Monday, September 9, 2013

It happened in September

In September 1926 a tornado passed north of Oran. On the Herman Bernhold farm the roof was torn off the barn and a metal corncrib almost full of corn was picked up off the foundation and carried east to the John Zumberger farm. Corn was strewn all along the way. On the farm of John Eilerman a chicken house was picked up and turned around. The storm also caused considerable damage in other places. A house in Sidney was struck by lightning and a tobacco crop near McCartyville was ruined. Another tornado caused damage west of New Bremen.

On September 4, 1922 a car accident between Wapakoneta and St. Marys nearly wiped out part of the Willman family of Willman's Dept. Store in Loramie. Joe Willman was driving his Chandler sedan. In the car with him were his brother, Frank, Marie Quinlin, Nora Lehmkuhl and 3 others. Two other cars were involved. The only person hospitalized was Miss Lehmkuhl who later lost an arm.