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  • Rosemary Ermis
    I actually had some distant relatives that went to court over a fence line. Glad they didn t try to settle it with weapons. Rosemary ... From:
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      I actually had some distant relatives that went to court over a fence line.  Glad they didn't try to settle it with weapons.
       
      Rosemary
       
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      Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 5:22 PM
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      Rosemary,


      Thanks for this article.  This is my great uncle, and here the particulars on him:

      John was shot by a neighbor, called Bimbo, who was arguing over a fence line.  Lived near Yoakum
      Death certificate: cause of death Deaceased came to his death from gun shot woods inflictted by a gun in the hands of A. P. Bendaro- according to Dewitt JP
      Informant was A. Svaboda, Yoakum
      Death certificate #15443
      Lived in Dewitt County near Stratton on a farm

      Name: John Albert Hollub
      Death Date: 27 May 1919
      Death Place: Stratton, De Witt, Texas
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Death Age: 37 years 10 months 14 days
      Estimated Birth Date: 1882
      Birth Date: 
      Birthplace: Texas
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: 
      Father's Name: John Hollub
      Father's Birthplace: Iowa
      Mother's Name: Mary Schindler
      Mother's Birthplace: 
      Occupation: Farming Stock Raiser
      Place of Residence: 
      Cemetery: Catholic
      Burial Place: 
      Burial Date: 29 May 1919
      Additional Relatives: 
      Film Number: 2073633
      Digital Film Number: 4168767
      Image Number: 40
      Reference Number: cn15443
      Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

      Cullis




      -----Original Message-----
      From: Rosemary Ermis <roseermis@...>
      To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, Jun 23, 2011 10:29 am
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] obit: John Hollub

       
      (Yoakum Herald, 27th).
       
      John Hollub, well-to-do farmer of the Straiton community, was killed about 9 o'clock this morning.  From meagre reports received, it seems Mr. Hollub was in his corn field some distance from the house when the shot was fired which caused his death.
       
      A shotgun was used, the shot taking effect in the neck and causing instant death.
       
      Sheriff Pence is at the Hollub home this afternoon investigating the shooting, but he would give out no statement in time for us to give details in day's paper.  Neighbors of the Hollub family refused to be quoted and it is not known whether the identity of the party who did the shooting is known.
       
      John Hollub has been a a resident of the Stratton section for many years, where he owned five or six hundred acres of land.  He was in Yoakum yesterday and disposed of nine bales of cotton, the last of his year's crop, to the Edwards-Gilbert Company, little thinking no doubt that it would be his last visit to this city.
       
      He is survived by his wife and four children.
       
      A.P. "Pinkie" Benbow was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Sheriff John N. Pace of DeWitt County in connection with the killing of John Hollub of the Stratton section yesterday morning.  Mr. Benbow was taken to Cuero by the officer where his examining trial will be held.  The killing was said to have been the outgrowth of trouble the two men had had before.  The Benbow family is one of the most prominent in DeWitt county, and it is not thought there will be any trouble in securing bond for the accused man. 
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      Hollub was born and reared in Lavaca county, in the Moravia community, and was a son of the late John Hollub.  He was well known by many people of the Moravia section.-- Hallettsville Herald.
       
      Weimar Mercury, Friday, June 6, 1919
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      Cuero, Tex., Jan. 31.-- After consuming two days and a part of the third, the selection of twelve jurors to hear the testimony and return a verdict in the trial of A. P. Benbow, charged with murder, was completed Thursday.  The young son of John Hollub, the man killed, was the first witness called, and his cross-examination continued for several hours.  He was an eyewittness to the shooting in which his father lost his life.
       
      Galveston Daily News, Sunday, February 1, 1920
       
      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

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