TORNADO

 

On May 22, 1873, the township was visited by a fierce tornado, which left ruin and desolation in its track.

A number of buildings were demolished, and George Vandeveer was killed, and Mrs. Charles Perry so severely injured that she died a few days later, and several other persons received more or less severe injuries.

Among those who lost property were William Huston, J. Worden, William Jared, John Booten, N. J. Reynolds, A. J. Cayton, William Jones, Absalom Vandeveer, Burrus Reed, A. Brinkmeyer, William Thomas, and others.

The storm started in the northwest corner of the township and passed off east into Greenbush township, where it also did some damage. Its path was about eighty rods wide.

 

 

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