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  • Writer's pictureLawrence Lore

Boy Kicked by Horse 1901

George Christian Schonert was born near Bellmont, lL, November 17, 1890, the third son of George Henry and Helen J Carter Schonert. On Saturday evening August 24, 1901, little George who was then 10 years, 9 months and 6 days old, was kicked by a horse in the lower part of his stomach. He died that same evening. His obituary (printed in the Olney Daily Republican Register September 11, 1901, states that “he was an intelligent little boy who had no enemies. When his last moments came, he clasped his grandmother’s hands, called his grandfather’s name twice, turned his eyes upon his papa’s face and calmly gave himself to his maker.’ Funeral services were held at Hopewell church; interment took place at Moffett Cemetery.


Unidentified photo found in Griggs/Cunningham Collection NOT Schonert Boy


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