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Best of 2016 – Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906

Posted By on January 18, 2017

Through the pages of newspapers of the time, this horrendous murder story will be told.  Sarah Ann [Reed] Klinger, a widow of a Civil War veteran and a pensioner, was brutally murdered in her home near Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 21 November 1906.

Jacob Klinger was born on 3 April 1843 in Lower Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War, he served in the 172nd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company D, as a Private, from 27 October 1862 through 1 August 1863.  Jacob Klinger died in early 1899. He had been collecting a pension, which, after his death, Sarah applied for and was receiving at the time of her murder.

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 1)

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 2)

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 3)

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 4)

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 5)

Sarah Klinger – Civil War Widow Bludgeoned to Death in 1906 (Part 6)


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