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Wenzel Seidl, Kewaunee Co. WI
Posted by: Patti Laird Date: September 04, 2001 at 20:05:29
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Looking for anyone who ties in with my gg-grandfather. Article from the Algoma Newspaper, Kewaunee Co. WI 9-23-1875

A CITIZEN OF CASCO SHOOTS HIMSELF WHILE HUNTING. - Wenzel Seidl, a German blacksmith, who lived at Freiman's Corners, in the town of Casco, told his wife last Sunday morning that he had seen three deer at the river (Searboro Creek) the evening previous, and that he would go out and try and get one. Taking his gun, a single-barreled shot-gun, he loaded it with buckshot and left the house, about 7 o'clock, after which he was not seen alive. About half past 8 o'clock Ferdinand Mainz, 14 or 15 years old, was walking along the road a mile north of Freiman's, when he came upon the body of Seidl, lying by the roadside. Not recognizing it, and supposing that it was some person who was intoxicated, he went to his brother-in-law's. a quarter of a mile distant, and told what he had seen. Geo. Rank returned with him, and lifting the body up they recognized it as that of Seidl, and discovered that though still warm it was saturated with blood and lifeless. He was found to have been shot, the charge of buck-shot entering his left side about four inches above the lower rib, and ranging upward coming out, or part of it, at the lower left side of the neck. The body was taken to his house by his neighbors, and Chairman Daul, of Casco, came into Kewaunee and requested S. A. Ballering, Esq., to come out and hold an inquest, which that officer did, after impanneling the following jury, all residents of Casco: Peter Schaut, Michael Arendt, Gregor Salentine, George Nandel, Peter Thill, Daniel Daul. After examining the body and taking testimony, the jury rendered a verdict that Seidl came to his death by the accidental discharge of his gun. Mr. Seidl was about thirty years of age, and leaves a wife (daughter of Mr. Kaut) and two children. He was an honest, industrious man, who was much respected, and his untimely death has cast a gloom upon the community in which he lived.

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