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George Kuntz
Male - Yes, date unknown

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  • Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  story, accident 
    Misfortune  1892 
    his gun was used accidently shoot his nephew 
    Residence  1892  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-144373 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I144373  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  Jacob Kuntz,   b. 8 Sep 1833, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1903 
    Mother  Kathrina Krazer,   b. 4 Jun 1828,   d. 29 Sep 1887 
    Family ID  F11450  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • A Little Girl Accidently Shoots Her Brother

      A report has been received here this morning of a very sad shooting accident that occurred last evening in Waterloo. It appears that a young man named Geo. Kuntz of Detroit arrived in Waterloo last evening on a visit to his sister Mrs. Jacob Huber, wife of Mr. Huber, the painter, and after tea was taking some things from his valise in the dining-room. Among other articles he took out was a loaded revolver which he laid on a table. In the room were a little neice and nephew who were interested spectatori of the unpacking. Having often played about the house with an old pistol belonging to their father, the little girl picked up the uncle's revolver off the table and in play, cocked it, pointed it at her brother and fired, and sad to relate, inflicted a wound which will in all likelihood prove fatal. The ball struck the boy first on the thumb and glancing off, entered his abdomen. The horror-stricken young man and distracted mother quickly summoned medical aid but the physician called in, at once saw it was likely to prove a hopeless case, though everything possible was done to save the unfortunate boy. At time of writing this he was very low.

      The practice of carrying a loaded revolver or having one lying carelessly about in a house is the source of many accidents of a most lamentable nature. We are sure the young man in this case will always regret the possession of that fatal revolver, and this likely fatal accident should prove a warning to all who delight in the carrying of firearms, a practice far too common in this peaceful land.

      The Berlin Daily Telegraph 2 Feb 1892

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