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James Linderman

James Linderman, of Jackson Township, In a Fit of Despondency Hangs Himself.

The people of northern Porter county were startled Saturday morning by the news that James Linderman, a prominent farmer and well-known citizen of Jackson township had committed suicide by hanging himself. At first the news was doubted, but the facts being corroborated, the causes were inquired into. It seems that Mr. Linderman went to Valparaiso Friday, and meeting a number of friends became under the influence of liquor. While in this condition he met Charley Carter, who bantered him for a horse trade. Linderman traded horses with Carter, and on his way home realized that he had been badly beaten in the trade. On reaching home, his folks discovering what he had done, began to upbraid him in severe terms for his folly, and in desperation, Linderman left the house. He went straight to the barn, took a piece of old clothes line and hung himself from a cross beam in the upper story of the barn. The family did not look for him until the next morning, as he had left the house before and slept in the barn, and they had supposed that he had done so this time. A hired hand by the name of Rice first found the body Saturday morning at 4 o'clock. The Coroner was notified and held an inquest Saturday.

The funeral was held Sunday at 1:30 p. m., from the house, the remains were buried in Carter's grave yard.

James Lidnerman was one of two brothers, who came to this county in 1863, and was the father of four children. He was a man 57 years old, a German, and a man of industrious habits. He owned a farm of 410 acres in Jackson township, and was not financially embarrassed. Though somewhat in debt, he had ample means to pay his way out and still have plenty left. Hence it is thought he did the rash deed in a fit of despondency, caused by liquor and an unfortunate horse trade. The estate will be managed by Mrs. Linderman as administratrix, with I. C. B. Suman as advisor. The personal property includes 80 head of cattle, and a lare amount of machinery, crops, horses, hogs, etc., and is thought will bring enough to pay off the indebtedness of the estate.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: July 10, 1891
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 13
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

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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