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Frank Puettgen
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1889
Death: Jul. 13, 1913
Montana, USA

Sayre Standard
14 Aug 1913
Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

Frank Puettgen, a ranch hand employed on the Sutton Bros.' ranch near Stacey, received injuries Tuesday evening from a runaway, that resulted in his death some twelve hours later, without his having regained consciousness. Puettgen was working on the ranch of R. G. and J. P. Sutton, which is at the head of the Little Pumpkin, and at the time the accident occurred was raking hay. R. J. Sutton was in the field with him and saw the latter part of the runaway which resulted in the young man's death.

The team took fright at some object and threw Puettgen in such a manner that he was entangled in the doubletrees and lines and while held in that position he was bruised and battered by the horses' heels and contact with the ground until death resulted. When Mr. Sutton arrived at the place the team had stopped the young man was barely alive. E. W. Shy and Mrs. Shy soon after arrived and aided in taking the injured man to the Sutton ranch, where a physician was called, but all efforts to resuscitate him were unavailing and he died yesterday morning about 4 o'clock.

Puettgen was about twenty-three years of age and came to Miles City a little over a year ago. He was acquainted with the Sutton Bros. before he came here, knowing them at Sayre, Okla., before the Suttons moved to Montana. For a time after coming to Miles City the deceased was employed by James Daly and afterwards worked on the Tom Scott ranch at Stacey.

The body was brought to Miles last night, the Sutton boys driving the seventy-five miles between here and their ranch in twelve hours. Undertaker Plimpton prepared the body for shipment and it will be sent to friends at Doxey, Okla., tonight.


Daily Yellowstone Journal

Miles City, Montana

Aug. 7th.


To the friends who so kindly assisted us following the sudden death of our beloved son and brother, we desire to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for their words of sympathy and assistance.

Chris Puettgen, Mrs. Lena Welter, Mrs. Pauline Price, Mrs. Gertrude Blum, Mrs. Tillie Guest.


Sayre Headlight
14 Aug 1913
Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

Word was received in this city on Thursday last of the death of Frank Puettgen, son of Chris Puettgen, residing six miles northeast of this city. Frank had been in Montana for some time past, and almost as soon as word of his death was received the story was circulated that he had been shot and killed. On Monday afternoon the body arrived at Doxey, and with it came copies of the Yellowstone Journal, published at Miles City, Montana, which gives the following account of the young man's death. (same as copied from Sayre Standard, 14 Aug 1913)

Mrs. Frank Welter of El Reno and Mrs. Fletcher Price of Van Buren, Arkansas, who were called here to attend the funeral of their brother, Frank Puettgen, returned home Tuesday.

While the remains of Mr. Puettgen were being laid away at the grave yard, the depot at Doxey accidently caught fire, but it was put out before there was much damage.

Mr. Chris Puettgen intends to go home with his daughter, Mrs. Price of Ft. Smith. He says it won't seem like home without Frank. They will leave Tuesday evening for Ft. Smith where he will make a short visit .
Montana Death Index, 1860-2007
Name: Frank Puettgen
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1890
Gender: Male
Death Date: 6 Aug 1913
Index Number: 74-274

Source: Montana Office of Vital Statistics

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Frank Puittgen
[Frank Puettgen]
Home in 1900: Berlin, Roger Mills, Oklahoma
Age: 10
Birth Date: Mar 1890
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Chris Puittgen
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Marital Status: Single
Household Members: Name Age
Chris Puittgen 52
Girtrude Puittgen 22
Matilda Puittgen 11
Frank Puittgen 10
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Frank Puettgess
[Frank Puettgen]
Age in 1910: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Nebraska
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Chris Puettgess
Father's Birth Place: Germany
Mother's Birth Place: Germany
Home in 1910: Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Chris Puettgess 63
Natidy Puettgess 21
Frank Puettgess 19

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  Christian Joseph Puettgen (1846 - 1928)
Old Doxey Cemetery
Beckham County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: Feb 19, 2008
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Frank Puettgen
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Frank Puettgen
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 Added: Feb. 19, 2008

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