JAY HERBIG d.1898 Freeport IL
I am *not* interested in this family lineage; however this caught my eye and thought perhaps some one might not know about this child's death.
Paper:Daily Register Gazette, August 01, 1898
SMALL BOY DROWNED
-- Jay Herbig Loses His Life Wading in the Pecatonica River --
Freeport, Ill. Aug. 1 --(special)--Jay Herbig, a lad 9 years old, was wading in the Pecatonica river Sunday morning when he slipped and fell into the river and was drowned.His only companion was a 7-year-old-boy who was powerless to help him.The body was recovered from the water ....(unreadable 2 words)... after the accident.