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George Hafer

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  • Name George Hafer 
    Born 29 Oct 1876  ,,,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Court Apperance 11 Jun 1930  Centreville,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 11 Jun 1930  Centreville,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Suicide 
    • Centerville Man Ended Life in Jail
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        Centerville, Mich., June 11, --(U.P)_
        Oscar(sic George) Hafer, 52, who was captured in a swamp yesterday evening after he had shot and wounded his brother-in-law Melvin Spaid, ended his life in his cell in the county jail here sometime during the night.
        His body, hanging from the top of his cell, was found this morning. Hafer had used chains from his cell cot to form a noose.  A stool, on which he had stood while preparing the noose, had been kicked aside.
        Sheriff James E. Correll said Hafer tried to end his life when he and his deputies surrounded him in the swamp last night. Hafer was to have been arraigned today on a charge of assault with intent  to do great bodily harm.
        When arrested Hafer told officers he blamed his wife's relations for trouble they had been having.
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      "The Marshall Evening Chronicle", 11 June 1930, p 1, c.4
    Buried 14 Jun 1930  Burr Oak,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Notes 
    • (Research):Source Citation
      Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 93; Film Description: 1907 Montcalm-1907 Wayne

      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

      Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867– 1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.

      Source Citation
      Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, Michigan; Death Records

      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

      Original data:

      Death Records. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan.
    • (Medical):Hung himself in Centreville jail sometime between 10PM 10 Jun 1930 and 6 AM 11 Jun 1930
    Person ID I26290  Rgstrong Family genes.
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 

    Father Christian Hafer,   b. May 1845, ,,,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Dorsey "Dora" Steymieyer,   b. Dec 1848, ,,,Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 1872 
    Family ID F9413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mable C. Spaid,   b. 1885, ,,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage License 26 Dec 1907  Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Dec 1907  Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ida Hafer,   b. May 1909, Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x2. Dorothy E. Hafer,   b. 1911, Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x3. Arthur George Hafer,   b. 2 Nov 1912, Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1998, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F9412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1876 - ,,,Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 26 Dec 1907 - Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1907 - Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ida Hafer - May 1909 - Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Dorothy E. Hafer - 1911 - Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Arthur George Hafer - 2 Nov 1912 - Burr Oak Township,Mitchell,Iowa,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Apperance - an assault to do great bodily harm - 11 Jun 1930 - Centreville,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Suicide - 11 Jun 1930 - Centreville,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Jun 1930 - Burr Oak,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1225] Ludington Daily News, Michigan., "State Briefs: Centreville," 11 Jun 1930, Wed, p. 7, col. 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : accessed 23 Jun 2020), citing Historical Newspapers. (Reliability: 3), 23 Jun 2020.

      Centreville - Accused of shooting his brother-in-law, George Hafer, a farmer, was in jail here today on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Hafer was captured in a wood near Burr Oak Tuesday afternoon. The shooting occured at the home of Melvin Staid(sic Spaid), Hafer's brother-in-law, with whom Mrs. Hafer had beent staying since she left her husband three weeks ago.
      From "The Ludington Daily News", June 11, 1930, p7, c4, State Briefs article:

      Centreville - Accused of shooting his brother-in-law, George Hafer, a farmer, was in jail here today on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Hafer was captured in a wood near Burr Oak Tuesday afternoon. The shooting occured at the home of Melvin Staid(sic Spaid), Hafer's brother-in-law, with whom Mrs. Hafer had beent staying since she left her husband three weeks ago.

    2. [S1226] Marshall Evening Chronicle, Michigan., "Centerville Man Ends Life in Jail," 10 Jun 1930, p. 1, col. 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : accessed 23 Jun 2020), citing Historicle Newspapers. (Reliability: 3), 23 Jun 2020.
      Centerville Man Ended Life in Jail
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        Centerville, Mich., June 11, --(U.P)_
        Oscar(sic George) Hafer, 52, who was captured in a swamp yesterday evening after he had shot and wounded his brother-in-law Melvin Spaid, ended his life in his cell in the county jail here sometime during the night.
        His body, hanging from the top of his cell, was found this morning. Hafer had used chains from his cell cot to form a noose.  A stool, on which he had stood while preparing the noose, had been kicked aside.
        Sheriff James E. Correll said Hafer tried to end his life when he and his deputies surrounded him in the swamp last night. Hafer was to have been arraigned today on a charge of assault with intent  to do great bodily harm.
        When arrested Hafer told officers he blamed his wife's relations for trouble they had been having.
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      from p. 1, c4 of the Marshall Evening Chronicle