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Peter Johnson

Coroner's Inquest Report.
State of Indiana,
Porter County.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 19th day of August, 1877, information was given to me that the body of a dead man had been found beside the railway track at Wheeler Station, in Union township, said state and county, supposed to have come to his death by violence or casualty, and I thereupon required a jury to be summoned, sworn, and charged to ascertain, so far as possible, the cause and circumstances of said death. Witnesses accordingly were called and sworn and evidence reduced to writing, signed by both said jury and myself and filed in the clerk's office of said county, whereupon said jury made their verdict that the decedent's true name was Peter Johnson, and that he was killed by being run over by the cars at Wheeler Station, in said county, between 12 o'clock of Saturday night and 6 o'clock on Sunday morning, August 19, 1877. As decedent had a family at Wheeler, his remains were left with them for burial. No valuables were found upon his person.

Coroner of Porter Co.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: August 23, 1877
Volume Number: 21
Issue Number: 34
Page: 2
Column(s): 7

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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