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Curryville Family Robbed

125 Years Ago


October 1, 2020

Herald of Sept. 26, 1895

While Michael Bechtel and his wife sat in the parlor of their Curryville home late in the evening listening to Miss Annie playing the organ and singing, three desperadoes took possession of the house. One watched on the front portico while the other two, wearing masks, went into every nook of the house, leaving everything in confusion, emptying chests, trunks, bureaus, boxes, etc., and taking only the very best. They took turns standing guard over the Bechtels in the parlor, one always on guard with a chestnut billy about 1-1.2 feet long, and a revolver, watching th...

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