Eagerness to Attend


The neighborhood of Goodrich on the Sykeston branch is much stirred up over the murder of his wife, by one Gotleib Sievert, and his attempting to commit suicide. Domestic troubles are said to have brought about the consumation {sp} of the deed. The couple were married in the old country and moved to this state about three years ago, and as the story is told the girl proved that her sole object in marrying him was a desire to get to America and that after arriving here her actions brought on jealously of Gotleib. He remonstrated with her often and she finally left his house. Meeting her as she was crossing his field last week he again besought her to return home with him and upon her refusal to do so he shot her and then attempted to take his own life.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 3/3/1904

Kindly Asked

Posted 03/08/2016