History: Asylum admittance
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----Source: The Clark County Press Date: 1-1-1876

Insane Last Tuesday, Mr. John R. Cowdry, Chairman of theTown Board of the Town of Perkins, brought a crazy woman, the wife of a German, named Gottlieb Stonge, to this place for medical examination, preparatory to having her admitted to the Insane Asylum at Oahkosh. The examination conducted by Drs. Lacey and Crandall took place on Monday, establishing the fact of her insanity, and she will be taken to that asylum as soon as an order for the same can be obtained from the proper authorities. Usually, the unfortunate woman is quite harmless, but at times she becomes quite desperate and attempts to take the lives of her children, who she disowns, as she does her husband, claiming that they belong to her brother in Germany. A few days ago she attempted to burn one of her children to death by holding it on the stove. The child was rescued, but not until she had succeeded in burning it severely. The man, she is apparently industrious, is a poor "homesteader,: and the town in which he lives has been obliged to provide for his family since his wife became deranged.




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