Submitted by Tamara Kincaide
JACOB BRENNER a German immigrant whose trade was brick mason became a
master of his trade supplying a good deal of brick made from clay on his
farm that resulted in many of the homes of the town of Newburgh being
constructed in the early years.
Jacob?s wife died in 1868 and he followed in 1885 both were interred at Myrtle Ridge Cemetery near their home. Their son CARL and wife ANNA occupied the family home with their unmarried daughter MAMIE a seamstress.
MAMIE became distressed in her lot in life having to care for her aging mother that she drank carbolic acid in November 1906. Shortly after digesting the poison in the parlor of the family home her younger married sister arrived from Evansville for a short visit to find MAMIE near death. Dr Taylor reported that MAMIE drank not quite enough acid for a quick death but instead too little and that resulted in a lengthy agonizing death of several hours.
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