|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1881|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1923|
North Dakota, USA
They lived in: Lakota, North Dakota
Lakota, Nelson county, North Dakota, Thursday February 8, 1923
GEORGE ROBERTS SHOOTS MRS. EDWARD FELDHUSEN
George Roberts, 38 years old, painter and paperhanger of this city, shot and killed Mrs. E. H. Feldhusen in the kitchen of her home in the northwestern part of Lakota at about ten o'clock Monday morning. Immediately after the shooting he went to the sheriff's office and gave himself up, stating that he had shot Mrs. Feldhusen but that the shooting was accidental. He did not state his reason for the rash act or give any particulrs and since then he has refused to discuss the affair. After the news of the shooting had spread in Lakota feeling was high against Roberts and he was taken to Grand Forks on the evening train and placed in jail at that place to await trial at the March term of district court.
Drs. Lohrbauer and Beek were immediately summoned to the scene of the tragedy and when they arrived they found Mrs. Feldhusen lying on the floor of her home where she had fallen after receiving one bullet through the abdomen and two through the head. She was unable to speak and died a few minutes later.
Roberts had lived in Lakota practically all his life, making his home with his mother and sister and working at his trade. He has always been quiet and easy going, of moderate habits, and when it became known Monday morning that he had committed one of the worst crimes in the history of the county -- killing the mother of five small children -- the citizens were shocked beyond description.
Only the Saturday night previous to the shooting George Roberts and Mrs. Feldhusen were seen together at the theatre. They have been seen at the theatre a number of times during the fall and winter.
Full responsibility for the death of Mrs. Feldhusen was placed on George Roberts by the cororner's jury in the verdict made public after the inquest held late Monday. The verdict follows:
"Mrs. Henrietta Feldhusen came to her death from the effects of bullet wonds inflicted by a gun, fired by George Roberts at about 10 o'clock Monday morning February 5, 1923, at her home feloniously and with intent to kill." The coroner's jury consisted of Peter Sjurseth, H. T. Metcalf and A. H. Smart.
Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Peltier, of Dunseith, parents of Mrs. Feldhusen, arrived on No. 30 Tuesday evening. In speaking of the tragedy Mr. Peltier said: "It's terrible; it's bad for both families." No one can imagine the grief and heartache this incident has caused this elderly couple, but they seem to bear up well under the strain.
The funeral was held Thursday morning at nine o'clock from the Catholic church. Father McDonald officiating. Mrs. Feldhusen was held in high esteem in Lakota as was attested by the large attendance at the funeral. The remains were taken on train No. 29 to Dunselth for burial by the side of her husband, E. H. Feldhusen, who died in Lakota about two years ago.
Five children, the youngest about three years and the oldest about nine years, survive to mourn the loss of a loving mother. The children will be taken care of by the grandparents.
Henrietta Feldhusen was born in Lewiston, Me., on Aug. 16, 1881, moving with her parents to Dunseith, N.D. a few years later, where she resided until united in marriage. She was a talented musician and was well liked by all who knew her. Besides her relatives she is mourned by a host of friends both in Dunseith and Lakota.
Francois Xavier Peltier (1848 - 1926)
Sophie Henriette Maye Peltier (1847 - 1937)
Edward Henry Feldhusen (1882 - 1921)
Loretta Feldhusen Boguslawski (1913 - 2001)*
Bernita Marian Feldhusen McCoy (1914 - 1985)*
Infant Feldhusen (1915 - 1915)*
Edward Ernest Feldhusen (1916 - 1998)*
Muriel Amelia Feldhusen Lindenmuth (1917 - 2006)*
Frank Henry Feldhusen (1919 - 2007)*
Saint Louis Cemetery
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: Dec 25, 2008
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