Omro Journal Thursday, November 25, 1880 p. 1 The afternoon of the 23rd inst. Mr. Albert Du Chien, resident of Delhi, in this town, left our village, with a pretty lively team, for home, he being, as is stated, quite tipsy.The team evidently became unmanageable while passing the McGorty farm, for his load of wood was scattered upon the road adjoining and upon the brow of an elevation in the road east of the McGorty dwelling,He was thrown from his load, his skull fractured and he [was] killed. PAR ACCES.
Omro Journal Thursday, December 2, 1880 p. 5 Death of Mr. DuChien. From later particulars received we learn that he went to Eureka to get a load of four foot wood, but being disappointed in this, he put a load of short slab wood on a rack that was calculated for hauling four foot wood.On his way home some of the wood fell off, frigtening (sic) his team, which was a young one and one that had made an attempt to run away before, causing them to start on a run.When the greater part of the wood went of (sic) Mr. DuChien went with it, some part of the wagon striking him on the head killing him instantly.It was reported in Eureka, as well as here, that he had been drinking, but we learn from his daughter, that inquiry at Eureka, satisfied them that he had not purchased any liquor there.