Death sentence of Georg Lingel, a mercenary from Welfenberg, executed in Nabburg on July 31st, 1831.

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Title

Death sentence of Georg Lingel, a mercenary from Welfenberg, executed in Nabburg on July 31st, 1831.

Description

Todes-Urtheil über Georg Lingel, Achtelsöldner zu Welfenberg, vollzogen im königl. Landgericht Nabburg den 31. Juli 1813. Caption title.

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XXHV6638.5.G3T634 1813

Publisher

s.n.

Date

1813

Format

Fraktur. [2] p.; 20 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Nabburg

Abstract

The story behind the arson and death sentence of Georg Lingel, 33, a married father of three. Though he had never been arrested or charged with a crime before, he had a reputation for acting in a hateful and quarrelsome manner with his wife, neighbors, and other townsfolk. He especially hated his neighbor, Stephan Klau. Lingel owed debts that were coming due but he didn't have the money to pay them. He thought he could avoid embarrassment by collecting the insurance money due him if his home were to burn. He decided to set fire to Klau's apartment, assuming the fire would spread to his own home next door after destroying the living quarters of his hated neighbor. The day before the blaze, Lingel moved the family's clothes and valuables to a cellar. He then set the fire on Jan. 28 when the town's pond was frozen and the well was nearly dry. The damage would have been worse if so many hadn't come to help and there was a still wind. Three apartments were lost in the fire as well as Lingel's own house. Lingel was convicted of arson, sentenced to death, and was beheaded with a sword.

Date Created

1813

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Reference

Death sentence of Georg Lingel, a mercenary from Welfenberg, executed in Nabburg on July 31st, 1831., s.n., 1813

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“Death sentence of Georg Lingel, a mercenary from Welfenberg, executed in Nabburg on July 31st, 1831. ,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed December 11, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/159.

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