Episode 32: The Accidentally Deliberate Murder of Augusta Bartz

16-year-old Augusta Bartz was murdered in  1892. Even though her killer, Herman Boek, shotgunned her in the middle of road in broad daylight, he later claimed that although he had intended to commit murder, he had shot Augusta by accident. Come and learn the strange and tragic story this week at the table.

I am an author and historian who writes about long-forgotten and out of the way events and places. I love the bizarre, the unusual, and the downright weird. I write a regular blog at my website, www.johnbrassardjrcom.wordpress.com, and also manage a facebook page about things of historical interest called The Kitchen Table Historian.

2 thoughts on “Episode 32: The Accidentally Deliberate Murder of Augusta Bartz

  1. Hi, love the podcast. I was curious about this, so i looked on findagrave and found that she died in 1896. i tried putting a link to it in here, but it won’t take it, so her memorial # is 71875274. thanks for all the cool local history, I live in Janesville, IA.
    thanks again

  2. Hi! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the podcast. I took a look at her headstone on find a grave. I’m very pleased to see that it’s still in such great condition. That is certainly not always the case. And I love your area! I was just close to Janesville not too long ago. Glad that I can pass on the local history!

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