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Gerolzhofen in Kreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Wilhelmina Schleiss

 
 
Wilhelmina Schleiss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
1. Wilhelmina Schleiss Marker
Inscription.

Hier wurde
Wilhelmina
Schleiss

+18.08.1903 z. Bischw.
von Verbrecherhand
in der Nacht vom
22-23.2.25 ermord.

Marker text translated into English:
Wilhelmina Schleiss, born August 18, 1903 in Bischwind, was criminally murdered here on the night of the 22nd-23rd of February, 1925.
 
Location. 49° 53.95′ N, 10° 20.645′ E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bavaria, in Kreis Schweinfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Kolpingstrasse and Am Schiesswasen, on the left when traveling south on Kolpingstrasse. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Am Schiesswasen, Gerolzhofen, Bavaria 97447, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Owl's Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Watchmen's Tower (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Parish Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Baroque Crucifixion Sculpture (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chapel of St. John (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Beadle’s Tower (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Catholic Rectory (approx. half a kilometer away); Spital Gate (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
 
Also see . . .  Ein Mord lähmte die Stadt.
Wilhelmina Schleiss Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 28, 2014
2. Wilhelmina Schleiss Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the right, at the base of the house.
The Mainpost's German-language article (December 11, 2013) on the most recent murder in Gerolzhofen in 1983. The last couple of paragraphs of the article notes that the previous murder in the town was that of Wilhelmina Schleiss in 1925. Schleiss, a servant, was murdered by the man by whom she was pregnant, he first having tried to shoot her, and when that failed to kill her, he used a large rock. Her murderer was executed for his crime in September, 1925. (Note that this link is inconsistent - rather than display the article, it will at times suggest that the reader purchase an online subscription.) (Submitted on October 3, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords. crime
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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