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 Fred Goetz

Fred Goetz

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 20 Mar 1934 (aged 37)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12227 · View Source
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Organized crime figure, also known as Shotgun George Ziegler. He was a killer at the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, Illinois. He earned an engineering degree and served in World War I as a flyer. He jumped bail in 1925 on a charge of raping a seven year old girl. He left the ranks of Organized Crime in 1930 and became an independent bootlegger working in Kansas City, Missouri before meeting the Barker gang. Participated in several bank robberies with Fred and Doc Barker and Alvin Karpis. When the Barkers kidnapped millionaire Edward G. Bremmer in 1933, (ransom was $200,000) it was Fred Goetz who acted as the go-between. He collected the ransom and released Bremmer. He was killed by shotgun blasts, by either the Barkers for talking too much, by Al Capone gunmen who believed he might reveal the identities of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre or by the Bugs Moran gang, seeking vengeance for the massacre.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12227
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Goetz (14 Feb 1897–20 Mar 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12227, citing Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .