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Robert Paul Prager
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1888
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Apr. 5, 1918
Collinsville
Madison County
Illinois, USA

Robert Paul Prager was a 29 year old coal miner in southern Illinois when he was taken by a mob and lynched on April 5, 1918. He was thought to have uttered anti-American slogans, and the locals thought he may be a German spy. His final request before being hanged was to be wrapped in a United States flag when buried. His wish was granted. This Swiss consulate in St. Louis covered his burial expenses. His killers were acquitted of murder. He was the first German national lynched in America during World War One. 
 
Burial:
Saint Matthew Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: On the road behind the office, up a bit, on your left
 
Created by: stlreb
Record added: Jan 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10391708
Robert Paul Prager
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Robert Paul Prager
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Robert Paul Prager
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What happened to you was an outrage that has not been forgotten. It's important that your story continue to be told in the hopes that it may prevent similar despicable acts from occurring again. May you rest in peace.
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 Added: Nov. 15, 2014

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