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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Leon Auxberger
Died From Exposure
Leon Auxberger Exposed to Freezing Weather All Night
Leon Auxberger, a German who lived with his brother Matthew on Cornelius Ackerson's farm near Hazlet, died on Tuesday of last week as the result of
having been exposed to the freezing weather all the previous Saturday night.
Auxberger worked at Lorillard's brick yard. He got a day off Saturday and went with his brother to Keyport. It was after dark when they started for
home and both had been drinking. At Mechanicsville the horses got scared and ran away, throwing both men out of the wagon. Matthew ran after the horses
and paid no attention to his brother. When Leon did not reach home at a reasonable time Matthew started to look for him. He searched all night,
but no trace of Leon was found. Sunday morning Leon appeared at a farm house near home. He was covered with black mud, as though he had been
wandering in a swamp. Both feet were badly frozen and a doctor who was called decided that the amputation of both feet was the only hope of
saving his life. The feet were taken off on Tuesday but he died at seven o'clock that night.
Auxberger was married but he leaves no children. He was 35 years old.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jan 30, 1901
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