Confession and sentence of Anton Pettenhofer, born in Behlingen by Neuburg on the Kammel, executed by strangulation on April 15, 1779.

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Confession and sentence of Anton Pettenhofer, born in Behlingen by Neuburg on the Kammel, executed by strangulation on April 15, 1779.

Description

Urgicht und Urtel des in dem hochfürstlichen augsburgischen Pflegemt Schwabmünchen durch den Strang de fünfzehten April 1779 hingerichtten Anton Pettenhofer gebürtig von Behlingen, bey Neuburg an der Kammel, freyherrlichen von vöhlischen Herrschaft, katholisch. Religion, seiner Profeßion ein Zimmerman verheuratheten Standes neun und dreyßig Jahr alt. Cover title.; Includes printer's decorations and decorative letters.

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XXHV6665.G3U7453 1779

Date

1779

Format

Fraktur. 5 unnumbered pages; 20 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Dillingen

Abstract

The confession and death sentence of Anton Pettenhofer, a 39 year-old, married, Catholic carpenter and incorrigible thief. His first conviction required restitution and corporal punishment of 50 lashes. After that, he left his home town of Behlingen in Swabia never to return. He continued stealing until two men he had robbed were able to identify him and report him to authorities. Before he could be arrested, he fled under cover of darkness, with his wife and children, to live a vagabond existence in the Augsburg area. He was arrested for burglary two years later. Under interrogation, he confessed to 27 thefts, 17 of which were burglaries. His crimes were sometimes commited with other thieves and sometimes he worked alone. He was convicted and executed by hanging.

Date Created

1779

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Reference

Confession and sentence of Anton Pettenhofer, born in Behlingen by Neuburg on the Kammel, executed by strangulation on April 15, 1779., 1779

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“Confession and sentence of Anton Pettenhofer, born in Behlingen by Neuburg on the Kammel, executed by strangulation on April 15, 1779.,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed July 22, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/207.

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