SCHMELZER, BARBARA - Fairfield County, Ohio | BARBARA SCHMELZER - Ohio Gravestone Photos


Sacred Heart Cemetery
Fairfield County,

Barbara Schorr Schmelzer, wife of Jordan Schmelzer and daughter of Johann Mathias Schorr and Barbara Weiland.

Another Bloody Affray - Sad Termination of a Family Quarrel

Article taken from the Lancaster Eagle, May 8th 1873 on microfilm at the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus Ohio. Article is as written.

On the evening of the 30th of April 1873, a bloody tragedy was enacted near Bremen, in this county, which resulted in the death of Mrs. Barbara Schmelzer, by her brother-in-law, John Schmelzer. It appears from the testimony that the farms of the parties are separated by a creek, and neither party having a fence along the creek, cattle could easily pass from one to the other. Mrs. Schmelzer's cattle had been in the habit of breaking into John's fields, and on Wednesday last John impounded three of the widow's cows for trespassing, and in her efforts to reclaim them, she lost her life.

Contributed on 12/1/06 by rschrader1099
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Submitted: 12/1/06 • Approved: 12/4/06 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R7144-G7144-S3

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