The Powder Hole People

 This is a list of the names of people who we found to have had an involvement with the powder hole in its era of operation.
Included is each name, what we learned and where we found it.


Name
Description
Source
Baucher, Thomas
Contractor that built new powder magazine in 1860
7
Belin, Charles A.
First DuPont plant manager
7
Belin, Henry H
Wapwallopen Mills book keeper, brother of Charles
7
Belin, Henry Jr.
Replaced William Scott as plant manager
9
Belin, John
Kicked off barge in Susquehanna river by horse and drown; 1872, son of Charles
7
Bloss, M
Announced in 1911 that DuPont would close Wapwallopen Mills 
 7
Briggs, Steven
Killed in double rolling mill explosion in 1865
7
Byrfogle, Philip
Killed in 1873 mill explosion
7
DuPont, Lamont
Grandson of company founder E.I. DuPont, lead chemist and spearheaded powder hole operation. In 1884 killed in nitroglycerine explosion at Repauno Works
6
Henry, William
Engineer at DuPont's Powder Works; 1873
8
Hummel, Enoch
Powder mill worker, brother of Sammuel, injured in double rolling mill explosion in 1860 and 1862
7
Hummel, Sammuel
First DuPont foreman, killed in rolling mill explosion in 1860
7
Kimble, William
Killed in corning mill explosion in1874
7
Kirkendall, Thomas
Killed in corning mill explosion in 1874
7
Kishbaugh, Peter
Killed in packing house explosion in 1888. Buried under Broken Axle Monument in Mt.Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, Pa.
7
Nause, Michael
Killed in 1873 mill explosion
7
Peffer, N. T.
Powder Packer, DuPont Powder Works; 1873
8
Probst
Injured in double rolling mill explosion in 1862
7
Rossman, John
Killed in packing house explosion in 1888. Buried under Broken Axle Monument in Mt.Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, Pa.
7
Scott, Thomas
Appointed manager of Wapwallopen Mills in 1880
7
Scott, William
Replaced Charles Belin as plant manager in 1872
9
Shortz, Thomas
Killed in 1873 mill explosion
7
Smith, Charles
Killed in corning mill explosion in 1911
7
Stout, George
Killed in packing house explosion in 1888. Buried under Broken Axle Monument in Mt.Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, Pa.
7
Teets, Florent
Killed in packing house explosion in 1888. Buried under Broken Axle Monument in Mt.Zion Cemetery in Briggsville, Pa.
7
Totten, George
Killed in 1873 mill explosion
7
Wildrick, G.S.
Foreman at DuPont Powder Works; 1873
8

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