From Evart Review Newspaper10 Jan., 1896pg. 8col. 4,There is a write up of cutting a tree which split and caused another tree to strike Joseph on the temple, causing instant death.Joseph was about 33/38 yrs. old and had lived in Highland twp. for about 20 yrs.a wife and 5 small childred are left to mourn.No name of wife or children in article.( age is not clear).Funeral service held at Highland Church where friends paid their last respects to one who has been long and well known in Highland Twp. He was one of the early settlers among men of his age, and highly respected by his many friends.