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Martin Peterson

Last Sunday the body of a man was found in the barn of August Johnson, a farmer living on the Valparaiso road, just south of the high bridge over the B. & O. road, with his throat cut. His name was Martin Peterson. He was a worthless character who lived hereabouts for the last thirteen or fourteen years. He left a wife and two children in Sweden. About two years ago the boys of Chesterton tarred and feathered him for being too intimate with old Lot's wife. Last July he started on a spree and never let up until he cut his throat. He came to Johnson's house Saturday night, got his supper, and asked to sleep in the barn. He was allowed to do this, and during the night sometime he killed himself. The job was done with a pocket-knife. Coroner Coates held an inquest Sunday afternoon, and the body was turned over to Undertaker Lundberg, who buried in the potter's field.

Martin Peterson, the man who is supposed to have killed himself Saturday night, had been staying with a man generally known as Pete Mike, who lives in Liberty township. Mrs. Mike says she got Peterson all ready Friday to start for Sweden, where he intended going, and when he left their house they did not expect to see him again.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: October 16, 1891
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 27
Page: 5
Column(s): 2 and 3

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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