The Kokomo Tribune
Cripple Creek, Colo., Sept 26
September 26, 1933
IN SERIOUS CRASH
HOOSIER SUFFERS BROKEN BACK
IN MOTOR ACCIDENT IN COLORADO
Paralyzed from the waist down as the result of an automobile smash-up in
which he suffered a broken back, 22-year-old Harold Hirschauer
was in a
hospital here with only a slim chance to recover, doctors said
yesterday. Hirschauer came here from Shelbyville, Ind., three months ago
and leased a mine. He was driving a truck from the mine when the vehicle
got out of control on a steep hill last Tuesday, pinning him beneath it
when it overturned. An operation was performed Thursday in which
splinters from the fractured vertebra were removed. Hirschauer had not
been informed that a group of Shelbyville residents suffered cuts and bruises Saturday in an
accident at Leavenworth, Kans., while motoring to see him. They were
his mother, Mrs. Gus Hirschauer; his fiancée, Miss Rosamond
her mother, Mrs. James Vandergriff; and Earl Kelly, the driver.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
The Shelby Democrat
The will of Peter Hirschauer was probated today. The will was drawn up on the 26th of April, 1904, and was witnessed by John H. Hirschauer and Mary Minster.
Thursday, October 20, 1904
Page 1, column 5
Last Testament of Peter Hirschauer
And Its Provisions
He bequeaths to his son, John Hirschauer, his real estate consisting of 57.40 acres in Shelby township.
To his son, George Hirschauer, he gives $15 stating that he has made previous advancements to him.
To his daughter, Mary Worland, he wills the sum of $300, stating that advancements have also been made to her. To his daughter, Frances Newman, he gives $400; to his son, William, $300, having made previous advancements; to his daughter, Rosie Amos, $400, and all his household furniture; to his grandson, Edward Hirschauer, his watch and chain; to the Rev. Father Kaelin, $50; to the congregation of St. Joseph's church, $50.
He names Rev. Father Kaelin and his son, John, as executors of his will, and states that if any of the legatees shall wish to break the will, their part be taken from them.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Kathy