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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Arkansas Fallen Firefighter: Julius Deiser - Fort Smith Fire Department

Julius Deiser Fort Smith Fire Department - April 4, 1889

Firefighter Deiser was born in Baden-Wuttemberg, Germany,and immigrated to the US and eventually became a Naturalized Citizen on October 30, 1872. 

The 1870 Census has him living in Chicago as a butcher.  On March 13, 1883, he was a witness listed on a patent for a "Type of Fire Escape", Patent #274,080, which his associates had patented in Germany a few years earlier. 

Firefighter Deiser died from complications of pneumonia, which he contracted after the Frisco Depot fire days before.

Firefighter Deiser is buried with his wife in Calvary Cemetery, in Fort Smith.

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