Firefighter George Gottwald

Photo of Firefighter George Gottwald
Last Call: Mon, Mar 15th, 1897
Date of Incident: Mon, Mar 15th, 1897
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 23


His father Frederick and mother Mary.


On the night of the incident, a large fire had occurred at the Ely-Walker Dry Goods at Eighth and Washington Avenues. Firefighter Gottwald, who was assigned to Truck #3, was on a ladder and operating a hoseline to direct a stream on the fire. A wall suddenly collapsed and Firefighter Gottwald was buried by the debris. He died at the scene.


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