LILY ZIOCK was born in 1871& was the
daughter of Elise Schrobeck &
August Ziock, Sr. Lily never
married & died 26 January 1899. She is buried in
New Pickers Cemetery, St.
ST. LOUIS - 1896- WORST TORNADO IN MISSOURI
The Ziock family lived at 1017
Rutger St. in St. Louis. In 1896 a vicious tornado struck the
area killing anywhere from 200 - 400 people & injuring 1,000.
My aunt Lilian Ziock Palmer once told me that
Lily Ziock witnessed the tornado take the roof off of the neighbors
house. Lily went into shock & never spoke again after the
incident. She died in 1899 of marasmus (a form of
Rutger Street Area
Rutger & 7th St.
St. Louis, Mo. 1896 Tornado damage.
The storm was in a
most murderous mood when it reached this corner.
Twenty-seven people were killed here in one building.
The entire vicinity is a wreck.
Image contributed by Terry Harmon
Pictures of 1896 St. Louis tornado
Cemetery Records: Lily Ziock is second from bottom