I'm trying to find info on mine accidents at the HomeSteak Mines in Lead, SD. From stories I've been told my ggf left the farm in NEB and walked to SD to work in the mines. My gf was born Nov. 9,1879 and his father never new him, he was killed in a mining accident in SD. I have no idea how his wife found out about his death, but after some time she took all the kids & moved back to MICH where she died in 1909. I'd appreciate any leads you can offer. Thanks for all your help!!