|Posted By:||Terry Willis|
|Subject:||Murder of Marie Yoho Maier|
|Post Date:||March 16, 2006 at 09:01:58|
|Forum:||Yoho Family Genealogy Forum|
A former Monroe County girl the victim of a muderous husband.
Two or three years ago Marie Yoho, a daughter of William Yoho, formerly of Woodsfield, went to Wheeling, W.Va., to work. While there she made the acquaintance of a baker named William Maier, who pretended, after a short acquaitence to be very much in love with. She did not fancy Maier, however, and avoided his company as muck as possible. He finally threatened to take her life if she did not become his wife.
After these threats and Mailer's ardent pretensions of love, Miss Yoho finally consented to become his wife, and they were married on the 20th day of Ocobert, 1891.
After they were married it is said they often quarreled, and were apparently very disagreeable in the company of each other.
Last Sunday morning, after a serious quarrel, Mrs. Maier left her home and went to her sister in another pare of the city. The two made up, however, and Mrs. Marier returned home last Monday, taking with her a little sister.
About 2 o'clock Tuesday morning the heartless husband arrayed himself in the best clothes, procured a revolver and fired four balls at his wife, all of them taking effect. He then and has not been captured.
No one was present to tell the story save the twelve-year-old sister of Mrs. Maier. She was wounded in the hand by one of the balls, and was so badly scared she could tell but very little of what occurred.
Maier had a very bad repuatation before the crime was committed; and had been convicted of several smaller crimes.
Those who knew Mrs. Maier before she went to Wheeling say she was a kind-hearted, inoffensive girl.
Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Yoho, have been residing at Triadelphia for a short time, having removed from Woodsfield to that point. 7 April 1892 The Monroe County Gazette Woodsfield Ohio.