Wilhelm Schulz – Suicide in “Haunted House”

Of course this is tragic, but it’s also pretty interesting.  This is the obituary for Wilhelm Emil “William” Schulz (1872-1932), who was the son of Martin Schulz.  Martin was the brother of Wilhelmine Schulz Zierke, and she was my 3rd great grandmother.  That makes Wilhelm my 1st cousin 4x removed.  Anyway… there is some great data in this obituary (like Martin and Wilhelm lived in PRINCETON, WISCONSIN, thus giving more evidence for the link between the Harris Zierkes and the Princeton Zierke clan).  But apart from that, it’s just intriguing.  Suicide?  Murder?  Accident? Haunted houses?

From the 20 June, 1932 issue of the Rochester Post Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota.

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Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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