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February 26, 2020

From the Ipswich Tribune

February 11, 1925 edition


John Hammerich of Bell Township tells an exciting story of what happened recently when he was in town for treatments accompanied by his wife. Six of the children were left at home, under instructions to beware of catching cold as they had been having chicken pox. Mrs. Hammerich had left a pan of lard crackling in the open oven and soon after the departure of their parents one of the youngsters closed the oven door. Later the fire was stirred up. The oldest girl was mopping the kitchen floor when suddenly an explosion...

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