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Slugged a Farmer-Fritz Schlichting 1903


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 2/18/2017 at 21:32:12

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Jan. 5, 1903
Slugged a Farmer
Davenport, Jan. 5. Masked robbers entered the home of Fritz Schlichting, several miles from Davenport, and this afternoon knocked Schlichting unconscious with a sandbag.

Other members of the family were threatened with death if they did not hand over the money in the house.

Schlichting was a farmer and evidently thought to have a large sum of money concealed about the place. Although left prostrate and bleeding, the wife and son gave up but a small sum. The sheriff and police are in pursuit of the robbers.


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