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Judge Robert Howard Gollmar
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1903
Baraboo
Sauk County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1987
Baraboo
Sauk County
Wisconsin, USA

Robert H. Gollmar was the son of Fredrick Corwin Gollmar and Charlotte Weirich. He was the presiding judge in the Ed Gein murder case.

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Published: October 22, 1987 New York Times;

Judge Robert H. Gollmar, 84; Presided Over 'Psycho' Trial

ELKHORN, Wis., Oct. 21 Judge Robert H. Gollmar, who presided at the trial of Edward Gein, a murderer whose case inspired the novel ''Psycho'' and the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, died Monday. He was 84 year old.

Judge Gollmar in 1981 wrote a book, ''Edward Gein, America's Most Bizarre Murderer,'' about the 1957 case. He retired in 1982 as a Walworth County judge.

In the book, Judge Gollmar described the death of a woman whose body was found decapitated, the only person Mr. Gein was convicted of killing.

Robert Bloch, author of the novel on which Hitchcock based his 1960 movie, said in a 1984 interview that it was not the crime itself or Mr. Gein that inspired ''Psycho'' but the situation: a small town where a man committed murders without anyone suspecting it. Mr. Gein died in 1984 at a mental health center.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Fredrick Corwin Gollmar (1867 - 1965)
  Charlotte Weirich Gollmar (1873 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Mildred C Jensen Gollmar (1902 - 1996)
 
Burial:
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Baraboo
Sauk County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Sec. N
 
Maintained by: Msmith
Originally Created by: GWC
Record added: May 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37124823
Judge Robert Howard Gollmar
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