Albrecht Raiffeisen died this morning at 9:50 o'clock at the M. K. & T. Hospital, of Typhoid fever. He was sick 33 days. The deceased was a well-known young man, nearly 25 years of age and for some time had been employed on the M. K. & T. work train. His three brothers, four sisters and father and mother survive him.
What a treasure trove of information in only three sentences! On a lighter note, located on Newspapers.com, from the August 26, 1890 edition of the Sedalia Democrat:
Charlie Raiffeisen won second prize in the "largest and best" watermelon contest at the Missouri State Fair.
Newspapers are an excellent source for finding interesting details about our ancestors daily lives. Most online resources are adding new pages constantly. It can be a challenge to keep up, but you never know what gems you may find. Happy hunting!