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Personal Accounts, J through R
Paul, Louise Jahnke
personal account of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jahnke
...they were married just six weeks...
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Janecek and family
personal account of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Janecek and family
...it was to be an exciting experience...
Blanche Jelinek
personal account of Blanche Jelinek
...set out with their picnic baskets for the excursion and picnic...
Mary Jiricek
personal account of Mary Jiricek
...was going to the picnic with her brother...
Iver Johnsen
personal account of Iver Johnsen
...first diver on and last to leave...
George W. Jost
personal account of George W. Jost
...went below deck to listen to the music...
Jenny Juranek
personal account of Jenny Juranek
...was the pitcher for the Girl's Softball Team, the
W. E. Bloomer Girls...

James C. Justin, Jr.
personal account of James C. Justin, Jr.
......
Mabel Kennedy
personal account of Mabel Kennedy
 
Ed Kleinfelder
personal account of Ed Kleinfelder
...all hell broke loose...
Harry Kleinfelder
personal account of Harry Kleinfelder
...etched in his mind for the rest of his life...
Mary Klemp
personal account of Mary Klemp
...were given blankets to dry themselves and keep themselves warm...
Bill Kolas
personal account of Bill Kolas
...their lives were spared that day...
Bessie Kolas
personal account of Bessie Kolas
...their lives were spared that day...
Anna Koukl
personal account of Anna Koukl
 
Elizabeth Krivanec
personal account of Elizabeth and Frances Krivanec
...planned to take her five children...
Frances Krivanec
personal account of Elizabeth and Frances Krivanec
...returned home to find his family alive and intact...
Erich W. C. Krueger
personal account of Erich W. C. Krueger
...was a piano player for the band...
Joseph T. Kuhlman
personal account of Joseph T. Kuhlman
...I found two women and a baby locked in a death grip...
Frances Kubiak
personal account of Frances Kubiak
...the four other girls all turned over death cards...
Captain Joseph Lamoreaux
personal account of Captain Joseph Lamoreaux
...had nightmares about the tragedy...
Agnes Latowski
personal account of Agnes Latowski
...slid off the side of the ship into the water...
Nellie Latowski
personal account of Nellie Latowski
...did not make it to safety...
Walter Latowski
personal account of Walter Latowski
...appeared to have been bruised and crushed...
Theodore Lawson
personal account of Theodore Lawson
...were given blankets to dry themselves and keep themselves warm...
Ray LeBeau
personal account of Ray LeBeau
...began yelling about the perilous situation of the Eastland...
Charles B. Leffert
personal account of Charles B. Leffert
...pulled a child out of the water...
Theresa Ragnhild Lindseth
personal account of Theresa Ragnhild Lindseth
...how lucky she was to survive...
Marie Linhart
personal account of Marie Linhart
...Oh please, oh God, please help me...
Arthur Loeb
personal account of Arthur Loeb
...recovered 67 dead bodies...
Walter Lucas
personal account of Walter Lucas
...scorched his collar as he ironed...
E. Mary Manthey
personal account of E. Mary Manthey
......
Charles Michael Marchewka
personal account of Charles Michael Marchewka
...only spoke once to his daughter about the tragedy...
Mary Marecks
personal account of Mary Marecks
 
Josephine Markowski
personal account of Josephine Markowski
...she felt something awful was going to happen...
Paul Marton, Sr.
personal account of Paul Marton, Sr.
 
Paul Marton, Jr.
personal account of Paul Marton, Jr.
 
Thomas Mathews
personal account of Thomas Mathews
...was a stoker on the Graeme Stewart...
Edna McCrory
personal account of Edna McCrory
 
Mildred McCrory
personal account of Mildred McCrory
 
Irene McDonald
personal account of Irene McDonald
...they remained together clinging onto the railings...
John B. McFarlane
personal account of John McFarlane
 
George Edward Michalec
personal account of George Edward Michalec
...he grasped the hair of a boy...
L. W. Miller
personal account of L. W. Miller
...he floated past with his head under water...
Everett Mitchell
personal account of Everett Mitchell
...frantically hurling chicken crates...
Oliver A. Mitchell
personal account of Oliver A. Mitchell
...noticed that the Eastland was listing at an awful angle...
Otto Muchna
personal account of Otto Muchna
...the poor horses were worn out due to the many trips to the cemeteries...
Elizabeth Mueller
personal account of Elizabeth Mueller
...decided to take the second boat...
Hazel Myers
personal account of Hazel Myers
...able to escape with their lives...
August Nelson
personal account of August Nelson
...trapped under a piano...
Olaf Ness
personal account of Olaf Ness
 
Anthony Neubauer
personal account of Anthony Neubauer
...had a perfect jack-knife...
Carl Nork
personal account of Carl Nork
...he helped two women to safety that morning...
Laurence Frank Northrup
personal account of Laurence Frank Northrup
...there was danger of his boat being swamped...
Malwin Nulle
personal account of Malwin Nulle
...marked July 24th...with a skull and crossbones...
Henry Oderman
personal account of Henry Oderman
...dove into the water and got one woman who was going down...
Mrs. J. and Katherine O'Keefe
personal account of Mrs. J. and Katherine O'Keefe
...wrapped in blankets...
Pauline Olach
personal account of Pauline Olach
...was responsible for the loss...
Agnes Olsen
personal account of Agnes Olsen
 
Martha Lena Ostrowske
personal account of Martha Lena Ostrowske
...had seen her alive in the river...
James Padrta
personal account of James Padrta
...had just recovered...
Mildred Pavlik
personal account of Mildred Pavlik
...married soon after the disaster...
Joseph Peternell
personal account of Joseph and Edward Peternell
...the two brothers had planned to attend the outing together...
James and Jenny Peterson
personal account of Mr. and Mrs. James Peterson
...It was such a pitiful sight...
Capt. Walter Petrosky
personal account of Capt. Walter Petrosky
...rendered splendid service in rescuing those thrown into the water from the death ship...
Martin Pisano
personal account of Martin Pisano
...boarded the Eastland...
Salvatore Pisano
personal account of Salvatore Pisano
...would never get to know his father...
Edwin K. Plamondon
personal account of Edwin K. Plamondon
 
Anna Polivka
personal account of Anna Polivka
...were pall bearers for our friends...
Josephine Polivka
personal account of Josephine Polivka
...I remember hands reaching out from the water...
Mae Polivka
personal account of Mae Polivka
...people were grabbing at us from below...
Eleanor Victoria Pycz
personal account of Eleanor Victoria Pycz
...gaiety of the morning turned to momentary silence...
Daniel Quinn
personal account of Daniel Quinn
...ended up returning home...
Minnie Quinn
personal account of Minnie Quinn
...ended up returning home...
Lauretta Quinn
personal account of Lauretta Quinn
...ended up returning home...
Martha Quwas
personal account of Martha Quwas
...invited her fiancé to the picnic...
Elizabeth Rakow
personal account of Elizabeth Rakow
...grandmother and granddaughter both perished...
William Raphael
personal account of William Raphael
...I saw two women come bobbing up...
Frank Rehor
personal account of Frank Rehor
...was an amateur or semi-professional baseball player...
Charles O. Reinhard
personal account of Charles O. Reinhard
 
Clara Reisner
personal account of Clara Reisner
...the other passengers were pulling us down...
Julius F. Reschke
personal account of Julius Ferdinand Reschke
...God has given me eleven years grace...

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