Mr. Hause Killed in Auto Mishap


By dhowell - Posted on 03 January 2008

The village was thrown into excitement on a Monday afternoon in July, 1909, when news reached here that John Hause was in an accident and killed. He had bought a new automobile in Detroit and was bringing it home. A demonstrator was with him showing him how to handle it. Mr. Hause was driving and an electric car came along. The driver either became frightened or lost control of the car and drove it onto the track in front of the electric car, killing the driver and wrecking the auto.