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Suicides, Bremer County – 1899

KRUSE, KRAUSE, KELLNER, KRUEGER, KOCH, BLUME, BLUM

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/19/2021 at 17:02:27

Source: Decorah Republican Aug. 3, 1899 P 8 C 2

A Dangerous Section to Live In,
Waverly Independent:—Since February 1899 the Independent has published accounts of five different suicides in Bremer county. They all lived within ten miles of each other. The last was John Krause,* 40 years of age who blew the top of his head off with a shot gun. He lived in Frederika township. The names of the others were Benjamin Kellner, aged 27, Henry Krueger, age 39, H. J. Koch, about 40 and Wm. Blum** age 50. Nearly all of them were well- to-do farmers.

*Transcriber’s Note: An earlier account shows the name spelled Kruse.

**An earlier account shows the name spelled Blume.


 

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