KRULL, Henry 1878-1937
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Date: 11/10/2016 at 08:53:34
Henry Krull Discharges Gun In His Mouth
Top Of Head Was Blown Off; No Cause For The Suicide Is Known By Relatives
Henry Krull, a farmer living a mile and a half southwest of Grundy Center, committed suicide Monday forenoon by shooting himself with a 12-gauge shotgun. He placed the muzzle of the gun in his mouth and used a stick to pull the trigger. The top of his head was blown off. He was in his bedroom upstairs and was seated on the side of the bed when the gun was discharged. He was lying on the bed with one hand about the muzzle of the gun and the sick in the other when he was found.
Henry and his brother Albert were farming together. Both were home in the forenoon. Albert was about the barn doing chores and did not hear the discharge of the gun. The deed was committed between 9 and 10:30 in the forenoon. Shortly before 11 o'clock he went to the house to look for his brother. When he didn't find him downstairs, he went to his bedroom and discovered what had happened.
County Coroner L. D. Coffman was called at once. The case clearly was a suicide and the coroner did not regard an inquest necessary. Later in the day the body was brought to the Coffman funeral home in Grundy Center.
No cause for the suicide is known by any of the members of the family. Henry was getting over a short attack of the flu at the time. There were no financial difficulties as the boys had been successful in their farming operations.
Was Born in Germany
Henry Krull was born in Germany June 11, 1878. He was one of a family of ten children. The father died in Germany. About thirty years ago the mother and the ten children came from Germany to this country and engaged in farming. With the exception of the first year, the family lived on one of the Boies farms. The mother died a year ago last November.
Surviving are five brothers, Ayelt, Christ, Harm and Albert, all of this county and John of Clarksville, Iowa. There are two sisters, Mrs. Christene Engelkes of Sibley and Mrs. Jessie Eiklenborg of Parkersburg.
Funeral service will be held at the Coffman funeral home Thursday afternoon and later at the German Presbyterian church with the local pastor, Rev. K. J. Stratemeier, in charge.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 February 1937, pg 1
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