It was front page news when it happened in the Florence Mining News. He was killed on his homestead, which was just east of Fisher Lake. It says Coroner Keyes (of Keyes Lake fame?) held and inquest w/o a jury and declared the death an accident. Would there be a coroner's report you could find? Also if you get to Green Bay ever, I'd love a copy of his naturalization papers. Housed as the UWGB Archives, Date of Naturalization Sept. 15. 1885: Vol A. Page 13 Circuit Court of Florence County. Date and Port of Arrival: New York, May 10, 1867 aged 70 years. John Thibert and A. Peltier as witnesses.