HAGENSTEIN, Robert 1913-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/7/2015 at 13:45:24
.22 Rifle Kills Boy
Robert Voege Hagenstein, 10 years, died in a hospital at Austin, Minn., Saturday evening from wounds received that morning when he accidentally shot himself while hunting near his home. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Franz Hagenstein, of Brownsdale, Minn.
Saturday afternoon he started out to hunt rabbits with a .22 rifle. It was his first hunting expedition alone. Making his way through some brush not far from his home, it is thought that he stopped to take off his coat, as he was heavily clothed. He must have put the gun, butt down, in the deep snow to leave his hands free, when it exploded, the bullet striking him in the mouth. He was alone at the time.
His mother had been watching him through the window until he turned to come into the house. When he did not arrive promptly she sent his brothers to bring him in. They found him lying in the snow and called to her. Calling the father, they got him in a car and to the Austin hospital, where he died that evening, without having regained consciousness.
Mrs. Hagenstein is a daughter of Mrs. Henry Voege, and a sister of Adolph Voege, of Reinbeck. The body was brought to Reinbeck Tuesday evening and the funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Voege on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Arthur M. S. Stook, of the Congregational church.
Robert was born at Ackley, Iowa, Sept. 2, 1913. Later the family moved to Minnesota, where they have since lived. Besides the parents, there are two sisters and two brothers surviving, as well as many other relatives.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 January 1924, pg 10
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