Well-deserved death sentence of Johanna N., who was executed by strangulation for the murder of her husband on July 21st, 1791.

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Title

Well-deserved death sentence of Johanna N., who was executed by strangulation for the murder of her husband on July 21st, 1791.

Description

Wohlverdientes Todesurtheil der Johanna N., welche auf höchste Anbefehlung einer Churfürstl. höchlobl. Regierung in Straubing den 21. Heumonats 1791 allhier [zum?] Abensberg wegen des an ihren Ehemann verübten Todschlages, und nachin an dessen Körper unternommenen Misshandlung, auf der Schleife zur Richstatt geschleppet, der von ihr gebrachte Schlegel sichtbarlich an die Seite, und das Messer an die rechte Hand gebunden, einmal an den beeden Armen mit glühenden Zangen gezwichet, und sodann durch den Scharfrichter mit dem Schwert vom Leben zum Tode gerichtet worden. Caption title; Includes tailpiece.

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XXHV6517.G32W64 1791

Publisher

Churfürstlche hochlöbliche Regierung

Date

1791

Format

Fraktur. [4] p.; 21 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Straubing

Abstract

Describes the case of Johanna N., a 43 year-old woman convicted of murder. She had been married to her first husband for 16 years and they had one son. They ran a creamery until he died in 1789. She then married a tailor's apprentice, Adam N. One evening after Adam had eaten dinner and fallen asleep at his work bench, Johanna beat him to death with a piece of wood. She then dragged his body into the donkey's stall and covered it with hay. She left it there for 3 weeks until the neighbors began to complain of a foul smell. She then dismembered the body to sneak if off the property for disposal. She was given the death sentence. Includes a moralistic version of the case written in verse.

Date Created

1791

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Well-deserved death sentence of Johanna N., who was executed by strangulation for the murder of her husband on July 21st, 1791., Churfürstlche hochlöbliche Regierung, 1791

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“Well-deserved death sentence of Johanna N., who was executed by strangulation for the murder of her husband on July 21st, 1791. ,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed November 17, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/198.

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