Luth Family History

On March 12, 1888 Mary's husband John Henry Verfurth lost his life in the terrible and sudden winter storm of 1888.

"The day was extremely warm on March 11, 1888. Warm enough for only light sweaters. According to grandmother Kate, the storm literally swooped down out of the sky in minutes. The snow was thick and fast. Several feet of it fell in a short time followed by severe cold almost instantly. John Henry must have gone to the barn to take care of the animals and really lost his way in the storm. Afterwards, he was found frozen beside a large hay stack. John Henry Vermuth was found frozen life in the terrible and sudden winter storm of 1888."

Auction March 20 1888

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