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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Fritz Jungwirth
Agency East Dubuque Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 21 to 25
Sex Male
Date of Birth 7/8/1907
Date of Death 1/4/1933
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Pneumonia
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City East Dubuque
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/19/1932
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On December 19, 1932, Firefighter Fritz Jungwirth of the East Dubuque Fire Department became ill while fighting two residential fires. He was treated for exposure at Finley Hospital, but he succumbed to pneumonia on January 4, 1933.

Funeral services for Jungwirth were held at St. Mary’s Church on January 7, and he was interred at East Dubuque Cemetery. He was survived by his widow, parents, and three sisters.


“Elwell and Quinn homes damaged by fire,” East Dubuque Register, December 22, 1932.

“Fred Jungwirth succumbs to pneumonia,” East Dubuque Register, January 5, 1933.

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