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 John Maute

John Maute

Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 17 Mar 1886 (aged 50)
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Lot 544, Plat 4
Memorial ID 100001459 · View Source
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Place of death: West Second St
Cause: "hanging himself"
Madison Herald
17 Mar 1886
Page 4



This afternoon at about 2 o'clock, the employees of the McKim furniture factory, were startled by the announcement that John Maute, the foreman, had committed suicide by hanging, in a dark corner of the southwest wing of the lower floor of the factory he was found suspended from a bream. The rope used was a stout one-quarter hemp one. He had dropped about two feet from the beam. The coroner was at once summoned and developed the following facts:

We were informed by Michael Reid, who at once gave the alarm and Jacob Krummel cut him down. The Coroner's verdict was death by hanging. At the home the family was found in great distress, and from his son we learned the following detail: He was a bout 50 years of age, came from Germany, and had lived in Madison 25 years. The last thing the unfortunate's man said was to John Sauder, asking him if Mr. Hitz had called to see him.

Mr. John Maute had many friends in his city and county. He was a member of the German Lutheran Church, and also of Bucher Lodge IOOF. He was a stockholder in the McKim furniture factory, and was considered an excellent business man, and was liked by the men in his employ. His many friends are truly sorry to learn of his death and especially under such circumstances. The family has the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement. He leaves a wife and five children--four boys and a girl, to mourn his death.

After the Coroner held an inquest the remains were taken to the family residence, on Second street between Vine and Mill streets.

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  • Created by: Karen Phillips
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100001459
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Maute (26 Nov 1835–17 Mar 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100001459, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .