The little 6-year-old girl of Mr. Bergland and wife, living near Lake Wanitah, met a most peculiar death. As she was carrying a bottle of milk to the workmen in the field the bottle fell into a badger hole and as she bent down to get the bottle she slipped down into the hole and could not get out. It is not known how long she remained in that condition. When the mother came out and saw the condition her child was in she became frightened and called to the workmen, who hastened to the child and pulled her already lifeless body out of the hole. It is presumed that death was caused by fright and suffocation.
The Hope Pioneer, 5/17/1900