Obit: Bauer, Germain (1910 - 1930)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Bauer, Macksam, Bakers, McGonigle, Nehs

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Oct. 16, 1930

Bauer, Germain (*1910 - 1930)*Could be off.


Blow On Head With Bottle Held Not Cause Of Death

Considerable excitement has developed in Loyal and vicinity over the injury and subsequent death of Germain Bauer, a young man aged 20. Carious reports are abroad as to the nature of his injuries and the cause of his death. The reports generally agree that he came into the Woodman Hall at Loyal, Thursday night, when the Farmer’s Union dance was going on, and for some reason was put out of the hall by August Macksam, a dance inspector. One report was to the effect that in the process young Bauer was kicked by Mr. Marksam this however being denied, it is, said by a brother of Bauer. It is further reported that later in the night the dance inspector went to Mrs. Baker’s restaurant for a lunch and young Bauer came in accompanied by a cousin and began to pick a quarrel with Mr. Macksam and in the scuffle with ensured Mr. Macksam struck him on the head with a catsup bottle. Later he was placed under Dr. McGonigle’s care, apparently suffering from pain in the bowels more than from the bruise on his head.

On Saturday he was taken to the Marshfield hospital and on Sunday he died. It is reported that the doctors at the hospital stated that the cause of his death was a ruptured bowel and that the wound on his head had little or nothing to do with it. Other reports are to the effect that he had engaged in other squabbles during the day and may have received injuries in that way.

District Attorney Nehs went to Loyal, Tuesday, and made an investigation, and came to the conclusion that there was nothing in the circumstances to warrant holding anyone responsible.



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