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Murder of a Maquoketa Man- C. B. Bausch, 1875


Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 12/6/2017 at 21:05:42

Dubuque Daily Times, Wednesday, November 17, 1875, Dubuque, Iowa, Page: 4

Murder of a Maquoketa Man

On Saturday morning a floater was picked up in the river at Chicago, and taken to the morgue. Developments point strongly to the belief that a fouls and unnatural murder had been committed. It is almost certain that the body was that of a man named C. B. Bausch, of Maquoketa, Jackson County, this State. Who went to Chicago some ten days ago, and has not since been heard of. Bausch is a young man some 28 years of age, and, about ten months ago, was fortunate enough to win the hand in marriage of a wealthy farmer’s daughter in Maquoketa. The old gentlemen started him in the drug and grocery business, which promised finely, and as the marriage was quite a happy one, he was envied and admired by all. About the first of the present month he suddenly left home without telling where he was going. It was since learned that he went to Clinton and cashed a gold check for some $950, intending to return home and then start for Chicago to make some purchases. For some reason, however, he went directly to Chicago, and arrived sometime Wednesday morning. He appeared to have got to drinking, and was seen several time in a boozy condition at one time he was seen to exhibit a large roll of money in a saloon, and since then no one has seen him. The body, that is undoubtedly that of Bausch, was nearly nude, there were several stabs about the body, and two on the head, one penetrating the brain. The Tribune said that Bausch had with him, besides the $950 in cash, a diamond solitaire ring worth $350, a diamond pin worth $300, and a fine Jurgensen gold chronometer and chain valued at fully $650 more. He arrived Wednesday morning, was drunk, and was last seen in the evening–circumstances alone sufficient to convince almost anyone that he was foully dealt with.


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