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Anthony Curler, guity of manslaughter, 1870


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 1/12/2023 at 19:58:44

Is hereby given that there is now on file in the office of his Excellency, Samuel Merrill, Governor of the State of Iowa, a petition of the neighbors of Anthony Curler, and citizens of Clayton and Delaware counties, in State of Iowa, asking his honor to grant a pardon to Anthony Curler, who was tried and found guilty of manslaughter on the 28th day of May, 1870, and who was on the 16th day of September, 1870, sentenced by the Judge of the District Court of Clayton county, Iowa, to one year's confinement in the penitentiary of the State of Iowa.
Dated July 10, 1871
Noble, Hatch & Frese, and Price & Cook
Attorneys of Anthony Curler

~Clayton County Journal, Wednesday, July 12, 1871; pg 2


Additional information:

1860 U.S. Census, Mallory twp.; postoffice New Stand
Anthony Curler, age 55, farmer, born New York
Susan Curler, age 56, born New York
Harvey Curler, age 22, born New York
Ann Curler, age 20, born New York
Emily Curler, age 17, born New York
G. Curler, age 15, born New York

1870 U.S. Census, Mallory twp.; postoffice Colesburg:
Anthony Curler, aged 69, born Vermont, farmer
Susan Curler, age 69, born Vermont, keeping house
Harvey Curler, aged 27, born Vermont, no occupation

Court at Elkader has adjourned. The case of Curly* of Delaware County, who killed Ed. Welch* at the Colony settlement in Clayton Count, some time since, was decided manslaughter. On motion of Noble, att'y for Curley, was admitted to bail in $2000 and an order for a new trial granted. The prisoner is at large.
~North Iowa Times, June 1, 1870; pg 2

Note: This refers to the case of CURLER who killed HUGHES. The 1882 Clayton co. History, Chapter XVI: Dark Deeds, gives a brief accounting of the murder. Click the link below.

Anthony Curler died May 3, 1874 and is buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Colesburg, Delaware co. IA.


The photo, taken in 1940, was contributed by Arlan Kickbush. Arlan's notes:
"My dad related the story about the murder to me when I was young. Dad moved the building and made a hog shed out of it. In the picture, taken in 1940, the building on the right is the tavern. The road to the right used to go to Graham until a sink caused it to be closed, way before my time."

Read: 'Murder in Mallory twp.'

Clayton Documents maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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