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Jacob HABERKORN Arrest (1902)


Posted By: Jennifer Gunderson (email)
Date: 2/12/2021 at 10:58:00

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa). 24 Oct 1902, Fri. Page 2.

John Haberkorn, a farm hand, 19 years old is in jail accused of assault with intent to commit rape. The complainant is Cora Ward, a farmer's daughter, living near Plymouth. The girl's younger sister, it is alleged, came to her rescue and Haberkorn fled.

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The Nashua Reporter (Nashua, Iowa). 30 Oct 1902, Thu. Page 5.

A case of alleged assault was before Justice Cummings and was continued until tomorrow. Cora Ward is the complainant, daughter of N. E. Ward, a farmer who lives three miles east of Plymouth. She and her 15 year old sister were left alone with Jacob Haberkorn, a farm hand nineteen years old, Thursday night and while the parents were at lodge meeting at Plymouth they allege Haberkorn made improper proposals and attempted force. The younger girl belabored him with a curtain pole, the older pulled his hair out and then they ran to a neighbors and gave the alarm. The complaining witness is twenty years old. Haberkorn was discharged by Ward the next morning and went to Rudd to his brother-in-law's house, where he was arrested -- Mason City Globe Gazette.

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Transcribers note: Mr. Haberkorn is listed in the convict registers as Jake Haberkorn.

Transcribed by Jennifer Gunderson. 12 Feb. 2021.


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