...found wrapped in each other's arms...
Husband and wife Charles (age 46) and Katherine Trogg (age 31) were both born in Germany and lived at 1703 Maplewood Avenue with two little children Eveline (age 5) and Walter (age 3). The couple left the children at home and boarded the S. S. Eastland on July 24, 1915 to enjoy a day together at the Western Electric company picnic. Charles was a Western Electric employee for nine years.
The Chicago Tribune reported after the Disaster that the couple were found dead with their arms wrapped around one another.
The Tribune also reported that Katherine's brother Tony Serwaski (Anthony Serowka) also drowned in the Disaster, but the report was incorrect. Tony survived and passed away in 1968.
Their children Eveline and Walter were one of the 19 families left parentless in the wake of the Eastland Disaster.