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Vern D ////////////////////////////////// Transcribed by Dee Sardoch; ////////////////////////////////// Stockton Daily Independent Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA ************************* >>WEDNESDAY, 13 AUG 1862<<
SUDDEN DEATH -- A young man by name of John BRUNNER, a native of the canton of Berne, in Switzerland, was found dead in his bed on Monday evening at the ranch of Mr. William TURNER, on the Sacramento road, about 12 miles from this city. The deceased and another man were in the employ of Mr. TURNER as farm hands, deceased, on the evening referred to, being left at the house to prepare supper, while the men on the place were at work in the field. The latter, on returning to the house, found BRUNNER lying dead on the bed. They endeavored to restore him, but found life totally extinct. Deceased was about 35 years of age, a tinner by trade, formerly in the employ of Mr. C.G. ERNEST, of this city. He is said to have been a man of liberal education and of good birth, had resided in this State some 6 or 7 years, but had been ill in health for some time. The Coroner left last evening for the purpose of bringing the body to the city for interment. Deceased has no relatives in California.