|Fire Company||Salvage Corpsman|
|Cause of Death||Crushed|
|At Fire Box Number||Box 15|
|Incident Location||Main St Fire Building Collapse|
Brabender was killed and three other Salvage Corps members were injured when a wall collapsed while they were covering goods in the rear of the Voss Grocery Co 58 to 62 Mai Street. Brabenders body was not recovered until seven hours after he was trapped. The fire was in the H.D.Smith Paper Box Co., 56 Main Street. Brabender was 37 and lived at 2229 Spring Grove Avenue.