Nick Rogissard died at Princeton, last Friday night 2/8/1907, after suffering for more than seven months with an injured back.

On the 6th of July last he came up to Jasper, to visit his mother, Mrs. Mat Altmeyer, and went to the coal mine of Gus Risse, where his step-father was employed, to see Mr. Altmeyer.  While in the mine, a quantity of slate and rock fell from the ceiling, crushing the young man.  He was taken out of the mine badly injured, having sustained a fracture of the spinal column or back bone.  He was treated at the home of his mother for some time and then removed to Princeton to the home of his father-in-law, John Camp. 


His mother informs us that Father Ludwina of St. Joseph's church materially aided her boy during his long illness, both with cash and consolation, and conducted the funeral services for him gratis. 


His remains were laid to rest Sunday morning, in the Odd Fellows cemetery, at the request of his wife. 


He was only 25 years of age and leaves his wife and one child, his mother, brother and sister to mourn for him. 


During the Spanish-American war he served in the U. S. Army.  Mr. and Mrs. Altmeyer, Edward Rogissard and his brother-in-law, Amos Leffler, attended the funeral last Sunday.  Before the accident he was a fine man physically and had been employed on the Southern Railroad.


From the Princeton Clarion-News, Feb. 9, 1907 Saturday front page.
Sufferings Ended
Death comes at last to Nicholas Rogissard
Was injured months ago in Ayshire Mine, Sustaining a broken back and other injuries
After six long months of sickness, death released the sufferings of Nicholas Rogissard living at Ford and Chestnut streets, at
10 o'clock Friday night.
Few are so unfortunate and suffered so much pain as this man.  About six months ago he sustained a broken back, a fractured leg and internal injuries in a coal mine accident at
Ayshire, Ind.  He was brought to this city soon afterwards and all the months of his confinement he suffered intense agony.  Finally he became partially paralyzed and was unable to move himself.
He leaves a wife and one child, who are making their home with the family of John Camp.
The funeral will be held at the residence at
10 o'clock Sunday morning and the remains will be interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery.


From Gibson County Health Department
Nicolas Rogissard age 24 y 10 mos, born IN, died
2/8/1907 in Princeton, IN from Fracture/dislocation of spine.  Buried 2/10/1907 in IOOF Cemetery, funeral home S. F Gilmore, occupation miner, married spouse Mamie Lee Rogissard, father Nicolas Rogissard born France, mother Balmard (Should be Margaret Baumert) born France (Should be Indiana).  Book 39 page 102.


Contributed by Charles Theile, 7 Jan 2013.