Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Jahns in:
 • Union Cemetery
 • Milwaukee
 • Milwaukee County
 • Wisconsin
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Arabella A Jahn
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 7, 1891, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1908
Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

Rest In Peace


Dau of Henry G Jahn, a Milwaukee Barber
Niece of Frank Jahn
Sister of Ada
age 17

Buried near her parents
-----
Coroner Gets Report That Girl Telephoned to Man Aquaintance From Saloon on Whitefish Bay Road Was Not in Love, Declares Father of the Victim

Two men strolling near the Country club on the Whitefish Bay road early this morning found the body of a beautiful young girl. In one hand was clutched an empty carbolic acid bottle plainly indicating that the girl committed suicide.

Worried by his daughter's absence from home all night, Henry Jahn, a barber in the Railway Exchange building, who resides at 430 Lloyd Street, identified the corpse several hours later as that of his child, Arabella, 17 years of age.

ARABELLA-ARTHUR IS TATOOED ON HER LEG.

Before identification was made, a search of the clothing for a note or any mark which might throw light upon the mystery was without result, but upon the calf of the left leg was tatooed the name Arabella and under it the name Arthur.

Mr. Jahn, worried by the absence of his daughter, made a search this morning which resulted in his finding her at the morgue.

When shown the body, he burst into tears.

WAS SUICIDE CARRIED ABOUT?
COUNTRY CLUB CADDY HAS SUSPICIONS.

Believes Girl Whose Body Was Found Yesterday Died at Her Own Hands but, Position of the Corpse, as Well as Fact That They Can't Find Cork to Acid Bottle, Leads Him to Ask Questions.

Where did Arabella Jahn die?

Was it at the spot where her body was found in the grass, across the road from the Country club, yesterday morning?

Or, after she died elsewhere, was her body carried there and left to be found by the chance passer?

G. W. Crane, caddy-master at the Country club, who found the dead girl, believes the latter.

NO SIGNS OF STRUGGLE.

"I do not believe she died where I found her," said Mr. Crane today. "There are several peculiar circumstances that strengthen me in that belief.

"Her clothes were not disordered in the least. The body was lying upon the back as though asleep. Those who die from carbolic acid poisoning are apt to struggle and disarrange the clothing.

"The grass in which she was found was about 8 inches high. It was not beaten down, showing that there was no struggle. Her hat was pinned to the head and the empty bottle lay close to the hand.

NO CORK NEAR BOTTLE.

"The strangest circumstance of all is that there was no cork near the bottle. I had several boys search for it for half an hour.

"It is not credible that the girl would have proceeded to that point with an uncorked bottle of carbolic acid.

"I am not prepared to say that the girl met with violence. In fact, I believe she committed suicide.

"But I do not believe she committed suicide at the place where the body was found.

"If she had met her death at the hand of others there would in all probability have been marks of violence upon her. But there were none."
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry G Jahn (1860 - 1936)
  Arabella A Jahn (1865 - 1951)
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: AlbFirefly
Record added: Jul 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28255808
Arabella A Jahn
Added by: Geraldine "Gerry" Humes
 
Arabella A Jahn
Added by: Anonymous
 
Arabella A Jahn
Added by: M. Marolis
 
 
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Kathie
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014

- Kathie
 Added: Sep. 4, 2013

- simone
 Added: Feb. 13, 2013
There are 34 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service