Cal 1881 - 1886 (~ 5 years)
||Milton Kraft |
||CALC 2 Jan 1881
||, Michigan [2, 3]
|Eby ID Number
||5 Oct 1886
||, Kent Co., Michigan 
|Cause: farm accident |
||22 Oct 2019 |
||George B. Kraft, b. 26 Jul 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Mary Jane Kunkel, b. 1847, , , Pennsylvania, USA , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- A SAD ACCIDENT. - On Saturday September the 11th, Milton Kraft, the oldest son of Bro. George Kraft of Kent county, Michigan, was engaged in cutting seed clover with the mower. His two younger brothers had come along with their father to the field. The father after giving necessary instructions to the boy with the mower, went away to attend to some work, telling the two smaller boys to go back to the house. The boys started but soon returned and came near the place where the machine was at work. The older brother stopped the machine and told the boys to go on home as their father had told them, and spoke to the horses to go; but they not starting immediately one of the younger boys having a whip in his hands and thinking to help his brother in the work stepped up to the horses right in front of the sickles and struck the horse nearest to him, which, starting, put the machine in motion, which struck the boy, cutting his left leg nearly off above the ankle and also making several gashes in the foot. The boy was taken home and a physician called, but it was afterwards found necessary to amputate the limb. After this the boy kept sinking until death relieved him of his sufferings on Sunday October 5th, at the age of 5 years, 9 months and 3 days. Services by Peter Keim and Christian Wenger from Luke 18: 17. Deceased was a bright intelligent lad, and a great favorite in the family. The bereavement is indeed a sad one, and we trust that the bereaved brother and sister may look to Him from whom all our help cometh and comfort their hearts in the promises of His word. The family has also recently been afflicted with scarlet fever, but all of them have now again fully recovered.
Herald of Truth, Vol. XXIII, Number 20, October 15, 1886, page 319
- [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 866.
- [S142] Census - Michigan - 1880, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan Film 1254588 Page Number 188B.
- [S32] News - Herald of Truth, 15 Oct 1886 - Death Notice of Milton Kraft.