|Death: ||May, 1891|
The Columbus Journal, June 3, 1891
BECKMAN--Mr. John Dersch was in the city Friday and gave us the particulars of the suicide of John Beckman. About four years ago August Wahl, a farmer near Neboville, sent to Prussia for Mr. Beckman to come and live with him. He was not a relative of Mr. Wahl. He has made his home at Mr. Wahl's the past four years, doing light work, and was treated as one of the family. Last winter he was not well enough to do much work, and this spring he has been despondent, and at times "out of his head." The last that was seen of him alive was Thursday noon at dinner time.
His body was found in the cow barn dangling at the end of a rope depending from the rafters. He had evidently climbed up on a partition in the barn, tied the rope securely, and then let himself down, strangling to death.
It is supposed that he hanged himself about five o'clock, and it was dark when his body was found.
He was seventy-two years old last August.
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Created by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
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