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Springfield 1880 coalminer

Springfield 1880 coalminer

Posted: 13 Jan 2005 1:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Mar 2006 12:04AM GMT
I have found a 17 year old male in the 1880 census whose occupation was listed as coal miner.
His name was August (or Gus) BERRY, he lived with his mother and three brothers in Springfield, IL, he was born in Stockholm, Sweden, as were his parents. Mother's name was Christina.
Nothing is known of him beyond these census entries. Family history says he went west and was never heard from again.

Since he was a coal miner, I am wondering if there are records of mines or miners that go back that far, and how I might access them. Does anyone have any ideas?

Re: Springfield 1880 coalminer

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 6:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BERRY
Below is the related data that I found for Illinois Mining Accidents 1885-1948 in the Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals.

Date of Accident / Name of Person / Age / Residence or Name of Mine / F=Fatal or N=Nonfatal / Page & Reference Source
1923FEB28 BERRY, A 44 ZEIGLER N 280
1914MAY18 BERRY, C 35 STONINGTON N 176
1920NOV5 BERRY, CHARLES 17 N 168
1912MAR27 BERRY, ED 40 HANAFORD N 390
1923NOV27 BERRY, HENRY 27 JOHNSTON CITY N 300
1920FEB9 BERRY, HUBERT 24 FREEMAN N 234
1923FEB27 BERRY, J H 55 JOHNSTON CITY N 306
1894APR12 BERRY, JAMES 40 MURPHYSBORO N 113
1923JAN15 BERRY, JAMES JR 27 DECATUR N 201
1920JUL16 BERRY, JAMES L 26 N 240
1890OCT5 BERRY, JOHN 35 HILLSBORO N 141
1909MAY17 BERRY, LEONARD 30 MARION N 413
1907NOV26 BERRY, O F 30 JOHNSTON CITY N 380
1920SEP21 BERRY, OLIN 21 N 184
1920FEB17 BERRY, OSCAR 35 ELDORADO N 248
1919JAN30 BERRY, PRESTON 30 BENTON N 235
1915MAY23 BERRY, ROY 30 MULKEYTOWN N 234
1922OCT12 BERRY, ROY 34 VALIER N 275
1923NOV13 BERRY, SIMON 45 HERRIN N 263
1902JUN9 BERRY, THOMAS 32 SPRINGFIELD N 211
1912DEC16 BERRY, VANE 23 WORDEN N 220
1898MAY2 BERRY, WILLIAM 19 SPRINGFIELD N 182
1906AUG1 BERRY, WILLIAM 21 STAUNTON N 312
1922FEB25 BERRY, WILLIAM 44 F 140
1922FEB25 BERRY, WILLIAM R 44 LONDON MILLS F 110
1922FEB25 BERRY, WILLIAM R 44 ELLISVILLE F 141
1924MAR4 BERRY, WILLIAM T 50 LIVINGSTON N 218

If any of the above are of interest to you, get back with me. I do have a little more information about these specific accidents. I have no information on August Berry.

From Jerry,
http://miningaccidents.weebly.com/ “Mining Accidents United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand


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