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EMIL F. FRICKER (b. 18 Jul 1880, d. 16 Apr 1926)EMIL F. FRICKER (son of RUDOLPH EMIL FRICKER and ELIZABETH BARTH) was born 18 Jul 1880 in St. Rose Twp, Clinton Co, Illinois, USA, and died 16 Apr 1926 in County Jail Yard 9:11-9:25 am, Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, USA (Hanged for murder of John Nungesser); Cert #0600265291, 292.He married ANNA EBEL on 18 Sep 1902 in Breese, Clinton Co, Illinois, USA (Book 3, Pg 57, Cert 602)293, 294, daughter of PHILIPP E. EBEL, Sr. and ANNA ANNIE OTT.
Notes for EMIL F. FRICKER:
From Carol Hennessey Novak, 23 Feb 2002: "....Emil Fricker, jr. whose claim to fame is as the last man hugh in Madison County."Buried in St. Joseph RC Cemetery in Highland. Emil, Jr., was hanged for murder sometime after World War I (16 Apr 1926).He coerced two of his farm workers to shoot the husband (John Nungesser) of his milkmaid (Minnie Schlicht), whom he wanted.A lurid version of the story, written either by Emil's widow or the widow of the victim for needed cash, was published in True Detective Magazine. One of Elizabeth & Emil Sr.'sdaughters moved away at the time of their brother's scandal.The other stayed on in Trenton.The Zimmermans, Reichert (Gus m.Flora Fricker) and Frickers are all buried in St. Joseph RC Cemetery in Highland, Illinois.
More About EMIL F. FRICKER:
Attorney: Nov 1924, H. J. Bandy of Granite City.
Bankruptcy: 17 Nov 1924, Filed in Office of the Bankruptcy Referee (Judge Charles B. Thomas), US District Court, East St. Louis, St. Clair Co, Illinois, USA.
Burial: 17 Apr 1926, Section 2, Block C, Row 1, Grave 35, St. Joseph's Catholic Cem, Highland, Madison Co, Illinois, USA.295
Case Number: 18 Feb 1926, IL Supreme Court Case #16,911, last one on Docket page 13.
Chief of Police: Sep 1924, Tony Winters, Chief of Police, Highland, Madison Co, Illinois, USA.
Deputy Coroner: Sep 1924, Everett Tibbets, Deputy Coroner, Highland, Madison Co, Illinois, USA.296
Funeral: 17 Apr 1926, St. Joseph's Catholic Cem, Rev. DeChene of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Highland, conducted last rites at gravesite.297
Funeral Service: 17 Apr 1926, Louis Spengle, Undertaker, Highland, Madison Co, Illinois, USA.298, 299
Hangman: 16 Apr 1926, Philip HANNA of Epworth, Illinois.
Indictment: 22 Sep 1924, Murders of Kehrli and Nungesser, Madison Co, Illinois, USA.300
Judge: Dec 1924, J. F. Gillham, 1st Nungesser trial.
Occupation: Bef. 1924, Dairy Farmer, St. Rose Rd, Clinton Co, Illinois, USA.301
Prison Guard: Bet. 1925 - 1926, James E. Weaver, guarded Emil in his cell at night.
Property 1: Sep 1924, 200 acres, Clinton Co, Illinois, USA.302
Property 2: 1919, purchased adjacent Christoph Hehling farm of 96 acres for $115 per acre.
Property 3: Sep 1924, 75 head of cattle, bull and ten cows.302
Property 4: 18 Nov 1924, 49 Holsteins, 49 heifers, 5 Jersey cows, 62 hogs, 200 chickens, 7 horses, and 2 mules.303
Property 5: 11 Apr 1925, Bankruptcy Trustee's sale, probably in East St. Louis, St. Clair Co, Illinois, USA.304
Residence: Sep 1924, 196 Acres, St. Rose Road, Clinton Co, Illinois, USA.304
School: 'til age 9, then winters only until age 15.305
Sheriff 1: Sep 1924, Sheriff Edward R. Deimling, Madison Co, Illinois, USA.
Sheriff 2: 19 Jan 1926, Sheriff William Regan, Clinton Co, Illinois, USA.
State's Attorney 1: 01 Dec 1924, Jesse R. Brown.
State's Attorney 2: 30 Nov 1924, Joseph P. Streuber.
Verdict 1: 03 Apr 1925, to be hanged for murder of John Nungesser.306, 307, 308
Verdict 2: 19 Nov 1924, life in Southern Illinois Penitentiary, Chester, Illinois, for murder of Robert Kehrli.309
Verdict 3: 02 Mar 1925, Hung Jury on 1st Nungesser trial.310
Verdict Affirmed: 18 Feb 1926, IL Supreme Court affirmed lower judgement and fixed execution for 16 Apr 1926.
More About EMIL F. FRICKER and ANNA EBEL:
Justice of the Peace: 18 Sep 1902, Frank Funke, J. P..
Marriage: 18 Sep 1902, Breese, Clinton Co, Illinois, USA (Book 3, Pg 57, Cert 602).311, 312
Witnesses: 18 Sep 1902, Peter Bruegge and Celia Bruegge.
Children of EMIL F. FRICKER and ANNA EBEL are:
- +ARLINE CHARLOTTE FRICKER, b. 04 Nov 1903, Emil Fricker Farm East of Highland (St. Rose Rd.), Clinton Co, Illinois, USA313, d. 05 Jan 1998, Highland Health Care Center, Madison Co, Illinois, USA313.