Beatrice, NE Lightning Strike, Jun 1908


Farmer Near Plymouth Meets Instant Death in Storm.

BEATRICE, Neb., June 19. --OTTO KNOCHEN, a prominent young farmer residing near Plymouth, west of Beatrice, was struck by lightning and instantly killed yesterday afternoon about 4 o’clock during a thunder storm. Knochen was standing in his farm yard when struck by the bolt. A farm hand by the name of Conrad Arnt, who was standing near Knochen, was knocked down and stunned but soon recovered and is now suffering no ill affects. Knochen was about twenty-four years of age. He is survived by a young wife to whom he was married but a short time ago.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 20 Jun 1908