Joseph Schlageter, Jr., 35, driver, attempted to save Anna Espelage, 28, from suffocation, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 4, 1912. (See case of ROBERT A. ATKINSON.) Mrs. Espelage was one of those in the cistern when Atkinson descended. When Atkinson was overcome, Schlageter, although warned that there was gas in the cistern, descended the ladder with a rope around him. He reached down from the ladder and grasped Mrs. Espelage and then lost consciousness. He was drawn up and revived. 8641-695
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Joseph W. Schlageter, 47, 6649 Springdale Rd., Colerain Twp., was dead on arrival at St. Francis Hospital yesterday after suffering a heart attack at his home. He had been in good health prior to the attack, his family reported.
Mr. Schlageter, an employee of the MacGregor Golf Co. for 11 years, was founder and past president of Local 504, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. He is survived by his widow, Marie; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Waddle, Peach Grove, Ohio, and Miss Wanda Schlageter; a son, David, and one grandchild.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Neidhard funeral home, Westwood, the Rev. Joseph Higgins, of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Gardens, Mt. Healthy.
(From The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio; 5/8/1957).