WC/CN WI August Kuester, RIP 9/5/1911


From "The Soo" magazine, Winter 2005

August W Kuester, of FdL as killed in the wreck of the "Velvet Special" passenger train in Fremont, WI due to vandalism of a switch from the hands of the son of a recently demoted/quit section worker. It was his first passenger train trip.

He is buried in St Peter's cemetery, SE of Rugby Jct, near Hwy 145 and Pioneer Rd. A recent visit tells us there is a nice looking headstone that is in great shape for being over 100 yrs old.


"Where the Old Soo crossed the New Soo"
Duplainville, Wisconsin

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