Boardman, WI Tornado, Jun 1899

Village wiped out.

Hudson, June 13. -- A courier from Boardman reports that the whole town has been wiped off the face of the earth, and while no definite news can be obtained at this time of casualties, it is presumed that many were injured and possibly some killed. It is known that Dave Hefferson is severely injured and his wife killed.

The Sandusky Star, Sandusky, OH 13 Jun 1889


Storm of Great Violence Elsewhere than New Richmond

Hudson, Wis., June 13. -- The tornado which pased [sic] through St. Croix county last night beggars all description. Whenever it passed the buildings are completely destroyed. At Boardman the farm buildings of Mrs. Kate Heffron are destroyed and Mrs. Heffron killed.

The storm center seemed to strike the farm buildings of Mr. Spencer and Mrs. Hurd which are a total wreck. Mr. Spencer and family were in the cellar and escaped with slight injuries, but Mrs. Hurd, with a little girl that was stopping with her, was killed. A man named Neige from Deer Park, who drove in for the storm to pass, was also killed. Dead horses and stock are to be seen everywhere in the line of the storm.

The number of people killed between Hudson and New Richmond is estimated at eight.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE, 14 Jun 1899


The killed and injured as far as known are....Near Burkhardt, Wis -- Mrs. Dave Hefferon. killed, and her husband seriously injured.

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, Centralia, WI 17 Jun 1889