Berlin, WI Tornado, Jul 1885


Berlin, Wis., July 10.--The tornado did smoe [sic] damage in this city and vicinity. Trees were destroyed by the hundreds and crops leveled. H. Stedman had the east end of his ice house bulged out by the wind. A curious freak was played on the West Side. The roof of a shed in the rear of F. M. Wood’s building on the river, was taken off, blown over T. W. Wood’s store and landed in the street in front, and took off a chimney. In going over, one board went through the roof of the store and tore a hole about three feet long. North, west and east of Berlin, a cyclone was experienced and much damage done.

The Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 10 Jul 1885