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Re: 1820 Murder of Frederick NOLTE & John JENZER, Floyd Co IN
Posted by: BR (ID *****3066) Date: December 29, 2009 at 18:47:40
In Reply to: 1820 Murder of Frederick NOLTE & John JENZER, Floyd Co IN by Jeff Harmon of 416

Publisher:        
New Albany Tribune
Date:        
2005 05 07
Edition:        
Saturday
Title:        
A look back at New Albany's first murder
Author:        
Whitlow, Keith
Abstracts:        
First homicide occurred in the spring of 1820
Fishermen found the body of Frederick in the Ohio River
James was Floyd County's first sheriff ... he charged John Dahmen with the murder of Frederick ... John Dahmen escaped from the jail, and fled to Canada (according to a letter his wife had received) ... Sheriff Besse and local merchant, John Eastman went to Canada to bring John Dahmen back to New Albany ... his trial was held in the spring of 1821 ... Floyd County's first judge, Davis, sentenced John Dahmen to be hung on July 6, 1821 ... the sentence was carried out
(Note: There is also an article about John Dahmen in the Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 41 pg. 45)
Subjects:        
Sheriff
Nolte, Frederick
Murder -- Nolte, Frederick
Dahmen, John
Besse, James
Eastman, John
Floyd, Davis
Judges
Page:        
6
Section:        
A
Column:        
2


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