Walnut Man Struck By Auto, Dies In Princeton Hospital

Walnut: - Joseph Senninger, 62, Walnut, a native of Germany, died en route to the Princeton hospital Saturday evening after he'd apparently been struck by a hit and run driver on the south edge of Walnut.

A coroner's jury composed of A. L. Stickles, Charles Miller, LeRoy Larson, Frank Bourqin, Lee Hayden, and John Row, ruled the man died of injuries apparently sustained when struck by an automobile whose driver failed to stop.

He incurred fractured ribs and multiple body injuries. The injured man was discovered by the road at approximately 7:50 p.m. Saturday by Earl Krebs, a farmer from south of Walnut. The injured man was not far from his residence.

Krebs notified the village policeman, Vern Hoffman, several minutes later, Clark West and Kenneth Bourquin, both of Walnut, came across the man. They summoned a physician who sent Senninger by ambulance to the hospital.

The inquest was continued Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Ross funeral home by Coroner A. A. Meyer, Seatonville.

Graveside funeral services were to be held this Monday afternoon with burial in the Walnut cemetery. Mr. Senninger was born in Germany, March 3, 1889. He came to the United States in 1904 and to Walnut several years ago. He was employed on farms and as a day laborer. No one at Walnut knew any of his relatives in this country. It was believed a sister resides in Austria.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, April 2, 1951 - Monday, pg 2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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