Obit: Meyer, Mrs. Julius (? - 1917)

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Surnames: MEYER

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/07/1917

Meyer, Mrs. Julius (? - NOV 1917)

The Julius Meyer house was destroyed by fire of an unknown origin Thursday evening and Mrs. Meyer's dead body was found in the cellar of the burned house. Examination of the body by physician disclosed evidence incriminating a party or parties as yet unknown. Mr. Meyer, husband of the dead woman, is an inmate of the county jail since Saturday, when he was arrest on suspicion as being the party guilty of the inhuman deed.

Mrs. Meyer was a woman of 57 years of age, while her husband was but 49 years old. They have two grown sons, Raymond, a boy of 22 at home, and Lenos, 19 years old, and is employed at the Otto Gruenke cheese factor at Heathville, Wis. Both boys had been at home that day and had, with neighbors, left for Riplinger to attend a dance that evening, while their parents had been by auto to the Fred and August Dankemeyer homes and returning after dark, Mr. Meyer claimed to have gone from the house to the barn to attend a sick horse, and after that service was performed, discovered his house to be in flames and too far gone to save any part of it. Neighbors coming upon the scene found Meyer carrying water and throwing it upon a wood pile near the burning house, and upon questioning Meyer as to the whereabouts of his wife, he answered that he didn't know where she was, but thought she must be in the burning house. District State Fire Marshal Mr. Good telegraphed for, and with Clark county officials, was upon the scene Friday and so certain are they that Mrs. Meyer came to her death with the knowledge and consent of her husband, that he is now in jail awaiting further developments. (Granton News)

 

 


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