Toms Run, PA Abandoned Mine Blast, May 1889


Pittsburg, Pa., May 13. -- The names of the victims of the fatal explosion of mine gas in the Toms Run mine of Chartier's Creek, Saturday , are:
MARTIN TERSHOOK, married, aged 47, head blown off.
JOHN ADLER SCHEITZ, single, aged 27, head and one arm blown off.
MIKE MARLOWITCH, married, aged 32, top of head blown off.
MARK STUEDLER, single, aged 22, burned to a crisp.
The mine had been unoccupied for several days. The men had gone after their tools preparatory to leaving for Minnesota. No other persons were injured. The mine was considerably damaged by the explosion.

Newark Daily Advocate Ohio 1889-05-13