|Death: ||Apr., 1896|
Mr. Conrad Limberger, a hardware merchant of this city, committed suicide Wednesday morning at 6:10. He had been drinking very heavily for about a week, and being in a partially crazed condition, fired the bullet which ended his life. Circumstances show that he came down from his room a few minutes prior to the event, purchased a bottle of whiskey and returned to his room over the store. He then picked up a pistol, fired one shot into the east wall, and placing himself in front of a mirror, he sent the second shot into his body about an inch and a half above the navel. the shots were heard by several parties, but they did not know from whence the sounds came, and the body lay as it fell until his clerk, Mr. Geo. Fietsam, came down about 7:30 o'clock to open the store. Fietsam went to Mr. Limberger's room, and, seeing the situation, at once gave the alarm. Life was practically extinct, however, when the body was discovered. Judge Hancock held an inquest, and returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts.
Mr. Limberger was a quiet, peaceable citizen, honest in all his dealings with his fellow-man, and it is believed, was in good financial circumstances. He was unmarried. Being of a reserved nature, but little is known of his relatives or affairs. He has a brother, Casper Limberger, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He was a member of the Hermann's Sohne lodge of this city, and his funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon under the auspices of that order. [Interment in Odd Fellows' Cemetery] His death is much regretted, for he always proved a good, law-abiding citizen.
Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery
Created by: Janet Bertram
Record added: Mar 01, 2013
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