. The main shaft is 9 x 18 feet in the clear, timbered with 6 x 8 inch yellow pine. The air shaft is 10 x 16 feet, also timbered with 6 x 8 inch yellow pine for the first thirty feet; the remaining distance is timbered with 4 x 8 inch yellow pine. At this mine there is a pair of 34 x 60 inch Danville engines and four 72 inch by 20 feet, Erie boilers. The fan is eighteen in diameter; fan engine is St. Louis make, 12 x 18 inches. Coal is hoisted in the Fletcher skip, the coal being dumped at the bottom of the shaft into a large hopper. The pit cars hold three tons of coal. The bottom is laid out on a floor plan of the three-entry system to the second pair of cross entries. The boiler, engine, and blacksmith buildings are built of brick. The tipple is a wood structure with shaker screens. This mine is laid out to handle a very large tonnage.
 
1911 Annual Coal Report18
Change of Name
      The name of the Cooperative Coal and Mining Company , Breese, Clinton county, has been changed to North-Breese Coal and Mining Company.
Improvements
      The North-Breese Coal and Mining Company has replaced the skips in the shaft with self-dumping cages and has also installed motor haulage in the mine.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report19
Mine Fires
      On the night of February 5th, the engine house, generator room, and boiler room were burned down at the mine of the North Breese Coal and Mining Company, Breese, Clinton County. At the present time it is completely repaired. The wooden flooring of the engine house, except about the engines, is replaced with granitoid.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report21
Improvements
      The North Breese Coal & Mining Company has installed four new Goodman chain mining machines, re-timbered the bottom on east side with steel "I" beams, and placed some steel "I" beams on west side of shaft and put in a concrete pillar to strengthen the roof. A new washhouse, 24 feet by 32 feet, has been built of fireproof material.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report23
Improvements
      The North Breese Coal & Mining Company, Breese, has completed a washhouse, 31 feet by 41 feet, 18 feet high, of concrete blocks and having concrete floors. In one corner of the building is a first aid room, fully equipped with material for giving first aid to injured. The new building will be used for changing and taking care of clothes. It has the overhead hanging system, a locker that will hold and lock the clothes, and still allow them to dry in fresh air. The old washhouse, which is connected to new one, will be used for washing and this one for dressing. A new automatic switch has been placed at bottom of shaft.
 
1917 Annual Coal Report24
Improvements
      The North Breese Coal & Mining Company, Breese, Clinton County, has installed a Scotsdale coal crusher with a capacity of 200 tons per hour, at a cost of $7,000.
 
1918 Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      The North Breese Coal & Mining Co. has made the fan larger and built a concrete housing around it, and put from 1 to 3 feet of concrete on all the coal ribs for 300 feet around the main shaft bottom.
 
1922 Annual Coal Report27
Change of Name
      North Breese Coal Company to Breese-Trenton Mining Company
 
1926 Annual Coal Report29
Reopened Mines
      Breese-Trenton North mine.
 
1934 Annual Coal Report35
Idle Mines
      Breese-Trenton Mining Co., Breese in Clinton County
 
1935 Annual Coal Report36
Idle Shipping Mines
      Breese Trenton Mining Co., Breese, Clinton County
 
1936 Annual Coal Report37
New Mines
      Horner Coal Co., Breese, Clinton County.
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191845
      Francis Ashby Wake Lewin, Superintendent North Breese Coal & Mining Co. of Breese, Illinois, who lives at 436 Park Ave., Webster Grove, Missouri, was born in 1873 in England, and has been in the coal business for twelve years. He has held the position of electrician and superintendent in several large Illinois coal mining companies.

Southern No. 9 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 1 North, Range 5 West, Section 17
An underground mine of 319 - 326 feet deep with a coal seam of 6½ - 9 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Muren Mine Nos. 1 & 2   Muren Coal & Ice Company   1899 - 1905
Southern Mine No. 9   Southern Coal Company   1905 - 1912
Southern Mine No. 9
New Baden
  Southern Coal Coke & Mining Company   1912 - 1938
[Source - No. 5, Index 84]
Last Production Reported was in March 1938
1898 Annual Coal Report10
New Mines in Contemplation
      A new shaft is being sunk at New Baden, on the L. E. & St. L. railroad, by the Muren Coal and Ice Company of Belleville. The expectations are that they will strike the Trenton seam.
 
1899 Annual Coal Report11
Improvements
      The shaft at New Baden is only 6 x 9 feet; it is intended for an escapement shaft. It is expected that work will be commenced on the main hoisting shaft during September.
 
1900 Annual Coal Report12
Improvements
      The Murren Coal & Ice Company at New Baden, Clinton county, has just finished its new hoisting shaft, which is 9 x 18 feet in the clear, and are now building the top works. The company has placed in position four boilers in batteries of two, also Litchfield engines. The capacity of the pit-cars is three and one-half tons. It is the intention to put in self dumping cages; a shaker screen and air compressor are on the ground for mining machines.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report20
Change of Ownership
      Southern Coal & Mining Company is now known as Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report20
Improvements
      The Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company at No. 9 mine , New Baden, Clinton County, has put in two Goodman electric breast machines.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report21
Improvements
      The Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company has rebuilt the blacksmith and machine shops at No. 9 mine, and equipped them with modern machinery to do all kinds of repair work needed.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report22
Improvements
      The Southern Coal, Coke and Mining Company has installed at the No. 9 mine, New Baden, a 200 K. W. generator which will furnish sufficient electric power to materially increase the output of this mine. The bottom has been retimbered with steel I-beams, 6 by 14 by 18 being used on the south side, and 6 by 14 by 22 on the north side of shaft. The laggings stand on concrete foundation and have ankle pieces bolted to I-beams, the whole reenforced with iron rods and wooden braces between the beams. Much credit is due the mine manager, Mr. Philips, for his efficient work.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report23
Improvements
      The Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company, mine No. 9, New Baden, has built a washhouse, 30 feet by 50 feet, and equipped it with hot and cold water, sprays, hangers and basins. A large pond has been constructed, and the mines are well supplied with water.
 
1918 Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      The Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company, at No. 9 mine has done retimbering and installed a fan of the Sirocco type.
 

Southern No. 10 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 1 North, Range 4 West, Section 3, NW SW SW
An underground mine of 345 - 350 feet deep with a coal seam of 4½ - 4.83 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Germantown Mine No. 1   Germantown Coal Company   1898 - 1905
Southern Mine No. 10   Southern Coal Company   1905 - 1910
[Source - No. 3, Index 332]
Last Production Reported was July 7, 1910
1898 Annual Coal Report10
New Mines in Contemplation
      A few of the citizens of Germantown have organized a stock company and are sinking a new shaft about half a mile east of the town on the L. E. & St. L. railroad. Much trouble has been experienced in sinking through quick sand, but they have got through it safely and are making good progress.
 
1899 Annual Coal Report11
Improvements
      The Germantown Coal Co. has recently built up the top works at its mine and has commenced shipping coal.
 
1910 Annual Coal Report17
Abandoned Mines.
      The Southern Coal & Mining Company has abandoned its No. 10 mine at Germantown, Clinton county.
 

Trenton No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 2 North, Range 5 West, Section 19, NW SE SE
An underground mine of 314 feet deep with a coal seam of 4¼ - 6 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hanke Mine   Joseph Hanke   pre 1879 - 1886
Trenton Mine No. 1   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1905
[Source - No. 5, Index 2047]
Last Production Reported was in 1905
1885 Annual Coal Report6
Clinton County
      Mr. Hanke, has arranged with a St. Louis Company to have a fan erected.
 
1893 Annual Coal Report7
Improvements
      The Consolidated Coal Co., St. Louis, has sunk a new shaft at Trenton, Clinton county, and equipped it in the most modern style.
 
1905 Annual Coal Report13
Mines Abandoned During the Year
      The Consolidated Coal Co. has abandoned its mine at Trenton, Clinton county.

Trenton No. 1 Coal Mine, South
The legal description lists this as :    Clinton County -
Township 2 North, Range 5 West, Section 20, NE SE SE
An underground mine of 333 - 335 feet deep with a coal seam of 4½ - 7 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Trenton Mine No. 1, South   Trenton Coal, Light & Power Company   1896 - 1901
Trenton Mine No. 1, South   Trenton Coal Company   1901 - 1909
[Source - No. 5, Index 331]
Last Production Reported was in 1909
1897 Annual Coal Report9
New Mines - Clinton County
      The Trenton Coal, Light & Power Co. has sunk a shaft at Trenton 330 feet deep to No. 7 seam. The coal is of an excellent quality, and well adapted to domestic purposes. This shaft is equipped with a pair of 16 x 32 in. first motion Danville engines.
 
1898 Annual Coal Report10
Improvements
      Escapement shaft is in progress at the mine of the Trenton L. & P. Coal Company, Trenton.
 
1899 Annual Coal Report11
Escapement Shafts
      Escapement shaft has been put down during the year at Trenton Coal, Light & Power company, Trenton, Clinton county.
 

St. Clair County, Illinois

Summerfield Coal Mine
Post Office - Summerfield, Illinois
St. Clair County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    St. Clair County -
Township 2 N, Range 6 W, Section 25, SW SE SE
An underground mine of 180 - 285 feet deep with a coal seam of 4½ - 5 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerfield Mine   John Wingler   pre 1882 - 1883
Summerfield Mine   Fisher & Harrison   1883 - 1884
Summerfield Mine   Summerfield Coal Company   1884 - 1885
Summerfield Mine   idle   1886
Summerfield Mine   Summerfield Coal Company   1887
Summerfield Mine   Bessemer Coal Company   1887 - 1889
Summerfield Mine   McKinley Coal Company   1889 -1890
[Source - No. 5, Index 4313]
Last Production Reported was in 1890

Trenton Coal Mine, West
Post Office - Trenton, Clinton County, Illinois
St. Clair County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    St. Clair County -
Township 2 N, Range 6 W, Section 25, NE SE NE
An underground mine of 320 - 345 feet deep with a coal seam of 4½ - 5 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Trenton Mine, West   Breese-Trenton Mining Company   1905 - 1914
[Source - No. 5, Index 867]
Last Production Reported was in 1912
1911 Annual Coal Report18
Improvements
      The Breese-Trenton Coal Company has installed a 6-ton gasoline motor at its mine west of Trenton, St. Clair County. The motor was manufactured by the Geo. D. Whitcomb Manufacturing Co., Rochelle, Illinois.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report22
Abandoned Mines - St. Clair County
      The following mines were not operated this year and are permanently abandoned or temporarily closed: Breese-Trenton Mining Co., Breese.

 

Clinton County, Illinois
Coal Mine
Fatalities
ALBERS
August 1, 192931, B. H. Albers, of Germantown, laborer, age 28 years, married, was killed in Breese-Trenton Coal Company's North mine, by being caught in shaker belt. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
ASHE
February 14, 198044, Tim G. Ashe, of Albers, Operations Planning Coordinator, aged 24 years, single, died from injuries received from a machinery accident on February 13, 1980 in Monterey Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Clinton County.
a note from Jim Anderson on 8/29/2016
      He was injured in the Main North entries (just outby No. 4 unit) as they were advancing the mainline belt. The new belt was hanging from a roof bolt and was being pulled off with machines and a cable in shiv blocks. He was standing in the 90 degree angle when the shiv block gave way and the tension caused the shiv block to strike his head violently. He lived a short time (a day or two - can't remember exactly) and succumbed to his injuries at Belleville hospital. I was just leaving the hospital when he passed and returned when I heard myself being paged back. It was a tremendous loss as he was a great young man and we all felt horrible. His car stayed in the parking lot for quite some time as a grim reminder of the accident. A terrible loss.

 
BAUMGARTNER
October 17, 191321, Herman Baumgartner, of Beckmeyer, driver, aged 20 years, single, was killed by pit cars in the Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company's mine, No. 9, New Baden, Clinton County.
 
BECKEMEYER
December 13, 193738, Ferdinand Beckemeyer, of Beckemeyer, driller, aged 54 years, married, killed by gas explosion in mine of Beckemeyer Coal Co., leaving wife and one child.
 
March 28, 194140, Leo Beckemeyer, of Beckemeyer, driver, aged 48 years, married, died as a result of being crushed between a car and timber in the mine of the Beckemeyer Coal Co., on March 8, 1941. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BITTERBERG
February 5, 191522, Henry Bitterberg, of Breese, miner, age 43 years, married, employed in the North Breese Coal and Mining Company's mine, Breese, Clinton County, was killed by falling coal. Deceased was loading a car when a large piece of coal fell upon him, crushing his chest and breaking his neck. He leaves a widow and three children.


 
BONN
January 14, 191421, Joe Bonn, of Trenton, machine helper, aged 24 years, single, was killed by falling caol in the West mine of the Breese-Trenton Coal Company.
 
BRAEHLER
January 25, 193839, Joseph Braehler, of Beckemeyer, miner, aged 62 years, married, killed by gas explosion in the mine of the Beckemeyer Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
BULLOT
July 13, 191220, Joseph Bullot, of New Baden, machine runner, aged 37 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company's No. 9 mine , New Baden, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
COLE
July 11, 191119, Ernest Cole, of Carlyle, driver, aged 26 years, married, employed at the Buxton mine of the Breese-Trenton Mining Company, Breese, Clinton County, was killed by pit cars. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
COLEMAN
June 15, 191017, John Coleman, driver, aged 22 years, single, was killed in the mine of the Breese-Trenton Coal Company, two miles west of Trenton, St. Clair county. Deceased was coming down a grade with seven loaded cars, when his lamp fell from his cap, leaving him in the dark. The mule then backed up, knocking him off of the car seat, and the cars ran over him, injuring him so that he died a short time afterwards.
 
January 17, 18937, William Coleman, of Trenton, top-man, married, aged 27 years, in the employ of the Consolidated Coal Co., at Trenton. On the night of this day, the deceased was told to call down to some men below to send away the empty cage, so that the machinist could go down to work on the pump; he laid down on the ground, put his head over the shaft, on the side where the cage was up; just at this time the engineer received a signal from below to hoist; he started the engine, when the cage came down and beheaded Coleman. His head fell to the bottom of the shaft, 333 feet. He left a widow and three children.
 
DARRIES
March 17, 194542, Edwin C. Darries, of Breese, cleanup man, aged 45 years, single, died as a result of injuries received when rock fell on him on March 16, 1943 in the Clinton County Mining Company's North Beese mine, Breese, Clinton County. He leaves two dependents
 
DRIEDENDACH
October 22, 192830, Walter Driedendach, of Breese, miner, age 37 years, single, was killed by falling slate in Breese-Trenton Coal Company's North mine.
 
FOPPE
December 22, 190614, August Foppe, of Breese, miner, aged 32 years, married, died at the Breese Trenton Mining Compnay's mine at Breese, Clinton county, Saturday morning.
See : 1906 Accident
 
FUTZ
January 13, 191017, William Futz, assistant mine manager, aged 48 years, married, employed at the mine of the Breese-Trenton Coal & Mining Company, Breese, Clinton county. Deceased attempted to cross the sump while the cage was descending. Before he could get across the cage caught him, crushing him between the bottom of the cage and the sump, breaking his back. He died February 27, leaving a widow and seven children.
 
GRIDER
October 26, 191725, Edgar Grider, of Breese, trip rider, age 18 years, single, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's mine at Breese, Clinton County. Deceased was crawling over the running motor when he slipped off and was crushed between the motor and props.
 
GRUNZ
January 18, 190513, Edward Grunz, of Breese, miner, aged 40 years, married, employed in the Breese & Trenton Coal Co.'s mine No. 1, Breese, Clinton county, was killed by falling top coal. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GUSANSINSKI
December 27, 191119, John Gusansinski, of New Baden, machine runner, aged 47 years, married, was killed by falling coal in the Southern Coal and Mining Co.'s No. 9 mine, New Baden, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HABICH
December 11, 190614, Herman Habich, miner, aged 34 years, was killed instantly by falling rock and slate, the mass weighing about 2,000 pounds. He was employed in the Breese Trenton Mining Company's mine, Breese. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HEINEMAN
August 22, 191220, Charles Heineman, of New Baden, miner, aged 30 years, married, was killed by a shot explosion in the Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company,s No. 9 mine , New Baden, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HEMAN
December 27, 192830, Henry Heman, of New Baden, miner age 45 years, single, was killed by a fall of coal in Southern Coal Company's No. 9 mine. He leaves his father and mother dependent.
 
HEMANN
February 1, 193637, Herman Hemann, of New Baden, miner, age 59 years, married, killed by a fall of coal in mine No. 9 of the Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Co., leaving widow.
 
HITTELET
November 24, 191321, Frank Hittelet, of New Baden, trapper, aged 16 years, single, was killed by pit cars in the Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company's mine, No. 9, New Baden, Clinton County.
 
HOLLENKAMP
July 20, 191523, George Hollenkamp, of Carlyle, miner, age 40 years, married, was instantly killed by a fall of coal in Breese-Trenton Mining Company's Buxton mine, Beckemeyer, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
HOLTMAN
December 22, 190614, New Holtman, of Breese, miner, age not given, married, died at the Breese Trenton Mining Company's mine at Breese, Clinton county, Saturday morning. He leaves a widow and four children
See : 1906 Accident
 
HUEHNE
March 22, 190916, August Huehne, aged 38 years, machine runner, employed in the Southern Coal Company's mine at New Baden, Clinton county, was injured and then took sick and died about six weeks after the accident. The doctor stated his death was caused from the accident. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
JOHNSON
December 22, 192127, Rod Johnson, of Beckmeyer, miner, age 50 years, married, was killed by falling clod in Breese-Trenton Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
KENNEDY
March 4, 193738, Arthur Kennedy, of New Baden, miner, aged 52 years, married, killed by a fall of slate mine No. 9 of the Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Co., leaving wife.
 
KINSE
March 11, 190815, Henry Kinse, Jr., of Breese, driver, aged 20 years, single, employed in the mine of the Breese-Trenton Mining Company, Breese. He was pulling a loaded trip down a hill when suddenly the mule kicked him off of the seat causing him to fall under the cars; which passed over his body. He died four days after the accident.
 
KOCH
February 5, 190212a, John Koch, of Breese, laborer, aged 20 years, single, employed as a helper to the bricklayer, was putting up brick stoppings in the Breese mine of the Consolidated Coal Co., Breese. Clinton county. In coming out of the mine he was hoisted to the ground landing, when two men that were on the cage with him got off; one of the men in getting off of the cage fell, making a noise; the engineer then began to hoist to the top landing; Koch, when in the act of stepping off the cage while in motion, lost his balance and fell down the shaft, a depth of 400 feet, causing his death.
 
LABONAT
June 27, 191926, John Labonat, of Collinsville, mine examiner, age 28 years, single, was burned to death when a body of gas exploded which was ignited by an open lamp he carried, while examining the mine of Breese Trenton Coal Company, Beckmeyer.
 
LEE
December 19, 190917, Melvin Lee, car pulling engine tender, aged 23 years, single, was severely injured on December 7, 1909, by being caught in the machinery of the car pulling engine at the Breese-Trenton Coal Company's mine, two miles west of Trenton, St. Clair county. The engine had stopped on the center. He took hold of the fly wheel to throw the engine over the center, without shutting off the steam. The engine started quickly and jerked him over among the machinery, which mangled his body so much that he died December 19, 1909.
 
LIDDLE
January 19, 190513, James Liddle, of Trenton, driver, aged 26 years, single, employed in the Consolidated Coal Co.'s mine, Trenton, Clinton county, was killed by a trip of loaded cars running over him.
 
LODUS
June 26, 190916, John Lodus, laborer, aged 29 years, in the employ of the Southern Coal Company's mine at New Baden, Clinton county, got slightly scratched on the foot by a sprag. He died later from lock jaw. He was single and his home was at New Baden, Ill.
 
MARSHALL
January 4, 193839, Alex Marshall, Jr., of Beckemeyer, miner, aged 54 years, married, died from burns received in gas explosion in the mine of the Beckemeyer Coal Co. on December 11, 1937, leaving widow and two children.
 
MAUER
September 17, 191018, Henry Mauer, of Breese, cager, aged 24 years, married, was caught between the ascending cage and the shaft timber, breaking his back. He died September 20. Deceased was employed by the Breese-Trenton Mining Company. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
McCLAIN
December 28, 191624, Edward McClain, of New Baden, machine runner, age 36 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company's No. 9 mine, New Baden, Clinton County, by falling slate. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
McFADDEN
September 20, 190715, William McFadden, of Beckmeyer, driver, aged 28 years, employed at the Beckmeyer mine; owned by the Breese Trenton Mining Company, was killed instantly. Deceased had pulled up two cars of his trip, and went back after another; when he came back with the last car, he ran into the first two he had left on the hill and ws crushed to death between two cars. He leaves a widow.
 
McCAW     spelling on Annual Coal Report is "McKaw"
November 24, 190614, Robert McKaw, of Trenton, machine helper, aged 23 yeaers, single, was killed by falling coal in the Breese Trenton Coal Company's mine, two miles west of Trenton, St. Clair County. He was shoveling from the machine when coal fell on him.             See : Robert McCaw's Biography
 
MENZE
August 15, 190816, Frederick Menze, miner, aged 54 years, single, was injured on August 8, 1908,in the Breese-Trenton Coal Mining Company's mine at Trenton, St. Clair county. He was in the act of cutting a hole on the rib to put a cross bar in the face of an entry. The shale above where the coal had been taken out was very loose and he failing to secure the shale by setting temporary props under it before working under it, the shale fell on him breaking his back, from which he died August 15, 1908.
 
MIDDEKE
December 22, 190614, Nay Middeke, of Breese, miner, aged 45 years, married, died at the Breese Trenton Mining Company's mine at Breese, Clinton county, Saturday morning. He leaves a widow and nine children
See : 1906 Accident
 
MITCHELL
November 27, 190715, Adam Mitchell, of Beckmeyer, topman, aged 50 years, married, employed at Breese-Trenton Mining Company's Buxton mine, Beckmeyer, was pinching cars down the south track and while doing so a string of loaded cars run on to him; instead of jumping to the side he jumped between the couplings and was crushed. He leaves a widow and one child.

Adam Mitchel (or Michel)
Born : December 6, 1854
Son of William & Mary (nee Herstein ) Mitchell
Married : Anna (nee Rensing ) Adelheid on October 16, 1901
            at St. Felecita's Church, Beaver Prairie, Clinton County, Illinois
            [after Adam's death, she married his brother, John Mitchell]
Died : November 27, 1907 at Breese-Trenton Mining Company's Buxton mine, Beckmeyer, Clinton Co., IL.
Burial : Yingst Cemetery, Whearfield Township, Clinton County, Illinois

 
MULLER
July 4, 191725, Peat Muller, of New Baden, machine runner, age 40 years, single, died from injuries received two days before l in Southern Coal, Coke and Mining Company's No. 9 mine, New Baden, Clinton County, by being "kicked" by a puncher mining machine.
 
MYGATT
September 11, 191119, John Mygatt, of New Baden, miner, aged 48 years, married, was killed by falling coal in No. 9 mine of Southern Coal and Mining Co., New Baden, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
NELSON
July 28, 1987, Milford "Cotton" Nelson, 49, of rural Breese, roof-bolter, married, was fatally injured Monday night (July 27, 1987), at Monterey Mine No. 2, near Albers. He died at 12:40 a.m. July 28, 1987 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville. He leaves a widow and two adult children.
a note from Jim Anderson on 9/01/2016
      Best as I can remember is he was a roof bolter and some top fell out from between the pins and struck him. We had black shale for top. It was kind of heavy and even a small piece would hurt falling from 7-8 feet up. So, it would not take a huge chunk to cause injuries.
Obituary of Milford "Cotton" Nelson
September 28, 1937 - July 28, 1987
unknown newspaper
Wednesday, July 29, 1987
Courtesy of Jim Anderson
      Milford "Cotton" Nelson, 49, of rural Breese, formerly of Clinton, was dead of injuries in an accident at a coal mine at 12:40 a.m. yesterday (July 28, 1987) at Memorial Hospital, Belleville. . . . His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Moss Funeral Home, Breese, the Rev. Charles Soper officiating. Burial will be in Ellwood Cemetery, Breese. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
      He was born Sept. 28, 1937, in DeWitt County, a son of Franklin and Vilta Helmick Nelson. He married Elli Schroder on Nov. 15, 1957, in Frankfurt, West Germany. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Michelle Myers, Danville; one son, Douglas, Breese; three brothers, Lyle, Heyworth; Gerald, Way-nesville; and Wayne, Clinton; one foster brother, Joseph Jordan, Argenta; two sisters, Bonnie Breeze, Clinton, and Rhea Peterson, Clinton; and two grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Christian Church, Carlyle. Mr. Nelson was a member of the American Legion Post 252 and of the United Mineworkers Local 2295. He was employed by Monterey Mine No. 2, Albers.

 
NORDMAN
May 30, 194341, Frank Nordman, of Breese, machine helper, aged 65 years, married, died as a result of injuries received when coal fell on him on May 26, 1943 in the Clinton County Mining Company's North Beese mine, Breese, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
OPPLINGER
January 12, 190012, Jacob Opplinger, of Trenton, top laborer, aged 49 years, married, employed at the Consolidated Coal Company's mine, at Trenton, was killed by being run over by a railroad car. He was trying to put a block in front of a loaded car, which was being taken out from the screen to make room for an empty car. It is supposed that he stumbled and fell in front of the wheels, which passed over his neck, killing him instantly. There was no one near when the accident happened. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
PETTER
May 3, 18958, Louis Petter, of Trenton, a roadman, working in the Trenton mine [ ? Trenton No. 1], was passing through a cross cut when two men were taking down some top preparatory to setting a door. He stopped to speak to the men, saying to one of them: "Look out, Hobe, your partner will pull this down on you." At that instant the coal fell, knocking him down and injuring him in such a manner as to cause paralysis of the entire body from the shoulders down. He died shortly after being taken home. He was 28 years of age and unmarried.
 
PEPPENHORST
February 9, 193839, Ed. Peppenhorst, of Beckemeyer, miner, aged 50 years, married, died from burns received in gas explosion on January 24 in mine of the Beckemeyer Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
January 25, 193839, Frank Peppenhorst, of Breese, apprentice miner, aged 57 years, married, killed by gas explosion in the mine of the Beckemeyer Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
QUITMEYER
December 9, 190413, Henry Quitmeyer, of Trenton, miner, aged 56 years, married, employed in the Breese & Trenton Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Trenton, Clinton county, was fatally injured by falling clod, and died on December 22. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
REILMAN
September 9, 192528, Henry J. Reilman, of Breese, loader, age 64 years, was killed at his working place by a fall of coal in Breese-Trenton Mining Company's Beckmeyer mine. He leaves a widow.
 
RENSING
March 9, 193435, Jule Rensing, of Germantown, miner, age 51 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
ROLFINGSMEYER
November 16, 191523, Fred Rolfingsmeyer, of Breese, miner, age 63 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day by a fall of slate in North Breese Coal & Mining Company's mine, Breese, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and seven children, one dependent.
 
ROTTERMAN
December 14, 191523, Henry Rotterman, of New Baden, machine helper, age 48 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day by a fall of coal in Southern Coal, Coke and Mining Company's No. 9 mine. New Baden, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SCHAFFNER
December 22, 190614, Walter Schaffner, of Breese, miner, aged 30 years, married, died at the Breese Trenton Mining Company's mine at Breese, Clinton county, Saturday morning. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : 1906 Accident
 
SCHELPER
December 22, 190614, Herman Schelper,of Breese, miner, aged 52 years, married, died at the Breese Trenton Mining Company's mine at Breese, Clinton county, Saturday morning. He leaves a widow.
See : 1906 Accident
 
SEROKI
November 6, 191624, John Seroki, of New Baden, miner, age 43 years, married, was killed in Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company's No. 9 mine, New Baden, Clinton County, by falling slate. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
SHRAG
August 11, 190816, Emil Schrag, driver, aged 26 years, single, working in the Southern Coal and Mining Company's mine No. 9, New Baden, Clinton county, was coming out of room No. 17 on the first north entry when on the switch a large fall of slate caught him and killed him instantly. His home was in Trenton, Ill.
 
STEVENS
March 25, 194743, Alfred Stevens, of Beckemeyer, machine operator, aged 53 years, married, died in the explosion at Centralia Coal Company's Mine No. 5, Wamac, Irvington Township, Washington County, Illinois . He leaves a widow.
A coal-dust explosion occurred in this mine at 3 :26 p.m., March 25, 1947, resulting in the death of 111 men.
See : Explosion at Centralia Coal Company's Mine No. 5
 
THOMPSON
August 12, 192629, H. H. Thompson, of Beckmeyer, miner, age 69 years, married, was caught by falling coal and killed in Breese-Trenton Coal Mining Company's Beckmeyer mine. He leaves a widow.
 
TONKOWISCH
November 29, 191321, Frank Tonlowisch, of New Baden, loader, aged 35 years, married, was killed in Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Company's mine, No. 9, New Baden, Clinton County, by a fall of clod. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
VOLLET
October 30, 191018, Henry Vollet, of Trenton, machine runner, aged 45 years, was injured October 15, 1910, in the Breese-Trenton Coal Company's West mine, St. Clair county. Deceased was mining coal with an air punching machine, when about one ton of slate fell striking him, dislocating his back. He was taken to a hospital in St. Louis, where he died. He leaves a widow and eight children.
 
Von GERICHTEN
May 16, 193133, Herman Von Gerichten, of Breese, miner, age 55 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Breese-Trenton Coal Company's North mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
WALKER
March 22, 191017, John S. Walker, miner, aged 50 years, widower, employed at the Co-operative Coal Company's mine at Breese, Clinton county, was killed instantly by falling rock. He was loading coal in a cross cut near the face of his room, when a very large piece of rock fell on him, with the result as stated. He leaves four children.
 
WALLHEIMER
November 6, 191422, Fred Wallheimer, of Trenton, miner, age 40 years, married, was killed by the explosion of a premature shot in the Southern Coal, Coke and Mining Company's No. 9 mine. New Baden, Clinton County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
WHEILMIER
June 1, 18856, At the Breese Coal Co.'s mine, at Breese, on the 1st of June, Edward Wheilmier, a single man, aged 23, was killed by a fall of slate. He was undermining coal when some loose slate came down on him and struck him on the head back of the temple, and crushed in his skull, killing him instantly. The coroner"s verdict found that he had been twice warned that the slate was loose.
 
ZEHERER
December 22, 190614, Frank Zeherer, of Breese, miner, aged 39 years, married, died at the Breese Trenton Mining Company's mine at Breese, Clinton county, Saturday morning. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : 1906 Accident
 

Clinton County, Illinois
Non-Fatal Casualties

July 1, 1923 - June 30, 1924 & July 1, 1925 - December 31, 1925
ADCOCK, Frank age 27 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Beckemeyer
15 Jan 1924 - Elbow injured, uncoupling cars - Time lost - 42 days
 
AKERS, Everett age 47 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Beckemeyer
28 Apr 1924 - Back injured, loading coal - Time lost - 42 days
 
ALBERS, Henry age 29 years, Married with 1 child, of New Baden
12 Apr 1924 - Leg injured, falling coal - Time lost - 58 days
 
BAILEY, Grover age 35 years, single, of Beckemeyer
5 Apr 1924 - Hand cut, switch latch- Time lost - 36 days
 
BECKEMEYER, Arthur age 26 years, single, of Beckemeyer
1 Dec 1923 - Spine injured, mule ran away - Time lost - 38 days
 
BELHORTZ, John age 22 years, Trip rider, employed at No. 9 Mine of the Southern C. C. & M. Co.
5 Aug 1925 - Shoulder bruised, pit car - Time lost - 57 days
 
BIGHAM, Ed age 41 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Beckemeyer
24 Jan 1924 - Hand injured, falling coal - Time lost - 39 days
 
BRIDE, William age 36 years, Married with 3 children, of New Baden
10 Jan 1924 - Leg injured, car rope - Not returned to work
 
BUEHLER, Julius age 60 years, Married with 3 children, of Trenton
8 Aug 1923 - Shoulder injured, falling slate - Not returned to work
 
COFFMAN, B. C. age 53 years, Married with one dependent, of Beckemeyer
14 Feb 1924 - Hand injured, falling timber - Time lost - 80 days
 
COFFMAN, Pat age 44 years, single, of New Baden
29 Oct 1923 - Collar bone broken, between cars - Time lost - 30 days
 
DEANWORTH, William, Jr. age 22 years, Single, of Beckemeyer
5 Feb 1924 - Wrist injured, loading coal - Time lost - 35
 
DEIEN, Lawrence age 43 years, Driver, employed the Beck. Mine of the Breese-Trenton M. Co.
25 Aug 1925 - Finger mashed, pit car - Time lost - 44 days
 
DUST, George age 36 years, Machineman, employed the Beck. Mine of the Breese-Trenton M. Co.
25 Aug 1925 - Foot broken, falling coal - Time lost - 66 days
 
ESSICH, Steve age 40 years, Loader, employed at No. 9 Mine of the Southern C. C. & M. Co.
29 Sep 1925 - Foot broken, falling coal - Not rerturned to work
 
GILLIS, Frank age 28 years, Married with 4 children, of Jamestown
23 Sep 1923 - Shoulder boken, falling timber - Time lost - 49 days
 
HANKE, Hugo age 44 years, Married, of Trenton
16 Nov 1923 - Hand cut, on coal - Time lost - 50 days
 
ILLGES, John age 64 years, Trackman, employed the Beck. Mine of the Breese-Trenton M. Co.
16 Oct 1925 - Leg broken, falling coal - Not rerturned to work
 
KAULING. George age 21 years, Loader, employed the Beck. Mine of the Breese-Trenton M. Co.
30 Sep 1925 - Toes mashed, falling coal - Time lost - 32 days
 
LOENIES, Herman age 25 years, Trip rider, employed at No. 9 Mine of the Southern C. C. & M. Co.
23 Nov 1925 - Arm broken, pit car - Not rerturned to work
 
LOVE, Blanchard age 43 years, Married with one dependent, of Beckemeyer
24 Jul 1923 - Neck cut, falling coal - Time lost - 36 days
 
MAMVANING, Tom age 19 years, Single, of New Baden
17 Apr 1924 - Finger injured, falling coal - Time lost - 62 days
 
MARCUS, Herman age 47 years, Loader, employed the East Mine of the Breese-Trenton M. Co.
22 Sep 1925 - Foot mashed, falling rock - Time lost - 42 days
 
MEMKOTH, August age 70 years, Married with one dependent, of Breese
11 Jul 1923 - Toe injured, falling prop - Time lost - 35 days
 
MEYER, Louis age 19 years, single, of Breese
6 Oct 1923 - Hand injured - Time lost - 33 days
 
MITCHELL, John age 50 years, Married with one dependent, of Beckemeyer
16 Feb 1924 - Hand injured, pit car door - Time lost - 42 days
 
MOSS, Aug age 33 years, Laborer, employed the Beck. Mine of the Breese-Trenton M. Co.
5 Nov 1925 - Finger broken, throwing coal - Time lost - 39 days
 
MUELLER, Anton age 55 years, 3 children, of New Baden
10 Sep 1923 - Arm injured, against coal - Not returned to work
 
MUELLER, Henry age 40 years, Married, of Trenton
23 Aug 1923 - Leg injured, falling slate - Time lost - 172 days
 
PAX, John age 42 years, Married with 3 children; 3 dependents, of Beckemeyer
5 Dec 1923 - Leg broken, falling coal - Time lost - 125 days
 
PILLE, George age 22 years, single, of Germantown
4 Oct 1923 - Hip bruised - Time lost - 30 days
 
POELKER, Ben age 38 years, Married with one child; 2 dependents, of Breese
20 May 1924 - Leg broken, under motor - Not returned to work
 
POREKER, Fred age 38 years, Trip rider, employed the East Mine of the Breese-Trenton M. Co.
23 Nov 1925 - Back injured, pit cars - Time lost - 30 days
 
PRICH, Marko age 32 years, Married with 2 dependents, of Jamestown
11 Dec 1923 - Hernia, lifting rock - Time lost - 45 days
 
REESE, George age 27 years, Married with 3 children, of Jamestown
29 Aug 1923 - Ankle injured, slipped on coal - Time lost - 31 days
 
TENNEY, Max age 25 years, Trip rider, employed at No. 9 Mine of the Southern C. C. & M. Co.
27 Nov 1925 - Finger mashed, pit cars - Not rerturned to work
 
THOMPSON, H. H. age 67 years, Married with one dependent, of Beckemeyer
14 Mar 1924 - Eye put out, flying coal - Time lost - 60 days
 
TINNEY, Gus age 40 years, Machineman, employed at No. 9 Mine of the Southern C. C. & M. Co.
28 Sep 1925 - Foot cut, struck bar - Not rerturned to work
 
ZINCHLAG, Andrew age 38 years, Driver, employed the Beck. Mine of the Breese-Trenton M. Co.
27 Aug 1925 - Foot broken, pit car - Time lost - 53 days
 

 
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                Fourteenth Annual Report
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                State Mining Board
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                State Mining Board
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1913

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                State Mining Board
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
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21 Thirtieth-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1914
                State Mining Board
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

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                State Mining Board
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL, Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1915

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                State Mining Board
                Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1916

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                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

25 Thirty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1918
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1918

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                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1919

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

28 Forty-Fifth [should have been Forty-Fourth] Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1925
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Illinois State Journal Co., Springfield, Illinois, 1926

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44 1980 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals

45 Coal Men of America A Biographical and Historical Review of the World's Greatest Industry.
                by : Arthur M. Hall, Editor-In-chief & Sydney A. Hale, Assistant Editor
                Chicago, The Retail Coalman, Inc., 1918

46 Courtesy of Jim Anderson - BLS
 

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