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Kiel Woman Second Auto Crash Victim

Plymouth - Mrs. Herman Lueloff, 75, of Kiel, died at the Beloit hospital at about 10 p.m. Thursday to bring to two the number of deaths resulting from the auto accident near Beloit Thursday in which Mrs. Oscar Langjahr, 52, Plymouth, was instantly killed.

Hospital physicians at Beloit where the injured were taken for treatment yesterday expressed doubt about Mrs. Lueloff would live. They had described her injuiries as a probable skull fracture, internal injuries, and cuts and bruises.

Mr. Langjahr, 56, his daughter, Marilyn, 13, and Mr. Lueloff, 77, driver of the car, who were also injured when the car left the road, overturned, and crashed into a tree, are confined to the Beloit hospital. The body of Mrs. Landjahr was bought to Plymouth to the Wittkopp Funeral Home today.

Mr. Landjahr, alderman of the second ward in this city, was reported in srious condition with internal injuries and deep lacerations.

Marilyn, a student at the Plymouth High school, suffered fractures of both legs and minor bruises. Her condition was given as satisfactory.

Mr. Lueloff escaped with minor cuts and bruises. All of the injured suffered from shock.

The Landjahrs were en route with Mr. and Mrs. Lueloff, an uncle and aunt of Mr. Landjahr, to visit relatives in Pekin, Ill., when the accident occurred. They had left Plymouth about 6 a.m. Thursday.

The accident occurred on Highway 15 about three miles east of Beloit. A truck driver, whose truck the car which Mr. Lueloff driving had just passed, reported that the car struck the soft shoulder on the left side of the highway, traveled several hundred feet off the pavement, regained the pavement, but swerved to the other side of the road, struck a guide post, crossed the ditch, and struck a tree after overturning.

Ambulances took the victims to Beloit.

Dr. Otto Landjahr, Milwaukee, a brother of Mr. Landjahr, and Robert, Plymouth, a son, left immediately for Beloit upon hearing of the tragedy.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Landjahr are to be announced Saturday.

Mrs. Landjahr, the former Olga Andre, was born Sept. 3, 1894, in Pekin, Ill. She was married to Mr. Landjahr July 31, 1920, and the couple made their home in Milwaukee for a time, then moved to Plymouth, where they have resided for the past 22 years.

Mrs. Landjahr was a member of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, the Mission circle of the church, and a member of the American Legion Auxillary.

She leaves her husband, a son, Robert,a nd daughter, Marilyn, all of Plymouth; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Schwimm, a sister, Mrs. Leo Applegarth, and two brothers, Leo and Carl Andre, all of Pekin, Ill.

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