Jacob S. Reisinger

Jacob S. Reisinger, superintendent of the county poor farm of Stephenson county, Ill., was brutally murdered by a lunatic named William Welham, last Saturday. Mr. Reisinger and a farm hand were riding on the front seat of a wagaon, the lunatic standing up behind them. Welham, without warning, picked up the axe and brought the sharp edge down with tremendous force a dozen times on the head and body of the victim. the horses ran away and the lunatic escaped with the axe in his hand. He has since been arrested.
Darlington Journal (LaFayette County WI) 12 May 1890 V 5 No. 26. Submitted by: Lady Katherine Hebenstreit 7 March 2002

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