History of the County of Montgomery ... to 1906 by W. W. Merritt, Sr. Red Oak: The Express Publishing Company, 1906. LaCrosse, WI : Brookhaven Press, 2001. [Reprint] M Andrew J. Millslagle submitted by Dick Barton So ends the record of murder cases in which the people of Montgomery County are most interested, and which resulted in jury trials - with the exception of the Millslagle case, tried in Clarinda in 1860. Andrew J. Millslagle killed John Stipe, one of the leaders of a mob, who attempted to drive Millslagle and a woman named Wilson from the country. Both were residents of the north-eastern portion of the county, in what is now known as Douglas Township. The affair occurred in 1856, and is especially to be regretted for two reasons: it was the first mob that ever assembled within the county and the first murder ever committed within the county. A man named Abram Clark was wounded in the hand at the time, and Millslagle was shot through the ear. Millslagle was indicted for murder in the first degree and found guilty of murder in the second degree. He served a sentence of twelve years in the penitentiary at Fort Madison and his case cost the county over a thousand dollars.
Is this Andrew J. in the above Millslagle Case? Household Record 1880 United States Census Andrew J. MILLSLAGLE Self M Male W 65 VA Herder VA VA Rosetta MILLSLAGLE Wife M Female W 23 IA Keeping House PA OH George W. MILLSLAGLE Son S Male W 2 IA VA IA Source Information: Census Place De Witt, Clinton, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254334 NA Film Number T9-0334 Page Number 354B