I am looking for genealogical info on an August Schneider who was working or present at a store in Fedor during a robbery and murder of two other German shopkeepers.Newspaper articles state August Schneider was a young boy at the time of the robbery and murders. This event was the the first in a string of killings that ended in the death of 4 of my ancestors.
Nov 23, 1883 - Robbery and murder in Fedor , Shopkeepers Carl O' Keuffel and Wilhelm Mros were murdered.Robbery yielded $15. Two other accounts of robbery state $50 and another $73 .
.Robbery occurred apx 8:30 pm, Friday night on the Middle Yegua. three unknown men, with plain horse tracks leading in the direction of Lexington.When Mrs Keueffel arrived at the store ,only to find her husbands corpse. Being terribly petrified , she and her 5 children waited till morning to inform anyone.
Nov 24, 1883, Secret Inquest is to be performed at 8 pm. A German boy named August Schneider escaped by using the back door , Saving his own life. Schneider stated there were three unknown men at the scene. Parties in pursuit found plain horse tracks leading in the direction of Lexington.
Tho found not guilty, all evidence points to the robber/ killers being several Mundine brothers or cousins.
Any leads appreciated for genealogy on the Schneider, Keueffel and Mros families
Thank you ,