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    Cambria Freeman, 20 Apr 1900, Page 3, Contributed by Lisa Baker


Adam Meiss, a freight brakeman employed on the Pittsburg division of the Pennsylvania railroad, met a horrible death at the western end of the viaduct Wednesday night of last week. When last seen Meiss was riding on the second car from the engine, where his lantern was found when the train reached Conemaugh at 8 o’clock. How the unfortunate brakeman met his death will probably never be known. About 1:30 o’clock Thursday morning Trackwalker Abraham Reighard, who was making a trip between South Fork and Mineral Point, discovered the mangled body. He was literally ground to pieces, the only part of his body not mutilated by the wheels was his head. It is believed that Meiss slipped or was jarred off the train and fell under the wheels. The remains were gathered up and after being prepared for burial were taken to Bellefonte. Meiss was 26 years of age and a native of Bellefonte.

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