Song of Joseph Burger, who robbed and murdered his friend's and neighbor's, Johann Görwitz's, innocent wife, Johanna, their innocent daughter, Rosina, and innocent cousin, Therese, on December 6, 1818 at 6 in the morning.

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Title

Song of Joseph Burger, who robbed and murdered his friend's and neighbor's, Johann Görwitz's, innocent wife, Johanna, their innocent daughter, Rosina, and innocent cousin, Therese, on December 6, 1818 at 6 in the morning.

Description

Lied auf Joseph Burger, Rößlewirth zu Urloffen der seinen Freund und Nachbar, Johann Görwitz, Bogt und Accisor dessen unschuldige Ehefrau, Johanna, dieser Eheleute unschuldige Tochter, Rosina, und unschuldige Base, Therese, den Erstern, um ihn zu berauben, die Letztern um nicht verraten zu werden grausam erschug am 6ten Dezember 1818 Morgens um 6 Uhr. Title.

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XX folioHV6535.G3L54 1819

Publisher

s.n.

Date

1819

Format

Fraktur. [3] p.; 22 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Germany

Abstract

Describes the early morning murders of a man named Görwitz, his wife, daughter, and ward. A large sum of gold and silver coins were taken from the home by the murderer and was the motive for the crimes. It was assumed that multiple people took part in the crime. Eight men were taken into custody as suspects. It was believed there were multiple murderers. Eventually, a man named Joseph Burger came under suspicion for suddenly being able to pay off some debts. He fled the city but was pursued and later taken into custody. He not only confessed to the crimes but insisted he had acted alone. He had been a friend and neighbor of the people he murdered. All eight of the innocents held in custody were released and compensated with money and gifts. The murderer received the death sentence. In conclusion, the events are written in verse.

Date Created

1819

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Reference

Song of Joseph Burger, who robbed and murdered his friend's and neighbor's, Johann Görwitz's, innocent wife, Johanna, their innocent daughter, Rosina, and innocent cousin, Therese, on December 6, 1818 at 6 in the morning., s.n., 1819

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“Song of Joseph Burger, who robbed and murdered his friend's and neighbor's, Johann Görwitz's, innocent wife, Johanna, their innocent daughter, Rosina, and innocent cousin, Therese, on December 6, 1818 at 6 in the morning.,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed August 23, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/173.

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