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Macon County, Illinois
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      Macon County is a county located in the central part of the state of Illinois.       39.86° N - 88.86° W
In 2000 the population was 114,706, and as of 2010, the population was 110,768
The county seat of Macon County is Decatur, Illinois.
 
      Macon County was formed on January 19, 1829 out of Shelby County, and was named for Nathaniel Macon, who served as a Colonel in the Revolutionary War.
 
      Macon County has seventeen townships :
            Austin, Blue Mound, Decatur, Friends Creek, Harristown, Hickory Point, Illini, Long Creek, Maroa, Milam, Mount Zion, Niantic, Oakley, Pleasant View, South Macon, South Wheatland, Whitmore
 
      Some of the Cities and Villages are :
            Argenta, Bearsdale, Blue Mound, Decatur, Emery, Forsyth, Harristown, Long Creek, Macon, Maroa, Mount Zion, Newburg, Niantic, Oakley, Oreana, Warrensburg
 
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Coal History in Macon County, Illinois
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      Western Coal Mining Company drilled for coal in 1874-75, but abandoned the attempt at 507 feet. The Citizens Association of Decatur organized and hired J. Edward Bering to make a second attempt, but unfortunately "quicksand" caused this boring to fail as well. A third bore hole was drilled a short distance from the first hole, north of the Wabash Railroad, and in January 1876, a minable seam was found 608 feet down. Two or three years later, the Decatur Coal Company sank a shaft immediately south of the second hole. 1

 
Coal Mines in Macon County, Illinois

Blue Mound Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :    Macon County - Township 15 North, Range 1 East, Section 32, NE NW SW
An underground mine at a depth of 467 feet with a coal seam of 3 to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Blue Mound Coal Mine No. 1   Blue Mound Coal Company   1904 - 1913
[ Source - No. 1, Index 280 ]
This mine was idle in 1908 & 1909.
Last reported production was in 1913.
 
1903 Annual Coal Report 7
Prospective Mines.
      The Blue Mound Coal company is sinking a shaft at Blue Mound, Macon county, on the Wabash railroad about ten miles southeast of Decatur.
 
1904 Annual Coal Report 8
New Mines.
      In Macon county the Blue Mound Coal Co., Blue Mound, has completed the sinking of its mine at that place; striking the number five seam at a depth of 500 feet; the coal is five feet and two inches thick. This mine is equipped with a steel tower, Duncan shaker screen and cages, and Litchfield engines, 24 x 36 inches. The air and escape shaft, which will be 8 x 13 feet in the clear, is now down about 150 feet.

Decatur Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :    Macon County - Township 16 North, Range 2 East, Section 14, NW NE NE
An underground mine at a depth of 615 feet with an average coal seam of 4 to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Decatur Coal Mine No. 1   Decatur Coal Company   1879 - 1914
[ Source - No. 1, Index 759 ]
This mine was idle in 1886.
Last reported production was in June 1914.
      An explosion of fire damp (methane) injured 3 miners in 1886. Another explosion in October 1887 injured 2 miners, so gas was a problem to some extent, especially in the early years. Presumably, better ventilation overcame that threat to the mining. (A 1905 mine fire killed 6 men, but it was the result of a cigarette starting a fire near the stables, not gas.) In general, mining conditions were good for longwall mining, with a sturdy shale roof and solid clay floor.
 
1905 Annual Coal Report 9
Mine Fire.
      January 16, 1905, shortly after noon, a fire broke out in mine No. 1 of the Decatur Coal Co.. Decatur, Macon county, which resulted in the death of six men as follows: August Yagusch, miner aged 51 years; Charles Lachinski, driver, aged 35 years; Emil Knorr, miner aged 17 years; William Fagan, driver, aged 20 years; William Gollan, miner, aged 50 years; Paul Gollan, miner, aged 17 years; and endangering the lives of seven others, namely, John Dunn, Martin Cullen, Fred Knorr, William Kastner, Thomas Fagan, John Pride and August Rex, all of whom were cut off from escape by the fire: all of the other men working in the mine at the time, about sixty, escaped safely out of the workings.
      The fire was discovered in the first north entry in the stable used to feed the mules, the stable being located about 2,100 feet from the bottom of the hoisting shaft. The mule feeder. Mr. Williams, went into that part of the mine about 1:50 o'clock P. M.. and finding the fire attempted to extinguish it, but failing to do so, gave the alarm; Thomas Clark, mine manager, came to Williams' assistance and realizing the danger he at once sent runners around the mine to warn the men, and notify them to get out as soon as possible: all of the men escaped excepting those already named. On the first discovery of the fire, mine manager Clark also sent an alarm to the city fire department, which responded promptly, but, owing to the location of the fire so far underground, considerable time was consumed in preparing to get to the fire. A line of hose was connected to the nearest hydrant and carried to the shaft, a distance of seven hundred feet, and six hundred feet down the shaft, then inside twenty-one hundred feet to the fire, a total distance of thirty-four hundred feet. After several breaks in the hose, from the pressure due to the depth of the shaft in addition to the pressure from the pumps, the water was thrown on to the fire, and bringing the flames practically under control about six o'clock P. M. At this time John Dunn, Martin Cullen, Fred Knorr. William Castner and Thomas Fagen, who were among the missing, came out of the first east entry and reported that the body of Lachinski was lying a few feet back in the entry, or about 50 feet from the fire; the body was at once secured and removed to the surface. About three o'clock the next morning John Pride another of the missing men came out at the main east entry and reported that August Rex was in room No. 43 on the first south entry, off of the first east and that he was still alive; a rescuing party went to the place indicated and brought Rex out, who was in a very bad condition, but was finally resuscitated and taken to the hospital. It is supposed that he will fully recover.
      The bodies of William Gollan and Emil Knorr were found at the same place where Rex was found. This point is about twenty-seven hundred feet from the fire; search was then made for the other missing men. and the body of August Yagusch was found on the first east entry, about nineteen hundred feet from the fire: the bodies of William Fagan and Paul Gollan were not discovered until about 10:00 o'clock a. m. January 17, for the reason that both men had gotten off of the open road and into the third east entry which had been abandoned: when these bodies were found, they were only about two hundred and fifty feet from where the fire was first located. William Crankshaw was in the mine at this time and assisted in the recovery of these two bodies.
      William Fagan and Charles Lachiniski were drivers and had been sent to warn the men, as they were both familiar with the mine, they would no doubt have gotten out safely if they had followed the face of the workings, but from the location of their bodies when found, they evidently had tried to get out on the roads on which they hauled coal, the one on the first north entry and the other on the first east were both cut off by the fire, as it was located at the intersection of these two entries.
      The fire was undoubtedly caused by sparks from a pipe or a partially consumed cigarette. probably the latter, as the drivers were said to be addicted to the use of cigarettes. The damage to the mine is only trifling, consisting of the burning of the timbers in the stables and six mules which were suffocated by the smoke.
Since this report was submitted the following account, taken from the "Labor World," published at Decatur, in its issue of Oct. 27, 1905, gives in detail the settlements made by the company in consequence of the foregoing deaths.
      "All of the cases against the Decatur Coal Company, which resulted from the disaster in the mine last winter, Jan. 16, 1905, have been settled. Five cases were settled for $13,500. The Fagan case was settled through the administrator appointed by the county court a few days since, $2,500 being paid the family. The father of Fagan was for many years pit boss in the mine and he is now stricken and helpless and more was given the Fagan family than the other families, where an unmarried man was killed.
      Several days ago the case for damages for the death of Emil Knorr was tried. The jury disagreed as to the amount of damages, but it was known that all were in favor of giving damages.
      Wednesday the cases of Bertha Lachiniski. as administratrix of the estate of Charles Lachiniski, came up. The trial was started but before it was finished a compromise was reached in this, and in all other cases. In each judgment was entered formerly in court and the jury was instructed to return a verdict which was done in each case. The amounts paid were as follows: For the death of Charles Lachiniski. $3,000: for the death of William Gollan. $3,000: for the death of Paul Gollan, $3,000; for the death of Emil Knoor, $3,000; for the death of August Yagusch. $3,000. In the cases where the men were married, $3,000, and the families of the unmarried men were given $2,000. The costs were also paid by the coal company and this made a total of $13,500, together with the $2,500 paid the Fagan family, $16,000 all told."

Macon County Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :    Macon County - Township 16 North, Range 2 East, Section 14, SW SW SW
An underground mine at a depth of 544 to 624 feet with a coal seam of 4 to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Manufacturers & Consumers Coal Mine No. 1   Manufacturers & Consumers Coal Company   1903 - 1917
Macon County Coal Mine No. 1   Macon County Coal Company   1917 - 1947
[ Source - No. 1, Index 42 ]
Last reported production was in 1947.
 
1903 Annual Coal Report 7
New Mines.
      After two unsuccessful attempts and the expenditure of a large sum of money, the Manufacturers & Consumers Coal company of Decatur, has completed the sinking of a shaft, situated on the Illinois Central railroad, about one mile north of the Sangamon river, in Macon county. The shaft is perfectly straight, 600 feet deep, and well timbered; the coal seam is number five and is four feet thick. The company is opening the mine, room and pillar, and contemplate putting in mining machines. The fan is in position and the work of completing the tower, engine house, and boiler room is being pushed as rapidly as possible. The intention of the management is to make this a model mine.
 
1904 Annual Coal Report 8
New Mines.
      The Manufacturers and Consumers Coal Co. of Decatur, has completed and put in operation a new mine at Decatur, striking the number five seam at a depth of 544 feet; the seam has an average thickness of four feet eight inches; the company has opened this mine on the room-and-pillar system, and have put in mining machinery. This is a departure from the system in the other two mines at Decatur, both of which are working on the long-wall plan. The engines are first motion. The company has also put in shaker screens to handle the output. The escape shaft is down about 450 feet.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 17
Improvements.
      The Manufacturers and Consumers Coal Company has built a concrete and brick washhouse equipped with showers and a thermostat heating system.

Macon County Coal Mine No. 2
The legal description lists this as :    Macon County - Township 16 North, Range 2 East, Section 14, SW SW SW
An underground mine at a depth of 544 to 624 feet with a coal seam of 4 to 5 feet in thickness.
      The air shaft of Decatur No. 1 Mine (mine index 759) was used for ventilation, and the hoist shaft for that mine served as an escape shaft for this mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Decatur Coal Mine No. 1   Decatur Coal Company   1886 - 1925
Macon County Coal Mine No. 2   Macon County Coal Company   1925 - 1926
[ Source - No. 1, Index 123 ]
Last reported production was in 1947.
 
1908 Annual Coal Report 12
Improvements.
      The Decatur Coal Company has placed a new Stevens fan at its Niantic mine. The fan is 10 feet in diameter and 3 feet wide. This company has also placed a fan of the same make and dimensions at its No. 2 mine, Decatur, which has very much improved the ventilation of these mines.
 
1927 Annual Coal Report 22
Closed & Abandoned Mines -- Macon County Coal Company's No. 2 mine.

Niantic Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Macon County - Township 16 North, Range 1 West, Section 12, SW SW NW
An underground mine at a depth of 365 to 370 feet with an average coal seam of 4 to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Niantic Coal Mine   Niantic Coal & Mining Company   1883 - 1986
Niantic Coal Mine   City Coal Company   1886 - 1991
Niantic Coal Mine   Niantic Coal Company   1891 - 1895
Niantic Coal Mine
Decatur Coal Mine No. 3
  Decatur Coal Company   1895 - 1914
Niantic Coal Mine   Niantic Mining Company   1916 - 1917
Niantic Coal Mine   Niantic Carbon Coal Company   1917 - 1922
Niantic Coal Mine   Farmers Coal & Supply Company   1922 - 1923
Niantic Coal Mine   Niantic Carbon Coal Company   1923 - 1924
[ Source - No. 1, Index 141 ]
This mine was idle in 1886
This mine was abandoned 1914, although the mine was later re-opened by another company.
Last reported production was in November 1924.
 
1907 Annual Coal Report 11
Improvements.
      The Decatur Coal Company has ordered a new fan for its mine at Niantic.
 
1908 Annual Coal Report 12
Improvements.
      The Decatur Coal Company has placed a new Stevens fan at its Niantic mine. The fan is 10 feet in diameter and 3 feet wide. This company has also placed a fan of the same make and dimensions at its No. 2 mine, Decatur, which has very much improved the ventilation of these mines.
 
1909 Annual Coal Report 13
Improvements.
      The following permanent improvements have been made: The Decatur Coal Company has just put in a regulation stairway in their escape shaft at Niantic.
 
1925 Annual Coal Report 21
Mines Not Operated. -- Niantic Coal Company.

Macon County, Illinois
Coal Mine
Fatalities
BURNS
August 8, 18842, Patrick Burns, a married man, was killed by falling coal, in the Decatur shaft of the Decatur Coal Company. As the coal fell it knocked out a prop, which struck him in the breast; he lived about half an hour. He left five children, his wife being dead.
 
COMI
January 3, 190711, Domineck Comi, of Blue Mound, miner, aged 28 years, single, employed by the Blue Mound Coal Company at its mine in Blue Mound, Macon county, was fatally injured by falling rock, so that he died from the injuries January 5 in a hospital in Decatur.
 
CROUCH
February 1, 191818, William Barker, laborer, age 34 years, single, and Walter Crouch, of Blue Mound, laborer, age 32 years, married, were killed in Peabody Coal Company's No. 21, mine, by an explosion of gas. Crouch leaves a widow and four children.
 
DODICK
November 17, 18934, J. Dodick, of Decatur, miner, aged 52 years, married, employed in mine No. 1 of the Decatur Coal Company, Decatur, Macon county, was fatally injured by a fall of coal from a long-wall face so that he died eight days afterwards. The deceased was undermining a piece of coal having three clay slips, one parallel to the face, the other two converging. The coal fell from the slips with the above result. He left a widow and four children
 
DURKO
March 3, 192219, William Durko, of Decatur, miner, age 65 years, married, died from injuries received February 28 by a fall of coal in Decatur Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FAGAN
January 16, 19059, William Fagan, of Decatur, driver, aged 30 years, single.
See : 1905 Decatur Coal Mine Fire
 
FALK
November 19, 192823, Frederick Falk, of Decatur, miner, age 58 years, married, died from injuries received from a fall of coal October 18 in Macon County Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FOSTER
January 31, 19016, Charles Foster, aged 50 years, top man, married, employed at the mine of the Assumption Coal & Mining Company, Assumption, Christian county, was killed by the kick of a horse. A part of his duties was to run the railroad cars to be loaded, this he did with the aid of a large horse; it appears that he thought the horse was not pulling as much as he should, he picked up a short board and began striking the animal, when the horse kicked, striking Foster on the right jaw, resulting in his death about 45 minutes afterwards. He left a widow and four children living at Macon, Macon county,
 
GOLLAN
January 16, 19059, William Gollan, of Decatur, miner, aged 50 years, leaves a widow and two children.
See : 1905 Decatur Coal Mine Fire
 
January 16, 19059, Paul Gollan, of Decatur, a miner, son of William Gollan, aged 17 years, single.
See : 1905 Decatur Coal Mine Fire
 
HAMON
October 12, 191216, Lou Hamon, of Blue Mound, driver, aged 28 years, married, employed by the Blue Mound Coal Co., Blue Mound, Macon County, was killed by pit cars. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HASTIE
July 21, 190510, Joseph Hastie, of Decatur, loader, aged 24 years, single, was killed in the mine of the Manufacturers and Consumers Coal Co., Decatur, Macon county, by falling slate. Suit for damages in this case was brought before the courts twice, when, at the second trial, the company took it out of court and settled the claim.
 
HOTWICK -- incorrectly listed as "Mathew HATWICK" in the records
June 9, 192320, Mathew Hatwick Mathias Hotwick, of Decatur, miner, age 45 years, married, died from injuries received by a fall of slate on May 24, in Macon County Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
Mathias Hotwick
Born on March 12, 1878 in Germany
Employed as a coal miner at the Macon County Coal Company's mine.
Member of St Patrick's Catholic Church and the United Mine Workers of America.
A fall of slate in the coal mine broke his back and he was taken to the hospital.
Died on June 9, 1923 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Pana, Christian County, Illinois

KAMINSKI
September 17, 190712, John Kaminski, of Decatur, miner, aged 51 years, married, was killed by falling slate at the face of his room in the Manufacturers & Consumers mine, Decatur, Macon county. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
KNORR
January 16, 19059, Emil Knorr, of Decatur, miner, aged 17 years, single.
See : 1905 Decatur Coal Mine Fire
 
KORSHINISNAKI / KOSHINSKI
January 7, 1892, August Korshnisnaki [Koshinski], was killed in the mine of the Decatur Coal Mining company.
He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.
  newspaper articles courtesy of Joel Lefever
Decatur Weekly Republican; Vol. XXV.; Decatur, Illinois; Thursday, January 14, 1892; Page 7; Column 4
From Thursday's Daily Death in the Shaft
A Young Married Man Has His Neck Broken at the Coal Mine
        There was a singular fatality at the old shaft of the Decatur Coal Mining company at an early hour this morning. The victim was August Korshnisnaki [Koshinski], a native of Poland, aged about 25 years, who has a wife and two children residing on East Prairie street. August was found at the bottom of the shaft at five o'clock this morning by James McKinley, who always goes into the mines early to feed the mules used in pulling the coal cars. He had done his work at the new shaft, and then went through the air or safety passage to the old mine, finding August dead at the bottom of the shaft, his neck broken and one shoulder dislocated. It appears that August had run a carload of coal to the shaft, and that it had run off the rails, catching or throwing the young miner half way into the shaft. There were two Frenchmen with August at the time, but they disappeared soon after the fatality. The cage of the shaft is caught about 30 feet above the bottom, and could not be moved by man or steam power. It was therefore necessary to remove the body of August from the mine through the new shaft, and this was done under the direction of Coroner Bendure, the body being taken to the Perl & Brintlinger undertaking rooms, where the inquest was held this afternoon.
      Only one witness was examined this afternoon at the inquest. James McKinley, the stable boss, found the body lying on the west side of the bottom of the shaft, with part of a loaded coal car hanging over the edge of the sump. The cage was 30 feet above fastened in the shaft and had not been got in shape for use up to 1 p. m. The body of the deceased was first found in the bottom of the sump. It had been lifted out before McKinley arrived. Deceased was a car driver and helper. His place was behind the car, not in front of it.
      The inquest will be concluded this evening at 7 o'clock.
      It appears that the driver ran the car into the sump and was possibly jerked into the sump and killed by the sudden drop of the forward part of the loaded car.
 
From Friday's Daily       Last evening at the Perl & Brintlinger undertaking rooms, Coroner Bendure concluded the inquest on the body of August Koshimski [Koshinski], who was found dead at the bottom of the shaft in the old coal mine yesterday morning. The verdict was as follows:
      "We, the jury, find that deceased came to his death by an accidental fall at the bottom of the old coal shaft of the Decatur Coal Co., at some time between the hours of 3 and 4:30 o'clock on the morning of January 7, 1892, by which the neck of the deceased was dislocated. The jury further finds that from the evidence heard, no blame whatever can be attached to the Coal Co. for the fatality."
The verdict was signed by A. T. Grist, B. N. Adams, H. Boone, John Rossemeyer, Wm. Conel and J. J. H. Young.
      The witnesses who testified before the jury were James McKinley, the stable boss, Jules Lefevre, Randolph Kressen, Louis Lidwitz and Mark Moran, former superintendent of the mine. None of the witnesses were with the deceased at the time of the accident, and there was no witness of the fatality. Lefevre and his partner were the first to find August dead. Mr. Lefevre testified that he found August lying at the edge of the shaft, between a coal car and the guide, his head hanging over in the sump and his feet and legs up. The cage he said was caught 28 feet above the bottom. Some coal had fallen out of the car, the forward wheels of which had gone off the rails and dropped partly into the sump. He could not tell how the accident occurred. He moved the body, which at that time was warm and limber. Kressen and Louis Lidwitz worked at the top of the shaft. They take coal cars off the cage and unload them, returning the empties to be sent below. Lidwitz testified that he heard the bell signal from below to hoist away and the signal was given to the engineer. Then the cage caught in the shaft. Neither witness knew anything about the matter in which August met his death. Mark Moran testified as to the operation of the machinery, and said:
      "My theory of this accident is that the deceased ran his car on the cage and rang the cage away before he had put up the guard. The cage starting up, the car ran back and off on the track, striking the man and causing his death. The men at the top say that he rang the bell. If he did that he might have thought that he was all right. The guard was broken at the end where the car would have tilted back. The guard was broken off about a foot from the end of the cage. Have seen the cage since it has been put in working order. There was no car of coal on the cage. The weight of the coal car as it slipped off the cage caused the cage to slip out of the guides and get caught in the shaft."
Deceased leaves a widow and one child.

 
KRUCK
September 19, 18893, Agust Kruck, of Decatur, driver, a single man, aged 16 years, was killed at the No. 1 colliery of the Decatur Coal Co. Kruck was killed at the bottom of the shaft. It was supposed his lamp was out when he came to the bottom of the shaft with his trip; he brought out five boxes, ten others were standing on the side track, and in trying to loosen the tail-chain of the mule, his head was caught between the cars.
 
LACHINSKI
January 16, 19059, Charles Lachinski, of Decatur, driver, aged 33 years, leaves a widow and two children.
See : 1905 Decatur Coal Mine Fire
 
LEONARD
September 21, 191115, William G. Leonard, miner, aged 47 years, married, employed by Manufacturers' and Consumers' Coal Company, Decatur, Macon County, was killed by a fall of rock. He had mined under the coal for about three feet to a horse-back running through the coal, when the rock fell, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
LUTHER
February 17,193425, Fred Luther, of Decatur, motorman, age 51 years, married, was killed by pit cars, in Macon County Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
NASH
December 3, 191014, John Nash, miner, aged 45 years, single; was killed by falling coal, crushing against prop in the Decatur Coal Company mine, at Decatur, Macon county.
 
PHILLIPS
March 21, 191014, Joseph Phillips, miner, aged 56 years, single, was killed by falling slate, in the Decatur Coal Company's mine, located at Niantic, Macon county.
 
PITTS
November 5, 193124, Gustavus A. Pitts, of Decatur, carpenter, age 69 years, married, fell off a ladder at Macon County Coal Company's mine and was killed. He leaves a widow.
 
PRELL
November 28, 194026, Frank Prell, of Decatur, jerryman, age 56 years, married, crushed by cage, in the No. 1 mine of the Macon County Coal Co., leaving a widow.
 
PULSO
November 25, 191115, Philip Pulso, of Decatur, miner, aged 35 years, married, employed by Manufacturers' & Consumers' Coal Company, Decatur, Macon County, died at his home. The company knew nothing of this accident, nor do they believe the man was injured in the mine. Since his death his relatives claim he was injured on the afternoon of November 21, in his working place by falling slate. He said nothing about being injured and continued to work the remainder of that day and the following day. The face boss said he never complained to him of being hurt. He leaves a widow.
 
SABLATREY
February 4, 18995, Charles Sablatrey, of Decatur, miner, aged 57 years, was killed by a fall of coal in the No. 2 mine of the Decatur Coal company, Decatur. He was a Polander by birth and left a widow and five children.
 
SANTOWSKI
August 7, 190813, Henry Santowski, aged 20, miner, single, residence Decatur, employed in the M. and C. mine, was killed by coal falling on him at the face of his room. He was injured August 7th, and died August 12th.
 
WHITE
September 24, 193124, James Ernest White, of Decatur, driver, age 28 years, married, died from injuries received September 15 in the Macon County Coal Company's mine. Deceased was bringing a trip of cars to the parting and in some way unknown was thrown under the trip. He leaves a widow.
 
YAGUSCH
January 16, 19059, Augurt Yagusch, of Decatur, miner, aged 51 years, leaves a widow and five children.
See : 1905 Decatur Coal Mine Fire
 

 
Sources :
 
1 Coal Mines in Illinois, Macon County
                Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820

2 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1885
                A Supplemental Report; State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Reports of Mine Inspectors; For the Year Ended July1, 1885
                Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1885

3 Sixth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1890
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1891

4 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1894
                Thirteenth Annual Report ;    Springfield, ILL.; Ed. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1895

5 Eighteenth Annual Report Prepared by the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1899
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

6 Twentieth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1901,
                also the Third Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1901, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1902

7 Twenty-second Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1903,
                also the Fifth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1903, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1904

8 Twenty-third Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1904,
                also the Sixth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1904, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1905

9 Twenty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1905,
                also the Seventh Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1905, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1906

10 Twenty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1906,
                also the Eighth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1906, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1907

11 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1907,
                also the Ninth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1907, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1908

12 Twenty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1908
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1909

13 Twenty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1909
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1910

14 Twenty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1910
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1911

15 Thirty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1912
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1913

16 Thirty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1913
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

17 Thirty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1916
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1916

18 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1917
                Department of Mines and Minerals; Year Ended June 30, 1917
                Springfield: Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1917

19 Forty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1922
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1922

20 Forty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1923
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1923

21 Forty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1925
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois State Journal Co., Springfield, Illinois., 1926

22 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1927
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1928

23 Forty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1928
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1929

24 Fiftieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1931
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1932

25 Fifty -Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1934
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

26 Fifty -Ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1940
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois


 
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