Belleville, MO Storm, Mar 1871

From the St. Louis Republican, March 9


The dwelling house of High street, belonging to Mrs. Wm. C. Davis, was unroofed by a wind storm which passed over a portion of Belleville between 3 and 5 o'clock p.m. A small portion of the roof landed in the street, and the balance lodged on the premises of Wm. Killerman, adjoining, where trees and fences were more or less damaged. Fortunately none of the inmates of either house were injured. Some sheds in the vicinity of the depot of the St. Louis & Belleville Railroad were blown down. The roof was blown from a stable owned by Jacob Dolich, and also from a stable owned by Edward Aberd, in the southeastern part of the city. The fair grounds were more or less damaged, and a portion of the new amphitheatre, it is said, was levelled to the ground, while signs and chimneys were blown about promiscuously.

Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL 10 Mar 1871