Berwyn, IL Train - Auto Wreck, Jun 1919

Train Kills 6 On Way To Cemetery

Chicago, June 10.-Six persons were killed yesterday when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a railroad train.

The dead: William Eick, Hadley, Mich.; William F. Steinberg, Cary, Ind.; Mrs. William Weigandi, Berwyn, Ill.; Mrs. Weigand’s three children, William, Ray and Cora.

The party was en route to a cemetery to decorate the graves of relatives.
Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ 10 Jun 1919

Lansing, June 10.-Two men, one woman and three children were killed at Berwyn, Ill., Monday morning. They were in an auto bearing Michigan license number T-4037, owned by William A. Eick, Matamora, Lapeer County, Michigan. The automobile was struck by a Burlington train. The Chief of Police at Berwyn wired to Secretary of State Vaughn for the identification of the license number.

Lapeer, June 10.-William Eick, of Hadley, Mich., one of six reported from Chicago killed Monday when their automobile was struck by a train, left several days ago with Wm. Steinberg, of Gary, Ind., his brother-in-law, for the latter town planning to visit there and in Chicago. He is survived by a little daughter at Hadley.

Bay City Times, Bay City, MI 10 Jun 1919


(From a Journal Correspondent)

Mr. and Mrs. C. Jens attended the double funeral at Hadley, of Mr. Eick and Mr. Steinberg who were killed at Chicago by a train.

Flint Journal, Flint, MI 18 Jun 1919