Lars M. Berg killed by railroad cars

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Thursday, January 9, 1896
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Lars Berg was killed by the cars at Ft. Dodge Sunday evening. His remains were brought here by a special train Wednesday and were buried in the Mona cemetery. The B. of R.T., had charge of the funeral services.

On Monday last week the sad intelligence passed over the wire that Lars M. Berg had been killed by the cars the night before while acting as brakeman on a freight. The terrible accident happened near Carbon Station and about four miles east of Ft. Dodge. He went to climb from the way car to the next forward when he lost his hold and fell between the cars. The train was running at full speed and passed over his body in the region of the stomach killing him instantly.

Mr. Berg lived in St. Ansgar while a boy and about sixteen years ago moved with his parents to Mona, and after living there for some time moved to Lyle, about which time he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Wyborny, whose parents live three miles west of Lyle. Having entered into the employ of the Ill. Cent. Ry. Company, about three years ago, he was promoted to the position of conductor, but at the time of his death he was temporarily braking.

The funeral was held at Waterloo Wednesday under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, of which he was an honored member and in the afternoon a special train bore his remains to their last resting place at Mona. Nearly all of the members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Lyle of which he was a member were present.

Mr. Berg leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. These have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.