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Christina Winterstein
Birth: 1887, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1900
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA

Article from Daily Herald on June 3, 1900:

"Details of Atrocious Crime as Known".

"One of the most fearful, atrocious and heinous crimes known to the history of Biloxi occurred sometime during the day yesterday, and it had the effect, when discovered of stirring each and every one of our citizens up to a state of frenzy. Its nature, character and surroundings was just such as to do this, and no one, individually or collectively, would be expected to contain or restrain themselves under the circumstances. A bright, beautiful, pure young girl, with all alluring before her in life, ruthlessly cut down by the hand of a fiend, who sought and did destroy more than life itself, and her poor, tender body left in the woods to be discovered by her family and friends, tells a tale that is hard to believe, but which is nevertheless true and overwhelming. The victim of the fearful outrage was little Christina Winterstein, a lovely young girl about thirteen years of age, who was a pupil of the public school. She came into the city yesterday morning to attend the practices for the closing exercises. She left the city about 12 o'clock on her way home, and the last seen of her was when she left her brother's house about 12:30. When not returning about 2 o'clock her people became uneasy about her, and instituted inquiry. They came to Mr. Collins' house looking for her, having found her hat in the road coming down. Mr. Collins then started out to find the girl, and after a brief search he found blood in the road, which gave him and young Charley Foretich, who accompanined him, a clue to follow, and they found the body of the child about a hundred yards from the road, and about midway frome where she was last seen and from her home. There was evidences of a struggle on the side of the road near where the fiend first attacked the little victim, and there was blood from there to where her body was found. Her remains were found at 5 p.m. There were marks on her face where she had apparantly struck with a man's fist, another mark on her breast, and the top of her head bore the mark of a blunt instrument of some sort, her scalp being laid open, and her skull fractured. The shock she sustained from the last injury would have been sufficient under the circumstances to have caused death. Dr. E. R. Bragg was summoned as soon as the child's remains were found, and after a close examination, he declared that she had been outraged after death had come to her relief The authorities were promptly notified, and a preliminary examption began, but the investigation will not be completed before some time today. In the meantime the tender remains of the girl were turned over to her family to be prepared for burial...

"The funeral of Miss Winterstein will take place from the Episcopal church, at half past two o'clock this (Sunday) afternoon, and the friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend".

Prined in Daily Herald on 6/5/1900:

"The funeral of poor little Christina Winterstein, who was so foully and horribly murdered about two miles west of town, Saturday, took place from the Episcopal church, Sunday, at three o'clock, and was largely attended by the family and sympathetic friends. The remains reposed in an elegant white casket, and the services at the church and grave were of the most impressive and touching character." 
 
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 Parents:
  George Winterstein (1849 - 1933)
  Margareta Hoffmann Winterstein (1850 - 1929)
 
 Siblings:
  William Winterstein (1874 - 1944)*
  George W. Winterstein (1877 - 1943)*
  Andrew Winterstein (1880 - 1956)*
  Sophie Winterstein Switzer (1883 - 1914)*
  Christina Winterstein (1887 - 1900)
  Philip D Winterstein (1889 - 1943)*
  Frederick Winterstein (1889 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Biloxi City Cemetery
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Carmella Seymour
Record added: Aug 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41014147
 


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