Cleveland, OH Launch BUTTERFLY Sinking, Sept 1904

Burial Of Three Lake Victims

Affecting Services Over Remains of Paul Hartner and Hurtig Brothers.

Bodies of All Who Went Down in Butterfly Disaster Are Recovered.

Three of the victims of the launch Butterfly, which was wrecked off Edgewater park last Saturday, were buried yesterday and the body of the remaining victim, Albert D. Treiber, will be buried today.

The funeral services over the remains of Paul Hartner were held from this late residence, No. 200 Root Street, at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. John L. Hilman, pastor of the Franklin Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. F.W. Leich, pastor of the First Reformed Church. The casket was covered with flowers. The active pallbearers were Sergts. Miller, Kohlnaier and Buttner, Corporals Koch and Lewis and Private J.P. Shupe of the Cleveland Grays, of which the deceased was a member. The honorary pallbearers were A. E. Rutter, J.P. Pascoe, A.W. Goe, C.V. Henry, R.G. Martyn and E.S. Gence, fellow employees at the Society for Savings.

The remains were interred in Riverside cemetery. A firing squad of sixteen men, in charge of Sergt. A.E. Sprackling, fired three volleys over the grave and Bugler Robertson sounded taps for the last time.

The funeral services over the remains of Max and Julius Hurtig were held at Black & Wright’s chapel at 8:30 o’clock last night. The services were conducted by Rabbi Moses J. Gries of the Wilison Avenue Temple. The little chapel was filled with floral offerings. The pallbearers were C.A. Boyd, C. Mueller, M.S. Brown, C.D. Lovejoy, A.W. Elieberg and P.J. Plunkett, personal friends of the deceased. The remains of Max Hurtig were cremated last night and the body of Julius Hurtig will be cremated today.

The two last bodies of the members of the launch party on the Butterfly, wrecked off Edgewater park Saturday night, were found yesterday morning. The remains of Albert Treiber were found floating in the lake a mile from shore at 6 a.m., and 10 a.m. the corpse of Julius Hurtig, the younger of the two Hurtig boys, was found wedged in the piles of the Edgewater pier.

Soon after Capt. Motley of the life saving crew had started on his patrol of the waters near the scene of the accident, he sighted the form of Treiber far out from land. He took it in the boat and rowed to shore.

There Adolph Nunn’s dead wagon was called. In the meanwhile the remains were identified as those of Treiber from the clothing, and his watch, of which a description had been furnished the lifesavers. The body was taken to Nunn’s morgue, awaiting directions from the relatives. Treiber lived at No. 28 Avondale street.

The body of young Hurtig was found by Charles F. [illegible] and George Curran, employed at the park. They were working on the jetty, when they espied the body caught between two piles, submerged in the water.

It was the work of two hours to extract it from its position, owing to the fact that the body had swelled since it caught in the timber. It was then taken to Back & Wright’s morgue. Hurtig lived at No. 25 Kenwood street.

This ends the search for the launch party. Wrecked in a heavy sea of Edgewater Park just after dark Saturday night, the five young men in the party were drowned. Their cries could be heard from the shore, but the sea was too high to permit an attempt at rescue. The boat floated in later, with a huge hole in her side, and later the cushions and gasoline tank of the launch were picked up. The body of John C. Begley was found on Sunday, Wednesday the remains of Paul Hartner and Max Hurtig were found and yesterday the last of the bodies were recovered.

Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH 9 Sept 1904