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Conn, John c1851 - 1899

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Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/10/2020 at 18:51:58

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 16, 1899 P 6 C 2

Murder and Suicide in Bremer Co.
Parkersburg, Feb 8.—The enacting of a terrible crime, the horrible details of which may result in a double tragedy, occurred at the farm house of John Conn, one and one half miles southeast of this city, yesterday afternoon. John Conn lies dead with his throat slitted from ear to ear and his wife is in a precarious condition at the home of her brother, W. H. Billings, who lives not far from the scene of the awful deed. Her injuries are very similar to those which resulted in the husband's death. A bloody buthcher{sp} knife in the hands of John Conn with which he fought off until his death the surgeons who would dress his ghastly wound, tells the story of the crime, the most horrible in the annals of Butler county.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he is buried in New Albion Cemetery. His gravestone shows he was 48 years old. It also shows his wife survived.


 

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