MEMBER OF FIRE COMPANY NO. 5 SHOT IN THE ELBOW OF THE RIGHT ARM BY A COMPANION WHILE OUT HUNTING AND MAY BE CRIPPLED FOR LIFE
As a result of being shot in the arm by a companion while out hunting Friday morning, John Rochelle, 40, married, residing in Heaton street and a member of Fire Company No. 5, may be compelled to have his right arm amputated.
Rochelle and a friend named Kuenenbrodt were hunting between the reservoir and the river early this morning. While Rochelle was in the act of climbing a fence, Kuckenbrodt pulled the trigger of his rifle intending to shoot a rabbit, but his aim was poor and the bullet entered Rochelle’s arm. The injured man was hastily brought to Dr. August Schumaker’s office. He was later removed to Mercy Hospital. The bullet that entered his arm, penetrated through the bone in the elbow. Dr. Schumaker cut away three inches of the bone in the hope of saving the arm. The result is still in doubt.
Source: Hamilton Evening Sun, November 25, 1904. Alternate spellings of the name of Mr. Rochelle’s companion are in the original.