The Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 17 April 1886 Jacob Heck Sr (b. 1844)

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The Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 17 April 1886 Jacob Heck Sr (b. 1844) - Couldn't Stand Defeat. RACINE, Wis., April...
Couldn't Stand Defeat. RACINE, Wis., April 12.—Alderman Jacob Heck, of the First Ward, committed committed suicide at 3:10 this morning, by shooting himself through the right temple with a 32-calibrerevolver. Mr. Heck was a candidate for re-election as alderman at the recent election, on the Democratic ticket, but was defeated. Being a sensitive man, this preyed upon his mind so that he became very despondent and downcast, which was noticed by his friends. The family family was warned, and watched him most of the night; but in an unguarded moment he shot himself, death being instantaneous. Deceased was born in Germany in 1844 and came herein 1857. Afterward he lived in Chicago eleven years, but returned to Kacine in 1870. He was the first vice- president of the State Anti-Prohibi- bition Association, and president of the Anti-Prohibition Association in Racine. He was also a member of Germania Lodge, No. 70, I. 0. 0. F. He served in the city council four years. A wife and five children survive him. _;

Clipped from The Weekly Wisconsin17 Apr 1886, SatPage 6

The Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)17 Apr 1886, SatPage 6
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