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Death of D. S. Kreider, his wife and four daughters murdered

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Death of D. S. Kreider, his wife and four daughters murdered

Posted: 1 Apr 2009 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Death
Appears in the Terrell Times-Star, Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas, 14 July 1893 ...

Thirsted for Blood

A Farmer, His Wife and Four Little Girls Murdered

Devil's Lake, North Dakota, July 7 - D. S. Kreider, a farmer living within a mile of Cando, Towner County, his wife and four little daughters were brutally murdered at their home this morning by Albert Baumberger, a nephew of Kreider, whom he had been employing at farm work. Baumberger went direct to Kreider's room and shot him dead. Then he went to the kitchen where Mrs, Kreider was preparing breakfast and shot her in the head. He then went upstairs where the four little children fled and deliberately shot away with a shotgun until he killed them all. Baumberger returned to the kitchen, took a potato knife from Mrs, Kreider's hand and nearly severed her head from her body and taking the knife proceeded upstairs and finding the poor little girl yet alive held her in his arms and cut her throat. Baumberger finding the eldest one, was preparing to murder her when he remembered he had no had his breakfast. He ordered the girl to cook him some meat and potatoes, which she did. With one foot resting on the head of the murdered mother, he ate his breakfast and then he pulled out his watch and said: "Well, I did that job inside of thirty minutes."

His immediate thirst for blood appeased, he took his little niece and carried her to the barn, tied her firmly with a rope and returned to the house where he searched until he found all the valuables the family possessed then fled.

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