Milwaukee, WI Fire Destroys Convent, Apr 1890

FIRE IN A CONVENT.

INMATES FATALLY INJURED BY JUMPING FROM THE WINDOWS.

Milwaukee, April 1. -- Fire started at 6 p.m. yesterday in the St. Joseph's convent, a four-story structure located on the outskirts of the city, and spread so rapidly that before the fire department could arrive the fire had gained such headway that their efforts to subdue the flames were futile.
Three inmates of the convent were injured by jumping from the burning building, one fatally. Two firemen were slightly injured by falling walls.
The fire originated in the boiler room. Loss on building and contents, $60,000; insurance, $30,000. The names of the injured are:
SISTER BLANKA, back broken, jumped from the roof; will die.
MARY WERNER (novitiate), jumped from the fourth story, injured internally; will probably recover.
ROSA MINET (novitiate) jumped from fourth story; limbs and arms bruised.
Lieut. CHASE and JACOB WEBBER, of Fire company No. 14, slightly bruised by falling walls.

Lebanon Daily News Pennsylvania 1890-04-01