Firefighter Jacob Kaltenthaler

Photo of Firefighter Jacob Kaltenthaler
Last Call: Mon, Jun 30th, 1879
Date of Incident: Mon, Jun 30th, 1879
Cause of Death: Horse Drawn Vehicle (Response)
Service Time: 11 years
Age: 52


His wife and five children.


Firefighter Kaltenthaler was standing on the rear platform of Engine #11 which was responding to an alarm. While going down Victor Street, one of the horses slipped at a crossing. The engine ran against the curbstone causing it to flip, landing on Firefighter Kaltenthaler. He was taken back to the fire station at Barton and Easton Streets where he died a short time later.


Saint Louis Fire Department Patch
1421 North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 533-3406


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