Thank You for the info. I do believe the stockyards fire was more devastating than what is called The Great Chicago Fire.At least in loss of fire fighters lives.
My grandfather Edward H. Ganschow was the son of Caroline Seyferlich and Charles and Arthur's Nephew. From what I understand he was very close to Uncle Art and was primarily raised by him. Of Edwards children only my mother Helen is alive. George died in 1980, Bobby in 1949, Bud in 1999. My mom is 80 and going strong. They are visiting us currently on our farm in Elk WA. My parents home is in Phoenix AZ.
PS I have twin boys 6yo. My mother has many stories of your Dad and Uncle. Including what amazing escape artists they were as young boys. How exasperating they were to your poor grandmother. LOL I can relate!