AMAZING STORIES: Christian Borth Cut To Pieces While Walking Beside The Tracks - JuniperCivic.com
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Originally published in the September 2013 Juniper Berry Magazine

AMAZING STORIES: Christian Borth Cut To Pieces While Walking Beside The Tracks

Brooklyn Eagle July 30, 1889 • Christian Borth, 24 years old, was killed at the Bushwick Junction station of the Long Island Railroad at East Williamsburgh on Sunday evening, by the Rockaway train due at Long Island City at 9:30 PM. Borth was a resident of New York, living at 345 West Thirty-sixth Street. He was a single man and had left his home early Sunday morning in company with two friends to visit at Middle Village. At night in returning to the station to go to Long Island City by train the men took a short cut by using a path running parallel to the tracks. Borth was nearest to the rails and the train running very fast its suction must have pulled him in as the whole right side of his body was ground to a pulp. The other two men were uninjured.

The body was removed to Ruoff's Morgue at Ridgewood by order of Coroner Homeyer, who will hold an inquest.

Borth had always been in easy circumstances and when his friends in New York were notified of his death search was made of his effects to ascertain the address of his relatives. From the papers found it was learned that the unfortunate man had $25,000 in money coming to him on August 6.

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