Robert Paul Prager

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Robert Paul Prager

  • Birth 28 Feb 1888 Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
  • Death 5 Apr 1918 Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot On the road behind the office, up a bit, on your left
  • Memorial ID 10391708

Robert Paul Prager was a 29 year old coal miner in southern Illinois when he was taken by a mob and lynched on April 5, 1918. He was thought to have uttered anti-American slogans, and the locals thought he may be a German spy. His final request before being hanged was to be wrapped in a United States flag when buried. His wish was granted. This Swiss consulate in St. Louis covered his burial expenses. His killers were acquitted of murder. He was the first German national lynched in America during World War One.


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  • Created by: stlreb
  • Added: 28 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10391708
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Paul Prager (28 Feb 1888–5 Apr 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10391708, citing Saint Matthew Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by stlreb (contributor 46777063) .